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Old 29th Dec 2015, 14:05
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On Track Aviation

Thinking about renewing.

Anyone have feedback for using 'On Track Aviation' to renew/re-validate instructors ratings ?
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Old 29th Dec 2015, 23:14
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I've been there a couple of times for Seminars, and no complaints at all. very professional.


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On Track do a good job, constrained as they are by the 'syllabus' they have to follow. I have attended three of their seminars over the last 10 years.

I think that I have an open mind and enjoy receiving all sorts of training but unfortunately I have to say that I have never left a two-day Instructor Seminar feeling that I have learned anything that will markedly improve my technique or expand my knowledge. This is not the fault of On Track who have a well-qualified and experienced cadre of lecturers but rather due to the somewhat mundane subject material. 'Effects of Controls', 'Navigation', 'Stalling', 'EASA part FCL' and 'Carb Icing' were some of the more memorable items covered.

I would much prefer to learn about: iPads in GA cockpits, Sky Demon, Garmin and Avidyne EFIS displays, Single-pilot CRM, Lessons learned from recent light aircraft accidents, SERA, GNSS approaches, etc.

The seminars do however give one an opportunity to converse with like-minded pilots and therefore hear a few interesting stories over coffee. I don't begrudge the fee and the two days spent, as I need to tick two out of three boxes, but I do wish the exercise was more useful!
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Attended two seminars at OnTrack and would definitely go there again.

A team of dedicated and informed professionals if ever I saw one.
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Thank you everyone for the feedback.
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Old 6th Jan 2016, 22:45
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Pity about your own experience.


I would much prefer to learn about: iPads in GA cockpits, Sky Demon, Garmin and Avidyne EFIS displays, Single-pilot CRM, Lessons learned from recent light aircraft accidents, SERA, GNSS approaches, etc.


A good number of these topics were covered during my last renewal seminar.
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Good to hear that, Mortimer!

I hope I can benefit from a bit of the same in two years' time.
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