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PPL(H) — An Alternative Or An Addition? [By Tiger Helicopters]

When most people talk about obtaining a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL), the default tends to assume that this will be done on a fixed wing aeroplane. Planes have been around a while longer than helicopters, so perhaps this is natural. Attempting to change a well-established thought process will be no mean feat! However here’s a …

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The EASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Explained (Course Information)

If you haven’t yet read our Introduction to Flying, then we recommend giving it at least a precursory browse. What follows is a Q&A outlining precisely what’s involved in the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) course from start to finish.   What Is The Private Pilot Licence (PPL)? PPL stands for ‘Private Pilots Licence’, and it’s effectively the aviation equivalent …

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Flight Performance & Planning — EASA PPL(A) Subject

As a pilot it’s imperative that have a clear perspective of your aircraft’s capabilities. It’s crucial that you know how well — or how badly — your aircraft is performing during the different phases of flight. By studying flight performance & planning during your PPL(A) you’ll learn to understand the performance potential and limitations of your aircraft.   Recommended …

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PPL(A) Diversion Navigation Subject
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Navigation — EASA PPL(A) Subject

Private Pilots operate as the pilot in command (PIC) of a single pilot aircraft. But they must also be the navigator, too. So it’s critical that they’re able to apply the correct practices to navigational tasks — especially during cross country flights. Developing navigational skills is the very essence of single pilot flying; hence the importance of the …

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Meteorology — Core EASA PPL(A) Subject

Weather affects flying. That’s why the PPL(A) course includes a specific examination in Meteorology. The subject aims to ensure that throughout their flying career, pilots make informed decisions based on prevailing or forecast weather conditions. All Pilots must understand weather theory and be able to interpret weather briefing forms or “documents”.   Recommended Books £16.10 From Amazon   …

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Communications — Core EASA PPL(A) Subject

The ‘Communications’ PPL(A) subject focuses on VHF (Very High Frequency) Communications. In this module students learn the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for using radio telephony (RT) equipment. This course is suitable for students who have no prior knowledge or experience of RT.   Recommended Books £20 From Amazon   Communications PPL(A) Overview The course familiarises students on: The Civil …

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Air Law — Core EASA PPL(A) Subject

As a pilot you’ll be flying in UK, and perhaps other nations’ airspace. Some parts of that airspace are under the jurisdiction of air traffic control units, whilst other parts aren’t. The aviation community must be aware of procedures & principles outlined, and abide by them. These rules (or “procedures”) are there to ensure that pilots are …

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Mr-1 Diversion Ruler (Plotter) PPL
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How To Use The FlyGA Diversion Ruler/Plotter (Tutorial)

The MR-1 Diversion Ruler/Plotter was developed to assist both student and experienced pilots in navigation under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) conditions. It makes flight diversions easy. It’s the perfect tool for aviation students undertaking their Private Pilot Licence (PPL), or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) — especially if you’re getting towards the end of your navigation experience (see Navigation …

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Pilot Medical Certificates — Health Examination Requirements

All pilot licences require a medical certificate or medical declaration. You’re allowed to have trial flights and initial lessons prior to completing your medical examination. But if you intend on committing to a full training programme then it’s wise to have your medical check done beforehand.   Introduction to Flight Medical Requirements The medical certificate is not …

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What Aircrafts Can I Fly With My EASA Licence?

Aircrafts are divided into two categories for licencing purposes: EASA Aircrafts, and Non-EASA Aircrafts. This classification applies to types of aircraft, not individual aeroplanes. So who are the EASA? The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an agency within the European Union. They’re responsible for regulatory and executive tasks in the field of civilian aviation safety. European pilots …

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