UK ATPL pass rates for 16/17 and 17/18

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So someone had the genius idea of submitting a freedom of information request for the UK ATPL pass rates for 16/17 and 17/18 from the UK CAA. The UK CAA doesn’t publish this information so it is probably the first time this information has been shared, well at least publically anyways. I thought I would … Read moreUK ATPL pass rates for 16/17 and 17/18

Jet2 pilot apprentice open day at Virtual Aviation

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With an eye on the future today I went to the Jet2 pilot apprentice open day at Virtual Aviation. Registration So the day started with us registering and then going into a room so that we could mingle with the other students. Most students seemed to be at CPL ME IR stage or has recently completed … Read moreJet2 pilot apprentice open day at Virtual Aviation

Class 1 Medical Renewal

The last year seems to have gone pretty fast and today I had my class 1 medical renewal. I had been trying for a week or two to get hold of my AME only to eventually find out that he has retired which meant I had to find a new one. I was sent the … Read moreClass 1 Medical Renewal

The cheapest way to hour build

Another subject that has come up recently was what is the cheapest way to hour build was, so in this post I will explain the options. Flying School So the first option and the most “familiar” will be to rent a plane from the school that you learnt at. Now I am going to say … Read moreThe cheapest way to hour build

Cheap Flight Training via the Modular Route

Recently I have been getting contacted by people with the same concern. They want to be a pilot but they cannot afford the £80,000 – £120,000 price that they have been seeing for the training. Some have asked how I am finding such huge amounts to do my training. I always reply the same way, … Read moreCheap Flight Training via the Modular Route

Choosing a flight instructor

As trainee’s we all need someone we trust to teach us how to fly, in this post we will go over choosing a flight instructor. From my time flying, there are 3 distinct groups that flight instructors fall into each with different positives and negatives which we will go over. Career flight instructors – In … Read moreChoosing a flight instructor

Class 1 medical revalidation

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So it has been around a year since I got my initial class 1 medical so I had to have a class 1 medical revalidation. To do this you have to search for an AME and then book to go see them. My local AME who was recommended to me by my housemate was Dr … Read moreClass 1 medical revalidation

Should I change my flight instructor?

Sometimes training doesn’t work out like you think it should and you start to wonder, should I change my flight instructor? Above all you need to keep in mind that this is a business transaction. If you feel uncomfortable for any reason with the instructor you have, then you do not have to fly with … Read moreShould I change my flight instructor?

VFR into IMC

VFR into IMC is one of the most dangerous situations a VFR pilot can find themselves in. VFR into IMC  is when a pilot takes of in VFR conditions, and is only trained for these conditions, but ends up flying into IMC conditions. Things go badly so fast that it is actually said that an … Read moreVFR into IMC

Class 1, Class 2 or LAPL Medical

When it comes to flight training in the UK at least there are 3 types of medicals that you can which are a Class 1, Class 2 or LAPL Medical. The medical you need to choose depends on what your goals are with your flying. In this post I will go through all the medicals … Read moreClass 1, Class 2 or LAPL Medical