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Week in Brisbane. Flying ?

Old 2nd Jan 2019, 09:32
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Week in Brisbane. Flying ?

I will have a week in Brisbane later this month, with a couple of spare days. I am some 20 hours into my PPL and I thought it might be fun to take the chance to do something different.
I'm guessing that it will be difficult/expensive to do anything powered** but does anyone know if it is possible to have 'joyride' or 2 in a glider, with a chance to try the controls? Without any paperwork?

Thanks!

**unless any of you chaps would like a totally unqualified 'assistant' in the right seat?! I can make the coffee and read the checklists!
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 11:45
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Have a chat to the folks at the Caboolture Glider Club if that's your cup of tea.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 06:53
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Probably cheaper to do an hour in 172.

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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 20:38
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https://www.gcsfc.org.au/club-hire-aircraft/

You could always go down to heck field on the Gold Coast where we have an aircraft for hire for $145 wet. I'm sure we can find you a pilot to fly you around
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 07:53
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Thanks for 2 great suggestions. I booked a gliding session at Caboolture before I saw mcoates interesting idea - I may not have time for both.......
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 02:24
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Not gliders, but something different also at Caboolture Holiday Camp
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 10:44
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Hmmm. That didn't go too well. I booked a glider flight at Caboolture but it was cancelled because their tug was down for service.


However, I did also speak to a flying school, that said that all I need to fly with them is a medical - no such thing as a student licence. Even for flying solo. Can that be right? I will be spending a lot more time in Brisbane over the next 6 months and if so I might try that to keep my hand in. It's certainly a beautifully quiet circuit compared to the ATC mayhem I am used to.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 00:43
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A medical certificate is one of the conditions required to have your instructor sign you off for a solo flight. Also they won't sign you off unless you do part of your training with them as they are required to check that your aeronautical knowledge is up to scratch. However as long as your fly dual, there's no need for you to have a CASA medical certificate. Much depends on how much flying you want to do and how much time (and money) you are willing to dedicate. In my opinion the easiest thing to do is to have a chat with a local school and say that you want to do some casual specific training, e.g. steep descending turns, stalls and spin recovery, etc., while you're in Brisbane. No school that I know of would turn you down.

PS. Where are you doing your PPL?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 04:39
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Originally Posted by Okihara View Post
....Have a chat with a local school and say that you want to do some casual specific training, e.g. steep descending turns, stalls and spin recovery, etc., while you're in Brisbane. No school that I know of would turn you down.
Thanks sounds like a plan. I noticed they have a 172RG. Might be interesting to ask for specific training on that


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.PS. Where are you doing your PPL?
Kenya

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Old 19th Jan 2019, 09:23
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Kenya, that's cool.

That's a funny aircraft for a school to have online. You'll more frequently see Arrows in Australia or 206, 210.

What do you train on over there?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 11:22
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Originally Posted by Okihara View Post
Kenya, that's cool.

That's a funny aircraft for a school to have online. You'll more frequently see Arrows in Australia or 206, 210.

What do you train on over there?
I happened to see it listed on the whiteboard in their office. I didn't think about it at the time and didn't ask about it.

I am training on a C172M
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