PPL(H)

Confined Areas

What is a Confined Area? Helicopters are designed to let us land in car parks, mountain tops, ships and any number of other unusual locations. For the purposes of this post, any area that is not an airport is considered a confined area. You may be landing in a 40 acre field – but if […]

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Simplified EASA Regulations

EASA Regulations Everyone flying in Europe is familiar with the new EASA regulations. However, students, new pilots and pilots outside of Europe may find all these regulations confusing and the information they need, hard to find. The Basic Regulation is called Regulation (EC) No 216/2008. This regulation contains all the information and regulations relating to […]

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Basic Autorotations

During your helicopter training, you will eventually have to learn how to glide the helicopter in unpowered flight. All helicopters can glide. We call it “autorotation“. We practice autorotations so much in the course of training that they become a part of normal helicopter flight. But do not think that autorotations are common in real […]

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EASA Air Law For The PPL

Updated on September 24, 2016 Under EASA regulations, the syllabus for the Air Law theory for PPL students has changed considerably. All of these changes have required Approved Training Organisations to rewrite their training material. To date, there are no books to teach the new EASA regulations in Ireland. For this reason, I have written […]

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