Joined: Dec 17, 2008 Posts: 40 Location: Peterborough
Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:30 pm Post subject: CPL - Where to go
I am now 15 hours away from being able to start my CPL flying course.
Theory is done (but not forgotten, hopefully)
Looking for recommendations on who to take it with.
I live just south of Peterborough but work in Cambridge, so + 50 miles from those areas.
I currently fly out of Cambridge but with increasing landing fees and a very busy circuit not sure if it would all get in the way of the CPL Course.
I have flown with MikeH @ Conington but although its on my doorstep (I live about 2 miles from their zone) I intend to fly some of my CPL course whilst still attending work, which is only 10 minutes from Cambridge airport.
Joined: Dec 20, 2005 Posts: 31 Location: Cambridge, UK
Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:42 am Post subject:
Wouldn't an Approved JAR-FCL CPL(H) Modular Course have to be run by an Approved FTO, so ruling out a freelancer?
I live near Cambridge too, and have been recently in the market for a CPL(H) course, and I haven't come across any other options other than Cambridge, Conington, Sywell and Leicester.
All four of these seemed excellent to me.
For me, Sywell and Leicester ruled themselves out purely on distance, so it looks like I'm not helping you much here, as I think you are right that it's a straight choice between Conington and Cambridge. _________________ Tim
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CPL(H), FI(H)(R) R22 R44 206, offering trial lessons and PPL(H) courses at Aeromega in Cambridge. Experienced safety pilot for heli-trips for current and rated pilots looking for adventure.
I'm not a CPL holder, so cannot exactly recommend any school over another in that respect. Umm, but what about Cabair at Cranfield (if it's still there?)? Again, I imagine it's a bit far out of your way, MAUW. _________________ J.
Joined: Apr 27, 2005 Posts: 518 Location: SE England
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:00 pm Post subject:
The reason I didn't reply was that you seemed, not unreasonably, quite specific in terms of the area. I've just done mine at London Helicopter Centres at Redhill and would recommend them, but it's probably not very convenient for you. _________________ DBChopper
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