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Hour Building USA - (Master thread)

Old 12th Oct 2014, 11:29
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Bakersfield airport is quiet, but doesn't suffer from thick Summer sea fog. Depends if you're planning to stay in Bakersfield or go touring.

I did my CPL/IR(H) there in 2008.
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Old 12th Oct 2014, 23:05
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Hi all

Heading out to Arizona to do some hours building in February.

Does anybody have any recent feedback regarding Chandler Air Service?

Anybody planning a similar trip around the same time? Not looking to share hours (as unable under part-FCL of course).
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 14:56
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License Validation Authencification

Hi again.

I have some doubts about the License Validation Authentification document...

I am filling it, but at point 7., I have a doubt...

At point 7. it says: License issued, (that is it, nothing more)

and at point 7a. it says license issued by (Country) so obviously I should fill it with my country.

So it makes me doubt about what to fill in 7. Should I keep it in blank?

I think it is just letting me know what is it going to asking me about... (Different information about License issues)

Could someone who filled it before successfully, or someone who knows what should I fill, help me?

Thank you in advance!
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 17:02
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I think it is just letting me know what is it going to asking me about
That's right.
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Old 24th Oct 2014, 02:00
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I have finished flying in Deland Aviation with their cessna 152. It is a well maintained aircraft, ifr certified. I highly recommend them, although they have only one 152. On the other hand they have a maintenance hangar, that is why even if there is something wrong with it they can fix it in no time.

I had 90 hours in 2 weeks, kind of exhausting but it is done.
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Old 25th Oct 2014, 21:05
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In Deland aviation's website there are also a cessna172 and Piper in the fleet page is it not for real?
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Old 27th Oct 2014, 06:17
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yes they have those too, i just meant they had only one cessna 152, other than that i belive they had at least 7-8 planes in their fleet. the only plane i needed for my time building was c152 that is why i did not mentioned the rest.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 17:34
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Does anyone have any information about NCB Aviation? Are they operative?
I tried sending them an email a few days ago but I haven't heard them yet.
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Old 9th Nov 2014, 08:54
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Hi Guys,

I am planning a trip to US with a friend of mine next year. He is going there to do his PPL(A), I want to build hours. At the moment we are looking for a cheap flight school offering both - flight instructing and hour building, preferably in Cessna 150/152.

The school does not have to be located in California or Florida as I have heard that the prices are a little higher in popular states.

Do you know any place meeting our requirements?

Thanks!
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Old 10th Nov 2014, 09:07
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 21:48
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I am planning a trip to US with a friend of mine next year. He is going there to do his PPL(A), I want to build hours. At the moment we are looking for a cheap flight school offering both - flight instructing and hour building, preferably in Cessna 150/152.

The school does not have to be located in California or Florida as I have heard that the prices are a little higher in popular states.

Do you know any place meeting our requirements?
The two are mutually exclusive.
To train you need a M1 visa as a minimum and a school that can accommodate a foreign student.
Hour building you do not need such a school and could probably pay a lower rental fee at a regular Part 61 Flight School who do not have to worry about foreign students and hence potentially lower cost.
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Old 12th Nov 2014, 19:28
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Hour building

Hi there .
I am a ppl holder from ireland and I want to build 80hrs . Hoping to start around mid January 2015 . Can any one recommend a flight school that is well priced with a good reputation in Florida please
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Old 12th Nov 2014, 19:40
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Hour building

Hi gaz45.
Is the prices quoted from chandler air inc taxes ? I am looking Into hour building with them. Would like some advice please ?
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 20:33
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Is the prices quoted from chandler air inc taxes ? I am looking Into hour building with them. Would like some advice please ?
Wow in 12 minutes you have gone from Florida to Arizona....

If you look on their website, it clearly states that tax is charged on the rental rate - so it will be added unless you are dual.
If you haven't started your Cert of Authentication then you had better do so if you are really thinking of January 2015 with the holidays coming up.
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Old 15th Nov 2014, 10:37
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Hours Building Recommended Schools

Hello,

I am looking for a recommended place to do my hours building in the U.S.A or Europe. The weather in the UK at the moment is not great so makes sense to spend around 3-4 weeks abroad for hours building. USA seems to work out competitive based on the exchange rate.

I am flexible with regards to the state (europe or usa) and ultimately prefer a small school with a personal touch rather than a "pilot factory".. Looking to build approximately 80 hours and then will build the rest of the 20 hours in the UK.

The school should have well maintained aircraft with good availability of the C152. This is what I learned on and is the cheapest! - I am not interested in the "safety pilot scheme".

I have emailed Chandler Aviation Services and they have come back with a quote of approximate $8000 for 80 hours with $1500 of taxes and checkouts = so round numbers of $9500 on a Cherokee 140 or PA28 (I believe).

What should I be asking the schools when I make enquiries?

I have thought of the following:

- Taxes,
- Landing Fees
- Fuel Surcharge
- Cost for touch & go's
- insurance waiver
- Accommodation.

Any schools which you can suggest would be welcome ideas? I will be converting my license to the FAA required for hours building.
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Old 15th Nov 2014, 16:29
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 11:19
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#7

Leave the space after 7 empty. The first entry should be at 7a.

Don't forget to get a FCC licence if you want to use your FAA validation OUTSIDE the USA. Costs about 60USD. You do not need a FCC licence if you are only flying in the states. You can also apply when you are at home. Register on the FCC website; if you go there, you need the "other" licence. It will make sense when you look at the application. Or maybe not, it took me about three days to figure out exactly what I needed to do. It takes about 6 weeks to get the plastic licence in the mail from the FAA.
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 12:23
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cavok_flyer,

who did you do your hours building with?
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Old 19th Nov 2014, 19:59
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FAA Syllabus vs. EASA

Evening Gents!

Picking back up on a few posts from this time last year (Man, time flies right!) relating to FAA PPL vs UK PPL and the recommendation to train & fly in the USA if possible.

As mentioned in previous posts, I do have US Citizenship and the ability to work and live in the US is not a problem. I am still living in the UK and do a bit of flying here and there (only about 11 hours on the logbook so far) but now I finally have A few tokens in the pocket, and i've decided its time to take the plunge and go forward with the Move stateside.. I've quit the job, selling up the belongings and move back to New Mexico in 2 weeks!

I'll also be Joining the Air National Guard as well as studying towards my Degree (since this is a prerequisite for US Airline Pilots), so that should hopefully be taken care of in a few years!

My question relates primarily to the syllabus of the FAA PPL material and how similar it is to the EASA books. I've got a few of the Trevor Thom books here that i've been reading through; is it worth continuing on with these, or will the RT, Air Law etc be so different that i would need to purchase additional books for the FAA PPL?

I wouldn't say reading the Pooley's books would do me any harm, but i would quite like to buy the FAA books soon so that I have something to get stuck into prior to the move and to read on the flight over etc (early bird gets the worm and all that)...


Any advice on the above from you guys would be great, and if you can recommend any good FAA books to purchase that'd be helpful too!

Much appreciated!
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 00:01
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DK,
search ASA test prep on amazon.co.uk/com if you haven't come across it.
other books, well, plenty in pdf format off FAA website, plus recommend (second hand cheaper) commercial/instrument training manual (Jepp).

It's OK to get some of the ASA test prep few years dated (except maybe CFI stuff due to new questions) as not much changes there, 'as new' condition etc. You're probably away from this damn cold/crap weather place by now. Just FYI.
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