Using the Rating

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From analogue to glass and back again (Sep 2011)
Anthony Bowles explains what for many would seem a surprising decision- replacing his Cirrus with a much older design of plane
28 Dec 2014 Anthony Bowles 1475
That elusive perfect hold (and some real world alternatives) (Sep 2011)
Jim Thorpe offers a number of ways of to fly that hold
28 Dec 2014 Jim Thorpe 1267
I learnt about (instrument) flying from that -transponder failure in Class A airspace (Sep 2011)
Stuart Hawkins plans for every reasonably likely contingency, but still finds himself having to deal quickly with an unanticipated problem.
28 Dec 2014 Stuart Hawkins 1327
GA Flying in Spain (July 2011)
A year after having moved to Spain, member Patrick O’Donnell offers a comprehensive guide to VFR/IFR flying there
28 Dec 2014 Patrick O'Donnell 2194
A rookie’s guide to flying IFR to the Greek Islands, in seven episodes (May 2011)
As a recently qualified IFR flyer, Jim Busby joined the PPL/IR trip to Corfu, assuming he might learn something. In fact, ‘I learned more than I bargained for’.  
28 Dec 2014 Jim Busby 1949
EASA Airworthiness Approvals for GPS equipment (May 2011)
A critical review of requirements
28 Dec 2014 Vasa Babic 2082
A woman in a man’s world? (May 2011)
As a female pilot, Kim Winter describes what it’s like to be one of a minority
28 Dec 2014 Kim Winter 1263
Instrument flying in Denmark (May 2011)
Danish member Henrik Vaero gives an enticing overview of flying in Denmark.
28 Dec 2014 Henrik Vaero 2536
CFIT Analysis (April 2011)
Presentation on CFIT given by Vasa Babic at 2011 AGM
28 Dec 2014 Vasa Babic 1935
Flying in light aircraft as a passenger (Mar 2011)
As a non-pilot, married for many years to a keen aviator, Miranda Bowles’ account of being a well travelled passenger will hopefully entice many who ‘would like to’, but haven’t yet ‘dared.’
28 Dec 2014 Miranda Bowles 1165

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