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Just Dream of Flying Solo in Cheapest Way possible

Old 10th Aug 2018, 11:00
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Just Dream of Flying Solo in Cheapest Way possible

Hi, I live in Sydney, Australia. Its my dream of becoming a helicopter pilot. At the moment, i dont have enough funds to hold PPL. Neither i have 24k$ to spend on Recreational Pilot License(RPL). The cheapest license here in Australia is RPL, but unluckily fellows like me cant afford it too.

Is there any other way of going Solo on R22 without holding RPL and PPL??

I want to fly R22 Solo for few hours. For that how many hours of dual instruction do i need to get?? And after flying solo, how much hours will be logged under my belt??

And after few years, when i plan to get PPL after having enough funds, at that time will my these previous hours count??

Can student Pilot Certificate only work for going solo?

thanks
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 02:29
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If you go to the CASR part 61 the list of required experience is in there. CASR Pt 61

There is no cheap or easy way to do it unfortunately so if you can't save or find the money then there really isn't an easy way of doing it. If in doubt go talk to your local flight school and ask them in person.

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Old 12th Aug 2018, 23:14
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One born every minute FFS.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 03:17
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Originally Posted by Thomas coupling View Post
One born every minute FFS.
Not a nice thing to say... this business if full of dreamers, regardless of your status in the industry you have to respect them just the same. some of them will end up driving hard earned money in the industry, for the benefit of all of us.

Anish, of course flying solo is a validating and exhilarating step but it should not be the end goal, long ago the only thing flying solo has given me is an understanding of the responsibilities. Flying solo will just make you more hungry to go back with your instructor and get the best skills he has to offer you.

This type of mission you are embarking on, is really hard to achieve on a budget, my advice, make some money somewhere else, a lot of it. In the mean time study ground school and helicopter theory books.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 07:09
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It’s TC, he doesn’t do “Nice”. We think he was not breastfed when he was a baby Rotorhead.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 07:58
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Originally Posted by DOUBLE BOGEY View Post
It’s TC, he doesn’t do “Nice”. We think he was not breastfed when he was a baby Rotorhead.
TC is the headmaster of the school of tough love. Nothing wrong with that.
The alternative is ending up with people like you see on TV talent shows because mommy told them they were special.

If he has a flying itch to scratch then consider micro lights or ultralights. There are cost effective ways to get airborne, a helicopter is not one of them.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 08:19
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If you have a student pilots licence and the instructor considers that you have meet the requirements of flying solo then yes you can go solo. You will need an instructor to authorise each and every flight but they will also want to take you dual for more training. Once you have been given the dual training they will send you solo to practice that training. You won't be allowed to just go solo whenever you feel like it though.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 13:38
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OK,
I'll try and muster the humility of being patient with this freeloader, sorry - dream chaser....
IF you insist on flying helos, just like a car, you need a license. There are no legal shortcuts.
You become legal to fly and then you go solo - simples.
In europe that will cost you 40-50hrs @ around £20k.
The aim of going thru a regulated process is to stop people like you getting airborne in a shed when no-one is looking and killing your mate or family who you have with you.
Do it properly .....or not at all.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ot-unqualified
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 13:55
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Join the military !
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 14:26
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Try flying drones:

https://www.banggood.com/?p=WV200745633920140210
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 16:32
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Originally Posted by Thomas coupling View Post
OK,
I'll try and muster the humility of being patient with this freeloader, sorry - dream chaser....
IF you insist on flying helos, just like a car, you need a license. There are no legal shortcuts.
You become legal to fly and then you go solo - simples.
In europe that will cost you 40-50hrs @ around £20k.
The aim of going thru a regulated process is to stop people like you getting airborne in a shed when no-one is looking and killing your mate or family who you have with you.
Do it properly .....or not at all.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ot-unqualified
He only asked about flying solo, you arrogant nitwit.

As you progress through the training, at some point your instructor will deem you competent to solo. It may be 15 hours, maybe 30, maybe never. Say you solo at 20 hours and decide to stop. You are perfectly free to do so. You can come back and start again at any time. Yours hours will never "expire" but much of what you learned you will have to relearn, depending on how long of a break you take.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 16:48
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Isn't this the same guy who was asking how to build full scale replica helicopters out of wood, concrete, cardboard and other items a while back. . Seems very familiar 🤔

Flying whether it is Planes, Helicopters, Microlights, is going to cost you money .. No escaping that fact which ever way you cut it.

Maybe Skydiving, Parachuting or Bungee Jumping could be your cheapest option to going solo in some shape or form on a very affordable level 👍
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 20:21
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once you get enough hours, get your first job in Canada, the local pilots are always welcoming. You'll be amazed at the colorful language they use in their excitement
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 20:29
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Boys. Look him up. He's on face book...
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 20:56
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Originally Posted by GoodGrief View Post
Boys. Look him up. He's on face book...
Which one? There is literally dozens of accounts by that name.

Interesting that this thread sparks so much fury!
Anyways, seems like the military will be the most cost effective way to go solo. Certainly not the easiest, but one that doesn't require any funding.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 17:16
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The reason there are loads on Facebook is because Anish Adhikari is the Bangladeshi equivalent of John Smith.
I love the suggestion that the best advice for him to go solo is to join the mil!!! He makes a life changing decision, Signs up for 'x' years, moves away from home for god knows how long, learns to become a soldier first, goes thru a gruelling training phase and after months and months 'might' be chosen to fly for that military, after which he then embarks on ground school for weeks and then learns to fly. He 'might' then be told he is competent to go solo (or not!). Only to find - do you know what - I don't like it after all.
FFS!
A bit like cracking a nut with a ten ton sledge hammer!
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