Fun Day & Party Night – 13 July 2013

Join the party on Saturday 13th July! Friends and family all welcome come rain or shine. Be sure to book in advance for the spot landing competition, flight experiences and airport tours as spaces are limited. Reduced rates for the flying are: Spot Landing – 3 Circuits Cessna 152: £80 Piper PA28: £99 Experience Flights – 20 Minutes Cessna 152: £60 Piper PA28: £80 The evening party, complete with a licensed bar and live music will provide a great social atmosphere till late. We look forward to seeing you...
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New PPL Examinations

In order to comply with new legislation requirements under EASA, a new PPL theoretical examination syllabus is being introduced by the UK CAA and will take effect from 1 September 2013. Full details are available from IN-2013/061 and Standards Document 11 (v12) but a summary of the main points as applicable to current students are included below. There are two main differences between the old and new exam syllabus: Increase from seven to nine exams Introduction of ‘sittings’ Increase In Exams The two additional exams in the new syllabus arise from the current Aviation Law & Operational Procedures and Aircraft General & Principles of Flight each being split into two separate exams. A comparison is made below: Introduction of ‘sittings’ There will be maximum of 6 sittings available in order to complete all the required theoretical examinations. A sitting is defined as a maximum period of 10 consecutive days within which one or more exams can be taken. In addition to these requirements, all the theoretical exams must be completed within an 18 month period (counted from the end of the calendar month when the applicant first attempted an examination). Once they have been completed within this period, the passes will be valid for 24 months for the purpose of license issue. Transition Arrangements The majority of exam passes before the transition date on 1 September 2013 will carry over to the new syllabus. There are however some specific arrangements listed below. As a result of the increase in exams mentioned above, the following arrangements apply: A pass in the current Aviation Law exam will be valid for both the Air Law and Operational Procedures exams under the new syllabus. A pass in the current Aircraft General & Principles of Flight will be valid for both the Aircraft General Knowledge and Principles of Flight exams under the new syllabus. Under the new syllabus, the topic areas in Flight Performance & Planning and Navigation have moved between subjects. As a result the following arrangements apply: In the case of the two subjects Flight Performance & Planning and Navigation, a student will need to pass both subjects prior to 1 September 2013 in order to carry the passes over to the new syllabus. No credit will be given for a pass in one subject only. Students who have not passed both subjects by 1 September 2013 will have to sit both examinations to the new syllabus....
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Radiotelephony (RT Practical) Exam

Synergy Aviation, based at Fairoaks Airport in Surrey, is pleased to have recently received approval from the CAA for the conduct of practical radiotelephony examinations (RT Practical). Flight Centre Manager, Marcus Almeida, reports “it is great to now offer the complete range of ground and practical examinations in-house at Fairoaks. We are also excited to welcome the addition of our latest instructor, Harry Mills. Harry joins the team in response to increased demand following a month on month improvement in flying hours this year.” Students looking to book their radiotelephony practical exam should contact the Flight Centre for further details. Tests are normally conducted on a Friday afternoon and evening at a charge of £110. Training in advanced of the exam is available from the instructors at the standard rate of £30/hr....
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