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Operational Procedures: Aeroplanes & Helicopters
As a Private Pilot, exercising the privileges of your licence you'll be flying in United Kingdom airspace and perhaps in the sovereign airspace of other nations. Some parts of that air space will be under the formal control of air traffic control units. Other parts of the air space will be uncontrolled. Where ever you fly you'll be sharing the air with thousands of your fellow aviators flying many different types of aircraft such as Airliners, Helicopters, Balloons, Light Aircraft, Military Jets, Gliders, Microlights and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Like any community, the aviation community is governed by procedures and as in any field of human activity if you are to become an effective, safe and responsible member of the aviation community you must know your Operational Procedures and abide by their principles. Because aviation is an activity that is global in scope Operational Procedures apply internationally too. Organisations such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) lay down regulations and procedures which to a very great extent are enshrined in the national legislation of ICAOs member countries and in that other multinational authorities such as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Operational Procedures is not however a dry subject. The procedures which are there, are there for a reason. A lot of Operational Procedures reflects common sense or to use a better term, good airmanship. So in mastering Operational Procedures you will not only be contributing to the efficient and expeditious operations in air traffic, but also ensuring that you do not compromise flight safety for yourself or for any other user of the air.
The course lasts for one day with the examination taken at the end. The PPL Operational Procedures examination consists of 12 multiple choice questions which have to be answered within 30 minutes; requiring a pass mark of 75%.
All of our courses are delivered by extremely talented, patient and enthusiastic instructors who are both qualified teachers and professional pilots with a wealth of operational experience. We care about your needs and particular learning style. Ultimately we pledge to work with you for as long as it takes to get you through your examinations.
Our fabulous team have worked incredibly hard over the years to allow us to boast a 100% pass rate in all our PPL Ground School courses to date. If you don't pass, your examination fee(s) are refunded! What have you got to lose?
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