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Old 23rd Oct 2010, 17:55
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I would have thought any school would be able to do the "intensive" course.

My instructors were always keen for a compressed course because it actually saves you money since your skill level does not erode.

But more than 2 trips per day might be a bit too much I gather.
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Old 23rd Oct 2010, 22:03
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I did a full-time PPL(H) in the UK and when I was making my enquiries, pretty much every school I contacted was happy to organise it. However, bear in mind that even instructors want some me time so it will likely be five days a week.

I would also recommend starting studying now. The exams aren't difficult but there's a lot of volume even at PPL. Best to start with Air Law, Met and Human Factors.

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Old 24th Oct 2010, 08:30
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Try Aeromega, Cambridge Aeromega Helicopters. They do intensive CPL and FI courses so wouldn't be much of a change to do a PPL.
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Old 24th Oct 2010, 10:08
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I was asked several times about this by prospective "intensive" students, and we agreed to do it as long as they kept up with the ground school, which basically meant doing at least 1 exam a week, if they were finish in 6 weeks.

my own limted experience was that in all cases apart from 1 the student let themselves down by not studying in the evenings enough to keep to the schedule, so we had to suspend flying till they caught up, they would use such excuses as "I'm tired from all the flying"

so before you start on your "intensive course" I would say are you sure you mean it? because its quite intensive

also I agree with the 2 trips a day and 5 days a week comments, more than that can be diminishing returns. also definitely start studying now and go in to do the exams even if you havent started yet, as long as you are ready.

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Old 24th Oct 2010, 22:14
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I think the reason why most PPL(H)s are done over a period is down to he student, NOT the school. As Vee Any says, if you like Northumbria and the feel of the place ask them. I am sure they will try to accommodate you.

The previous advice cautioning about the student keeping-up is wise, in my view. You must have the relevant ground school done before it is needed for the flying. In general, the student will find full-time MUCH harder than the instructor. 5 days per week would be the max sensible, I suggest.
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 07:40
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They do intensive CPL and FI courses so wouldn't be much of a change to do a PPL.
I thought the very nature of the CPL and FI courses meant that they are supposedd to be intensive.

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Old 25th Oct 2010, 09:33
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Consider getting the ground studies and exams out of the way now, while the weather's iffy, then you'll be all ready to blast through the flying in the spring.
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 20:10
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Helicopter Flying Lessons

Hello I am looking for some help and did not know where else to turn.

My friend's wife wants to buy him a surprise helicopter flying lesson. He has been going on about learing to fly a heliopter for a while and she sees this as the first tentative step.

Could anyone recommend a good school within ready distance of Clapham?

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 21:00
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5 min on google.

found this at redhill Helicopter Pilot Training at Redhill. PPL, CPL, FI Courses

or a bit further south. I know Fast Helicopters does alot of trial lessons.

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Old 30th Aug 2011, 21:16
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Cheers have looked at the site; it looks right up his Strasse.

As an aside I am fortunate enough to have a CPL through the mil - I was therefore stunned to find out how much it costs my fellow civi bretheren.

Once again thank you for the pointer.

Regards,

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Old 30th Aug 2011, 21:28
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As an aside I am fortunate enough to have a CPL through the mil - I was therefore stunned to find out how much it costs my fellow civi bretheren
Yes! It cost us an absolute fortune! But our own civilian flying costs us substantially less.
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 21:32
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Helicopter Services at Wycombe Air Park, they will look after you.
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 21:52
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Best and most enjoyable, around London, would be HQ Aviation at Denham. It’s Quentin “Q” Smith’s new school. www.HQAviationLtd.com
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 22:02
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And we'd love to help you too at EBG Helicopters Redhill.
 
Old 10th Nov 2011, 16:06
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Flight schools in southern England?

Can anyone recommend a good rotary flight school now that fast at thruxton are closing?

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Old 10th Nov 2011, 16:15
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PPL or CPL ?

What sort of distance do you want to travel, and where do you live ?

There's schools up at High Wycombe - Heliair and Helicopter Services.

There's Bournemouth Helicopters.

Further west, closest I can think of is Dunkeswell.

Gloucester has Heliflight and Rise, to name but two.
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Old 10th Nov 2011, 16:18
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EBG & LHC at Redhill.
HQ Aviation at Denham.
Phoenix and Elite at Goodwood.
Helicopter Services and Heli-Air at Wycombe.

That should keep you busy on the phone for a while !
 
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Talk to Ken at EBG, Redhill
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Old 10th Nov 2011, 19:17
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Polar at Manston.
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Old 10th Nov 2011, 21:50
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Wow, such a great response so quickly, thank you!

I'm based out of Portsmouth so goodwood or Bournemouth best options. Probably goodwood slightly closer. Any gen on the schools there?

Thanks again, and it will be Cpl (hopefully).
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