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    Quote Originally Posted by jjones View Post
    if you are considering nppl(a) SSEA then i would got for something like:
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    a proper bargain - these seem to go for 12-14k
    woah! Looks like a real bargain! Wonder if there's any of those around New Zealand around such prices
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    Quote Originally Posted by slarti View Post
    why don't you look for an rans s5 or s4 scotlad? pick one up for around 2500
    that seems so cheap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KieranBroadfield View Post
    that seems so cheap?
    it is because they are single seaters so are not as desirable (to most).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjones View Post
    it is because they are single seaters so are not as desirable (to most).
    ah.. There's a couple single seaters here in New Zealand from 3000-5000. Seems like a good hour builder and first aircraft.

    How do you go about getting the type rating in a single seater aircraft?

    Also, I wouldn't suppose you know if it's possible to build PPL hours in such an aircraft? I am so confused when it comes to that. I understand you can fly a microlight 3 axis machine on a PPL, because it's a single engined fixed wing aircraft.. But does it build up your hours like flying a Cessna 152 would?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KieranBroadfield View Post
    How do you go about getting the type rating in a single seater aircraft?
    if you have a microlight licence and you passed your GST in a 3 axis then you do not require a type rating, so jump in and off you go. I think it is legal to do your GST in a single seat AC (although you are then limited to not having a passenger).

    Quote Originally Posted by KieranBroadfield View Post
    Also, I wouldn't suppose you know if it's possible to build PPL hours in such an aircraft? I am so confused when it comes to that. I understand you can fly a microlight 3 axis machine on a PPL, because it's a single engined fixed wing aircraft.. But does it build up your hours like flying a Cessna 152 would?
    in the UK, at least, the aircraft you build hours on has to be Group A (i.e. not a microlight)
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    In NZ, JJ, you need type ratings. So if you regularly fly a Piper you can't just jump in a Cessna and go for it like you can here.

    I've no idea how that impacts on microlights as I've never flown one there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by paultheparaglider View Post
    In NZ, JJ, you need type ratings. So if you regularly fly a Piper you can't just jump in a Cessna and go for it like you can here.

    I've no idea how that impacts on microlights as I've never flown one there.
    and the PPL requires more training due to the environment being so different in both islands lol.
    seems like it'll be so expensive getting type ratings on a few different aircraft
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    Hi Scotlad, I've just recently bought a Thruster T600N jabiru engine for 17500, which has all the attributes you mentioned. However before I bought it I did have a look at several other aircraft has having recently passed my test it was my first microlight. I did my training in a C42 which is a lovely aircraft but very expensive. But I looked at many others, had a fly in a few and did lots of research and I came to the conclusion it comes down to personal choice, cost and what your using it for. But there are many many very good microlights for 20k, Thrusters, Skyrangers, jabiru's Hawks, Rans Xairs just to name a few and quite simply they all have their pros and cons but they're all good. Try and get your **** in as many as u can and have a fly. Also talk to guys who have owned them. I was lucky in that my instructor has flown just about every aircraft known to man.

    I went for the Thruster in the end because I liked the idea it is factory built, it's a four stroker, it cruises at 65/70 knots and has a range of about 4/5 hours and uses about 10/11 litres an hour. Oh yes and it was close by. Great aircraft, a good buy/upgrade is a nice soft memory foam cushion and then your good to go for many a mile.

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