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    PPL Owner? Yes

    Base Airport: Varies

    Years of experience flying as PIC: Got my PPL 2 years ago, only amassed 60 hours due to lack of funds (+ another 40 on gliders)

    Aircraft Flown: Piper PA28, Cessna 152/172, Grob Heron, Grob Tutor (+Various gliders)

    Favourite Aircraft Flown: Grob Tutor for fun, 152 for easy flying!

    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Oui

    Favourite Aircraft: If its got wings it will do just fine

    Most exotic country you've travelled to: As PIC... Scotland!

    Aviation blog/journal address: n/a
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    Name: Aidan
    PPL Owner? (If no, skip the following sub questions):No but want to get one when I am older
    Interested in military/civil aircraft:Civil
    Favourite Aircraft: Airbus A380
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: Tobago
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    Name: Thomas
    PPL Owner?: P/UT
    Base Airport: Tatenhill Airfield EGBM
    Aircraft Flown:Cessna 152
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Civil
    Favourite Aircraft: B757
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: Uganda, Africa
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    Name:Liam
    PPL Owner: No but im currently gaining it
    Base Airport: Liverpool John Lennon Airport
    Aircraft Flown:PA-28
    Favourite Aircraft Flown:PA-28
    Interested in military/civil aircraft:Civil and certain military
    Favourite Aircraft:any type of 737 an 777
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: Florida
    Aviation blog/journal address:N/A
    and how do you join on the soc page?
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    I love planes
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    Name: Henry
    PPL Owner: Nope
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Civil only
    Favourite aircraft: 737-NG, 747-400, 777, 320, 340
    Most exotic country you'v travelled to: Canada
    Aviation blog: nope
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    This society seems pretty cool

    Name: Laura
    PPL Owner?: Nope, but I would love to be one if I have enough time and money. I've had one lesson before though which can count towards my hours for if Iever try for a liscense in the future The plane I flew was a Cessna, so nothing too extravagant, but still nice
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Both can be quite interesting
    Favourite Aircraft: I'm not too sure, there's plenty of pretty awesome ones out there ;P
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: I guess either the Caribbean or South Africa.
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    Hi, I like the look of this!

    Name: Steve
    PPL Owner: No, hopefully in the future
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Civil
    Favourite aircraft: Err hard call maybe A319 or A340-600 the 777-300ER is nice aswell
    Most exotic country you'v travelled to: South Africa
    Aviation blog: No
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    Name: jbt757
    PPL Owner: No
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Civil
    Favourite aircraft: B738, B752, A32X
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: Mexico
    Aviation blog: N/A
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    Name: Dr Bungle
    PPL Owner: Working on it
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Civil
    Favourite aircraft: 747-8, A330, Harrier, P51 Mustang, F/35
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: Qatar
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    Name: Mark
    PPL Owner? (If no, skip the following sub questions): Yes.
    Base Airport: Zurich
    Years of experience flying as PIC: Since 1999
    Aircraft Flown: Cessna 172, Twin-Piper, Beechcraft Bonanza. Once had control of a Mig-21.
    Favourite Aircraft Flown: Hmmmm has to be the Concorde as a passenger though,
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Both.
    Favourite Aircraft: Harrier and F14 Tomcat... currently restoring a BF109 or what remains of it at least.
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: Hawaii.
    Aviation blog/journal address: None.
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    Name: Anthony
    PPL Owner: No, however I have 3 hours in a C152, and 2 hours in a Grob Tutor. Will have my PPL by this time next year.
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Civil
    Favourite aircraft: Cessna Citation 550 II, CRJ-700, Boeing 717
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: Spain (Meh)
    Aviation blog: N/A

    It's nice to see so many other people who love aviation, I'm based in SE London and I fly at Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB) with EFG Flying School.

    Can't wait to get my PPL, forget paying £3000 for insurance and £2000 for a motor + all other costs. I can get my PPL with that! :P
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    Name: Anthony
    PPL Owner: No, however I have 3 hours in a C152, and 2 hours in a Grob Tutor. Will have my PPL by this time next year.
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Civil
    Favourite aircraft: Cessna Citation 550 II, CRJ-700, Boeing 717
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: Spain (Meh)
    Aviation blog: N/A

    It's nice to see so many other people who love aviation, I'm based in SE London and I fly at Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB) with EFG Flying School.

    Can't wait to get my PPL, forget paying £3000 for insurance and £2000 for a motor + all other costs. I can get my PPL with that! :P
    Be careful of Lord Sugar at Biggin Hill, I've heard he's a nutter in his Cirrus!
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    Name: Anthony
    PPL Owner: No, however I have 3 hours in a C152, and 2 hours in a Grob Tutor. Will have my PPL by this time next year.
    Interested in military/civil aircraft: Civil
    Favourite aircraft: Cessna Citation 550 II, CRJ-700, Boeing 717
    Most exotic country you've travelled to: Spain (Meh)
    Aviation blog: N/A

    It's nice to see so many other people who love aviation, I'm based in SE London and I fly at Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB) with EFG Flying School.

    Can't wait to get my PPL, forget paying £3000 for insurance and £2000 for a motor + all other costs. I can get my PPL with that! :P
    It costs 5k for a PPL? How come it costs so much to become a commercial pilot?
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    It costs 5k for a PPL? How come it costs so much to become a commercial pilot?
    A PPL is a Private Pilot's Licence. You can't legally use it for reward as it's for pleasure flying only.

    To be a commercial pilot costs somewhere in the realm of £80,000! Put bluntly, aircraft are expensive to rent and run! The bigger and more complex the aircraft, the more expensive it is to run and rent. Couple that with all the exams you have to take and fees for medicals etc it soon adds up.
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    It costs 5k for a PPL? How come it costs so much to become a commercial pilot?
    What I meant is that 5K could go towards a PPL which costs around ~ £9,000


    (Original post by Schleigg)
    A PPL is a Private Pilot's Licence. You can't legally use it for reward as it's for pleasure flying only.

    To be a commercial pilot costs somewhere in the realm of £80,000! Put bluntly, aircraft are expensive to rent and run! The bigger and more complex the aircraft, the more expensive it is to run and rent. Couple that with all the exams you have to take and fees for medicals etc it soon adds up.
    To gain a CPL it would cost around £40-50K, not 80. 80K for fATPL, although some people have done it in much less
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    Parents are on the plane back from NYC atm, and ive been using "flightstats" to follow the journey

    I have to say its a really awesome tool !
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    What I meant is that 5K could go towards a PPL which costs around ~ £9,000




    To gain a CPL it would cost around £40-50K, not 80. 80K for fATPL, although some people have done it in much less
    If you're gonna do it then do it properly...?

    CPL only lets you be a First Officer.
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    (Original post by Schleigg)
    If you're gonna do it then do it properly...?

    CPL only lets you be a First Officer.
    PPL £7k+ if you do it in the UK, otherwise around $5k if you do it in the states. However food and accommodation in the states are not included (depends on which school you train with), so you could be looking at the same price as UK anyway

    CPL only lets you act as command of a single pilot aircraft. Also you are paid for your work, as with PPL you are not. CPL only lets you be FO if you are in a multi crew operation as long as you have an MCC and done your 14 ATPL exams.

    Modular CPL/IR with MCC around £40-50k. Integrated such as OAA/CTC/FTE, £85k+

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