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Back After A Long Absence
alantheflyer created the topic: Back After A Long Absence
Greetings to all
With a PPL and about 250 hours, am endeavouring to return to GA after a break of almost 25 years. Here's looking forward to rejoining the community and finding some good advice and support as well as new friends along the way. Regards to all. Alan
bobtait replied the topic: Back After A Long Absence
If your intention is to sit for the CASA exam for either RPL or PPL you will need to study both volumes. Volume One covers what was once called BAK (basic aeronautical knowledge). That is the content you need for RPL. Volume Two covers the Meteorology, Navigation, Performance and Law you need to get a full PPL. The PPL exam will field questions on both.
alantheflyer replied the topic: Back After A Long Absence
Apologies for absence from the Forum. An update...
After stumbling through my Class II medical I got on to the great guys at Latrobe Valley Aero Club. Their teaching was outstanding (as well as their patience - thanks Gerard, Scott & Campbell) as they scraped off the rust scales and got me back into the air with a fresh BFR in July of last year, almost 30 years to the day that I had last flown. I now live in Florida, so, armed with my newly, brushed off PPL, I applied for a US Private Licence and was duly issued with same but still had to do another BFR. Despite confronting a glass cockpit for the very first time and trying to absorb the dauntingly thick Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual, I came away with the required BFR to be pronounced technically "legal" again in November of last year. Since then, I have purchased a sweet little Grumman AA-1C Lynx which is perfect for my day-VFR mission. The flying here is awesome with severe VFR conditions most every day and The Bahamas just 50 miles off the coast. It's great to be back in the air once again. It never is too late...