If you are bored flying, your standards are too low.Lauran Paine Jr
Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a pilots licence.
For many training organisations the relationship between the school and the student ends there but not at Blackbushe Aviation. We want you to carry on enjoying the privileges of your new licence for years to come and to that end we have regular club events.
During the winter months we, of course, continue to fly but in addition we have monthly seminars on various subjects, usually on the third Wednesday of the month after work at the club. These are free to members.
To encourage regular flying we can put similar pilots together so that you can have company, share the planning and either fly cheaper or twice as far!
We will also be organising regular fly outs to destinations you might not otherwise fly to. It will encourage you to spread your wings and fly further afield.
Hire, syndicate or non-equity group?
This is a question most pilots ask. Which is cheaper? Which is better for me?
Depending on how often you fly, your average hourly cost varies greatly. For instance, if you have a sixth share in an aircraft the monthly costs will be in the region of £150 and the hourly rate, including fuel (wet rate) will be £95 ish for a PA28.
If you fly once a month you are paying £245 an hour for your flying, over £100 more than hiring from us!
However, if you go flying every week your hourly rate goes down to less than £140.
Most new pilots hire from the club for a year or do to work out the type of flying they want to do.
Many stay hiring and some go on to fly more complex typrs such as retractable, glass cockpit, twin engine or even classics such as the Tiger Moth.
Ask at the club for more information.