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Glider pilot to a PPL

Old 23rd May 2020, 15:58
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Massey certainly has the aviation course that looks appealing, but is expensive for an international student NZ$ 200K plus, best of luck with that. I guess they are geared to Asian students, but at least you won’t have a language problem.
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Old 26th May 2020, 08:09
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Ollie,

1. Do you have an Australian or NZ passport?
2. Do you want to go to university or be a pilot or both?
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Old 26th May 2020, 13:20
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If you have a few hundred hours gliding, or you are a gliding instructor, then you can probably do the PPL conversion with the minimum hours.

I did a glider to PPL conversion about 25 years ago, I think it took at least double that time. Probably between 15-20 hours.

The requirements are the minimum, expect to need a lot more if you are an early solo glider pilot.
That was 25 years ago, since then we have had the JAA and now EASA. All the old credits have long gone. I recall doing many glider pilot conversions, but under European rules the max you get is 10% of the hours flown to a maxuimum of 10 hours. So 35 hours still required for a PPL.

CAP 804 is only relevant for National Licences; it has not been updated to the current EU Regulations so is useless in that respect.
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