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By BigAde
#1508844
Complete three remaining written exams next week, hopefully complete solo nav inc. x-country sometime in Jan (weather dependant... :x ) and skills test shortly after!

May complete the night rating / IR(R) shortly after gaining PPL but not sure yet.

Happy new year to all!

Ade
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By Rob P
#1508960
BigAde wrote:May complete the night rating / IR(R) shortly after gaining PPL but not sure yet.



Perceived wisdom is that you should give yourself a break from training and get on with the serious bit of learning the role of P1.

Fly your friends, explore new places, generally get comfortable with flying as a qualified PPL. Then go on to further ratings; assuming you are a hobby pilot and not looking for a commercial seat.

Rob P
By BigAde
#1510079
Rob P wrote:
BigAde wrote:May complete the night rating / IR(R) shortly after gaining PPL but not sure yet.



Perceived wisdom is that you should give yourself a break from training and get on with the serious bit of learning the role of P1.

Fly your friends, explore new places, generally get comfortable with flying as a qualified PPL. Then go on to further ratings; assuming you are a hobby pilot and not looking for a commercial seat.

Rob P


Thanks for the advice Rob - sounds like a good plan.

I'm a bit old for most commercial paths at 33, but would like to instruct PPL eventually. There's no rush to get to that point though!
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By bfg_96
#1511050
Short term - hour building, visiting new airfields, sight seeing, taking friends and family places. Long term - get a Class 1 medical as the first step towards a CPL, and consider IR/night rating/complex differences/aeros training!