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Flight training cost

Post by Bede » Tue May 07, 2019 6:57 pm

I've been out of the FTU scene for some time, but does $379/hr for a DA20 seem a tad high? I would have thought half that amount would be on the high side for the going rate.

https://calgaryflight.com/flight-school ... ing-costs/
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by rookiepilot » Tue May 07, 2019 7:03 pm

Wow. $700 / Hr for their twin.

Ching - Ching.


So I read the fine print. Add another $79 / hr for dual flights to that $379 DA 20 figure!

Ballsy.

30 minute discovery flight:

$300 bucks. Payable in advance.

"To schedule your Discovery Flight:

Make a e-transfer to account@calgaryflight.com"

Reading their site: 10-1 odds -- Chinese owners. Probably targeted at same in students.
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by photofly » Tue May 07, 2019 9:05 pm

Ching - Ching.
Reading their site: 10-1 odds -- Chinese owners. Probably targeted at same in students.
I can't decide if that's zero, one, or two racist slurs in one post. What leads you to your conclusion?
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by rookiepilot » Tue May 07, 2019 9:15 pm

photofly wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Ching - Ching.
Reading their site: 10-1 odds -- Chinese owners. Probably targeted at same in students.
I can't decide if that's zero, one, or two racist slurs in one post. What leads you to your conclusion?
Ching Ching. As In a cash register...........

What leads you to your conclusion?

I don't do racism. I can read, and analyze, however, just fine.
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by photofly » Tue May 07, 2019 9:24 pm

Ok, zero racist slurs then. Glad to hear it.

But why do you think the owners are Chinese?
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by rookiepilot » Tue May 07, 2019 9:30 pm

photofly wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:24 pm
Ok, zero racist slurs then. Glad to hear it.

But why do you think the owners are Chinese?
I'm assuming it's a genuine question? :mrgreen:

Read the site careful. The English construction. And huge site page for foreign students. The expensive pricing. Draw your own conclusions.

My best friend is part Chinese....FWIW.....I've had loads of exposure to the culture.

Might be the web designer but I doubt it somehow.
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by photofly » Tue May 07, 2019 9:39 pm

rookiepilot wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Read the site careful.
I wouldn't draw too many conclusions about a writer’s ethnic background from their grammar ;-)
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by trey kule » Tue May 07, 2019 10:44 pm

What is the $700 administration fee for?
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by trey kule » Tue May 07, 2019 10:45 pm

What is the $700 administration fee for?

I am a bit surprised they did not charge a fee for seat selection.
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by Squaretail » Tue May 07, 2019 11:59 pm

Calgary Flight has always been on the high side price-wise, though it seems they're really jumping the shark now. Oddly enough, they're also one of the worst paying for instructors. They're not Chinese owned... yet. AFAIK they're still owned by the mysterious Dr. Deegan.
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by PilotDAR » Wed May 08, 2019 4:17 am

I am a bit surprised they did not charge a fee for seat selection.
They do, it's seat 0A you're paying to select, it's the most expensive one in the plane!
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by Daigo » Wed May 08, 2019 5:10 am

The crazy part is that they actually have buisness. I considered going there for an instructor rating just because their class 1 was available. They were short on instructors and offered me a job after training completion which seemed great but that was completely thrown out the window once i found out about the price

Im guessing they're able to get away with this because every other school has a waiting list. But hey, capitalism :rolleyes:
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by youhavecontrol » Wed May 08, 2019 7:15 am

Wow... $7282 for a multi-rating and $17,198 for the multi-instrument rating? $699 an hour! At least their Comanche looks pretty nicely equipped.

$379 per hour to fly a goofy little DA20-C1? That's alarming.. that's about what I paid per hour to fly the Seminole when I did my training two years ago. Mind you, I had a staff discount, but still.

When I finished my instructor rating, I skipped the multi stuff and just started instructing. Later, I did my Multi and Group 1 back-to-back, using the flight-school's discount staff rental rate, plus a friend taught me. I had both done for less than $4500 total... that's over $3000 cheaper than just their multi rating!

No wonder there's fewer and fewer domestic pilots. Who can afford to do it all in one go unless your parents have deep pockets or you've got the credit rating of Bill Gates.
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by trey kule » Wed May 08, 2019 11:48 am

Well, rich and stupid is actually a pretty good marketing demographic if you can penetrate the market and it is large enough.
No one know exactly what you get for the $700 admin fee? I love that. Unless someone can explain different, it is just a made up $700 fee. Someone had to ask, didn’t they?

Seriously, I think if they can get those prices they should be able to do a first rate job of providing instruction.....top notch instructors, facilities, training aids...
Or just be rippping students off. Time will tell.
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by digits_ » Wed May 08, 2019 12:02 pm

Looks like we've almost reached European prices here...
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Re: Flight training cost

Post by C.W.E. » Wed May 08, 2019 2:05 pm

Wow... $7282 for a multi-rating
Wow is right, that means I would have had to pay $1456.40 per hour for my multi engine rating.
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Post by C.W.E. » Wed May 08, 2019 5:18 pm

When I learned to fly the hourly cost was ten dollars an hour dual and eight dollars an hour solo on the Cessna 140A and the Fleet Canuck.
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Re: Flight training cost

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Re: Flight training cost

Post by Rodz » Sat May 11, 2019 6:37 pm

No wonder there's fewer and fewer domestic pilots. Who can afford to do it all in one go unless your parents have deep pockets or you've got the credit rating of Bill Gates.
I inquired about possbility to fly with them last winter and was told that I could put my name on their waiting list ... and wait for about 2 years!!
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