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I am curious what it is costing companies for recurrent training of pilots?

 

I realize that it varies from type to type but what does it cost these days to bring in say the Airbus

instructors or Rocky and Ken?

What is the cost to send pilots down south?

 

Thanks in advance

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I am curious what it is costing companies for recurrent training of pilots?

 

I realize that it varies from type to type but what does it cost these days to bring in say the Airbus

instructors or Rocky and Ken?

What is the cost to send pilots down south?

 

Thanks in advance

I think those guys charge around a $1000 a day

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Some companies do a minimal amount of flight training for legal recurrency according to CARS and others do a week or more of classroom and serious flight training as required to meet their own rigourous company standards.

 

Depending on the aircraft type, the direct operating cost and cost of fuel can make the instructor cost insignificant.

 

The flight crew being trained, staying in a hotel with per diems, usually eats up lots of cash for the longer courses.

The $1000 per day 'rent-a-Rocky' usually needs accomodation and travel expenses looked after as well.(sorry Rocky, I couldn't resist :D)

 

In the case where the company's own instructor and ACP does the training, the cost of maintaining the ACP currency and their own recurrency training and monitored rides is often quite high with aircraft time and contracted check pilot courses, etc.

 

Its not as simple as "It costs the company a grand a day for an instructor." in other words its quite complex to come up with a simple response.

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Rates quoted by trainers like the one referred to above are as high as $1500/day and rides go at $600 each. Add your (or their) travel & subsistence costs, your component time and fuel, and it can be pretty expensive. I suppose, in the end, it's all relative. As the man said, "What price do you put on safety?" My strongest recommendation is to shop as widely as you can, including getting as many testimonials as possible, and be realistic about what you REALLY need i.e. in this day and age, is it necessary to do full-on autos from every flight configuration, or is the time-honored philosophy of being able to get a crippled aircraft low and slow enough that all aboard are likely to walk away, supplemented by a few full-ons, not adequate? I'm TOTALLY in favor of as much emergency training as makes economic sense, but firmly believe that quality equipment and maintenance come first, the proverbial ounce of prevention having to be shared as wisely as possible in the budget.

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Yeah but it's all a big tax write off anyway! Bean counters write off training at a over inflated full tariff plus twice the fuel burn costs. Why do you think most companies do flight tickets for training?? Yes it costs money upfront, but they get it back at tax time..

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