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Old 10th May 2013, 14:21
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R125,

Keep an eye on this thread. Bristow haven't released anything yet!

http://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/513...me-2013-a.html

Also check out the Helicentre at Leicester Airfield. They started doing their own scholarships in 2012!

Helicentre Aviation : Helicopter Pilot Training, Utility, Charter, Tours, Lessons and Gift Experience Flights - UK - Leicester, Midlands and Nationwide

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Old 10th May 2013, 17:34
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R125

This question gets asked so often and my answer is always the same - Where do you want to fly once you qualify? If you want to fly in the US, train there - If you want to fly in Europe - learn here! Many people have gone through the mill and so much depends on which flying school you choose. My advice would be go and visit some helicopter schools in the UK and talk to the instructors there. Then try and find some people who have been and trained in the US and hear their experiences.

Remember to assess the advice you get carefully and don't get taken in by promises - companies will often promise everything to encourage you to train with them but jobs are never guaranteed and only a few will get job offers.

The worst scenario is if you sell up everything to go to the US and then run out of money before you finish. The main thing to remember is that whatever you are quoted for training in the US will be optimistic and there will be usually be hidden extras. It may appear to be cheaper in the US but you need to add tax (on everything you spend there), the costs of accommodation, transport, flights and licence conversions which you might not necessarily have to pay if you train at home. That lot evens up the balance sheet considerably. You also have the opportunity to work here whilst you train which may not be possible under your US visa.

I wish you the very best - most of us once stood where you are now and we appreciate your conundrum!
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Old 9th Jun 2017, 08:05
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Do any PPL(H)/CPL(H) have any experience learning in Hungary? Specifically Budapest? I've found an interesting looking school there which I'm currently waiting on a quote from for my PPL(H).

It's this place: http://www.helikopter.hu/
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Old 10th Jun 2017, 12:52
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I think this is the school that have asked if one of my instructors and I would do some teaching for them !
I would be careful to make sure that nothing gets lost in the translation ! I have just come back from teaching / examine in a nearby country and the standard of flying from instructors / professional pilots was woeful !
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 12:16
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Originally Posted by Hughes500
I think this is the school that have asked if one of my instructors and I would do some teaching for them !
I would be careful to make sure that nothing gets lost in the translation ! I have just come back from teaching / examine in a nearby country and the standard of flying from instructors / professional pilots was woeful !
Pays your money you takes your choice
Thak you for replying. Where do you instruct at the moment? Do you have any specific concerns about safety or quality of instruction?
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