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How to pass your PPL Exams – Plenty of prep and a calming exam environment are key to success

As part of the requirements for an EASA PPL, you must successfully pass 9 multiple choice theory exams to ensure you have sufficient knowledge of all aspects associated with your flying. The pass mark for the exams is 75% and we conduct them in house here at Flying Pig & Elstree Helicopters. The 9 subjects…
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Proper Prior Planning – Capt Peter shares his flight preparation techniques during his CPL training

After I passed the PPL exam and started to work towards my Commercial rating the flight exercises really did not change that much. The biggest thing that changed was the precision of each manoeuvre - the instructor is expecting you to be on point with all the exercises and every flight is a steep learning…
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‘Higher education’ – How to study smarter for your CPL exams

Last week I looked at hour and training requirements for gaining your Commercial Pilots License. We saw to gain your CPL, there are, among other things, theoretical examinations that need to be passed. For some these exams can be quite daunting, so I wanted to take a closer look at what is involved in the…
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Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Mo – Type Conversions, which helicopter will you fly today?

Having most likely completed your training for PPL in just one aircraft, you may be looking for your next challenge or to add to your repertoire. If this is the case then you might want to think about doing a type conversion. Under European Rules, there is a requirement to be rated on an aircraft…
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Become a Captain – Passing your PPL(H)

Once you have all the required experience, have passed the theoretical exams, (as well as the radiotelephony test) and your flying is up to a good proficiency, the final hurdle is passing a Skills Test with an Examiner. The aim of test is for you to demonstrate that you can act competently as Pilot in…
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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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