Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 843 times:
I recommend saving up and flying 3 times a week to everyday. The reason for this is you will get your license quicker and it will save you money. I used to go about once a week and it was fine, but I was in no hurry as I was young. But all other ratings from now onward I would go 3 times a week. When I did my complex sign off I went everyday!
Nbirger From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 839 times:
Thanks you for the suggestions. I am currently 16 years old and am really in no hurry for my PPL. Since I have to pay for the lessons with my part-time job I will go once a week and try for more. As for the other Ratings and Commercial license I will definitly go very frequently and hopefully get my parents to fund it
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 54 Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 836 times:
I am currently going once a week as there are transportation issues going on, but everything is fine and working out ok...I'll be going more frequently August and after when everything should be straightened out...
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SophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 825 times:
I also go once a week. I think it would be better to go two or three times, but since I have such a full schedule and not enough money I'm left with no choice. For me it's either once a week or wait at least five years to start until I'm out of school and making a lot more money and can MAYBE take the time during the week to fly.
Nbirger From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 819 times:
I am pretty much in the exact same situation as you. I hope that once a week will be good enough. Hopefully when the time comes to try for the Commercial License I will have some sort of funding (Parents/Loans).
I have one more question. If I go once per week how many hours do you figure it will take me to be ready for the checkride? I strongly doubt that 45 or so will be enough doing it that.
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 816 times:
I still think you should save up, as even if you go 1 hour a week you will have problems doing your X-country as they are normally 2-3 each. So then you would only be flying every other week or once every 3 weeks.
How long it takes depends on teh size of the airport, however the average is about 60 hours.