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FlyingE24
08-09-2018, 02:59 PM
Any recommendations on the cheapest way to get the 10 hours of complex time for the commercial certificate?

The only complex plane that I have found in my area is $210/hr through a flight school, which will probably end up costing around $2,500 just for these ten hours.

If anyone has some guidance in obtaining these 10 hours, I would appreciate it. I am located in the Atlanta area.


IDIOTPILOT
08-09-2018, 03:41 PM
You could wait two weeks and just use the new TAA aircraft regs.

FlyingE24
08-09-2018, 06:02 PM
You could wait two weeks and just use the new TAA aircraft regs.

Just looked this up, thanks. I was unaware of this change, I appreciate the help.


dera
08-09-2018, 06:06 PM
Any recommendations on the cheapest way to get the 10 hours of complex time for the commercial certificate?

The only complex plane that I have found in my area is $210/hr through a flight school, which will probably end up costing around $2,500 just for these ten hours.

If anyone has some guidance in obtaining these 10 hours, I would appreciate it. I am located in the Atlanta area.

Drive to Daytona Beach, rent an Arrow for 125 an hr, job done.
Air America FC.

rickair7777
08-09-2018, 06:18 PM
You could wait two weeks and just use the new TAA aircraft regs.

Legacy WB CA pay is probably at least $500K. So two weeks off the back end of your career is worth about $20K.

Just stirring the pot haha, probably better to save a few bucks now.

kingsnake2
08-10-2018, 05:17 AM
Legacy WB CA pay is probably at least $500K. So two weeks off the back end of your career is worth about $20K.

Just stirring the pot haha, probably better to save a few bucks now.

But you have to discount that by 30-40 years for time value of money.

rickair7777
08-10-2018, 06:57 AM
But you have to discount that by 30-40 years for time value of money.

That's true as well.

BobSacamano
08-10-2018, 01:15 PM
Just looked this up, thanks. I was unaware of this change, I appreciate the help.

Just a heads up, you should be able to find something like an Arrow for maybe less than $150/hour. A TAA could well cost more than that.

Pilsung
08-10-2018, 03:43 PM
If the airlines are your eventual goal then consider doing the 10 hours of complex towards the end of your commercial stuff in a multi like a Seminole, then do your multi checkride immediately after your commercial- more expensive now but cheaper in the long run & kills 2 birds...

155mm
08-10-2018, 05:16 PM
Any recommendations on the cheapest way to get the 10 hours of complex time for the commercial certificate?

The only complex plane that I have found in my area is $210/hr through a flight school, which will probably end up costing around $2,500 just for these ten hours.

If anyone has some guidance in obtaining these 10 hours, I would appreciate it. I am located in the Atlanta area.

Join the Civil Air Patrol, they have G1000 T182.

gtph
08-11-2018, 11:20 AM
Any recommendations on the cheapest way to get the 10 hours of complex time for the commercial certificate?

The only complex plane that I have found in my area is $210/hr through a flight school, which will probably end up costing around $2,500 just for these ten hours.

If anyone has some guidance in obtaining these 10 hours, I would appreciate it. I am located in the Atlanta area.


Not sure what side of town you're on, but Advanced Aviation at LZU has an Arrow for $165/hr wet (or at least that's what it was back in Jan/Feb).



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