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Best place to hour build in .... Europe

Old 26th Jul 2019, 20:22
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Hi Guys looking for some advice. I see a lot of info recommending hour building in the USA, however this really isn't an option for me. Currently i'm living in Poland and am thinking whether to do my hour building here or somewhere else. which places would you recommend and why.

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Old 27th Jul 2019, 10:54
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If you're in Poland...in Poland as well...there're a lot of local aeroclub/school...you can start to ask them...
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 11:35
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Originally Posted by Flyfede80 View Post
If you're in Poland...in Poland as well...there're a lot of local aeroclub/school...you can start to ask them...
any particular aeroclubs you can recommend. either near lodz or warsaw ?

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Old 29th Jul 2019, 18:01
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Try PZL Mielec. They've got C152s.
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 19:55
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In Poland itself would be your best bet.

If you want somewhere else, check pannon Air in Budapest or Cavok academy
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 15:50
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Come over to Scotland and fly with ACS based at Perth. They have a fleet of about 20 aircraft: 152's, 172's, PA28's. The flying here is great with many different airfields to visit.

and you can get cheap flights and accommodation

Google "ACS Flight Training - Perth"
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 05:33
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Come over to Scotland and fly with ACS based at Perth. They have a fleet of about 20 aircraft: 152's, 172's, PA28's. The flying here is great with many different airfields to visit.

and you can get cheap flights and accommodation

Google "ACS Flight Training - Perth"
Their rates are not reasonable.

1 hour for Cessna 152 is 128 £ = 138 €.

This rate is very much for C152.

They want extra money for check out before flying PIC even if you purchase 100 hours.

There are a lot of flight schools and clubs in Poland. You can fly with 100-110 € on C152 including safety pilot.

Living expenses in Poland are cheaper than Scotland, UK etc.

Pan Aero is thinkable. It is in Crotia. As far as know, 1 hour flight on Diamond 20 is approx. 109 €. They give familiarization training for DA 20 and it is free.

Note: If you purchase 50 or more hours, don't pay any money for check out, familiarization etc. This things have to be free of charge.
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 12:28
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Their rates are not reasonable.

1 hour for Cessna 152 is 128 £ = 138 €.

This rate is very much for C152.

They want extra money for check out before flying PIC even if you purchase 100 hours.
Sorry, for the UK, (certainly Scotland) their rates are actually very good. Looks like you should stay in Poland for your hour building. Unless you go to America, or buy a share in an aircraft, you wont get much cheaper than that!
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 12:06
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Reasonable prices are not limited to Poland.

There are many options for time building in Europe.

Skytaxi which is based in Hungary is conceivable. 1 hour for C152 is 99 €.
Fuel, tax, landing fee and safety pilot included.

Blackbushe Flying Club offers good rates. It is based in London.

1 hour for C150 is 85 £ = 93 €.

1 hour for C172 is 135 £ = 148 €.

Fuel, tax included. No membership is required.

Note: As I said before if flight school or flight club wants extra money for check out, familiarization training etc. (even if you purchase 50-100 hours), never take them seriously.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 23:32
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Take weather as an important factor when selecting the place for hour building
If you want to build hours/experience let’s say in 3 weeks time but due to weather conditions you can only fly 8 days, you end up wasting your money in accommodation and food for little flying.

Safety, Weather, cost of living and quality of flying are important factors to consider.

Not always the lowest rate means the cheapest option.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 21:09
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You'd be surprised what you can find in the UK!!
There's Blackbushe Flying Club where you can buy 25hrs for £100 p/h, especially for hour builders, and others at similar rates....
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