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Old 7th Jan 2016, 14:15
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wales
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I think most PPL training organisations try to fit in 2 to 4 hours of 'unofficial IMC Training' into each students course. This is to enable them to at least continue straight and level, or perform a 180 degree turn if inadvertently caught in IMC conditions.
I was told to estimate by 'dead-reckoning' when we were overhead an airfield, from about 20 miles out whilst wearing the foggles. I managed to get within 800 yards ( but maybe it was a fluke!).

Perhaps the UK PPL syllabus needs modernising to encompass changes in technology, and to make the carrying of a GPS or I-pad a necessary personal item, much the same as carrying an up to date Chart, and your prescription spectacles.
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