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Old 27th Feb 2009, 14:00
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Question Helicopter Flight Instructor Pay

What is the average pay for a part-time flight instructor per hour for instructuing PPL students in the UK (R22, S300c) ?
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 14:06
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40-50 per flight hour.
 
Old 2nd Mar 2009, 14:34
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Anyone like to speculate what pay might be in other countries?
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Old 2nd Mar 2009, 15:43
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freelance Helicopter Instructors could get 40 per hour here in the UK in 1985!!
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Old 2nd Mar 2009, 16:01
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I used to make $20 per hour (flight and ground instruction) here in the north east US. But worked the office when not flying and got $1,000 base pay a month - equated to a mere $7/hour!
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Old 3rd Mar 2009, 01:14
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New Zealand instructors; loaded. Start on as low as $25,000 salary.
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Old 3rd Mar 2009, 10:56
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Hi
Instructors working in the Middle East are on 60000+ with the current exchange rate.
Onwards and upwards
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 07:53
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Norway pays about 50$ per hour instructing R22 and R44
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 09:19
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In Oz I'm getting $130,000 but I'm not a newbie Grade 2 -I'm an old Grade 1.
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 20:14
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That's Oz dollars unfortunately, the South Pacific Peso.
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Old 4th Mar 2009, 20:33
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DD,

That is top dollar for an instructor, in fact any pilot in Australia.

I guess you are teaching NVGs etc on the Sunshine Coast.

Nice one anyway, something for us all to aspire too.

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Old 7th Mar 2009, 14:20
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Yep, it is terrible pay. In the uk market the pay has not changed for the last 10 to 15 years, 40 to 50 pounds an hour. some get a retainer. but the company will see a way in making a ceiling for you, average monthly pay in the summer for a free lance will any where between 2000-3000 quid. yet in the winter periods can go down to 1000 quid a month. Corporate has gone tits up in the uk, so alot of pilots will not be able to supplement there income doing charter.
I'm even in a more awfull position, just about to get a wage increase which will put me more 75,000 sterling a year, TAX FREE. Oh hang on, better say it again for any people working in the UK "TAX FREE"
Feel tired, overworked, fatigued that I have to get up from my large villa, travel to work my 5 minute drive, do the awfull part of flying for a few hours, done my 6 hours duty if I'm on afternoon's, S.E vfr training. Finish then have the most terrible time round the golf course, cold beer and then back home for a swim in the pool.

If only I could go back to free lance instruction back in the UK, of being stiffed by a few cowboy companies and then by the tax man.
Life can be so cruel.
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Old 7th Mar 2009, 14:27
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Fluffy,

your the man!
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Old 7th Mar 2009, 14:36
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Fluffy wrote:
I'm even in a more awfull position, just about to get a wage increase which will put me more 75,000 sterling a year, TAX FREE. Oh hang on, better say it again for any people working in the UK "TAX FREE"

Yawn
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Old 7th Mar 2009, 17:31
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Hi F5

Think youre wrong there!!!?? Its more like 71556 TAX FREE. But don,t forget the Extra months pay for every 12 months so its 77519

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Old 8th Mar 2009, 00:43
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Thank you very much P1driver, forgot about the extra after every 12 months, it really cuts deeply to the bone.
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Fluff,

I think it's time you started a thread ' I have a very big handle and I know how to wind it'.
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 18:15
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5 minute drive to work? Lazy [email protected][email protected]! Haven't you got a bike?
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 20:48
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Of course Fluffy has a bike, she's Thai... Ping ping or something or other and her mate Ting tong, why do you think he has to drive to work!
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Old 9th Mar 2009, 13:01
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If you don't mind me asking, what area do you work in? How many hours do you have?

I thought helicopter pilots were paid a hell of a lot less than that?

Or are you just messing around?
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