Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:22 pm #1809556
And one such answer to that would be a pragmatic CPL exam. One paper. Just an signature from an instructor saying your ready to sit the exam. And the exam can be sat at a local flying school or DVLA exam centre.
Because the current system allows you to work on your own weak points rather than fannying around with some one size fits all skills test.
johnm wrote:The magic words Mayday Mayday Mayday or Pan Pan Pan pan pan pan are very important in those conditions
johnm wrote:@Paul_Sengupta I was responding the to the comment about struggling in low visibility and needing 10km to get into a safe class D environment SVFR as raised by Irv.
skydriller wrote:wrt FAA BFR or EASA 1hr instructor flight/12hrs etc.. Is there any evidence that these have made the skies safer? I seem to remember that pre-JAR there was no such check on a pilot.
Edward Bellamy wrote:Which is why I think simplicity rather than safety is the main argument for reforming FCL regulations.
Paul_Sengupta wrote:Edward Bellamy wrote:Which is why I think simplicity rather than safety is the main argument for reforming FCL regulations.
You have to be careful with simplicity. When people complained that the number of BT tariffs for phone lines were numerous and confusing and demanded things be simplified, BT just removed all the cheapest options, reducing the number of options and thus the confusion. In a similar way, the plethora of UK exemptions and licences have been brought in to keep people flying (with no degradation in safety) in spite of what EASA has imposed in terms of restrictions.