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Old 18th Oct 2017, 01:09
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PM'd you mate
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 01:53
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I have had good results from Aerostar, at Parafield.

Another option is the mob at Aldinga.
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Old 3rd Nov 2017, 03:34
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Teenage Pilot Help

Hi all,

In a few days, I will be 16 and start year 11 next year. I have currently taken 7 hours of flying and love it. I have no doubt I want to be a commercial pilot.

Please advise me how I can achieve this whether it be through a cadetship or private training or the airforce.

Also is there a way I can get a CPL whilst still studying? Preferably through a HECS Loan.

Any advice is much appreciated!!!
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Old 3rd Nov 2017, 03:45
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The first step is easy
Concentrate on achieving your best scholastic result in year 11/12
If you achieve the preferred result including Maths / Science you can pick your pathway
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Old 3rd Nov 2017, 04:48
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The first step is easy...
It's using the Search function on PPRuNe!

There are many pathways to becoming a professional pilot, and many thousands have gone before you.
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Old 3rd Nov 2017, 10:49
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Are you flying GA or RAAus?

The latter has some scholarships to encourage young ab initio pilots and you can convert to PPL once you get your pilot certificate.

The AWPA also provides scholarships (mostly for women) but they like you to have your basic qualification first and will help with endorsements such as CS, TW, R, and aerobatics.

I have a young friend who is Captain on a SAAB. He did his PPL privately but then got a Cadetship with REX. Got an Instructor rating teaching other young pilots to fly with them and is left hand seat at 30. Make an appointment to speak to the team at Wagga and see what they have to say.

But do those studies - maths and sciences - and get stuck into studying for your PPL exams, too if you haven't got enough to to do.

Kaz
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Old 5th Nov 2017, 13:52
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Basair Quality

Hey,

I have recently graduated high school, and now am looking towards obtaining my CPL and other appropriate ratings.

Living in Western Australia my access to government loans in limited to 1 school in my city, which I know is a poorly run operation, and would like to avoid.

I have begun to search east, and found a few schools, the largest being Basair. Providing what I need, with the option of cheap accommodation on campus in Archerfield.

Looking online, I have seen negative reviews around Basair, focusing on the poor quality of aircraft and training. But these date back to 2008 and nobody seems to of commented on it in recent years.

Does anybody have any comment on Basair in recent years? Any body gone through their program or know somebody who has?

On top of that, does anybody have any recomendations for flight schools that have a VET-FEE approved program available?

Thanks,
K

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Your thread does not belong in our news forum.

We don't encourage questions such as: "Does anybody have any comment on Basair in recent years?" which usually lead to defamatory and inappropriate comments.

To each their own. A flying school perfect for one student may not suit another. It is also a matter of personal assessment which only you can do.

Are you sure there are no "good" flying schools in WA? I know of at least one that has an excellent reputation for no nonsense learning.

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Old 6th Nov 2017, 05:17
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Continuing Training in US after acquiring an Australian PPL

Hey everyone, I currently hold an Australian PPL with a total of 100+ hours (excluding sim). I am now planning to continue my training in the US with Aerosim Academy (which is now known as L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy). I spoke to them earlier and they recommended the Professional Pilot Program for International Students and also that I should come there on a F1 Visa, which apparently give the opportunity to opt for OPT after training and most likely become an Instructor with the Academy after I finish training. I would really appreciate some help here guys. Anything at all would be appreciated.

Also, I would like to know the job opportunities in the US for International Students (I know there are no chances with the airlines until I don't have a greencard, and besides I need 1500 hours anyways to join them which I won't have) I'm willing to relocate anywhere.


PS, I know I am posting in the Pacific Region's Forums, but there are many viewers here who will definitely have some or a lot of experience. I thank you for your help
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Old 6th Nov 2017, 07:07
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VET-FEE funding stopped on 31 Dec 2016.

If you are wanting taxpayers to fund your flying training then you will be very limited indeed on where you can train.
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Old 6th Nov 2017, 12:29
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Originally Posted by Clare Prop View Post
VET-FEE funding stopped on 31 Dec 2016.

If you are wanting taxpayers to fund your flying training then you will be very limited indeed on where you can train.
And was replaced with a near identical system. Found this on a government brochure...

FEE-HELP limit: The maximum amount of VET Student Loans, VET FEE-HELP and FEE-HELP, you can
use over your lifetime. The FEE-HELP limit is indexed annually on 1 January. The current FEE-HELP
limit for 2017 is $100,879 for most students.

Taxpayers are still a valid option.
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Old 7th Nov 2017, 09:58
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Yes but still limits your choices considerably.
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Old 7th Nov 2017, 11:53
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HELP! Choosing a Flight School in US!

I need some help, any help!! I currently hold an Australian PPL with 120+ hours of Total Aeronautical Experience and wanted to continue my training in the US on a F1 Visa as I had a terrible experience there. I am an Indian National and there are literally no jobs in India, the market apparently has always been unstable (Source: Pilots from different Indian Airlines). Frankly I'm quite tempted with the schools in the US offering F1 Visa with the chances of being hired as a flight instructor and if not I can always opt for OPT/CPT (I would really appreciate some more info on how it works) and fly for a charter company etc (from what I can tell after scouring the internet)

I did some research and found out some schools that offer F1 Visa and also may hire me as a Flight Instructor after completing my training:
1) L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy (Their Professional Pilot Program)
2) Hillsboro Academy (I cannot find any reviews on the net)
3) Aerocadet (But I have heard a lot of negative reviews and also about the famous fraudster Robert Weaver atleast that's what I see on the internet)
4) Phoenix Flight Academy (Again I have heard nothing but negative reviews)
5) Miami Flight Centre (Again don't know anything about it)
6) SAA International (I'll opt the Instructor Internship Program)

If there are any other schools out there that you recommend please let me know. Also since I have been robbed at my previous academy I'm running a bit tight on the money side of things as well, but have enough to get the best training because I'm tired of being a victim of FRAUD ACADEMIES. PM ME TO FIND OUT THE NAME OF MY PREVIOUS FLIGHT ACADEMY!
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 02:48
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Flying schools recommendations - Melbourne

Hi everyone,

I have a PPL with nearly 200 hours but have not flown for 10+ years so looking for a flying school in Melbourne to do some refresher training and then be get ready for a bi-annual.

As I live in Brunswick, I don't want to drive to Moorabbin (which I have always found to crowded) anyway.

Previously I flew from Essendon and did circuits at Point Cook and Baachus Marsh.

Looking for a school that has low wing aircraft either in Essendon, Point Cook or Baachus Marsh and somewhere where they won't want to teach me absolutely everything all over again to re-gain my currency.

I know there is TVSA in Baachus Marsh but the instructors there look quite young and I am worried they will only want to reteach me based on their way.

Point Cook seems to cater more for RMIT students, and in Essendon I could only find Flight Academy Australia as having low wing aircraft.

At worst case scenario I may drive out to Lilydale but it's a fair way from Brunswick.

Can someone make some recommendations?

Clear skies,

John K.
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 10:32
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I did a revue at TVSA and they were fine. Didnt try to "teach" me anything I already knew. The instructor was young but he was also polite and helpful.

No complaints here.
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Old 8th Nov 2017, 10:36
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Maybe after 10 years away from flying, I wouldn’t be dictating to instructors and Flying Schools as to what I needed to get up to speed?
I would be taking onboard everything offered!
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 17:00
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Question Tips & Advices for future Flying Career

Hi everyone,

I really need to hear some opinion regarding pathways to take in undertaking my career in aviation. I am currently studying my PPL course in Manila, Philippines but I have a long term goal of migrating soon to Australia and convert my license after getting relevant work experiences/flight hours in my hometown.

Some people have told me to just get straight flight training in Australia as an international student but some also have told me to continue my training in the Philippines (so I could get experience and in terms of costs, its lesser). Upon checking the needed steps to have license conversion with CASA, it'll be a lot of work and thus, led me to seek advise from everyone here whether to do it in my hometown or do it in Australia. What are the pros and cons of each option?

A lot may wonder why go through the trouble, but it has ALWAYS been a dream of mine to migrate to Australia and I really want to make it happen with the career I am passionate about - flying/pilot.

I know I still have a long way to go but I would just like to seek help and I know I will be given proper guidance/advice on here.

Looking forward to insightful comments, please.

Thank you!
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 21:08
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A Phils pilot license will not assist you migrating to Australia. It is not a skill in demand, we have enough unemployed pilots. You will find self sponsored migration to Australia to be extremely difficult.

Perhaps you should set your sights on completing your pilot qualifications and obtaining employment with a local carrier, for example Cebu Pacific, or an Asian carrier? There is more demand for pilots in Asia, than in Australia.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 00:03
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Originally Posted by John_K View Post
Hi everyone,

I have a PPL with nearly 200 hours but have not flown for 10+ years so looking for a flying school in Melbourne to do some refresher training and then be get ready for a bi-annual.

As I live in Brunswick, I don't want to drive to Moorabbin (which I have always found to crowded) anyway.

Previously I flew from Essendon and did circuits at Point Cook and Baachus Marsh.

Looking for a school that has low wing aircraft either in Essendon, Point Cook or Baachus Marsh and somewhere where they won't want to teach me absolutely everything all over again to re-gain my currency.

I know there is TVSA in Baachus Marsh but the instructors there look quite young and I am worried they will only want to reteach me based on their way.

Point Cook seems to cater more for RMIT students, and in Essendon I could only find Flight Academy Australia as having low wing aircraft.

At worst case scenario I may drive out to Lilydale but it's a fair way from Brunswick.

Can someone make some recommendations?

Clear skies,

John K.

Any more recommendations on this would be welcomed including recommendations on instructors. Thanks for those who have PM'ed me.

Clear skies.

John K.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 11:16
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Any more recommendations on this would be welcomed including recommendations on instructors......
just sent you a PM with my recommendations
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 08:24
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Nothing wrong with TVSA, professional crew.
If/when finished there, Point cook flying club has a c150 @110hr and a c172 @160hr. (wet)
Also a satellite of MAS runs a weekend operation out of the clubhouse, so ongoing flight training happens there.
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