Aug 02, 2012|
A Private Pilot License (PPL) takes at least three months to achieve with requirements of ground school lessons and a minimum 40-hour flight time covering solo, cross country and dual flight. But with these aviation schools, you’ll be flying within an hour.
Where: 222 Hanger 4414, Viphavadee Rangsit Rd., Bangkok, 02-535-7743. www.bangkokflying.com
Course: A private one-hour course covering basic aerodynamics, aircraft maneuvers, flight inspection, flight planning, route and weather briefing, along with one-hour flight time.
Where: Bangphra Airport, Sriracha, 081-996-2957. www.thaiflyingclub.com
Course: Just a little over an hour away from Bangkok, Thai Flying Club offers basic half-hour aviation and navigation lesson with 30-minute flight time with an instructor.
Price: B3,000 for 30-minute lesson and 30-minute flight.
Where: 222 Viphavadee Rangsit Rd., Bangkok, 02-531-5872-3. www.royalskyways.co.th
Course: Flight introduction with one-hour lesson on basic aviation and one-hour private lesson flying with an instructor, with one guest allowed on board.
Price: B13,000 for one hour lesson and one hour flight.
Where: Saha Group Industrial Park, Sriracha Moo 1, Chonburi. 083-848-2447. www.sravia.co.th
Course: Ground training with flight simulator for basic aviation knowledge, then actual flight time in a plane (purchased separately).
Price: B35,000 for 94 hours of ground training, B4,800 per hour flying a Cessna 152 and B7,800 per hour flying a Cessna 172 with an instructor.
Not ready to man a real plane just yet? Not to worry, test your wings with these flight simulators.
Where: 1 Convent Rd., Silom, Bangkok, 02-237-9895-6.
Course: Take a trip in a replica Boeing 737 simulator, ranging from a scenic 30-minute flight to a full 90-minute airline navigation and landing experience
Price: 30-minute flight starts at B4,350 (like them at www.facebook.com/flightexperiencebangkok and pay B2,650), while a 90-minute flight costs B9,350.
Where: 2-4/F Garden Home Shopping Plaza, 1/742 Phaholyothin Rd., Bangkok, 02-531-2626, 02-531-3636.
Course: A private pilot ground training course with 94 hours of lessons covering everything from basic knowledge to navigation and flying cross-country, plus 10 hours using a flight simulator.