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Multi Engine Time Building

Tadeock

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Any suggestions for buying 50hr block of Multi time?
I have contacted AriBen Aviatior and it seems like a good deal. $4000 for 50hrs. Still looking for other places...
 

LAFrequentflyer

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I've researched this - AriBen will be your best bet...You may want to try giving Sheble's a call - they may be able to work with you. Val is pretty flexible- its worth a shot...

V/r,
-LA
 

check6

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Website?

LAFrequentflyer said:
You may want to try giving Sheble's a call . .

Is there a website for Sheble's? I'll go look for it now.
 

LSU Fan

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Stay away from Ariben. I just left there and it was horrible. Maintenance was shady a best. I had more emergency/abnormal situations there in three weeks than I had in three years of flying. Also, housing was bad. Had ants everywhere.
 

siucavflight

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LSU Fan said:
Stay away from Ariben. I just left there and it was horrible. Maintenance was shady a best. I had more emergency/abnormal situations there in three weeks than I had in three years of flying. Also, housing was bad. Had ants everywhere.

I have heard the exact same thing from two friends who went there to build 100 hrs. They wound up getting their money back after 7 hrs.

Remember there is a reason why it is so cheap.
 

LAFrequentflyer

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no problem...I'm sure Val can hook you up with ratings/ME block times...Thats where I plan on going next year for my Instrument rating and some sight seeing...:)


-LA
 

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Vik

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If you're in SoCal, gimme a hollar. I got one more slot on the insurance of my twin and we can split for around that amount .. 50hrs for $4k.

I'm splitting time w/ MEI's from my current school now but we're barely hitting 20 hours/month.
 

lowlycfi

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CaptO'Brien said:
I dont know about this place cause its website looks kinda sketchy..but is this PFT aswell?

http://www.multiengine.net/

looks kinda sketchy to me...IMHO

www.multiengine.net is for Aerial Survey, Inc. out of Galveston, Texas. They fly platform and pipeline patrol in Twin Comanches. Here's a post of mine about them from another thread:

I have a buddy who worked at Aerial Survey Inc. for about 5 years. Immaculate Twin Comanches and excellent maintenance. For the timebuilding, you ride along on the platform inspection flights, but you actually do all of the flying. Don't start with me about the actual ASI pilots also logging the time, that's between them and their logbooks. It's all part 91 so if you're a timebuilder and flying the airplane you can log it. Each flight is about 5-7 hours, so you build time quick. Super cheap and I DO know a few people who have been hired at regionals with the bulk of their multi time from ASI. The big problem seems to be scheduling. I think they are usually booked up 6 months out in advance. Call over there for info, the website isn't updated or responded to from what I understand. (409) 744-9691. Good luck, hope this helps.
 

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AriBen prices are the "split" cost of two people time building... one under the hood, and one as 'safety pilot.' I've heard rumors (go figure) that there are some regionals that DO NOT consider safety time for multi engine.

The best pricing I've found is Walkwitz Aviation.

SINGLE PIC, Piper Apache, 50 hours: $ 106/hr = $5,300.

SINGLE PIC, Piper Apache, 100 hours: $99/hr = $9,900.

Both those above are only you flying, no sharing time.

If you want to split the cost by having two pilots, one under the hood, and one safety pilot, then divide those costs by two.

So, you could get 100 multi engine for (9,900 / 2) = $4950 !

http://www.multi-time.com/


However, I do not know anything about their quality, maintenance, etc.

Anyone been there who wants to chip in ?
 
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NYCPilot

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I'd like to hear more definative opinions on how the regionals feel about multi time acquired this way.
 
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