Another clickbait title, but, hey, it worked (again), because you’re reading this post. A few prospective students have asked me recently how much time it takes to get a Private Pilot Licence, so I did some sums and I’ve come up with an answer …
Summer is a busy time of year not just for flight training but also for flight training enquiries.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody. As we get back to flying this week (slowly, due to winter weather, as you might expect) I’m introducing some new ideas into my flight training. Specifically, I’m offering three new training guarantees for all my students this year.
If you’re not already involved in the process of getting your first pilot licence or rating – but you want to start – there’s a steep learning curve not for the actual flying process but the for the learning and licensing process. This page is a high-level overview of the steps you need to follow.
It’s holiday season, and I’m getting a lot of enquiries from people who want to purchase an introductory flying lesson for a friend or loved-one.
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I think I understand the motive behind the PP-R, which is a national permit, not internationally recognized, and not valid for flight outside Canada. I think the reasoning goes something like this…
TWENTY YEARS and three lifetimes ago I was in a puzzle shop in Camden Lock Market, Camden Town, London where I bought a curious item.
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WITHOUT a doubt there are some fabulous fight instructors and schools in Canada. Unfortunately there are some pretty shabby ones, too.
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For anyone reading this who already has a pilot licence, who do you take along when you fly? I don’t mean who are your passengers, people who are physically in the aircraft with you. I mean … in your head.
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When people ask me, socially, what I do, I tell them I teach people to fly. Most of the time I get two replies, one after the other. First, “wow, that’s so cool. (People are very kind, aren’t they?) And then, very often, “I’ve always wanted to learn to fly … how much does it cost?