The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions The place for students, instructors and charter guys in Oz, NZ and the rest of Oceania.


Old 15th Feb 2013, 05:06
  #1 (permalink)  
Posts: n/a

Need to start getting my ATPL exams done, only trouble is the cash flow is a bit tight. Any ideas on if you can receive Fee Help for any ATPL courses class/distance either one.

Thank you
Old 15th Feb 2013, 05:26
  #2 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: location loaction
Posts: 221
Nup I dont think there is any such help unfortunately. I was lucky enough to take long service leave to get mine done.

Its a tough gig mate but doable, Routine works best!!

rocket66 is offline  
Old 15th Feb 2013, 05:47
  #3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 137
ATPL vee help lol
archangel7 is offline  
Old 15th Feb 2013, 08:02
  #4 (permalink)  
Posts: n/a
archangel I don't see what is so funny, after spending 2 years in Africa flying for $24,000 a year it makes it very difficult for those without financial assistance to be able to afford $3500 for a course. Not to mention 6 weeks off work without pay.

I owe no money to the Australian government yet many of my friends are loaned up to the 9s with the government for University degrees, TAFE courses and so forth. Just thought they might be able to come to my assistance.

Obviously not. But thank you for a very helpful post

Last edited by Boeingdream; 15th Feb 2013 at 08:03.
Old 15th Feb 2013, 08:39
  #5 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: location loaction
Posts: 221
What surprises me about these forums is the fact that there seems to be no shortage of smartarses.

He didnt know so he asked the question. Whats so wrong with that ??
rocket66 is offline  
Old 15th Feb 2013, 09:06
  #6 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vietnam
Posts: 1,243
Just a question

An email or phone call to AFT would also had the same outcome. It seems no one is able these days to do anything for themselves.
pilotchute is offline  
Old 15th Feb 2013, 13:18
  #7 (permalink)  
Posts: n/a
Pilotchute I had already contacted AFT about the issue. That is why I am asking on a open forum to see if anyone might have been able to do it through another organization.

I have also contacted Griffith to see if they would also be able to help.

Perhaps you should get off your high horse and stop making judgements without any knowledge on what someone has or has not done.

Always a pleasure posting on PPRuNe.
Old 16th Feb 2013, 08:28
  #8 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 215
Do what everyone else has done and get a job and pay for them yourself. It takes time but will test your commitment.
Not being a smart arse...
always inverted is offline  
Old 16th Feb 2013, 09:15
  #9 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vietnam
Posts: 1,243
Ok. A more cost effective method for you may be to just buy the books from Mr Higgins (one at a time I suggest) and give the self study route a try. Much cheaper than doing the course and you still get to go to work everyday. Does take a bit of discipline though. I would suggest NAV first then maybe loading? I found these two the easiest out of the four harder one's but you may say different.

The books are expensive but you may find someone who will loan one or more to you for a fee of maybe some beer? If your mechanically minded even systems may be tackled on your own. Flight planning on the other hand was my nemesis which required some one on one help from Nathan himself for which I am very grateful (that said it cost me a lot of money).

Hope that helps.

Last edited by pilotchute; 16th Feb 2013 at 09:16.
pilotchute is offline  
Old 19th Feb 2013, 07:46
  #10 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 7
On a similar note, are the any VET-FEE availabilities to complete a MECIR, as a CPL holder?

Have contacted a couple of VET-FEE approved RTO's, with no success.
flvckoflyer is offline  
Old 29th Mar 2013, 05:23
  #11 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 13
The Royal Victorian Aero Club offer two diploma courses, MECIR and an instructor rating. VET FEE-HELP is available for both. Prices went up quite substantially when they became an RTO though.
172sp is offline  
Old 29th Mar 2013, 22:55
  #12 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: YMMB
Age: 55
Posts: 702
My experience is that the RVAC people are very decent. Their planes tend to be older than average, but their rates are less than average.

If the course is eligible for FEE-HELP an added bonus you probably save 10% GST.

I believe the FEE-HELP deadline for this semester is 31-Mar, so the timing may be difficult.
peterc005 is offline  
Old 29th Mar 2013, 23:16
  #13 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: On the equator
Posts: 1,292
As mentioned above, your best option would be to do the distance learning course from AFT and pay as you go by purchasing the course material for each subject one at a time. I did all my 7 ATPL subjects this way as passed all first go, except flight planning which required two attempts. I know of a few other people who did it this way too so this method can be done successfully. But just be aware of the 3 year time limit to complete all the subjects.
training wheels is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.