Edward Bellamy wrote:Going forward I’m also not sure whether NPPL/LAPL for aeroplanes is really worth it - if you can have PPL + PMD (including for initial issue) is there really any advantage to having NPPL/LAPL for aeroplanes larger than microlights?
Ah, you sound like others who already have obtained a full icao ppl "directly" or higher, or don't have a civvie licence! (Side thought: It's a shame we don't get the aviation CVs of the people making real decisions.)
Yes, nppl is needed, there is a well defined (18 year) path for (with measurable safety info) for both ab initio and conversion between nppl ratings, the latter being v sensible in training content, and, v important in both 2008 and now with finance, it is cost efficient enough to give pilots a viable expansion path. The trouble is a bridge on the path was deliberately destroyed just for political dogma reasons in 2018
Irv Lee - (R/T & Flight Examiner)
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