Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Non-Airline Forums > Private Flying
Reload this Page >

Finally Started my Training!

Private Flying LAA/BMAA/BGA/BPA The sheer pleasure of flight.

Finally Started my Training!

Old 21st Sep 2016, 16:19
  #41 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North West England
Age: 51
Posts: 7
@Mazzy28

Congratulations on getting on the Easyjet programme and good luck with the training - I see you are in Liverpool - can you privately message me the School you were using?

I did do 6 hours back in 1997 before giving it up when I discovered I was colour blind and handed a Restricted Class 3. Fastforward to 2016 and the discovery of the CAD test and I now have an unrestricted Class 2 (with no reason not to get a Class 1 if needs be).

I recently had a trial flight with MerseyFlight (partly due to being given it as a gift) but I was going to have a trial flight with Lomac as I don't want to just go with the first school I experience. Part of me is tempted to try LFS as well.

The trial flight was good, and I used it as a refresh of the exercises we had done nearly 20 years ago!

Does anyone have any thoughts or comments?

Regards

George
MadMac is offline  
Old 23rd Sep 2016, 10:54
  #42 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 11
Hi George,

Thanks very much! I cant wait to just get things going now and get stuck into the training. A long road ahead for sure.

That's great news that you've now got your class 2, I'm nervously awaiting getting my class 1 now as everything is riding on it! Can't see any reason why I wouldn't get it but got to be realistic I suppose.

I've sent you a private message regarding my flying at Liverpool.

Cheers,


Mazzy
Mazzy28 is offline  
Old 24th Sep 2016, 14:23
  #43 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Kent
Posts: 12
I'm up to an incredibly (low) six hours of recent training. Seven hours if you include the messing around on a trial flight held 12 months prior :-)

All my 'proper' training has been in a C152 whereas the trial was in a C172. I'm in a very fortunate position where I don't have to pay for the training but still opted to learn in the 152 as it just seemed... a little more raw? My local airfield (EGTO) is 15mins from the office and my home so it seemed a sensible choice even if I would rather learn on something like a DA20.

Last lesson was glide and powered decent, with flaps IIRC. I have the beginnings of a little (unread and unloved) blog going on here. I've yet to write-up the last lesson as I've been on holiday. Generally try to get a couple of lessons in each week. One in work time, in the morning and another at the weekend. The Missus is fine with the former but not the latter so I'm on borrowed time there.

Thus far I find it all fine and not a huge challenge. My day job does involve flight simulation so it should't be a surprise. Thing is, I started all this with a reasonable fear of flying! Getting over that now and think anyone achieving their PPL (or LAPL) has really something to be proud of. Whether I'll get there or not, I have fallen in love with flying.

Eighteen months ago I would have not expected such change!
T4RG4 is offline  
Old 31st May 2017, 05:51
  #44 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cheshire
Age: 44
Posts: 23
Originally Posted by mazzy1026 View Post
Don't do it!
Hope you're still flying Mazzy. We met at LFS back in 2006 I think.

Always enjoyed your flying diary back then.

Cheers.
applebyca is offline  
Old 31st May 2017, 07:36
  #45 (permalink)  

Spicy Meatball
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Liverpool UK
Age: 38
Posts: 1,115
Originally Posted by applebyca View Post
Hope you're still flying Mazzy.
Funny you should say that!

After several lousy years at attempting to have some sort of powered paragliding career, I'd decided to sell all my gear and get back to fixed wing. I was originally fixed on the Microlight idea, but over time, the thought of getting back to PPL(A) just hasn't gone away - so, I've joined the Cessna 172 group at Liverpool, and have started my renewal - first flight booked next week, with a medical to follow soon.

I'm not gonna be blogging this one (you'll be pleased to know ) but I am looking forward to hopefully catching up with some old faces

Hope you're well
mazzy1026 is offline  
Old 5th Jun 2017, 12:28
  #46 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North West England
Age: 51
Posts: 7
Hey Mazzy et al

Well I had a trial flight at Lomac in April and have been training with them most weekends on their PA28 since then, up to the grand total of 8 hours so far this year!

Where is the 172 group you speak of? Is it an equity/non-equity group?

Cheers

G
MadMac is offline  
Old 6th Jun 2017, 08:32
  #47 (permalink)  

Spicy Meatball
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Liverpool UK
Age: 38
Posts: 1,115
Nice! Lomac seem a great flying club - spoke to them a few days ago and they're lovely.

Enjoy the training - you'll love every minute of it...

Here's a link to the Cessna group: Southport & Merseyside Aero Club

It's an old site that needs updating, but the basics are there
mazzy1026 is offline  
Old 7th Jun 2017, 21:04
  #48 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cheshire
Age: 44
Posts: 23
Originally Posted by mazzy1026 View Post
Funny you should say that!

After several lousy years at attempting to have some sort of powered paragliding career, I'd decided to sell all my gear and get back to fixed wing. I was originally fixed on the Microlight idea, but over time, the thought of getting back to PPL(A) just hasn't gone away - so, I've joined the Cessna 172 group at Liverpool, and have started my renewal - first flight booked next week, with a medical to follow soon.

I'm not gonna be blogging this one (you'll be pleased to know ) but I am looking forward to hopefully catching up with some old faces

Hope you're well
Good work fella. Sounds like you've picked up some pretty broad experience there. Always worth pushing the boundaries.

I was at LPL on Saturday in fact. I flew down to Lee on Solent in a Cessna 182. I glanced over at LFS and it brought back many fond memories. In fact, I think I saw sierra hotel, which I did my licence in over 10 years ago.

After trying to keep an old cessna going, I've decided to try the micro route and have a eurostar purchase lined up in 5 weeks. The 6th and final share is still on offer. Will be based in the LLR.

Good luck in the 172.

Cheers
applebyca is offline  
Old 8th Jun 2017, 08:02
  #49 (permalink)  

Spicy Meatball
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Liverpool UK
Age: 38
Posts: 1,115
Originally Posted by applebyca View Post
I've decided to try the micro route and have a eurostar purchase lined up in 5 weeks.
That's amazing - I'd love to see that when you get it?

Another main reason I decided to get back to (A) as opposed (M) was the weight envelope. I'm never gonna be a featherweight, and whilst I almost started on the C42 at Ince, having thought about it some more, I'd be VERY limited with passengers.
mazzy1026 is offline  
Old 8th Jun 2017, 17:53
  #50 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Cheshire
Age: 44
Posts: 23
Originally Posted by mazzy1026 View Post
That's amazing - I'd love to see that when you get it?

Another main reason I decided to get back to (A) as opposed (M) was the weight envelope. I'm never gonna be a featherweight, and whilst I almost started on the C42 at Ince, having thought about it some more, I'd be VERY limited with passengers.
I know what you mean. Think I need to go on a diet so I can take a passenger and butties. Failing that, out goes the passenger
applebyca is offline  
Old 9th Jun 2017, 00:18
  #51 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 353
Originally Posted by mazzy1026 View Post
I'm not gonna be blogging this one (you'll be pleased to know ) but I am looking forward to hopefully catching up with some old faces
One of the best decisions I made was to continue blogging after my PPL. It's good to look back at your logbook and marry up the brief line of text under Details of Flight with an entire blog post detailing your experience and things you've learned from it.

I only have several hundred hours but they are spread out over 13 years so trying to remember everything cold is not easy, even with your logbook to assist.

Whether or not you make it a public web log or keep a personal diary, it all helps. I cannot recommend it strongly enough to student pilots.
flyinkiwi is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.