I'm starting my SE IR(H) training next month in Denmark, do you guy's have any tips for preparation? Any special reading material I should get my hands before starting the course to get a head's up for the course?
Microsoft Flight Sim - cheaply available on ebay. 2002 will do fine, 2004 will still work on anything, but make sure you get disk 4, which is often lost - you need it in your drive for the program to run.
Presumably you've done the theoretical knowledge stuff?
I'd get familiar,,very familiar with "Radio Aid Navigation" programme, i bought mine for £79. Mic sim will do but i dont see the need to fly the uppy - downy bit. If you have a good understanding of the navigational aspect of tracking VOR's, NDB,s and flying the airport plates,,,you will be half way there. The sims are difficult in getting used to at first but when you master the sim and already have a good knowledge of the vor and ndb tracking aspect,,,you wont struggle like i did!
1. If you havent got the 206 rating already then ask them for the manual in advance so you can be on top of this part (or have not flown the 206L II, some differences/ engine and of course the instrument & autopilot fit which are different to the standard 206B - if possible, pop in and take a picture of the panel so you can stick it on your bedroom ceiling and practice the scan on the panel you will use 24/7)
2. RANT sim, as noted above. I dont think RANT has got Danish plates in it but if it has then practice on the ones used.
3. Get familiar with the local training area, approach plates for the airfields used and any unusual features of those fields (especially the effect of coastlines on NDB .......) [thanks, Madman, for the tip back then!]
4. See if you can think of anything to do in Billund at night (assuming it is BAS)