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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:36 am    Post subject: IFR ground school Reply with quote

quick one here. Ive checked through some of my books and i have yet to figure out if IFR requires you to have completed ground school. From the books, ive gained that you can "teach yourself" the material and once the required hours are finished you are then game to write the tests?

Im not the what the difference between the UK and CAN IFR requirements are, but if this sounds correct feel free to chime in.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as you've mentioned the UK I'll chime in.
In JAA land you must either have done your ATPL exams within the previous 3 years of your IR course, or if you did CPL exams OR are a private pilot, then you must have done a separate IR ground school course with relevant exams (within 3 years of starting the IR).

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or if you are speaking about the IR/IFR course then you must x number of hours ground school regarding IFR flying technique blah blah blah.... same as any other flight training course.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perfect thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the IFR required exams in JAA land you must complete them through an Ground Training Organisation, who have to sign you off as having completed an approved course of theoretical training. Alot of places do distance learning/self-study and you attend a couple of week of exam prep at their school prior to taking the exams.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brush-up courses....what a waste of time.

HH, I like the Polo rating. Is that single pilot?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought of doing a type rating on a Polo but i couldnt self drive hire one without a saftey pilot, also the cost involved in getting your first small hatch rating was just abit excessive.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Golf rating. Does that automatically qualify me to fly the polo?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Jen, sorry. The Polo qualifies for an FAA/JAA imposed special training requirement, mainly due to its low inertia wheel system.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to come in at a funny time. Would it be worth it to go out and buy the IF ground school books, take a look through them and try self study for the practice exams? good exposure? or waaaayyyy to soon to be diving into that stuff?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jen,

VW Polo and the Golf are in the same boat as the R22 and R44.

Logan,

It's up to you, you'll probably find you'll have to pay for the books anyway plus a course fee. Just make sure you buy the correct ones, I once had a student spend close to 100 on books and other shite which were very relevent to fixed-wing flying. Thankfully transair accepted refunds! Twat.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jen wrote:
I have a Golf rating. Does that automatically qualify me to fly the polo?


That depends on the polo type - traditional mint/spearmint/fruit type... I believe the last 2 would be classed as complex types so would required additional training.

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