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Best way forward for 15 year old .

Old 23rd Dec 2020, 07:53
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If he's already an air cadet, what about their gliding and flying courses and the scholarships that they recommend?

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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 16:33
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Gliding. Try a trial lesson and if he is hooked do a couple of weeks course. Lasham is good with cheap accommodation.
Continuity is vital at the early stage.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 17:12
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Originally Posted by Quietplease View Post
Gliding. Try a trial lesson and if he is hooked do a couple of weeks course. Lasham is good with cheap accommodation.
Continuity is vital at the early stage.
Yes Lasham is great but the OP is in the Midlands. HusBos, and Long Mynd come to mind as places to go. So indeed is Shennington, or was when I was there quite a few years back.
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Old 24th Dec 2020, 12:39
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15 is a good age to start training. He can then go solo on his 16th birthday (weather permitting). He then has a full year to complete all the written exams and the rest of his training, with a view to getting his licence, on or shortly after, his 17th birthday.

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Old 24th Dec 2020, 14:09
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Definitely recommend some gliding stuff through the air cadets. Is he interested in the RAF?
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Old 24th Dec 2020, 14:11
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15 is a good age to start training. He can then go solo on his 16th birthday (weather permitting). He then has a full year to complete all the written exams and the rest of his training, with a view to getting his licence, on or shortly after, his 17th birthday.

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Old 3rd Jan 2021, 13:41
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Not all 15ís are equal.
Some are already young adults and some are still large children. No offense but he simply donít all mature at the same rate.
Flight training (powered) can be intimidating and frustrating and very costly for someone who canít find his shoes in the morning.
Glider flying is much more a social event with a lower threshold and likely more people in their teenage years.
As stated above, if gliding canít hold his interest then certainly powered flight wonít either.
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Old 7th Jan 2021, 15:14
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Evewidow I guess your son will still be underage for this but they come around every year HCAP Flying Scholarships
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