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Skills Test Success!!!

Congratulations to our student Jon, who today successfully passed his PPL Skills Test in the minimum 45 hours' mandatory training!

Jon has undertaken his flight instruction on our Cessna 152s and today flew G-BOYL (aka "Susan") with our in-house examiner, Laurance. The weather forecast for this afternoon wasn't looking too promising, but fortunately for Jon the heavy showers held off until the test was complete. 

Before the test, Jon was asked to plan a flight from Redhill out to the east and following his first leg, was asked to demonstrate his ability to carry out an in-flight diversion. A further part of the navigation exercise is to find your location using a local VOR and to track a route either to or from the relevant station. 

Once the navigation element was over, Jon was tested on his general handling of the aircraft - including steep turns, recovery from a spiral dive, stalling, a practice forced landing etc. As with the navigation, Jon proved his competence with these exercises and so it was time to return to Redhill for the final part of the test - circuits. 

Jon performed a "normal" circuit, followed by a flapless circuit and finished his test with a glide to land on Redhill's recently reopened runway 26L.

Congratulations on an excellent result!

Below is a picture of Jon with "Susan", with the gathering storm clouds behind...