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Postby Yob » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:58 am

Sounds dodgy i might give that one a miss. But i am sure they have a excellent aviation Library lots of books and One about a Vulcan if i remember correctly.
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Postby Ian Warren » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:09 am

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Sounds dodgy i might give that one a miss.

Dodgy indeed .. to many reruns of aeroplane while you study , end of the day any flight school would be trumps , Christchurch Flight training out at Rangioura would be cheaper than CAC but its the extra distance out of the city that would add to the costing , guess its up to the peoples here that could give you more information .
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Postby chopper_nut » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:27 pm

Go around a few flight schools and check them out. Don't go on their websites.
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Postby 07moffata » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:01 pm

Just thought I'd let you know I had my first solo a few weeks ago, it was quite a feeling!
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Postby Ian Warren » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:35 pm

Well done Andrew clapping.gif , that explains why ya been away from the simulator ... you been cheating ohmy.gif .. doing the real thing thumbup1.gif
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Postby FlyingKiwi » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:47 am

Congratulations, that's a big achievement. smile.gif
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Postby chopper_nut » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:55 am

Nice one dude. Big milestone.
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Postby Mith18 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:16 pm

Good work man! Hope to get there someday. Just found out how expensive the Class 1 Medical is, $908 Ö!!! me Gusta.
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Postby huff3r » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:13 am

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Good work man! Hope to get there someday. Just found out how expensive the Class 1 Medical is, $908 Ö!!! me Gusta.


Yup. My last one was $250, but that was before CAA decided they wanted to charge an application fee simply to apply to get a Medical dry.gif
Makes it expensive to keep a CPL current. Although I'm stuffed for currency anyway, there is no way I can keep my IR current whilst job-hunting!
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Postby chopper_nut » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:21 am

If anybody out there has 100 hours on the Baron and 2 IR renewals, let me know. I might be able to get you some work in the desert over here.
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Postby 07moffata » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:42 pm

Cheers guys, and i just sneaked in with my medical, a couple of days before the new fee.
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Postby Mith18 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:08 pm

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Cheers guys, and i just sneaked in with my medical, a couple of days before the new fee.

New Fee? Don't tell me it's going up from $313!
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Postby 07moffata » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:37 pm

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New Fee? Don't tell me it's going up from $313!

No this was before the $313
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Postby ScottyB » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:31 pm

Hi guys,

Just an update of where i am at with my flying: I am currently in my second year at the IAANZ in Christchurch on the Air New Zealand integration course. I have completed all of my PPL, CPL and IFR exams without failing any. I got my PPL in August 2012 and passed my Cross Country flight test in December. I have been hour building since then and am about a week away from heading into the twin engine (MEIR) phase, in a Partenavia. Then after 8 weeks of that I have a couple of weeks to brush up on some upper air work before sitting my CPL Flight test; then finally do my ATPL's in May.

Amazing to think I hadn't even hardly flown 14 months ago!

Good luck to everyone else out there!
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Postby huff3r » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:23 am

Just finished off my BGT test so I meet all the minimums for Air NZ. Hopefully I aced it, only 30 questions. Mostly fairly simple but as usual ASL plays a few word games.

Then when the results are in it's off to update my application and let them know it's ready for them to check out! biggrin.gif Fingers crossed.
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Postby Mith18 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:28 pm

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Just finished off my BGT test so I meet all the minimums for Air NZ. Hopefully I aced it, only 30 questions. Mostly fairly simple but as usual ASL plays a few word games.

Then when the results are in it's off to update my application and let them know it's ready for them to check out! biggrin.gif Fingers crossed.

Let us know how it goes!
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Postby benwynn » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:58 pm

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Just finished off my BGT test so I meet all the minimums for Air NZ. Hopefully I aced it, only 30 questions. Mostly fairly simple but as usual ASL plays a few word games.

Then when the results are in it's off to update my application and let them know it's ready for them to check out! biggrin.gif Fingers crossed.



Good luck, but I wouldn't get your hopes up too high. If you have any money left over on your student loan, try do some IFR hour building as IF time on the application is something they really look at. From what I hear the trick is to keep updating your application until you get some response out of them which will generally indicate what they are looking for i.e. email us back when you have 100 hours IFR or whatever.
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Postby huff3r » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:46 am

benwynn wrote:
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Good luck, but I wouldn't get your hopes up too high. If you have any money left over on your student loan, try do some IFR hour building as IF time on the application is something they really look at. From what I hear the trick is to keep updating your application until you get some response out of them which will generally indicate what they are looking for i.e. email us back when you have 100 hours IFR or whatever.


I emailed them a while ago, and they told me I needed to do my BGT. So I did. I have got a bit more than usual IFR hours as CTC scheduled ATPL ground school just before my test, so I basically did the training twice (10 weeks off makes you pretty rusty!).

I managed to scrape a pass on BGT with 93%. Pretty sure I know one of the two questions I got wrong, and a bit annoyed at myself because I almost selected the right answer.

Edit: Just got another e-mail. They are looking for around 800hrs at the moment.
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Postby choppyrotor » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:31 pm

Hi Guys,

I'm just about to sit my cpl air law (helicopter) exam in a week. I've read through pretty much all the legislation - rules and AIP - and the only thing that is missing is doing some practice exams. Waypoints will have some mock exams available in a month or so but that's a bit late for me. Does anyone have some copies of prac exams (and answers if you have them) sitting around? I'd be soooooooo appreciative. Post or a reply or private message if you can help me out? I've been flying for a while overseas and know so well how exams are half about exam technique - and how well prac exams can help.

Thanks! :givein:
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