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9 hours logged for me so far, 2 more booked for this weekend. I'm just studying for my Aviation Law exam, it's very dry but I appreciate the importance! Need to get my medical booked as well - in case that throws up anything that could stop me!
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2nd hour now done and looking for some time next week to get my 3rd in. Really, really enjoying it so far,even just bein at the airfield has me buzzing with excitment Steve, great to see that you are crackin on with your training. Have you decided to go all of the way now? Cheers, Alex
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Hi Alex, I don't get quite the buzz that I do from driving a fast 7 on track (or racing a slow one averagely), the enjoyment is quite different and it is the challenge of achieving the license that interests me at the moment. I'm finding it quite tough as every lesson now I'm getting more to do, very busy all the time and I know it is because the instructor is simply racheting up the pressure to see how I manage! Also Aviation Law is not a riveting read but I have the exam coming up soon! 2 more hours in the book this weekend if the weather allows - I haven't had my first invoice yet (my club bills in arrears), it's going to e a biggie! The plan is certainly to carry on to get the license if I can, I have some dreamy ambitions of flying to Le Mans one year and taking Caroline for dinner in the South of France occasionally!
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Quoting Grubbster: Hi Alex, I don't get quite the buzz that I do from driving a fast 7 on track (or racing a slow one averagely), the enjoyment is quite different and it is the challenge of achieving the license that interests me at the moment. I'm finding it quite tough as every lesson now I'm getting more to do, very busy all the time and I know it is because the instructor is simply racheting up the pressure to see how I manage! Also Aviation Law is not a riveting read but I have the exam coming up soon! 2 more hours in the book this weekend if the weather allows - I haven't had my first invoice yet (my club bills in arrears), it's going to e a biggie! The plan is certainly to carry on to get the license if I can, I have some dreamy ambitions of flying to Le Mans one year and taking Caroline for dinner in the South of France occasionally! Sounds very similar to me Steve. I love the challenge of it and the freedom of being in the air. I also get a real biz from being at a lovely airfield like Panshanger, but it isn't yet the kick that racing is. Having said that, the a aerobatics I have experienced with friends is something else again :-) Good luck with the exams and keep me posted on progress!
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Just wait until you guys are flying solo
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Proud of my son today. He's been a PPL instructor for the last couple of years, but today he got his licence to teach CPL students.
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Quoting Mike C.: Just wait until you guys are flying solo Definitely the best milestone and the sense of achievement is huge. I was 17 when I did my first solo on an RAF Flying Scholarship flying the mighty Cessna 150 Aerobatic out of Perth (and before I could even drive) and it was bizarre looking across at the other seat to see it completely empty. Really interested in how you guys are getting on, keep the updates coming
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Hi Guys, I have just completed my 3rd hour, after a couple of cancelled lessons due to low cloud. I am really starting to get into it, but am not sure if I will be able to complete my training at Panshanger as they have just announced that they will be shutting in September. I am not sure if it really is the end of the road for them, but it doesn't sound great Cheers, Alex
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The weather also spoiled my fun last weekend but I managed another hour yesterday so that's 10 so far - still feels like a huge way to go yet! We were due to start circuits yesterday but I asked to defer that to next time and to do a bit of revision and consolidation instead this week. I'm finding it is quite a bombardment of things to learn and new things being added all the time, often during the flight and I'd rather use a pre-brief to explain what we're going to do before we go and do it - that's my preferred way of learning. So yesterday we did a classroom session on radio comms and 'the circuit' before we went for a nice flight recapping much of what I learned in the first 9 hours, it was very enjoyable and well worth doing. It's a shame to hear you may have to change plans to continue learning We went to a BBQ at our club today and spoke to a lot of people, it seems as if stories like yours are sadly not uncommon with clubs having to move or close down. I hope you find a convenient way to continue, you could of course come down to Lee where I am - it's a great venue but probably a bit far for you to travel to.
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Thread about Panshanger here Flyer Forum very useful for gossip, etc (blatchat for pilots ) Don't worry about feeling overwhelmed during the early training, it will all fit into place and when it does it's a 'eureka moment'. - Fly as often as you can at quiet times - Always be pre-briefed and give yourself time to arrive, relax and not feel rushed - Then a clear debriefing and analysis afterwards - A good instructor will leave you feeling positive and looking forward to the next lesson