Joined: Oct 21, 2008 Posts: 70 Location: EGKA & EGKR
Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:43 am Post subject:
I was in the same position as you a couple of month ago with regard to the US/UK decision. I checked out Bristow and found out that they are oversubscribed until 2011! I did put my name on a wait list but since then I have started my training in the UK.
It's a better option for all the reasons mentioned earlier in this thread but also because of the people you will get to know which I now place a very high value on - makes it that more enjoyable. That and learning to deal with the weather we have here - I can't wait until the summer comes (if it comes).
I've been to one of the seminars in Coventry - thoroughly recommended.
I am also in the same posistion, so many schools all offering different rates , I think the best thing to do is to pay them all a visit so you can see what they are like for your self. If you know anyone that can recomend a school then even better. You will find lots of help here on the forum, they are a good bunch. Best of luck!
I am going to have a trial lesson with Rise Helicopters in the next few weeks, I went up to rise to have a look around with my partner and they were really friendly and made us most welcome.
Their chief Pilot James Kenright is a really nice chap, and he spent quite a bit of time with us and answered all our questions, a very calming kind of chap just what you need when you are new and 2,000ft above the ground
Joined: Nov 29, 2006 Posts: 25 Location: Northern Ireland
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:31 pm Post subject:
Sticking with the JAA/FAA/JAA dilemma, I was wondering whether anyone had some thoughts on the following:
I hold a JAA CPL(A) with the 14 ATPL(A) exam credits. I was wondering whether it would be worth my while going to the USA to gain an FAA CPL(H) by using my JAA CPL/PPL to get an FAA PPL(A) then doing a FAA fixed wing to helicopter conversion. Once I had achieved this, I would reverse engineer the FAA CPL(H) back to a JAA CPL(H) having done the JAA bridging exams and completed training as decided by the CFI at a CAA approved FTO.
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