The road to becoming a flight instructor

On the 17th April I took my initial Assessment of Competence (AoC) to become a qualified flight instructor. Since passing my IRT in mid December I had been working as an operations assistant in Airways Aviation until a spot became free on the flight instructors course (FIC). That opportunity came in mid-February. I was given 1 weeks notice to move my life to Spain, in … Continue reading The road to becoming a flight instructor

Multi Engine Flying

On the 30 August 2018, I had my first instructional flight on the Diamond DA42 Twin Star aircraft in Oxford airport. I started with my Multi Engine Piston (MEP) Rating which is 6 hours of flight including: familiarisation, general handling, asymmetric flight and circuits plus a theory exam. I am writing this, having completed the MEP (6 hours) and Basic Instrument Flight module (BIFM – … Continue reading Multi Engine Flying

Phase 2 – The ATPL Glass is Half Full

With trepidation and wonder as to where the time went, on the 9th and 10th May I sat 4 more EASA theory exams at the Coventry exam centre ran by L3.  These exams marked my half way point through all of my subjects, over 75% ground school completion on time, and with only 10 weeks remaining from starting my last phase to completion of ground … Continue reading Phase 2 – The ATPL Glass is Half Full