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Skills Test Pass!!!

Many congratulations to our student Andy who today passed his PPL Skills Test!

After the heavy rain showers we experienced yesterday, Andy made the most of the much better weather today and undertook his Skills Test with our in-house examiner, Jill Develin, in Cessna 152 G-BOLV.

Andy was asked to plan a navigation route from Redhill to Battle. From Battle, he was then asked to plan a route to Faversham but to expect a simulated en-route diversion. 

Following the navigation exercises (plus position finding using a VOR), Andy was asked to demonstrate his abilities in the general handling of the aircraft, including:

  • Climbing and descending;
  • Turns, including steep turns (over 45 degrees of bank);
  • Stalls in three different configurations;
  • Practice forced landing;
  • Recovery from a spiral dive; and
  • Circuits.

Andy has completed his training in 54 hours - a great achievement. Very well done!