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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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Our Flying Family Has a New Operations Assistant! Meet Sarah McKenzie…

For me, there was never really a choice between helicopters and fixed wing. As far as I’m concerned, there is just no comparison. Coming from an emergency services background, I’ve had the opportunity to witness helicopters in search and rescue situations and was always interested in the complexity of flying them and how easy the…
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Getting it right if things go wrong – Learning emergency procedures

As I talked about last week in my post about QXC, it is important to have a good knowledge of emergency procedures. As pilots we spend lots of our time practicing these, so I wanted therefore to dedicate a whole post to them and review some of the key points - starting with where they…
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