Plane Rental Kelowna, BC

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Plane Rental Kelowna, BC

#1 Post by zsoltybear » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:50 pm

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has a Cessna I could rent for a couple hours in Kelowna. I have a friend visiting soon and would love to take them on a flight over the city. I have inquired at the local flight school and they said I need to purchase 5 hours of dual time before letting me go solo in their planes. I just think this would be really expensive. I have 1400 hours TT mostly on multi-engine planes but I haven't flown a Cessna 172 in a couple years.
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Re: Plane Rental Kelowna, BC

#2 Post by propfeather » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 am

Ask Air Hart about getting checked out in their C-150, a few years ago it was a lot cheaper than the Southern Interior planes.
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Re: Plane Rental Kelowna, BC

#3 Post by C.W.E. » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:16 pm

I have inquired at the local flight school and they said I need to purchase 5 hours of dual time before letting me go solo in their planes.
In other words they have a no rental policy because 5 hours for a check out in a Cessna 172 is insulting.
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Re: Plane Rental Kelowna, BC

#4 Post by JasonE » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:59 pm

Flight schools generally make more money renting to students with an instructor than a passer by. I had a great experience 2 years ago renting out of Debert. Checkout was quite reasonable (45 min) and staff were very friendly & easy going. If you're on the east coast I recommend them (Truro Flying Club)
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Re: Plane Rental Kelowna, BC

#5 Post by Schooner69A » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:10 pm

Contact Kathleen Poynton at http://www.fullmoonairservices.com/ in Vernon BC. She might be able to do something for you. Her operation has a '172 and Vernon is a short drive from Kelowna. She is based at the airport terminal. The Vernon Flying Club is next door and we have coffee on at 1000 hours every morning...

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Re: Plane Rental Kelowna, BC

#6 Post by propfeather » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:29 am

If you want to fly a lot you can look into the Salmon Arm Flying Club. They have a 172 and were open to new members when I inquired about renting the plane for some time building a few years ago. Never went through with it so YMMV.
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