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Old 19th Jul 2014, 22:00
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The relevance here is to get the big picture mind set. It really makes no sense to enroll in aviation training without understanding how the rules and regulations Impact aircraft flight envelope.

Essentially, what the Staff is saying, is to get informed in advance of the training and pass the exam unfront to alleviate the obstacle before commencing with the training.

It is my experience that such a move reduces the workload and enables better focus on learning how to fly.

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Old 20th Jul 2014, 07:38
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Is it not a bit more complicated than doing a bit of self study & sitting exams?

Learning air law (and all of the other topics) at an early stage is a great idea but there are lots of rules about the recorded ground training you have to have done, the length of time you have to do the exams, how many times you can take each one and how long the pass lasts before you have to take them again.
I would suggest looking up the CAA rules for the exams and making sure that you will be able to achieve your aims without wasting money. (If you can actually understand the current rules about the exams, you will have gone a long way towards getting a pass in air law!! )
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 08:21
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I fully understand the point you're making and I can see the logic in it. But I disagree. My students are learning to fly for pleasure, spending their own money, and if I told them they should pass the Air Law exam before they started training I wouldn't have any students!

Certainly I'd expect someone who was enthusiastic to have done lots of reading round the subject - but things like aerodynamics, aircraft technical, met and navigation, not Air Law.
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 10:31
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I also understand your perspective. However, in contrast to you, I don't disagree with your projections because I know that when it comes to knowledge transfer, subtle nuances exist.

However, it suffices to say that a good instructor will stipulate conditions for training based on his/her experience. That seems to be the case in this respect.

I personally attained my pilot certificate through a '21-day program' and it was of huge advantage for me to get ready for the training upfront and was able to pass all exams within 7 days of commencing with the training. I went solo After 12 hours of dual training.

Anyway, make sure you keep those students coming to you for airmanship training and keep the flag flying.

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Old 22nd Jul 2014, 00:38
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In my opinion, a lot of the learning should be done at each individuals strength as long as they fulfill legal requirements etc..

For example, i did a week long crash course for all of my exams and RT. This suited me perfectly as my ability in retaining info immediately is far better then learning something over a long period of time - my air experience is what i would use to hone my skills.

Before every lesson i would read a book, youtube of flight sim the early practical lessons so i knew the "moves so to speak for advanced turning, clmb, low and slow, staight and level. this helped me greatly and more iportantly suited me.

I felt prepared most of the times and much to my sintructors annoyance my first advanced turns and several other elements were better than his attemtps lol.

For me I would always encourage anyone to get the paperwork, the pain in the ass stuff out the way and then you odnt have to worry about it, all your efforts would go into the practical's of flying which can be tough enough!!!


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Old 14th Aug 2014, 21:09
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Good Evening BEagle,

Do you know when the revised examinations will take effect from?

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Old 16th Aug 2014, 21:28
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Sorry for the tardy response!

I've asked the CAA for a progress report regarding the LAPL/PPL exams and am awaiting a reply.
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