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How would a CPL have cost in 1988?

Old 30th May 2021, 01:13
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IN the UK in 1990 0-BCPL which was 250 hours was about sixteen thousand pounds.
I did all the training in Jersey and England and the command time in Florida.
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Old 30th May 2021, 01:32
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1993 I was paying $100 / hr on a c152 at Camden.

What’s the rate today?

Medicals and publication were a lot cheaper
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Old 30th May 2021, 11:34
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Publications could be $0 if these people allowed taking them in electronic format.
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 11:12
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In 1966/67 at Royal Vic a PA 28 was $12 dual, $10 solo but at that rate you never got the same instructor twice and no briefings at all. Of course the Chipmunk was a couple of dollars cheaper and the smell of vomit and fuel was at no extra cost.
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 14:04
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the smell of vomit and fuel was at no extra cost
Absolutely nothing wrong with the smell of fuel, but can't say it was a feature in the Chippie when bashing about with Clem Atkins, or when solo, nor vomit. Maybe you or your passenger just had a bad case of halitosis.
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 16:39
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Geez I must have been getting shafted.

Started in ‘89 and was paying $115/hr dual in a C172.

On the plus side every instructor I flew with was 30+ (most were probably 40+) and had hundreds (more likely thousands) of hours experience.
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 23:07
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Originally Posted by megan View Post
Absolutely nothing wrong with the smell of fuel, but can't say it was a feature in the Chippie when bashing about with Clem Atkins, or when solo, nor vomit. Maybe you or your passenger just had a bad case of halitosis.
Yeah, Clem Atkins was probably the only instructor that I didn't fly with at RVAC and maybe Bill Campbell Hicks. I did work for Clem a few years later at Airchart, nice guy, he organised another job for me when they closed down.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 00:09
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In the mid 70’s, I paid $7000 for my CPL. I was employed very soon after on a salary of $8500 per year.

What is the cost now, $80k - $120k? For a salary of? If you can get a job!

I think thats the best telling comparison right there.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 00:52
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On the plus side every instructor I flew with was 30+ (most were probably 40+) and had hundreds (more likely thousands) of hours experience
You make a very good point, but folk do have to start somewhere. Did an instrument trip in a 172 with one instructor, Peter Raven, all of 21 years old at the time, only trip I ever did with him. One day a pax forwarded an exercise book to the cockpit with a request to fill out the details, was a quasi log book, flipping through it came to Peters name, command in a QF 744, a lot grander machine and position than the one I was punting.
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