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Posted By banjodrone

Assuming you intend to start a commercial /...

Assuming you intend to start a commercial / instrument course and you don't already have the PIC hours, you don't officially need an EASA Private to build the hours or start the course but I suppose...
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Views: 934
Posted By banjodrone

Conversion is still a very expensive thing to do,...

Conversion is still a very expensive thing to do, especially if you don't have the required PIC hours already. I think they give you 36 months, it's not long enough for a person on an average salary....
3rd Sep 2018, 20:55
Replies: 6
Views: 2,665
Posted By banjodrone

As I understand it, for experienced pilots with...

As I understand it, for experienced pilots with hours in the 4 digit range and an ATP, they can arrange a national validation, probably an Irish one, which is valid for 1 year and during which time...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,240
Posted By banjodrone

The cynic in me says it sounds like another...

The cynic in me says it sounds like another spanner in the works to throw people off the idea of training and building overseas but I guess it might have some rationale if reasonable suspicions have...
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By banjodrone

Hours are hours and they should count but I'm not...

Hours are hours and they should count but I'm not sure about the specific training requirements which will differ to one degree or another. Believe me if they could philosophically justify a concept...
Replies: 27
Views: 6,884
Posted By banjodrone

Hmm, I could be wrong but that instructor...

Hmm,

I could be wrong but that instructor sounds like a very experienced pilot but not a very experienced instructor, or one who is very stuck in his ways. Some pilots just aren't cut out for...
2nd Aug 2018, 17:20
Replies: 11
Views: 9,382
Posted By banjodrone

In some parts of the world it would not be...

In some parts of the world it would not be uncommon to find some ex-military pilots with tattoos flying for the airlines and the carriers have taken view that they are willing to forsake or relax...
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Views: 6,788
Posted By banjodrone

Hi there, The aviation market in the US is...

Hi there,

The aviation market in the US is always more fertile so it's always easier to get a job doing something in the piloting field even if that's not an airline job for the time being. In...
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Views: 1,743
Posted By banjodrone

I have the same background as you. Unfortunately...

I have the same background as you. Unfortunately aviation hasn't gone the way as the maritime world where STCW has a big bearing on almost every aspect of shipping and has been adopted...
15th Mar 2018, 19:39
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Views: 2,275
Posted By banjodrone

Sheffield

Looking for some opinions on FAA dispatch certification at Sheffield School of Aeronautics in Florida. Apparently many of the world's majors send people there for training.
7th Dec 2017, 19:47
Replies: 5
Views: 2,196
Posted By banjodrone

Even Isaac Asimov, who was no luddite or enemy of...

Even Isaac Asimov, who was no luddite or enemy of science and technology talked about the need to move towards a more scientific, resource based economy before a "type 1" civilisation could be...
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Views: 4,417
Posted By banjodrone

Been there done that. As a general rule of thumb...

Been there done that. As a general rule of thumb these days, always train where you can work. 20 years ago it was a different story, you could be more "adventurous" and training under the FAA system...
24th Sep 2017, 22:43
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Views: 49,131
Posted By banjodrone

I guess every dog has its day and just maybe some...

I guess every dog has its day and just maybe some of the more "reputable" schools have had theirs. In almost every successful organisation you'll find that after a peak, things quietly ramp down as...
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Views: 16,652
Posted By banjodrone

You would probably learn more about flying by...

You would probably learn more about flying by reading the numerous books by highly experienced pilots such as Barry Schiff. I don't think the point of the ATPL theory is to impart knowledge anyway,...
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Views: 1,105
Posted By banjodrone

How long to get back in the saddle?

So it's been around 7 years since I flew (fixed wing) and I may be in a position to get back to it next year. Have any of you taken up the reins again after such a long period and how long did it...
21st Sep 2017, 15:45
Replies: 80
Views: 49,131
Posted By banjodrone

Ryanair are accepting low hour ICAO commercial...

Ryanair are accepting low hour ICAO commercial pilots or people at the private level to continue training? I know they were accepting experienced, preferably type rated ones in excess of 1500 hours...
21st Sep 2017, 14:04
Replies: 80
Views: 49,131
Posted By banjodrone

Easyjet desperate for pilots?

So my old man says he heard on the radio this morning that Easyjet are so desperate for pilots that they are willing to take on anyone who's started training, even at the private level and pay for...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,800
Posted By banjodrone

It's important to note that it's not just the "14...

It's important to note that it's not just the "14 exams" that you need to get an EASA CPL / IR after getting the equivalent FAA certificate, in fact financially speaking that's the least of your...
28th Oct 2015, 15:31
Replies: 39
Views: 10,919
Posted By banjodrone

Vulcan final flight live broadcast now.

Watch it live here

https://youtu.be/DcKqkq27ffk
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Views: 1,919
Posted By banjodrone

Someone more knowledgeable than me will chime in...

Someone more knowledgeable than me will chime in I'm sure but afaik, that is correct once they meet all the hours etc, requirements. However it's probably advisable to get some sort of study package...
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Views: 2,458
Posted By banjodrone

Yep. All this EASA Vs FAA / UK Vs US stuff is...

Yep. All this EASA Vs FAA / UK Vs US stuff is getting old, it needs to stop already. They got what they wanted for the most part, with almost no-one from Europe going to train stateside now so...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,652
Posted By banjodrone

I'm not a CFI but this is a very old question....

I'm not a CFI but this is a very old question. The problem with trying to impart skills by teaching "methods" is that while they may work well for some people, others need a more insightful and...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,094
Posted By banjodrone

Ah, that old - everything is better in Europe and...

Ah, that old - everything is better in Europe and even better still in the UK - Chestnut. It reeks of British imperial snobbery & arrogance and belongs in a bygone era reminiscent of colonial times....
Replies: 11
Views: 2,526
Posted By banjodrone

I agree with what Phil said. A good skilled trade...

I agree with what Phil said. A good skilled trade will never go out of style and will see you through harder times. Degrees may or may not get you a slightly higher starting salary but that's about...
Forum: North America
2nd Sep 2015, 23:00
Replies: 309
Views: 283,353
Posted By banjodrone

Pretty sure you just need a 3rd class medical to...

Pretty sure you just need a 3rd class medical to train and take checkrides and that you only need a 2nd class for actual commercial ops. Could be wrong but that's what I've always understood. Maybe...
2nd Sep 2015, 22:42
Replies: 365
Views: 139,689
Posted By banjodrone

Yep I was thinking of applying but then not. I...

Yep I was thinking of applying but then not. I never finished my leaving cert. I did go on to do a HND in telecommunications and other 3rd level stuff but it's not a degree no matter which way you...
17th Aug 2015, 23:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,625
Posted By banjodrone

Oh ok, getting an instructor rating would be...

Oh ok, getting an instructor rating would be worthwhile if you can finance it and put it to use. If anything it will make you a better pilot and give you practice flying from the RHS. As you're...
12th Aug 2015, 01:42
Replies: 5
Views: 2,625
Posted By banjodrone

Have you considered Africa, Indonesia? They're...

Have you considered Africa, Indonesia? They're not what they used to be but every so often I hear of someone getting lucky in those places. I too finished up around the same time as you but also for...
Replies: 22
Views: 6,979
Posted By banjodrone

The bottom line these days is train where you...

The bottom line these days is train where you want to work, as long as you can work there. So called conversions are messy. To even start converting your basic FAA Multiengine/Instrument/Commercial...
Replies: 7
Views: 5,086
Posted By banjodrone

B-727 Systems Course - Learn B-727 Electrical,...

B-727 Systems Course - Learn B-727 Electrical, Fuel, Hydraulic, Powerplants, Fire Protection (http://www.kingschools.com/ground-school/jet-aircraft/b727-systems)
24th Jun 2015, 23:07
Replies: 3
Views: 2,263
Posted By banjodrone

That's kind of what I was thinking. At 44 I'm not...

That's kind of what I was thinking. At 44 I'm not wasting time on pursuing an aviation career with a whole 250 hours and long out of currency but maybe employers don't see it that way. I'll probably...
24th Jun 2015, 19:27
Replies: 3
Views: 2,263
Posted By banjodrone

Applying for work, keep flight training on CV or not?

Kind of off topic here but I'm just wondering is it considered a good idea to leave any flight training/certification you've done off your CV when looking for a job. One interviewer hinted at that...
15th Apr 2015, 01:26
Replies: 2
Views: 2,749
Posted By banjodrone

Hmm nobody has replied to this yet. Maybe it...

Hmm nobody has replied to this yet. Maybe it belongs in the appropriate regional forum for NZ. Most of the posts on this thread are to do with primary flight training for the most part.

With all...
8th Apr 2015, 00:08
Replies: 8
Views: 4,381
Posted By banjodrone

Hmmm. You say you have a frozen ATPL, but that's...

Hmmm. You say you have a frozen ATPL, but that's EASA language, meaning a commercial licence with all the ATP theory exams passed, in FAA land they don't use that misleading term, they just call it...
5th Apr 2015, 02:10
Replies: 8
Views: 4,381
Posted By banjodrone

Well Tunisia aren't in EASA, yet, so you're in...

Well Tunisia aren't in EASA, yet, so you're in luck. You need to check with your CAA/DGCA to find out the procedures for conversion of qualifications. Unless there's been significant lobbying by any...
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