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Air cadet Gliding Scholarship

Old 28th Apr 2015, 21:27
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Question Air cadet Gliding Scholarship

Good evening all. I have a question with regards to the flying done in an air cadet gliding in the vigilant motorglider. Are any of the hours, and solo performed during the course loggable towards an NPPL? Can't find anything on CAP 804
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 06:45
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The Vigilant is a self-launching motor glider (SLMG). It is also classed as a touring motor glider (TMG). Hours on the Vigilant will count towards an SLMG PPL.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 09:18
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Happy to be corrected on this by someone who's actually looked into this properly....

You certainly could, under JAA rules, count Vig time towards maintaining a PPL if you had the TMG endorsement on an existing PPL. I'm not sure if you can count instructional hours towards PPL issue as most VGS instructors (probably) don't have TMG instructor ratings.

I haven't got experience of the NPPL and my student days were pre JAA so interested to hear if it's changed. Why don't you ask the guys at your local VGS or better still CGS as they will, I'm sure, have TMG examiners who should know chapter and verse on this one.


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Old 29th Apr 2015, 10:00
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Go to the NPPL website, you should find all the info you want there.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 23:33
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Likewise, I'm out of date and out of touch, so don't take this as gospel, but

In addition to this...

I'm not sure if you can count instructional hours towards PPL issue as most VGS instructors (probably) don't have TMG instructor ratings.
...would not the flying have to be within a correctly authorised civilian flying school as well in order to count??

The Air Cadet Pilot Scheme (at Tayside) counts towards a PPL as it ticks both boxes...not sure any other form of Air Cadet flying does (but note the disclaimer above).
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 00:14
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I think you can still accredit vigilant scholarship time on a case by case basis, it's mentioned in the latest CAP 804 in Section 5 Part A Appendix 1 Page 11. Drop the LAA an email, [email protected], and see what you can get. They were always very helpful when I approached them.

If you are on a VGS then when you start flying again you can use the Vigilant hours towards the NPPL SLMG revalidation by experience every two years.
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