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 […]

Helicopter Power Checks

Updated on 15th April 2017 When is the last time you had to do a confined area approach or take-off? Do you still remember how to do a helicopter power check? If not – you need to read this post. Power Checks There is no point in attempting to do a confined area approach without […]

Passing the EASA Flight Test and EASA Oral Test

Updated on 11th August,2016 The EASA Skill Test When a PPL student finishes their training the instructor has to prepare them for the EASA PPL skill test. The skill test involves a flight test and an oral test. As a student, you must pass both of these. The oral test is normally completed before the […]

How to Convert an Expired JAR Licence to an EASA Licence

Updated on 29th July,2016 EASA Licence Conversion Now that the EASA regulations have been fully implemented, I am getting enquiries from worried pilots who have let both their helicopter type rating and their licence expire. The old JAR licence needed to be renewed every 5 years. The new EASA Licence (more correctly referred to as […]