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Only way to make sure if you are concerned is...

Only way to make sure if you are concerned is stick to the 'traditional route,' least you know where you stand with the the CPL/IR.
25th Nov 2009, 19:17
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Views: 2,935
Posted By tropicalfridge

You can't get sign offs once someone has sent...

You can't get sign offs once someone has sent their docs off for licence issue as they have already met the requirements of the licence. Getting the solos is a pain, and you will have many more than...
23rd Nov 2009, 17:20
Replies: 14
Views: 4,060
Posted By tropicalfridge

The self improvers route will, I think always...

The self improvers route will, I think always exist, however if the MPL becomes established you will see a signifcant reduction in good Multi/IR instructor jobs as the large integrated schools switch...
22nd Nov 2009, 12:31
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Posted By tropicalfridge

CPL/IR instructors are probably feeling the pinch...

CPL/IR instructors are probably feeling the pinch just now as the health of the airline industry generally dictates how much business they have, could be why no one has responded yet.

So, I'm...
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Posted By tropicalfridge

It wasn't easy for me an any point. Takes about...

It wasn't easy for me an any point. Takes about 2 months fulltime, but don't add a completion deadline to your list of stresses, so give yourself 3 months.
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Posted By tropicalfridge

I think RANT is great but too expensive. Instead...

I think RANT is great but too expensive. Instead I bought an older version of Flight Sim, like 2004 for 15 which runs well on any modern PC. If you put it on autopilot you can practice all the...
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Posted By tropicalfridge

You should take it

You should take it
16th Oct 2009, 17:57
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Posted By tropicalfridge

Is your school still looking for FIs, or are they...

Is your school still looking for FIs, or are they planning a bonfire for the mountain of CVs they get each month? Am wondering if there are any signs of an improvement in the market yet?
15th Oct 2009, 16:11
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Views: 3,023
Posted By tropicalfridge

FI course a waste of time now?

Well, its been a year or so now since the industry went belly up, FTN have discussed the abrupt change in demand for instructors and many people I know have been unable to find much more than casual...
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Views: 2,573
Posted By tropicalfridge

The question you should really be asking is, with...

The question you should really be asking is, with no chance of a job on completion, should I start flight training now?

The answer is no.
2nd Oct 2009, 22:47
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Views: 5,289
Posted By tropicalfridge

There Are No Instructor Jobs

Its been reported in this forum for quite a while now, and its getting worse by the minuite as people continue to come off instructor courses then find there are no jobs. Best not do it for now, its...
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Posted By tropicalfridge

Noting your location, I must say that from my...

Noting your location, I must say that from my experience its a false economy to do your PPL abroad. I did my PPL in SA originally about 10 years ago, and while I had a great time, the short comings...
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Posted By tropicalfridge

No, its not worth it.

No, its not worth it.
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Posted By tropicalfridge

I would search the Maun threads If I were you, as...

I would search the Maun threads If I were you, as ever in this climate, people have already thought of this and you may face stiff competition once you get there. Last I heard there were no...
11th Aug 2009, 12:34
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Views: 1,063
Posted By tropicalfridge

I very much doubt it or there would be many doing...

I very much doubt it or there would be many doing that. The training provider has to be CAA registered which comes with a lot of paperwork and approvals.
11th Aug 2009, 12:25
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Views: 1,464
Posted By tropicalfridge

Well, there's nothing positive to talk about just...

Well, there's nothing positive to talk about just now so may as well moan until it all gets better. Then find something else to moan about!
7th Aug 2009, 19:31
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Views: 1,464
Posted By tropicalfridge

Ask how many hrs these new guys are getting, it...

Ask how many hrs these new guys are getting, it will be next to nothing with no retainer and likely to be layed off completely in the Autumn? Yes there will always be people you hear of who get...
6th Aug 2009, 19:03
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Views: 1,464
Posted By tropicalfridge

The last post is incorrect. There are no FI jobs...

The last post is incorrect. There are no FI jobs at the moment, and comments like that prompt people already in debt to waste another 7k. Proof? Well, FTN last month (front page) detailed the...
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Views: 2,833
Posted By tropicalfridge

Thats probably true when the job market was good,...

Thats probably true when the job market was good, but now and for the next few years until the good times are back any training outwith the UK will be looked on poorly when applying for a job in the...
24th Jul 2009, 20:19
Replies: 22
Views: 3,006
Posted By tropicalfridge

I would be very careful about doing the FI course...

I would be very careful about doing the FI course abroad. You are very lucky to have found a place still recruiting, will this still be the case by the end of your course? I doubt it! And with all...
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Posted By tropicalfridge

When supply outstrips demand for jobs should the...

When supply outstrips demand for jobs should the experienced guy (which I'm not) tell it how it is at risk of sounding like they are trying to scare off the newguys, afterall we are all competing for...
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Posted By tropicalfridge

It has been raised before if you use the search...

It has been raised before if you use the search above.

To be paid you need a CPL, an FI rating and the CPL theory exams. You can work without pay on a PPL with CPL theory & an FI rating.
...
15th Jul 2009, 09:50
Replies: 26
Views: 4,242
Posted By tropicalfridge

Does no one listen?

:ugh:Yet another example of a new pilot not listening to the advice. There is gross national surplus of CPL qualified instructors, there are no jobs, every decent FI course in the country is backed...
8th Jul 2009, 21:23
Replies: 3
Views: 1,032
Posted By tropicalfridge

I don't know why people are still doing FI...

I don't know why people are still doing FI courses when it has been clear for many months that there are no jobs, even FTN magazine details the current surplus of CPL qualified FIs. :ugh:

All the...
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Views: 2,112
Posted By tropicalfridge

If you want to work in the US, do it in Florida. ...

If you want to work in the US, do it in Florida. If you want to work in Europe do it in Scotland. I know the Florida schools can award JAA licences.

If your short term aim is to instruct, then...
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