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Structured Modular vs Integrated

Old 30th Oct 2012, 23:31
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Structured Modular vs Integrated

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I've been researching for quite some time and the integrated option doesn't look too good at the moment. Modular is the way I might conduct my flight training but seeing schools offering modular courses that are structured, I question isn't it the same as Integrated?

BCFT and AST (perth) come to mind with their flying courses where they offer modular courses that are structured, meaning you can do the full PPL>CPL/IR within 14 months or so. Whereas with the "big 3" you can do the same course in the same (ish) time frame but it's a little more expensive? So isn't it the same?

Can someone enlightening me with this predicament I have?
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 01:16
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What are BCFT saying their 'structure' is?
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 04:45
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An interated course is a tightly linked mix of ground school and flying that is retsrictive in may ways and is not always popular with operators because you end up with so few hours. That said, those schools that do it, do it well. The big problem with it is that you don't see the fruits of your labours (i.e. your licence) until you graduate.

Structured modular is a more flexible route that takes you away from the daft regulations that exist for integrated. You might call it guided modular as well. One advantage is that you gain your PPL early on and if any free flying comes up you can take advantage of it.
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 12:16
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I think the likes of BCFT are trying to play to the requirements of airlines like Flybe who specify that if you go modular, all the training must be done at one school (apart from PPL).

The structure they are offering is no different to what you could come up with on your own with an Excel spreadsheet, but it is nice to have a timeline fairly well in place with the school, as it keeps you on track and stops the spending running away with you with extra hours or groundschool here or there.

lots of schools offer "structured hourbuilding" however, you may well find there is no structure at all. Ultimately it's up to you to make the most of the hour building phase. BCFT have plenty of aircraft available for this, so long trips away certainly shouldn't be a problem.
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