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Hour Building USA - (Master thread)

Old 15th May 2018, 10:27
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Hour Building - Anywhere but Florida

Hi all,

Iím currently competing my ATPLís and am on the hunt for somewhere interesting to buld about 75 hours. I want to take the path less trodden (but without putting myself in mortal danger in the process).

I would consider almost anywhere, self-fly bush piloting in Africa, Australia, South America or even the more ;conventional destinations of Europe, the USA e.g. Arizona and Canada. The only requirement I have is not to spend the time drilling circles in the sky above the featureless Florida marshland!

Cost is unfortunately still king with an absolute maximum budget of 15,000 GBP including flights and accommodation.

Wisdom from those in the know would be much appreciated, thanks.
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Old 15th May 2018, 19:03
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1. Get an FAA IR
2. Rent a plane in Florida.
3. Fly it away from Florida
4. ....wearing a hood
5. ..... preferably at night
6. ....... definitely under IFR for at least 50 hours
7. Convert under CBIR rules with Zero minimums
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 00:18
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Hello
I will be having easa ppl in east europe next month. Since i ve discoverd PPRuNe, hour building in usa idea is making me excited thanks to you all. At first i was just interested in hour building, but after reading @rudestuff's posts, i will consider to have and IR on easa ppl (piggyback). Just looking for an option making it possible without student visa. (probably tourist visa wont help, i will need an m1)

So probably i will need to move like this
1. Easa ppl -----> 61.75 ppl paperwork
2. Rent a plane and fly 50 hours VFR
3 Have an IR on 61.75(not sure how i can do it)
4 Then fly 50 more hours IFR
5. Wearing hood, night etc
6. Conversion according to cbir in europe

it would be much appreciated if you could suggest an instructor or an aero club where i could finish this process easily.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 13:44
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Hour Building

Is there a limit on how many hours you can fly daily? Say I have a ppl with NR am I allowed to fly 4-6 hours (not continuously) in a Cessna 152/172?
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 14:11
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Yes, you can't fly more than 24 hours in a day.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 14:28
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Originally Posted by rudestuff View Post
Yes, you can't fly more than 24 hours in a day.
Why did I bother? *sigh*
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 16:25
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Hour building California

Hi,

Many of the search results here are fairly old so wanted to see if anyone could recommend a place to hire aircraft for hour building on the west coast. Ideally I'd like to tour up the country so overnights are a must.
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 19:14
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Plus One Flyers San Diego.
Cheap rates, only a minimum of 1 hour a day for 24h rental.
https://www.plusoneflyers.org/
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 19:23
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Thanks Kai Tak. Have you used them previously?
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 20:34
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Originally Posted by Contact Approach View Post
Thanks Kai Tak. Have you used them previously?
Yep.
Many times. I usually rent a plane there for a few weeks.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 06:13
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Hi Kai Tak,

I’ll fly with them next March, may I ask if you usually go with the wet rate or negotiate a dry one?
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 10:51
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Originally Posted by bulldog89 View Post
Hi Kai Tak,

Iíll fly with them next March, may I ask if you usually go with the wet rate or negotiate a dry one?
Wet rate. They reimburse the fuel, just keep the receipts.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 15:23
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Got it, thanks!
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Old 28th Oct 2018, 19:56
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Time building in USA

Hi everyone,

I am current planning my time building,sorry if it is already awnsered.Can i log hours on non-Easa plane,so i can use it for getting easa-cpl?
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 19:19
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Anyone planning to do hour building next month?
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 22:27
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It was a long time ago, but I did 50 in a week....... night

i was pretty tired on the Virgin flight home
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 22:13
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Cross Country:

Has anyone done east to west coast of vice versa for the benefit of hour building?

How long has something like Florida to California taken?

How many hours could you burn flying something like that route?
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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 05:53
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Originally Posted by airbourne View Post
Cross Country:

Has anyone done east to west coast of vice versa for the benefit of hour building?

How long has something like Florida to California taken?

How many hours could you burn flying something like that route?
Going in next March in a 172N. Estimating from 60 to 70 hours due to some sightseeing, could be less (around 55 hours flight time) at 105 kts. This for California-Florida and back.
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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 13:54
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Originally Posted by bulldog89 View Post


Going in next March in a 172N. Estimating from 60 to 70 hours due to some sightseeing, could be less (around 55 hours flight time) at 105 kts. This for California-Florida and back.

Do you have an idea of the cost of it yet?

How many hours a day are you intending to cover?

How long will you spend on the return journey?

Thanks
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Old 23rd Dec 2018, 16:43
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Rate is 105$/block hour wet for an IFR WAAS GPS C172N, could be less selecting another airplane.

Some days 2, some days 5, some days zero. I took 22 days off but again...I’m taking it easy. I’ll try to get to the East Coast in 5 days and then come back leaving space for chill out days/extra days for maintenance and/or weather.
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