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Old 17th Feb 2016, 22:10
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Wont have a licence to flash at the girls until a lot later
I tend to generally flash out my ASIC. That seems to get them going..
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 23:31
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BASAIR

Has anyone trained with Basair on the VET programs? Any thoughts, tips or items to look out for (from your experience), apart from the obvious ones, before signing up to the course? Tossing up between FTA and Basair.

I've gone through some of the old threads on this but they would be out of date. Looking for a more current insight from recent grads.
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Old 21st Feb 2016, 03:48
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Thoughts from anyone else?
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Old 21st Feb 2016, 04:19
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As glenb has stated above...

There are many reasons why going through the PPL flight test step is beneficial and for mine, the cost is very minor and well worth it. The more exposure to an assessment regime the better, when you're starting out.

Further, I would offer that if at all possible, avoid VET Fee help. My observation is that, despite the platitudes offered by the large colleges offering this, you simply become a source of approx $100K to them - they will want to grab that money as quickly as possible and shovel you out the door. Granted, most likely with a CPL, but with bare minimum training / effort on their part and for this you will suffer when looking for a first job. Better you find a school that you feel comfortable with that does not purport to be an "airline training academy". It will be a relaxed, low key company with instructors that focus on the delivery of quality training (not mass management of large course groups) and should allow you to take the journey through training as quickly (or slowly) as you like and can afford.
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Old 21st Feb 2016, 05:31
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jjhews, you might try posting this in The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions section if you want a response, also try waiting more than half a day, people are probably at work and tend not to get on until the evening.
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Old 21st Feb 2016, 22:09
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Has anyone trained with Basair on the VET programs? Any thoughts, tips or items to look out for (from your experience), apart from the obvious ones, before signing up to the course? Tossing up between FTA and Basair.

I've gone through some of the old threads on this but they would be out of date. Looking for a more current insight from recent grads.
jjhews. Have you bothered to use our Search function? There are already a plethora of threads on Basair, without starting a new thread in our Airline News forum (now moved here):

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Old 22nd Feb 2016, 09:19
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tail wheel - this thread was moved here by the moderators. And read the second paragraph of my post.
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Old 25th Feb 2016, 07:16
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What's really annoying is when a thread gets hijacked with:

"Hey, I have no idea about this profession, but I'd like to get all the information right now as it relates specifically to me.

- Here is my background--

-Will I be paid well?

- Do you think I'm too old?

- What's the likelihood of me finding work?

Thanks guys"

Just, stop.
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Old 25th Feb 2016, 07:19
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Hi everyone. I feel like I was in all your shoes about 10 years ago. I remember writing on here asking where I should look for my first job and with resounding "Kununurra" as most of the replies, I packing my bags at the age of 18 I managed to gain a job about 5 months after setting myself in the Kimberley.

If you would like help in choosing a flying school, finding a first job, what it's like in the industry or have any other questions, please don't hesitate to PM me. I'd be happy to help out.

Cheers
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Old 25th Feb 2016, 20:39
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@Australianpilot, are you still currently in GA?
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Old 28th Feb 2016, 09:34
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Instruction/charter - looking for work

Hi, I'm looking for work and am prepared to go anywhere in Australia but would like some insight from the experiences of others that have been in my position in order to help me make sound choices now to set me up for my long term goal.

Goal: I love GA and would love to stay in GA for the foreseeable with my long term sights set on Air Ambulance/RFDS or other aeromedical group.

Current basic qualifications:
>Australian CPL and MECIR (current with recent command IFR)
>Grade 3 instructor rating
>Approx 300hrs TT (incl. some C210 time)
>HR truck license
>Registered Nurse

My options as I see them are to pursue instructing or charter or possibly a mix. I have been told that hours as an instructor are looked upon less favourably than those spent in charter. What are your thoughts on which path is the best in terms of my own development and experience as well as setting me up best for my goal as stated above? Perhaps some of you have been in this situation and could offer some insight.

Many thanks,
Reuben

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Old 29th Feb 2016, 12:23
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Which flying school?

I have a PPL and am looking to go on and finish my CPL and MECIR.

I'm currently torn between ADFA, Redcliffe Aero club, RACWA, Thunderbirds or Basair/Sydney aviators. Has anyone been to any of these schools recently?

I'm an international student and don't really have the option of going in for a visit. I have rang them up and had lovely phone conversations with each one of them. Does anyone have any advice? Cheers!
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Old 29th Feb 2016, 14:02
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helicopter training

Hi all!

I have a casa fixed wing ppl, and am intending to get a rotary licence too. May I know which schools are recommended?

Thank you!!!
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Old 29th Feb 2016, 16:02
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Top flying schools

I am looking for latest reviews of some of Australia's best flight schools. This is for any international students looking to get the most of their flying in Australia. I have purposely left out organisations that work with cadets, as those interested in cadet programmes wouldn't really be interested in such a thread anyway.

I personally have a PPL and am now looking to move on to CPL and MECIR.

I am currently researching and looking in to these schools -
Aero dynamic Flight academy
Redcliffe Aero Club
Basair Aviation College/Sydney Aviators
Royal Aero Club of WA
Thunderbirds Aero Service

If anyone could help me review these schools I would be very grateful and it would help me greatly in making an informed decision.

Cheers!
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Old 29th Feb 2016, 20:05
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See above....

http://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/521632-newbie-flying-training-advice-merged.html
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Old 29th Feb 2016, 20:49
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You may be better off posting your question in a helicopter biased forum. In any event you will want to indicate where you want to train.
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 00:10
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Mate the best schools are in New Zealand, but there is a wait list.
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Old 1st Mar 2016, 01:24
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I did my CPL and MECIR at Aero Dynamic Flight Academy and could not speak more highly of them. Alisdair is a top bloke and a very good Instructor. Would be money well spent.
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 06:22
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have done renewals with Redcliffe and found them great, plenty of coworkers up here have come through racwa and have generally been happy with their training and seem to be good operators
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 18:03
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the best flight school for obtaining PPL

Good evening

I am Michael. I am keen on aviation so I am now planing to obtain the PPL from Australia but there are many flight schools in Australia. i am confused about which one is good or bad; therefore is there anyone who can give me some recommendation? my budget is under AUD$26000(not including accommodation)


thank you very much
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