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Aug 17

Pilot in Command – Demonstrating your piloting skills during your Qualifying Cross-Country flight

In my previous post – ‘A to B and back again – Learning how to Navigate’ – I talked about working your way up from your first solo to your first nav flight. By this point if you’re following along with the progress we’re making, you will have done a couple of these types of…
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Aug 17

The 6P’s – How best to prepare for your exams

Capt. Picot-Watson has covered the basics of learning how to fly, this week we move onto something more theoretical- preparing for your exams. As for the 6P's ... google it. When learning to fly, we are often all consumed by wanting to be in the helicopter all the time. However, it is not just physical…
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Jul 17

Who, Where, What – Learning to communicate on the radio

Over the past weeks Capt. Picot-Watson has told us of her time learning to Aviate and to Navigate. Well this week we find out how she learnt to Communicate. One of the key aspects to learning to fly is actually one that is often forgotten about as it comes so naturally to all those experienced…
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Jul 17

A to B and back again – Learning how to navigate

Capt. Naomi is back with a new blog post talking about the trials and tribulations of navigation and pre-flight planning. The next step in reaching a Private Pilot’s License is completing navigation exercises i.e flying from A to B and back again – first with an instructor on board and eventually solo! Personally, I have…
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Jul 17

Going Solo – the Ups and Downs of learning how to hover

Following last weeks blog about how she became interested in flying helicopters, Capt. Naomi returns this week, talking about the very beginning of her training. Once I had started training, I of course wanted to be in the helicopter 24/7! Unfortunately with the thrill of flying comes the need for knowledge, so I set about…
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11
Jul 17

Flying is not just for boys

This month saw the arrival of Capt. Naomi, our new Flying Instructor. The following blog post is Naomi's story of how she became interested in learning to fly. Flying was always in the back of my mind as a hobby but it always felt so unachievable. However when my parents relocated to the USA, it seemed…
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Nov 16

It would be folly to fly FOLI

Flying Pig Helicopters's fleet has expanded. We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new R22 Beta II G-FOLI! The Robinson R22’s are the world’s most recognised training helicopter and ‘FOLI’ is no exception! This light, sensitive aircraft complete with GoPro cameras is perfect for trial lessons, experiences or full PPL(H) courses. It wouldn't…
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Oct 16

Cabri Day

Last year when we received our first Guimbal Cabri G2 we celebrated by hosting an open day  so we could not think of any better way to celebrate the arrival of our second. There was food, fun and flying. We offered trial lessons all day at a special rate to give an opportunity to pilots, students…
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28
Jul 16

Uni vs Helicopter Pilot – Who really is the high achiever?

So what do you do? Go down the conventional education route? Or are you ready for something completely different…? You’re at a crossroads. A Degree or a Defly? You’ve finished Sixth Form College and you don’t know whether to follow the crowd or follow your heart. Do you study among thousands of others for three…
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Jul 16

Can you pig it?

Here at Flying Pig, we’ve launched our new website and we’re pretty pleased with it. As you’ll see here and there, we’re proud to be associated with nature’s most intelligent animal – what else would you expect of a company that has Hogg Lane and Boreham Wood in its address? We’ve made the site simple…
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