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Hour building Spain

Old 17th Sep 2017, 10:51
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Hour building Spain

I was wondering if anyone could give links to flight schools which offer aircraft rental for hour building in Spain. I've been trying to google them but I managed to find only one in Jerez (fly-in Spain). Perhaps most of them only have websites in Spanish and that's why I can't find anything else?

I am planning to go to Spain for over a week in October and ideally I would like to compare more offers before signing up, especially because even when buying a block of 50hrs with 'fly-in Spain' does not work much cheaper than in the UK - after taking into account flight tickets, accommodation etc.

I would really appreciate your help, Portugal would be an option too
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Old 18th Sep 2017, 10:29
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EASAland would not be cheap

The cost per hour is a bit cheaper than UK in Spain or Portugal, however what makes the best business is the good weather to plan ahead.
If you are seeking to build 50 hours in UK you may get a nice deal/hour package but the weather may make it as long as 1.5 - 2 months to achieve it.
While if you want to do 50 hours quicker, then aim to a nice weather location. 15 days is feasible in Southern Spain.
Czech Republic can be cheaper than Spain however it may be difficult to get nice weather to fly 50 hours in a short period of time hence making it more costly considering the cost of living there.
I flew in Cyprus once and the price wasn't bad, weather was cavok and accommodation/food was affordable... However it is a longer flight away from UK and the coming weather from October onwards can be a bit of a setback. Same for Florida (US) or South America... Cheaper but more expensive in the long run.
Having been to Madrid, Málaga and Barcelona before, I can comment that both places are very popular for flying but also for tourism, making the cost of staying more expensive at the end.
So the cost of each hour is not as important as the sum of time available, cost of living, transportation and weather conditions causing unplanned delays.
I was in your shoes before and I can advise you on that.
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Old 19th Sep 2017, 20:35
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Airgus thanks for your help! I have already signed up with 'fly-in-Spain' and calculating accommodation, etc into that hour building it will probably work out the same per hour as in the UK (if not slightly more)but weather is pretty much guaranteed, new airspace and a little getaway at the same time so overall you get more for your money than in the UK. I hope it's a good decision
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Old 20th Sep 2017, 16:52
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did you add in the cost of landings at Fly in Spain ? - not included at Jerez when I was there? circuits get expensive...
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 21:54
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Yes, I have. 22EUR/landing but hopefully it will only be once a day on the return from the trip.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 16:30
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nice to read you decided FIS in Jerez, great place.
Another recommendation that I can give you (if it is plan of your next steps) is to do the NVFR there too while you are building hours.

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Old 3rd Oct 2017, 10:43
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I would suggest doing your hour building around the area where you plan to do your CPL.
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 21:31
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Originally Posted by m_w View Post
Airgus thanks for your help! I have already signed up with 'fly-in-Spain' and calculating accommodation, etc into that hour building it will probably work out the same per hour as in the UK (if not slightly more)but weather is pretty much guaranteed, new airspace and a little getaway at the same time so overall you get more for your money than in the UK. I hope it's a good decision

Hello, how was your experience there, would you suggest there for cpl, ifr etc.

Anyone is welcome to put a feedback about this school
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 22:08
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How much are you looking to spend? Florida is issueus the cheaperc for time building. £3500 for 50 hours, plus £1000 for flights and two weeks accommodation. No landing fees.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 07:52
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[QUOTE=rudestuff;10188725]How much are you looking to spend? Florida is issueus the cheaperc for time building. £3500 for 50 hours, plus £1000 for flights and two weeks accommodation. No landing fees.[/QUOTE

Although i ve been to America for 3 times before, my visa application was rejected 2 years ago so United States may be out of option but I would love to go there and fly someday.Which place do you recommend maybe I can try to get a visa again.
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Old 5th Jul 2018, 08:46
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Ah, unlucky. For hour building you don’t need a visa, but you do need to get into the country.. Flyingacademy.com is amongst the cheapest.
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Old 29th Feb 2020, 21:10
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How much are you looking to spend? Florida is issueus the cheaperc for time building. £3500 for 50 hours, plus £1000 for flights and two weeks accommodation. No landing fees.[/QUOTE

Although i ve been to America for 3 times before, my visa application was rejected 2 years ago so United States may be out of option but I would love to go there and fly someday.Which place do you recommend maybe I can try to get a visa again.
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