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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 […]

Convert FAA License to European Part-FCL License

Updated on 3rd March, 2017 Convert FAA PPL/CPL/ATPL to EASA PPL This post applies to anyone who has an ICAO helicopter license with a minimum of 100 hours flight time as a pilot. If you need to convert the ICAO licence to an EASA Part-FCL PPL license, this post will explain what is required. The […]

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 […]

Theoretical Knowledge Exams (Ireland)

Introduction The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) holds theoretical knowledge exams for ATPL, CPL, IR and PPL. The dates for all levels of theoretical knowledge examinations for the current year can be found below. Examinations at PPL level (4 papers) are held at set times during the course of one day.  Anyone making their first attempt […]