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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: PPL(H) Exams Reply with quote

Hello!
Please is anyone able to help with a few questions?!

I am off to New Zealand for January & February with the aim of achieving PPL(H), it's taken a lot of saving and dreaming about so I'm very excited! Very Happy
My dream would be to carry on to CPL in Aus & NZ but one step at a time...

I wondered if it is possible to do any of the theory exams in the UK before I go and if these would count in NZ? Question
I understand that Air Law is slightly different as are the medicals, but not sure about the others. I am waiting to hear back from the flight school to hear their thoughts on it.

If anyone has any ideas and info it'd be much appreciated!

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clare

Yes you can do them but No they won't count for anything.

You could do the exams but unless you are training for a JAA licence they are worthless. They woud be useful really only if you intended converting your NZ licence on return to the UK (if you come back), and you did that within 12 or 18months (can't remember valiity period of a passed exam), you wouldn't need to do them all anyway unless you where after a JAA CPL(H).

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, thanks for that, I shall just carry on studying here while I can, then hope to take the exams as soon as I get out there.

Currently having flushes of nerves then excitement then pure fear, back to excitement!

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The other thing to remember is to study their syllabus (NZ) not ours (JAA/UK), you will be tested against their requirements.

Sounds daft as helicopters don't know where they are being flown, but there a subtle terminology differenced certainly between UK and USA and I imagine the rest of the world.

A bit of question asking at your intended school may save you some unlearning later on.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClareS wrote:
Currently having flushes of nerves then excitement then pure fear, back to excitement!


That's generally how I feel about learning to fly too Laughing Good luck in NZ. Where are you going to be based?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jen, thumbright

I shall be around the Bay of Plenty for most of the time out there but heading down South to catch up with friends so may try and get a few hours there too.

Trying to get a list of stuff together that I can do here is the hardest bit, I would like to be as prepared as possible with paperwork so that I can max the time in the air over there.

Glad the nerves aren't just me, it's been a dream for so long and now I get the chance to try at the moment I'm just shaking2

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClareS wrote:
, it's been a dream for so long and now I get the chance to try at the moment I'm just shaking2


Clare,
It was a dream for many of us, who still live it each time we lift off.
The road will not be easy but the reward great.

A "Good Stick" (Copter Pilot) learns from each flight, understands that they will make a mistake or two along the way, but enjoys every moment.

"If the path be not difficult, would we appreciate the journey as much"
qips and quotes by Afterburner 2009

Jen is going through it now, but I truly feel she will do just fine. A little "stick shake" is normal.

Go for it! and best of luck. Laughing Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's going to be some beautiful country to fly in. Think of us in the UK with our lessons cancelled because of rain and wind while you're swooping around in the sunshine Laughing

A little 'stick shake' - haha! Well, my instructor certainly has to try a lot harder after 20 hours to scare me than he did in the beginning Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jen wrote:
..... my instructor certainly has to try a lot harder after 20 hours to scare me than he did in the beginning Laughing


See! Your making progress! Very Happy
But I wonder how much YOU scared the instructor during those hours.
Laughing Laughing

That's how you can tell your doing okay.......When you scare them more than they can scare you. Laughing Laughing Laughing
Believe me....I know. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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