flight school annual report

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Re: flight school annual report

Postby drseti » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:22 pm

Helen wrote:About how many mx hours are you seeing per flight hour required? And what age is the airframe you are basing that on?

Here's a worst-case answer, Helen, involving a 5 year old aircraft that I purchased at a very favorable price, knowing it was coming due for some very time-consuming maintenance (including a Rotax 5 year rubber replacement, new brakes, tires, landing gear work, etc.) In a five month period, that plane flew a mere 89.2 hours, during which it underwent considerable downtime totaling 107.5 person-hours of maintenance. That plane brought in $10,204 in revenue, but consumed $9,138 in expenses. Believe me, that's no way to make a living!

Generally, I expect to put in 15 to 20 hours of work per 100 hours flown. But then, as mechanics go, I'm slow!
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Re: flight school annual report

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Re: flight school annual report

Postby MrMorden » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:57 pm

I generally assume I'm going to have an hour of maintenance for every 10 hours of flying. Sometimes I have gone 40+ hours with no squawks, but there have been other times where I have not been able to get 5 hours in between some small maintenance items required.
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