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Old 3rd Jan 2022, 10:08
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Rental Touring Question

Hello everyone,

I am wondering if there are any places in mainland Europe that would be well known for offering some rental touring options? i.e. you purchase a 10hr package for an airplane and take it around the country for a week say? If anyone has done this and has any good suggestions or advice I'd appreciate it.

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Old 6th Jan 2022, 09:59
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It strikes me re reading my initial post that I was probably too vague! Specifically I was thinking of France but I am flexible hence why I kept it general. Even if anyone knows any aero clubs that rent to foreign PPLs just for local touring that would be really appreciated.

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Old 6th Jan 2022, 12:36
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Your chances are slim, I think: this sounds like a scheme that could work with an FBO in the USA, but there are precious few of those in Europe.
But for even a beginning of answers, you ought to indicate what license you'd be flying with: issued by which CAA? EASA-compliant? IFR or VFR?
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 19:19
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Also total and recent hours, and in what.
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Old 7th Jan 2022, 14:19
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There are a number of organizations in the UK who maintain a fleet of various aircraft from whom you could hire. They commonly hire out to flying clubs but also individuals. In my experience they are usually looking for 30 + hours per month. you will need to do some research to find them. There are also a number of private individuals who do the same but who may not demand the monthly minimum hours.
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Old 7th Jan 2022, 23:10
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Many thanks everyone for the replies they are very much appreciated. Apologies for the lack of detail in my initial posts, it would be VFR only, I have an EASA PPL with only about 55/60 hrs TT (already forgotten the exact count !) mainly on Robin HR200 and some time of C172.

From the replies so far I am getting the impression this might be a challenging ambition and perhaps not possible given current rental conditions. Maybe a better first step would be to take some time flying with an instructor in the summer in a school/club in France with the view to gaining experience for the future when maybe I'll have the opportunity to operate more independently around the continent.
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Old 9th Jan 2022, 22:26
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Try contacting Clifford, he is renting out a couple of EASA and G-registered PA28s in Southern Spain and in France.
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