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Old 08-09-2018, 02:59 PM   #1  
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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.
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You could wait two weeks and just use the new TAA aircraft regs.
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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.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:06 PM   #4  
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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.
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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.
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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.
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But you have to discount that by 30-40 years for time value of money.
That's true as well.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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