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Posted By B61

Reverser bucket, Yes those are all familiar...

Reverser bucket,

Yes those are all familiar names, I think some must stretch back to the early 90s ! When an "integrated" course really was as described, I recall they used to do the first 45...
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The small number is the permanent FIs. I...

The small number is the permanent FIs. I understand they have casual/contract ones as well, but you would have thought the gold plated cost would have bought something better than instructors on zero...
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Posted By B61

The sim centre at Kidlington was suddenly closed...

The sim centre at Kidlington was suddenly closed in January or February so now the MCC part has to be done at Gatwick. I was told they were using a 737-200 sim at Gatwick - but this may have been a...
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Posted By B61

A three month gap between courses ? There used to...

A three month gap between courses ? There used to be one starting every month.

Is this to help reduce the backlog in flying ? There were reports of people coming back from Arizona and unable to...
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Posted By B61

If the UK was to become an "ICAO" country, does...

If the UK was to become an "ICAO" country, does any approval have to come direct from EASA in Cologne ?

Am I right to say that an EASA country CAA cannot approve EASA training in a non-EASA state...
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Posted By B61

I heard a rumour that they they were moving the...

I heard a rumour that they they were moving the last of the flying (MEIR) to Spain. Is the expensive building at Oxford going to be vacated too ? They moved in on 1st April 2016, so maybe it is an...
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Posted By B61

Did this follow a well known integrated school in...

Did this follow a well known integrated school in the Uk being taken over by a large North American corporate, reducing the name from three letter acronym to two characters ?

They seem to have a...
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Posted By B61

That's correct. Try [email protected] ...

That's correct.

Try [email protected]

Remember, they are trying to do flying plus deal intelligently with enquiries themselves rather than pay some admin no-nothing or marketing b/s merchant...
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Posted By B61

Is the problem that once someone is stuck on on...

Is the problem that once someone is stuck on on Integrated course and hits the 6 to 8 months now required for an IR, they are stuck with it because they can't swap to a more efficient provider, like...
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Posted By B61

I made a number of enquirers by email before...

I made a number of enquirers by email before Christmas, with some specific questions.

in all cases they were answered in full later that day, or by the following day.
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Posted By B61

ME/IR instructor shortage ?

Is this starting to bite ?

The EASA changes requiring 200 hours IFR to be an IRI cut off most of the new supply after 2012.

Rumours is that one of the big integrated schools in the UK is now...
21st Jan 2019, 20:12
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Posted By B61

So painting a scenario here..... The problem...

So painting a scenario here.....

The problem at the moment is that instructors wantin to be ME/IR instructors need 30 hours PIC in an MEP plus 200 hours IFR time now the pre-EASA 50 hours...
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Posted By B61

AtPL Theoretical Knowledge Module at CTC (L3)

Are they still doing this at Coventry ? I know they took over Propilot, but thought it may have got dropped to concentrated on Integrated courses.

Does anyone have any up to date feedback ?
8th Oct 2018, 20:46
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Posted By B61

Some playing around with Excel and a download of...

Some playing around with Excel and a download of the FE list shows that around half of FEs have GR privileges (I think there is no extra cost to do this) so that leaves 134 stand-alone GRs, self...
3rd Oct 2018, 18:55
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Posted By B61

Looks like out selection of nine miniature papers...

Looks like out selection of nine miniature papers will continue for years into the future ?

Why they don't they put the production of a new paper out "to industry ", as they normally do ?

A...
1st Oct 2018, 12:11
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Posted By B61

If an FE can add GR privileges at no cost, that...

If an FE can add GR privileges at no cost, that would explain why the numbers are so high.

It would make more sense to issue the exam papers to the examiner rather than to an RF or an ATO - in...
30th Sep 2018, 09:42
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Posted By B61

Ground Examiner to PPL ratio

Am sending off my 249 for another three years. A download from the CAA showed there are 386 others out there doing the same. Given around 1600 PPL issues per year, there's around one examiner for...
7th Jul 2018, 06:38
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Posted By B61

New PPL ground exams on the way ?

i have just had an email from DHL saying something is on the way to me sent to my aviation email address, but am not expectig anything as I have not made an order.

are the CAA sending out new...
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Posted By B61

If a student has been on an Integrated course and...

If a student has been on an Integrated course and does not continue as an Integrated student after the groundschool phase and exams, for whatever reason ( personal, family, financial), then their...
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Posted By B61

Kee flyer, The PPL is a leisure licence, not...

Kee flyer,

The PPL is a leisure licence, not a module of a CPL. What you do after a PPL is up to you.

The exams are very straightforward and essential knowledge. If you find them difficult,...
23rd Feb 2018, 13:04
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Posted By B61

One exam is a sensible approach

Marck,

I agree, 1 exam plus a subsequent oral test is a good idea. Transport Canada have an exam of 100 questions.

It would stop this "bite sized" learning.

The only EASA requirement "is...
18th Feb 2018, 16:07
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Posted By B61

Debate ? Opinions are there to be firmly stated,...

Debate ? Opinions are there to be firmly stated, for the removal of all doubt, especially if they contradict a statement by someone else that one does not like or agree with.

After all , this is...
17th Feb 2018, 08:16
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Posted By B61

The PPL is NOT a prep school for an ATPL. Too...

The PPL is NOT a prep school for an ATPL. Too many people have this attitude to it.

It is a leisure licence for the recreational pilot. What is required in terms of knowledge is what is needed for...
10th Feb 2018, 07:00
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Posted By B61

"Before too long" ?

Beagle,

Timescale please ?

Will this include a move away from the silly 9 exams that were introduced in 2013 because a certain person at the CAA was unable to understand EASA regulations that ...
9th Mar 2017, 19:17
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Views: 2,637
Posted By B61

Is this standard at FTE for Modular ? Since...

Is this standard at FTE for Modular ?

Since the MEP Rating needs 70 PIC to start, then training for the MEP/IR can start at 60 hours after the PPL (assuming 10 hours PiC as part of the PPL).

Is...
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