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  1. I though people who have their own planes would not care so much about training cost 🙂
  2. Cannot thank you enough. I understand the differences of learning in GA planes or small sport planes are like learning to drive in a Golf or 30 yrs old Kenworth. Basic concepts such as road rules, steering and gear changing are similar so it make sense to start with a Golf. Plus, it does not cost much for a RPC - RPL conversion, the latter one gives me more freedom in choosing planes and taking pax. So I think the road for me will be RPC - numerous ratings - RPL (start having fun with families) - PPL (in the future) - CPL (maybe) I
  3. Appreciate the info. It is a bit complicated for me as I have not decided whether to pursue a career in aviation, and even if I do, I will do it more on a casual side, things like piloting small sightseeing planes, fly for advertisement and ect. I have worked in travel industry for the last 5 yrs, had a promising career and just started my own touring business when the whole Covid thing hit here. I am lucky enough to get a job driving tram. Lots of time in the cockpit and I think I'd better get ready for the surge in industry when everything goes back. F
  4. from their website the fleet looks a bit dated. will ask for their rate for RPL training
  5. They look pretty good, and rates really attractive, lowest I see in the metro area. pity there is nothing similar in the west. the cheapest i can find here charges $256/hr for dual, and 195 for solo, for a TECNAM Eaglet not sure if they are willing to haggle given the current situation.
  6. the Point Cook Flying Club have J120 for hire $120/hr, good place to accumulate my solo hour. a nearby regional flying school charges $265 for dual on a TECNAM Eaglet. I think it will be a good place to get my PPL?
  7. But it does not cost much to convert a RPC to RPL, maybe an assessment fee , but by doing so I will be able to use bigger planes, meaning more choices when renting, and take more pax with me.
  8. Hey thanks for the info, that's great news. I am also wondering, once you get your RPL, is it better to do those many endorsements (pax, navigation, etc), or go towards PPL?
  9. I think you are correct, RPC training use light aircrafts so it is cheaper than RPL which use old GA from day 1. In regards to all the other endorsements (radio, Navs, Controlled aerodrome and Controlled airspace), are training towards those in RA-Aus system equivalent with those in CASA system, meaning if I have such endors attached to my RPC, can I have the same endors attached to my RPL while I apply for the conversion?
  10. that's what I dont understand. RPL + nav endors seems enough for me, to take my family for an interstate trip.
  11. Hey guys Im new here. Looking to get a PPL in the end but I think it'd be better to get a RPL first then move towards a PPL slowly. Then I come across the RPC thing. From what Ive learnt from the internet the courses for RA-Aus issued RPC use light sport aircraft, while CASA issued RPL ones use general aviation aircraft, which cost more to buy and fly. Thus RPC cost around $7000 to get and RPL cost $13000, without any endorsement. So, is it a cost effective way to get my RPC then pay a few hundreds for a conversion, comparing to go straight for RPL? Also
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