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User currently offlineFlygaz From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Hi guys. I took a few flying lessons in Florida on holiday a couple of years ago. I am looking to do my PPL now in the UK. I live in the North West and have been to see Chester and Liverpool flying schools and also MSF based out of Manchester International. Has anybody done any training with these schools or has any preference? Obviously it would be great to train out of a large international like MAN, but with that comes the increased cost.

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User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

I'm currently training for my PPL in the Midlands, so I can't comment on flying schools further north. However I would recommend you actually choose a quieter place than MAN to do your PPL! You will be subject to a lot of restrictions and as such the training would be longer and more expensive (i.e. flying circuits to fit in with airliners...). Also the landing fees are probably very expensive there. How much do MSF charge per hour including landing fees? Where I train it is £88 per hour with no landing fees, and it isn't very busy so we can do circuits, touch and gos etc whenever we like.

Oliver



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User currently offlineFlygaz From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Thanks, think its a lot more than you pay, about £120 with no landing fees!

Wen to look at Chester School of Flying in Hawarden and it is much cheaper. Gonna have another look around and hopefully can start soon. thanks for your reply


User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Hey

I am not older enough to do flying or anything............... But I think Bournemouth is a good price, Though that is far tooooooo south for you! LOL

How much does it cost for one to get the PPL liscence? all the lessons ect?

Jimmi


User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Quoting European (Reply 3):
How much does it cost for one to get the PPL liscence? all the lessons ect?

It really depends on how much lessons you need and how experianced you are. The minimum amount of lessions that you need to get a PPL is 45 Hours. However, This is a minimum. Most people are not ready to take the Final tests (I think that there are over 20), untill they have done atleast 55 hours or more. Especially if you space the lessons out (eg. One every 2 weeks).

Price- Lets just say that you need 60 lessions before you do the Tests and the Lessons are £120 per hour. 60@120 each (60x120)= £7,200. And thats before you do the Tests. So, It is kind of expensive.

Quoting European (Reply 3):
I am not older enough to do flying or anything

You are 13 right?...If so, Then you are not too young. I will be starting In July, when I reach 15.
13/14/15 is actually one of the best ages to start at. So, if you are intrested...Go for it.

AerLingus330



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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Hey

HAHAHA, MONEY!!!!!!!

Thats the problemo dude! And I'm colourblind, So I have to take a test before I can learn to see if it would effect me acording to Specsavers Big grin LOL

cya

Jimmi


User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Quoting Aerlingus330 (Reply 4):
You are 13 right?...If so, Then you are not too young

Yep , so long as you can see over the control panel Jimmi  Wink



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

im 13 and taken 2 lessons yet they only count as the actual work done and not the hours so i have to do 2 extra hours pain in the a$$ or what


You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
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