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User currently offlineArcticTern From India, joined Dec 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

Hi

I am looking at different schools around the world and heard Royal Victorian Aero club in Melbourne is considered to be a excellent school.

Any suggestions or has anyone learnt to fly from this school.

Please let me know.

Thanks
sushant


I wanted to fly even before I knew how to pronounce the word 'Pilot'
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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

Sushant - I have no experience with Melbourne, so I can't help you that much. I have just asked a friend who flies in Melbourne, and he suggested that RVAC is more geared towards recreational and private pilots than professional pilots. He suggests taking a look at Moorabbin Flying Services, Tristar Aviation, General Flying Services, Peter Bini Advanced Flight Training if you are planning on flying as a career. From speaking to people in the past, I have heard some good things about MFS and GFS.

If you're willing to look at places other than Melbourne, I can personally vouch for Flight Training Australia in Brisbane - it is a very good school.

Also, take a look at what I wrote about learning to fly in Australia a while ago - I don't know how much of it will apply to you, but it may be worth a read:
RE: Getting A PPL In Kangaroo Land (by VirginFlyer Jul 18 2005 in Civil Aviation)

I hope this is useful for you,

V/F



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User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

Also, Flight Training Adelaide - http://www.flighttrainingadelaide.com - (previously known as BAE Systems Flight Training Adelaide) is quite reputable as it provides flight training courses to cadets from many airline carriers.

Cheers.


User currently offlineArcticTern From India, joined Dec 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

Thanks a lot for the replies.

The only reason i am lookin at RVAC is because they do have a lot of experience with Indian Aviation authority, they know how to work with DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation India)

I will also look at Moorabbin Flying Services, Tristar Aviation, General Flying Services, Peter Bini Advanced Flight Training, also the Adelaide school.

I am not particular of place, I am looking at good flying schools, Excellent to be precise and also thye should be aware with rules and regulations of DGCA.

I hope i am not asking for too much!

Again, Thanks for the info!



I wanted to fly even before I knew how to pronounce the word 'Pilot'
User currently offlineArcticTern From India, joined Dec 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Also i forgot to mention, RVAC helps you to convert your license back home (India), the other school which i have heard is Basair.

I also have a friend in Deccan Airways, she is a first officer and she did her multi rating on PA68. She told me the school was well equipped.

You might also wonder why am i looking for more opinions, i really want to work and know more about a school before shelling out 45000 AUD.

Lastly we need aircrafts which are listed by DGCA, i know for sure the Cessna 152, 172 and the PA 68 are listed.

If a school offers P28 its not easily available here. So there are a lot of factors to look before i even consider a school.

As of now RVAC has met the standards and i am not able to find anyone who has flown from the scratch at RVAC.

Please guide.

Right now i am flying at VOJK, Jakkur Near Bangalore India. 1305 N 7736 E



I wanted to fly even before I knew how to pronounce the word 'Pilot'
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

Sushant - I fly at Flight Training Australia in Brisbane, like I said above. We have 152s, 172s, 172RGs, a 182RG, a Duchess, and a Partenavia for training. There have certainly been students from India in the past, so I imagine they would be fine with any issues with DGCA. I would certainly class it as a top notch school - we don't have the brand new aeroplanes found at some of the larger operations in the southern states, but we are still the largest school in Queensland, and the place has a good reputation.

Certainly do take your time checking out the various schools - like you say, you will be shelling out a fair amount of money, so you want to make the decision that is best for you. Send off emails, try to get as much information as you can.

Out of interest, how much experience do you have now? How much experience will you have when you come to Australia?

V/F

[Edited 2006-02-14 13:48:47]


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User currently offlineArcticTern From India, joined Dec 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 4374 times:

I have flown really less, 18 hours to be precise.

You mentioned you did have Indian Students. Is there anyway i can talk your school's Administration or if i am lucky your CFI.

I would like to get a quote. Also i am giving you a comparison of DGCA requirements and CASA's

DGCA requirement

General Flying as PIC 45
Cross country as PIC 50
Instrument Flying Dual 20
Night flying as PIC 5
DGCA approved simulator (Single engine) 20
DGCA approved simulator (Multi engine) 10
Multi engine Dual 15

My estimated dual hours

Dual flying to get solo 15
Dual flying for cross country check 5
Dual flying to night check 5
Dual flying for CFI check 10
Remaining requirement 45

Total 245

**********************************************************

CASA requirement

General Flying as PIC 70
Cross country as PIC 20
Instrument Flying Dual 20
Night flying as PIC NIL
Simulator (Single engine) NIL
Simulator (Multi engine) NIL
Multi engine Dual NIL

My estimated dual hours

Dual flying to get solo 15
Dual flying for cross country check 5
Dual flying to night check NIL
Dual flying for CFI check 10

Remaining requirement (PIC) 10

Total 150

**********************************************************

Could you please let me know if the CASA requirements are correct. The requirements are for a CPL with IR rating.

Does CASA require simulators?

If i need an endorsement on night flying and Multi what is CASA's requirement.

Hope i am not bothering you much.

Regards,
Sushant



I wanted to fly even before I knew how to pronounce the word 'Pilot'
User currently offlineArcticTern From India, joined Dec 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 4370 times:

In case you come across any RVAC flyer please refer me to him.

The other aspect about RVAC is, the 152 Solo hours cost 122 and 152 Dual costs 199.

I really suits my budget.

Kindly give me the links of school in Australia which according to you are good. I will communicate with the school. Put across my query and also try workin on the cost factor.

Thanks a lot for your patience.

Regards,
Sushant



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