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Old 13th Dec 2008, 14:24
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Bankstown Flying schools

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Could anybody tell recommened me some flying schools in Bankstown?
How about sydney flight training center?Are they good?
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 20:02
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whilst I don't know much about SFTC, they might run out of aircraft soon slight problem with their Liberties

Jesse over at Clamback & hennessy is very good & know's his stuff, they also have some of the best maintained a/c on the field & all IFR yet still the cheapest to. having said that flight tests over their can be very stress full..........

Sydney Aviaiton center seem quite good as well, although at camden Airborne Aviation are a good bunch flying all near new aircraft (2000-06 models)

but at the end of the day go visit them all speak to their instructors & see what feels right for you.
Make sure you ask about ground breifings!! eg do they have set briefings they deliver to students before the start of a new exercise etc.
a good breif on the ground will save you time & money in the air
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 21:06
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How about Basair?
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 21:26
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never been there myself, had a friend that trained there so have heard a bit about them............... the only thing I can really say is that of their a/c of which I have seen they look pretty rundown, esp the Tobago
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 21:46
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Forget Basair. Forget SFTC. Pacific Flight Services or Whitworth Aviation are the only places to fly at IMHO.
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Old 14th Dec 2008, 05:55
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Standard Breifings

I am from Aussie, and it still amazes me that the CAA ( now CASA ) can't implement a standard breifings, such as NZ CASA do. I understand about Aussie, much from a freind that trained at Basair, ( and from growing up there and flying at Tamair ) ( who had flown in NZ ) and couldn't get a standard or similar breifing from the list of instructors that would walk in to the breifing room. Every breifing different, each to their own. No formality!! Sad, really. But did hear about the future prospects, and sounded very much like NZ to me.


I could tell you more about Basair , but i will do that via PM

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Old 14th Dec 2008, 08:04
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Whilst standard briefings may sound like a good idea, the reason instructors have there own briefings is because they are made to THINK for themselves and to research topics in depth before constructing a brief. The end result being a more competent instructor IMHO.

As for Schools in BK, best you take advice of others by dropping in and having a chat to instructors, inspecting facilities etc. My students are very happy with our facilities and quality of instruction, so don't be guided by size alone (big or small). I love my job . PM me if you'd like more info.
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Old 14th Dec 2008, 12:53
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From experience....

-Basair don't deserve a lot of the crap they get...
-Good luck in accessing SFTC. They're behind locked gates last I checked!
-Crane Air, now Pacific Flight Services are fantastic-almost a secret on the airport, really cheap with really great aeroplanes, good staff and seemingly endless aircraft availability.
-SAC seem quite good too.
-Schofields are also very good and professional.
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Old 14th Dec 2008, 14:32
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What do you think about sydney aviation college?
Oh and just another thought,where do you think the quality and reputation of flight training is better,melbourne or sydney?I would prefer sydney beacuse of free accomodation ,but if its worth it i will go to melbourneBecause i think that the schools in sydney arent so good...But what do i know...

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Old 14th Dec 2008, 19:24
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Nice post spinking, its pleasant to see some positive input about instructors on this board after wading through hundreds of 'back in my day' threads complaining about us kids being completely unable to understand the lift equation or how to fly a rectangle.
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Old 15th Dec 2008, 03:15
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From first-hand experience, Clamback & Hennessy or Whitworth are two good places to learn to fly. I have been with C&H for some years now and very happy for the whole experience. Great people, very knowledgeable! Ab-initio through to CPL / IR etc.
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Old 15th Dec 2008, 04:23
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Whitworth Aviation

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Old 15th Dec 2008, 05:25
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Stay away from the big schools... my recommendation would be Clamback and Hennesy and Schofields, the only set back with Schofields is the availability of the aircraft at the weekends.

Go take a look at all the schools and make your own choice.
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Old 15th Dec 2008, 20:39
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Could anyone please tell me some information about basair?
I am allways talking about a fulltime course from 0 to cpl/mecir.
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Old 15th Dec 2008, 23:19
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Hey guys,

For me I am currently flying with Aerospace Aviation, I am finding it OK, but I have not been to other institutions, however I do have a class mate that came from Basair and said that it was OK as well.

I think most institutions in Bankstown are applying for the FEE-HELP scheme, as I am applying for that in Aerospace Aviation, this should be made available next year.

But all the best for you search for a right flying school. Here is the web address for the school that I am going to Learn to Fly - Professional Pilot Training with Aerospace Aviation Bankstown, Sydney, Australia
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 01:11
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As a school Basair tends to be quite good. The biggest thing you need there to progress quickly is the ability to be pushy without being rude to ensure you get flights. It isn't so bad during the PPL training phases, but if you don't make yourself heard through your CPL Command Hour Building, you may drop behind. I've not heard a bad word about their current instructors either. Seems to be a good bunch from what mates training there have said.
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 10:34
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+ 1 for Whitworth Aviation...
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Old 16th Dec 2008, 11:32
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Has anyone got any info for whitworth and pacific flight services?How many planes they have,reputation etc

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Old 16th Dec 2008, 22:44
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From first hand experience at Clamback and Hennesy I wouldn't recommend them.

They book a lot of students in for lessons then suddenly they get a contract to ferry a plane back from the U.S and so they cancel all your lessons and it's about another 6 weeks before you can get another lesson in and then before you know it, they get another contract to ferry a plane back from the U.S and your lessons are cancelled again. It would take you years to get your licence going down this path because you're just a means of them making an income in between aircraft ferry jobs.

A few students got fed up with this sort of treatment this year and left this flying school. Anyway, as BAL refused to renew Clamback and Henessy's lease, they are no longer on Bankstown airport.
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Old 4th Jan 2009, 11:51
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Can anyone tell me some information about PFS and sydney aviation college?
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