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Old 9th Nov 2019, 03:26
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Join Date: Nov 2019
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Flight Training Essendon

Hey guy, looking at doing flight training at Essendon. Close to home so the extra costs will prob match up to fuel and travel time.. feel free to inbox me the good and bad experiences with the Essendon schools. Seems like one of the schools would like 50% up front or paid in full for rpl. Looking at going ppl eventually but wanted to learn close to home so I can get more than one lesson in a week. I know most of them use bacchus marsh training area but I guess Iím still learning as we are flying to bacchus marsh? Thanks for your imput and blue skys and safe flying to you all
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 22:35
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CPL exam results summary

Does anyone know if when you complete all your CPL exams you are given a summary of results including passes and failures?
Upon completing a resit recently my print out with the KDR's made no mention of it being the second attempt! Just wondering how anyone would know how many attempts you've had.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 02:13
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A Pre-requisite report is requested by some airlines. It shows all results. You can obtain one from CASA for a fee.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 03:11
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Thanks for that. Just what I wanted to know!
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 04:36
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BE 76 for MECIR

Anyone know of a Beech Duchess for hire around the place? Iím looking for one to dry hire to complete a Multi engine Instrument Rating. They seem to be a bit tricky to find for hire only.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 09:27
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Starting Advice

Hi there. Google search is your friend when it comes to particular companies. There are also a few good aviation sites that offer advice to guys and girls just starting out. ProAviationTips has a pretty good article about sussing out prospective flight schools called choosing a flight school near me or something like that. There is a good list of questions at the end to ask the staff when you meet them for the first time
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 04:46
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Best Perth flight school??

Hi guys,

Was wondering what the general consensus is for the best flight school in Perth, WA?

I did a few hours at Thunderbirds a couple years ago but had to stop due to some personal / work issues, and it seemed quite good there but not sure if it is still around.

I'm now in a position where I can fully work towards my CPL, so any advice on the best school would be great.

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Old 5th Dec 2019, 05:56
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Question How to get a look inside a Gulfstream?

CPL student pilot here (currently have my PPL)
I aspire to someday fly a Gulfstream Jet & would really love to see one up close in real life.
What would be the best way to go about this?
I live in Brisbane so YBAF, YBBN, & YBSU are all within driving distance for me.

I'm hoping maybe a Gulfstream pilot frequent this forum & perhaps could invite me to take a look?
Would of course be happy to shout a few beverages once off duty. it would be great to hear about your experience as a Gulfstream pilot.

Or should i try reach out to a charter company & ask them directly?
I worry if I'm not a paying customer, they would just see me as a waste of their time.

Thanks for your time.
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 23:50
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If any beginner pilots wish to look up 'The GoFly Fix: How to do a pre-flight inspection' you will find a FREE video showing a lot of these practical things mentioned above!
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 02:34
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Can anyone recommend Bini flight Training at Moorabbin? I haven't visited them but they seem like the only "non-sausage factory" on the field. I am wanting to get my PPL but avoiding large schools.
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Old 23rd Dec 2019, 00:14
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Thoughts on CQuniversitys bachelor of Aviation?

Their training provider in cairns seems to be Hinterland Aviation but I can't seem to find any information on them apart from their charter operations
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 23:46
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I haven't flown with them personally but have heard good things. It's often best to go in and have chat. Interair in YMEN is also worth consideration.
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Old 10th Jan 2020, 04:00
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UNSW Vs Griffith - Master of Av Mngt

Hello All,

I am considering studying Master of Aviation Management provided by UNSW or Griffith University this year.

Any suggestions/feedback from these courses? Thanks so much.
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Old 10th Jan 2020, 09:43
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You you canít go wrong with the UNSW degree program. Very good course and excellent professional instructors running it.
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Old 10th Jan 2020, 14:05
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Do a financial planning course instead.
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Old 10th Jan 2020, 20:34
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there's some really good flower arranging courses at tafe too which are probably more useful
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 00:58
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there's some really good flower arranging courses at tafe too which are probably more useful
And, with that experience, you could start with a job at QCC before being demoted to the ranks of Pilot (in the eyes of those at HQ!). Do basket weaving too, if you get the chance.

And that's not a crack at your thread, by the way. Good luck with what ever you choose to do.
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 03:44
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I would recommend you do neither. Don't contain yourself to one industry - it will hurt your employment prospects. You need a degree that is versatile and usable across many industries. Of course - it depends on what type of work you want to do, but anything with business or finance are key skills and qualifications that can be transferrable to any industry.

Plus at the end of the day, in my opinion, your tertiary skills mean nothing. Recruiters tend to care about the experience and skills-fit for the role - not whether you have an MBA, BBA, BCOM etc. I have three degrees. Undergraduate and two post-graduate. It has done nothing to accelerate or improve my career prospects. Just a lot of expense. Networking (relationships) and 'chance' are what enabled me to secure the different roles I have held.
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 08:51
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Do what you think works for your plan and situation. Don't bother with opinions on here. The degree won't get you a job in itself as has been mentioned as there is more to a position above Manager than just the Academic. It is the role fit (ie: Person, Experience, Education etc) . Good luck.
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 10:16
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A degree is a degree, no matter where you get it from.
I gained a Bachelor of Aviation through Griffith University because of the convenience they provided for those studying via distance education.
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