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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: Finally 2007 - 2012 Reply with quote

Well.

After starting on my epic journey in August 2007 when the first set of Bristol ground school notes arrived, I have finally passed my CPL skills test.

I passed on the 9th March 2 weeks before my 43rd Birthday!!

So now what.... what challenges can I set myself.

My main aim is to not start my FI course the same way I started my CPL course, (flying blindfold might be a good description).

I have a mere 47 solo hours to 'burn' and I am looking for suggestions on what to do where to go, things not to do.

Any FI's what prep did you do before walking into your FI course, other than knowing how the instructor took his tea and if he liked Jaffa cakes. Smile

Max
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a few threads on here already with great ideas for post CPL hour building

Well done mate !
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats (again) Max!!!!! Are you still wearing your bars?!

And well done on becoming a JetRanger pilot too Wink


I suggest you go on as many different hour building trips and courses as possible, so that once you become an instructor you will have the experience and confidence to do those trips as an instructor (and get paid!).

Also try and get your 15 hours on each type so that once the shiny new instructor rating comes through you will be good to go on all the types you're rated on.

Get the PPL(H) books out again and try creating mini-briefings for each subject. You will need to do lots of these on your FI course and you tend to find there are not enough hours in the day once you start the course (if you thought the CPL course was intense... !).

Enjoy it, the FI course is pretty well your last chance to benefit from the skills and expertise of a hugely experienced instructor - take what you can so you can pass the knowledge onto your future students. After this it's down to you - you'll be on your own in a world where "Bloggs" attempts to take your life every day... Good luck!!

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