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I’ve counted up the number of instructors in my logbook recently. By the time I got to the 10 hours recorded point, I realised that I have had 11 instructors! In hindsight, perhaps not the best start to my aviation career. Heck, I sure learned that there is more than one way of doing the same thing when it comes to Airplanes and Aeroplanes :-) I also started to count the number of Pilot Training Schools I had visited, and was soon up in to double figures. So why is this important. We I’m not an instructor trying to sell you a course at my school, I’m a pilot who has experienced most of the right ways and most of the wrong was to teach someone about flying. So where have I trained. A flex Wing Microlight school operating off an olf Cricket Pitch A disused airfield, converted into a Dragster racing strip, with a part time 3 axis microlight school. A busy metropolitan airport with full Air Traffic Services, controlled airspace and lots of High Visibilty Jackets a Hundred acres of grass in the middle of an old WWII disused airfield (and I have hay fever, a bad mistake!) An old Army Training Camp in the middle of nowhere used by Air Cadet force at the weekend A fully operational milatary airbase complete with fast jet movements whilst I was trying to land a small propellor driven two seater. One of the smallest grass strips you could imagine, where any form of emergency not returning to the strip would result in a nasty crash. So, I’ve been around a bit, bought lots of avitation related stuff, trained with a complete spectrum of pilots, so I hope that this viewpoint will help you when you are choosing which Pilot Training School is right for you .
Was Pilot Training A Factor In Red Arrow Crash at Bournemouth 2011?
In a nutshell, it is far to early to say. Our condolences go to the family of the deceased, Flt Lt Jon Egging, from all of us at Pilot Training Schools. The airraft crashed just a few hours ago and the formal investigations are just beginning. Any attempt to identify…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Aug 22, 2011  
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Helicopter Pilot School
Choosing a helicopter pilot school has much in common with all other choices to do with learning to fly. The same rules apply, but there are some special considerations to make before taking the plunge. Cost The overall costs are really important. Almost everything about helicopters costs more than a…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Aug 15, 2011  
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Perseid Meteor Shower Top Ten Tips for A Spectacular View Of This Natural Show
This is probably the best meteor shower of the year. It is the most reliable, as it regularly generates a visible meteor every 60 seconds. And, most people have heard of it. So, let’s look at what you can do to enhance your view. Find a dark Sky. Not as…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Environmental   Aug 12, 2011  
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British Airways In UK Pilot Training Shock! Up to 800 New Pilots In the Next Five Years?
The British Airways announcement to recruit new pilots is really lazy. It’s just taking the low hanging fruit of re-training highly competent ex military pilots, laid off by the UK government, and poaching from other airlines. There will be some new recruits too, but these lucky individuals will; All be…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Aug 12, 2011  
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Which Of Prince Harry’s Pilot Training Skills Would Help Him Join Nasa?
You may have heard that Prince Harry is fascinated becoming an astronaut. For those of you that know a bit about Prince Harry, you can score him based on the NASA requirements below and see how he does. First of all, not on the NASA list is “what about being…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Aug 08, 2011  
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Online Flight Schools
What on earth has an online flight school got to offer in terms of pilot training? Let’s think about this for a moment. Learning to fly is a motor skill. It’s like learning to drive. In other words, surely you have to turn up and be there for something to…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Aug 05, 2011  
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Pilot Training UK
I have been flying in the UK for over 20 years now and really love the excitement of learning to fly here. I say learn, after all these years, because you can never learn it all. I flew with a retired airline captain today, he has over 9,000 hours experience…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Aug 03, 2011  
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Pilot Training Schools In Canada - Is it for You?
Imagine what it would be like to complete your pilot training in Canada? There are many places that you can learn to fly in the world, you may live where I am about to tell you about, you may also have always wanted to visit there from another part of…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Aviation Airplanes   Aug 02, 2011  
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