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Super Sue to the rescue – Student Sue swaps training in the R22 for a flight in the Jet Ranger

15th September 2020 There’s never a dull moment at Flying Pig (or with flying) and today was no exception. Arriving at 8.45 for my flying lesson that morning, in mist, scattered clouds at 200 feet, broken at 300 (Heathrow METAR) with no significant changes for 2 hours.  I was resigned to a no flight day. …
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Classroom vs the Cockpit – Is learning to fly a realistic alternative to University when considering a career in aviation.

At this time of the year when everyone is getting their exam results and wondering what to do next, we thought it would be a good time to tackle the question of PPL(H) Vs University. If you’re about to finish Sixth Form this year then you could be reaching a defining moment – apply for…
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Leaving the circuit – Flying solo can be tricky enough but then you have to navigate too!

After mastering solo circuits, it was time to venture out by myself into the training area. This might seem quite straight forward, however from the air, everything looks different! Luckily for me, the area that I was training in had some gas pipelines that could be followed into and out of the training area, which…
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“Feel like flying by yourself today?” – Going solo for the first time

I still remember my first solo as if it were yesterday. It is such an achievement that I don’t think it’s something that will ever be forgotten. I had some idea on the day that it might happen as I’d been practicing circuits on the previous few lessons with my instructors, but this wasn’t confirmed…
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Spring Success at Saturday’s Open Day

Last Saturday we held our 6th Annual PPL(H) Open Day and what a fantastic day it turned out to be! With perfect flying conditions we managed to meet and greet many new budding pilots, eager to know more about learning to fly. All four helicopters had their moment in the spotlight throughout the day, with…
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Flying Pig Helicopters, It’s a yes from me – Find out why we’ve got the X Factor at our PPL(H) Open Day

In December we held our 5th PPL(H) Open Day, a chance for all you budding pilots out there to come along and turn that lifelong dream of learning to fly a helicopter into reality. It was a great success with many new students signing up to one of our PPL(H) training programmes on the day…
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We’re making a list and checking it twice – The importance of check lists when using aircraft

With Christmas over and the beginning of a fresh year, everyone is making lists – New Year’s resolutions list’s, updated bucket lists or a page of yearly to do’s. We thought why not start off 2018 by talking about a different type of list – a checklist! There are lots of things for us to…
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