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Training School without landing fees

Old 15th Nov 2020, 13:17
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Training School without landing fees

I've been looking to start my PPL (well, re-do actually, I hold and expored FAA license) as a precursor to doing my CPL etc once the industry picks back up.

I've found a fair few decent looking schools which do the package at a reasonable price, but so many of them have a footnote saying that landing fees aren't included.

In some cases it's a few quid a go (which will quickly add up) but in others its an incredible amount of money. One local school is based at Liverpool John Lennon and it costs 35 a time!

Are there schools out there based at airfields which don't charge for landings, or is it just a highly inconvenient thing I have to budget for?

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Old 15th Nov 2020, 15:09
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ACS flight training in Scotland have no landing fees at their home base (Perth) during training.
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Old 15th Nov 2020, 18:48
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I fly privately out of White Waltham, I pay about 340pa in club membership, but then all my landing fees are covered for the year.
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Old 15th Nov 2020, 19:15
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The US private pilot certificate does not expire. You do not need to obtain an EASA PPL in order to undertake a modular EASA CPL course.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 23:03
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I did 60hrs hour building, NVFR, CPL, ME, IR in Poland (Grafprom in Bydgoszcz) and haven't paid one single landing fee at their controlled airport.
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Old 19th Nov 2020, 21:08
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Tayside aviation have no landing fees at Dundee and Fife Airports
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Old 19th Nov 2020, 22:32
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I did 60hrs hour building, NVFR, CPL, ME, IR in Poland (Grafprom in Bydgoszcz) and haven't paid one single landing fee
But how much did you spend travelling to and from Poland + accomodation and living expenses? Was it worth it? I had friends who went to the USA to save money on hrs building, but spent more travelling there than they would have spent here in extra hourly costs + landing fees.

Seems like a pointless exercise.
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