Revalidating lapsed ppl
Once you’ve mastered all that, there’s some consolidation and solo flying to do.
After that we go away from the airfield to look at rejoins, steep turns and off-airfield landings in the local training area.
Once you have passed all the exams within the 18 month/6 sitting window, they are valid for licence issue for 24 months from the final exam pass.
The exams are: Rules and Regulations needed for safe flying Windshear, wake turbulence & some more legal definitions Includes questions on perception, aircrew interaction and how flying affects your body How weather works and the interpretation of forecasts Chart theory, effects of wind & altitude, fuel calculations Take-off and landing distance performance, weights and centre of gravity calculations, chart symbology Technical stuff about airframes, engines, aircraft systems and instruments Aerodynamics, what keeps us in the air and how the controls work Phonetic alphabet, special phraseology There is also an R/T oral test and a final skill test; these again are taken with one of our examiners.
(National Private Pilots Licence) The NPPL is a UK licence which is valid in the UK, Ro I & with some extra conditions, France.
From April 2018 the NPPL will not be acceptable to fly an “EASA aircraft”, such as those at most flying schools, it will still be able to be used for those aircraft with a CAA or LAA “permit to fly”.
It is normally issued with a SEP(L) (Single-Engine Piston (Landplane)) class rating and an FRTOL (Flight Radio-Telephony Operator’s Licence).
This allows you to fly an aircraft with one piston engine, maximum weight 2000 kg, carrying up to 3 passengers, in reasonable weather, in daytime and to use the aircraft radio to communicate with ATC.
(European Aviation Safety Agency Private Pilots Licence) The EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) PPL (Private Pilot’s Licence) is a European licence which has replaced the JAA-PPL.
It is internationally recognised and is normally issued with an SEP(L) (Single-Engine Piston (Landplane) class rating and an FRTOL (Flight Radio-Telephony Operator’s Licence).
Then it’s on to cross-country navigation, where we go and visit at least two other airfields, (we normally use Newcastle & Durham Tees-Valley or Blackpool & Liverpool).