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Cheaper Ifr/Night Training In The Us, Is It Worth It?

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i went through Silverhawk Academy in Boise Idaho. was thoroughly impressed with the level of instruction and the ability to build my own schedule. getting training done in the states is much easier then a lot of people think, and the savings are enormous. the joys of doing your IFR in the states is you can do the whole thing at night and build night time while you're ticking off IFR requirements.

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Doesn't Lyle Watts at Heli-College in Langley not have an IFR R-22 anymore?

 

 

 

Yes Lyle does still have the IFR 22 in Langley if memory serves right it was 550/hr as of June 2011.

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tough to argue with $265.00 in the US if you are putting in a significant amount of time.

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Are there really any disadvantages to training in the US? Besides maybe a little extra paperwork? Any other IFR schools anyone can also recommend?

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Are there really any disadvantages to training in the US? Besides maybe a little extra paperwork? Any other IFR schools anyone can also recommend?

Red Eagle can do it for about $300/hr and I think they could do it at their Spring bank Alberta base.

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so red eagle has been operating for two years or so now? and they have balled up a machine doing training?

 

Actually they have been around for well over a decade. That base has only been around for a few years. Yes they did have a dynamic roll over about a year ago. However the "puppy mill" next door to them has "balled up" a number of times in their history. So I'm not really sure that one accident on the books for the entire history of the company is that big of a deal.

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Actually they have been around for well over a decade. That base has only been around for a few years. Yes they did have a dynamic roll over about a year ago. However the "puppy mill" next door to them has "balled up" a number of times in their history. So I'm not really sure that one accident on the books for the entire history of the company is that big of a deal.

 

I have to get in on this. The " puppy mill " next door" brought a lot of canadian pilots in the job market.I know many of them and I am one of them. I know no one that got the license at your school and I doubt that you have many examples.They train people to fly in the reality of the Canadian bush and lately stepped up a notch with the IFR training which I am sure is of the same quality and just as meaningful. When it comes to American protectionism of their own job market and of their own training you are a good example . Unfortunately this a 2 way street and therefore you should shut the [email protected] up.

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Actually they have been around for well over a decade. That base has only been around for a few years. Yes they did have a dynamic roll over about a year ago. However the "puppy mill" next door to them has "balled up" a number of times in their history. So I'm not really sure that one accident on the books for the entire history of the company is that big of a deal.

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With an average of 80% hiring rate I would defenately not call us a Puppy-mill. Our instructors are all experienced in the Canadian market and after the students have a license we use every resource to get our students jobs. If you want to be trained by a low time instructor. Filll your boots. Just remember you get what you pay for. All the Best

 

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