Rent Cessna 172 for a WeekCessna 172 can be rented for one week.
Normally, if a student plans 2 lessons per week, the training can be completed in 5-6 months. Can I rent an aircraft on my own after receiving my private pilot certificate?
Could you rent a lone butt for a week?
When you rent from a large-volume teaching mill, you are expecting minimums to be imposed; they are indebted to their pupils and the owner of the lease back plane. Smaller feds I hired from would be negotiating the minimums, and that worked well. Of course, the Fliegerclub was the best, no minimums, only the politics and the consensus of the members that they would not be treated badly, and it worked well.
Yet, although it was not an offence, our most frequent quest, three-day weekend trips to a 1.3 hour drive, almost eight years ago, resulted in our purchasing choice, something we have never repented of.
Would you like to rent a plane? Duration of the fund will depend on the skills of the pilots and the level of coverage required for each particular aeroplane. Rents at nights are only permitted if the client is an instrumentpilot, rents overnight/rentals of more than 12 hrs per day are allowed, but there is a minimal rent policies for these trips.
During the week the min. flying duration is 2 hrs per night (Mon to Fri) and 3 hrs per night on weekend (Sat & Sun). Minimal amounts will be fixed on leaving. Failure to comply with the required return period will result in the pilots having to make fifty per cent of the balance payment.
If, for example, the minimum lease period was 6 hrs and the tenant has only flown 4.0 hrs, he will be charged for an extra 1.0 hrs.
Shall I buy or rent?
Among the first things new pilot will ask is: buy or rent? Lots of connoisseurs are writing about this issue on line and in printed form, and they mostly try to help you make the right choice by opening a table to find out the costs of ownership and operation of an aircraft, divide the costs by the number of lessons you are likely to be flying, and then compare that to the rent prices.
A few month I stayed as a landlord after my aircraft was struck by a flash and the feeling remembered why I didn't rent. If you are not prepared to reserve a week or (more likely) month in advanced, you will not be able to rent a full week-end aircraft, let alone a full week.
When you are permitted to take a hired aircraft with you for that long and the air is fine (remember that you can't depart a full working day early or come back a full working days later), you usually have to make a minimal payment - say 3 hours/day - whether the aircraft is flying or not.
When I rent a Cessna 172 for CAD 120/hour drying to travel from Ottawa to PEI for a week in sommer ( about eight hour flight time), my costs before tax and gasoline would not be CAD 960 for eight hour flight, but CAD 2,520 for 21 hour flight, although the aircraft was bound for most of it.
Obviously, the chances of getting a 172 for a whole week in any given season are so slim that this is usually a hypothesis. However, rented machines are almost always available for two or three working days, even at weekends. So if you just want to go flying around the area to take your buddies along for sight-seeing, work on a review, or take a friend for a fast meal at a local airline near you, hiring is great, and you are saving a great deal of cash compared to buying the property.
When a hired aircraft is out of service for service, you can simply take another one. When the aircraft makes a fun sound during take-off, you can simply roll it back to the hanger and pass the issue on to someone else. When you only want to rent a airplane, as your buddies use their boat, a few weekend flights, then hiring is a very stress-free one.
So if you are a new pilots trying to make the decision to buy or rent, ask yourself this: Do you want to do nothing but flying around on a Saturday afternoon, or do you want to go on night-cruises? When you want to undertake a non-trivial amount of travel, even just a few families or corporate travel per year, you can clear away your table because possession - either alone, in a partner, or as part of a fractions property programme - is really your only option.
Ownership is often costly, but it doesn't have to be, especially if you (unlike me) are willing to split a basic, slower aircraft with a few partners: 25% of a Cherokee 140 in a 4-way relationship just charges you CAD 10,000 in advance (which you get back - less VAT - if you sell), maybe CAD 2-3,000 a year in fix fees, plus petrol and motor reserves for every flying lesson.
Of course, it also incurs the headache of owning the aircraft, which includes organising servicing, payment of unanticipated expenses, exchanging oils, clearing beetles, growing blades, shoveling snows, looking for alternative ways to get the aircraft out of service for a few month to paint or refurbish engines, taking advantage of leisure activities to go to the workshop, etc.
It is too good that hiring airplanes can no longer be like hiring automobiles. If there is a dispute and one of us can't go or drive through, we use VRTUcar (an extreme cheap common auto programme - there are two parking spaces a few block away from my house) for travel to the city, or we rent a van for excursions.
Most of the costs of ownership of our aircraft are covered by the amount of cash we are saving by not having a second one.