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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.

Thanks,
Joe
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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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CQUniversity

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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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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The UNSW Master of Aviation Management

I have some experience of the UNSW program so you could consider I am biased.

However, there is evidence that Postgrad programs can enhance your knowledge in areas where you have not yet worked, but wish to move into. The right program can help you get shortlisted, and with the additional knowledge, you may be able to sway a selection committee, or talk your present boss into new responsibilities. The key is to build your knowledge in the area that you want to work in, to increase your opportunities, so you should look to see what courses (subjects) are available and if they match your needs. Simply having a masters degree does not of itself improve your options unless it is relevant.Those with negative experiences often have chosen the program focus badly, or chosen weak programs to get through with minimal effort.

I think if you look carefully you will be able to find the names of the course facilitators who deliver the courses at UNSW, and so confirm their high level of expertise. In addition these people have good networks so you can also build your network. All postgrad aviation courses at UNSW are available by distance. You can get details from:

Jamie Lim (Mrs)
Postgraduate Programs Coordinator

School of Aviation
Room 210, Level 2, Old Main Building
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA
Tel: + 61 2 938 55 787 (direct)
Email: [email protected]
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University or flight school?

Hey guys,

Iím currently a year 12 student graduating at the end of this year, Iíve always had my sights set on becoming a commercial pilot and am looking to make that a reality over the coming years. However Iím a bit stuck for choice at the moment when deciding what pathway is best to take. Iíve thoroughly looked into a number of well known universities and their aviation courses ( Griffith, UNSW, Swinburne etc) and Iím just not sure I can fathom the 3-4 extra years of study. Would I be better off just starting a CPL course as soon as school finishes and looking to get straight into the workforce after that ? Or would the airlines prefer to see a degree ?

any help is appreciated,

thanks,

tommy
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