Just a quick post to say g'day to all the northern rivers pilots here. Hopefully I'll get to meet some new faces now I have just caught the flying bug again. I did about 25 hours in a C172 in my teens back in 2005-2006 but ultimately couldn't afford to keep flying at the time. I have been jumping out of planes for a couple of years which is fun...but I think I miss the front seat :) I'll be off to Lismore at some point shortly to chat with bill about getting back into things. Before I do, does anyone have an idea on how existing hours would be considered in my situation? I basically completed ab inito training and was just about to sit BAK and pass GFPT before I stopped flying. It kind of sucks really as it looks like I would be eligible for the RPL if I had of say that exam. Obviously a 10 year break means a bit (a lot maybe) of refresher training...but I am hoping I don't need to start from scratch. I guess flying is all about competency at the end of the day but I just wanted to see if anyone has been in a similar position. Thanks !