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Old 9th Mar 2009, 14:26
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In Seff Effrika you get 350 - 400 Rand per hour. That's about Twenty - twenty three pounds. Or 3 and a half - 4 cases of beer.....
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Old 9th Mar 2009, 17:16
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How much tax do you have to pay on 3 1/2 - 4 cases of beer?
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Old 9th Mar 2009, 20:43
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Depends on the alcohol percentage
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Old 10th Mar 2009, 17:41
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Sorry I have not got back sooner Wiley, yep it is a shame can't fit the bike in the back of the porshe, get's in the way of the fillipino girls
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Old 10th Mar 2009, 17:44
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And no not messing around simond, that's what we generally earn at the current exchange rate in the middle east for the military training.
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Old 10th Mar 2009, 18:28
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Messing around! I wish he was, as a friend recently said 'he landed his arse in the buter with that one!'
But then mecenaries have always historically been well paid types, I'd have said the only thing he's telling porkies about is the Porsche, Fluffers in a Porsche....christ Miss Daisy drives quicker than he does!
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Old 17th Mar 2009, 08:42
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Fluffers in a Porsche....christ Miss Daisy drives quicker than he does!
I will second that, pathetically slow is what I would call it, a steady jog would keep up

CF
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Old 17th Mar 2009, 09:59
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pathetically slow is what I would call it
Does Fluffy come from Norfolk then?

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Old 17th Mar 2009, 16:24
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whirly,

in a former life I have the honour of having taught fluffy to fly

but not in norfolk

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Old 28th Jun 2014, 18:39
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5 years on, is it still 40-50? or has inflation finally set in?
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Old 28th Jun 2014, 19:06
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Depends on the operator, the 'largest' paid 40 an hour for FI work, 50 for public transport a year ago, I believe a near London competitor on the same airfield paid more, maybe 70 for the FI work... Have things changed? Possibly a straw poll of current rates?
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Old 28th Jun 2014, 21:03
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I think it's quite hard to recommend it as a career unless the punter can afford both an IR and an FI rating if they don't get picked up by a major.
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Old 29th Jun 2014, 01:34
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VFR in Western Canada on piston aircraft...$90/hr, turbine....$100/hr, IFR.....110/hr.
Easy to fly 6-8 hrs a day 5 days a week.
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Old 29th Jun 2014, 03:14
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Thats for a Class 1 H56. You can start at $65ph as a Class 4 and add $10 an hour for Class 3, Class2 respectively.
Thats also all you get. No retainer or salary and thats before tax.
Better than most places for sure though.
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Old 29th Jun 2014, 10:39
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It's what I get paid with my class 3....I just do fill in on my time off crane!!!!!
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Old 1st Jul 2014, 08:58
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I am amazed operators are still getting away with paying peanuts to Flight Instructors.

Why on earth hasn't the pay gone up since the 80's? Some instructing work is easy, some is bloody dangerous! I know the guys just want their hours but that shouldn't mean working for a wage that doesn't even pay off the cost of training.

I was lucky, I did the FI rating on a PPL(H) and then went on to CPL. The guys these days have a hell of a lot of outlay to be able to whip around the circuit in a Robinson.
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Old 1st Jul 2014, 12:02
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Instructor Pay

Unfortunately instructor pay has been stagnant for far too long, largely because there are always new instructors prepared to work for peanuts just to get a foot in the door.
Some of the less reputable flying schools out there are not paying restricted instructors at all, expecting them to work, just to get to their upgrade. This is a disgrace and a black mark on our industry.
Good instructors are hard to find but unfortunately the economics of helicopter training means that no-one makes enough money be they the school, the helicopter owner or the instructor.
We pay 48 per hour to restricted instructors, probably one of the highest hourly rates in the country but of which I am still ashamed considering what they have invested. We still find it hard to attract good instructors. Anyone looking can PM me.
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Old 21st Jun 2019, 21:26
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I'm curious about the state of this today. Any FI(H) pilots out there who can put a word in? It's been just shy of 5 years since the last post.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 07:42
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no update needed, sadly instructors pay is still the same as 5 years ago
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 21:01
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Instructor Pay rates

Sadly when I look back, I see my hourly flying instruction rate in 1997 was 45/hr with ground school instruction provided by me for free. This is the same now some 22 years later, hence I now prefer to charge for my time on a day rate basis whenever I can.
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