Flying

Passing the Oral Test for the PPL

Updated on 6th February,2015 I have been getting requests from many people looking for advice on what kind of questions come up during the oral test for the PPL. Examiners are required to test a student’s knowledge and for many, this can be the most stressful part of the testing process. As part of the […]

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The ICAO Flight Plan

Updated on 10th January,2016 The Flight Plan Correct use of the flight plan is essential for all pilots. In Ireland, flight plans can be filed by the following methods: Telephone Fax Electronically (IAA Website) In-flight This post will primarily focus on how to complete the written version of the ICAO flight plan. Students are expected […]

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The European Aviation Medical – Class 1 and Class 2

Updated on 11th February,2015 All pilots have to undergo a medical examination at regular intervals. Even student pilots will be required to have a medical certificate before they go solo. Commercial pilots (CPL) are required to pass a Class 1 medical examination. Private pilots (PPL) are required to pass a Class 2 examination. A pilot’s […]

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Passenger Briefing

Updated on 21st June, 2016 Passenger Briefing – Why? As pilots, when we take passengers flying, it is very easy to assume that they have a level of knowledge that they do not actually have. Many of your passengers will never have been in a helicopter before and it is our job to explain to […]

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