The Pilot’s Way
Despite of the fact that I started my flight training back in 2017 and gained about 340 hours so far, I’ve never tried a flight training device of any sort. Of course I don’t consider a flight in a boeing 737 simulator in 2016 in Singapore since it was more a tourist attraction, and of […]
EASA ATPL Theory Preparation: Look Back
As you probably know, in 2019 I passed all my EASA ATPL theory exams for getting my commercial license, and I decided to share my experience. Hopefully it will help someone. Mentally it was a nightmare. I remember my exams time back to the university, but usually it was lasting for a couple of weeks, […]
EASA MEP/IR/PBN: Ready, Steady, Go!
One more important step for getting a job is complete: I added Multi-Engine and Instrument Rating to my EASA license. EASA Instrument Rating does not automatically applies to all class and type ratings in the license (like FAA), so I had to pass two different checkrides. Basically CPL with these ratings allows to apply for […]
EASA CPL: Brand New Commercial Pilot
One more milestone is passed – now I officially possess EASA Commercial Pilot License with single-engine, multi-engine and instrument ratings. It took about 50 flight hours and almost a year – mainly because of theoretical exams preparation, and today I passed the practical exam. The commercial course itself took 15 dual hours, one long solo […]
EASA CPL Checkride Prerequisite
Just a quick note about FAA and EASA commercial checkride. According to the EASA rules the aircraft for a commercial pilot checkride must have at least 4 seats (including pilot), retractable gear and variable-pitch propeller (“complex airplane” in the FAA terms). That is stated in the Part-FCL Regulation (EC) 1178/2011, Appendix 4, Part B, paragraph […]
EASA Multi-Engine Training
All turbojet or turboprop aircrafts usually require a type rating, and almost all airliners require two pilots. I am not going to describe obtaining a type rating or multi-crew training in this post – I will do it later when I will be at that stage, but I mentioned it because of the EASA rules. […]
CPL Long Cross-Country
Solo cross-country flight of more than 300 nautical miles (it is about 540 km) with at least two full stop landings in different airports other than a departure airport is a requirement for any Commercial Pilot. This is correct both for the EASA and FAA, but FAA also requires that one of the airport should […]
Tecnam or Cessna?
About a month ago I started my EASA Commercial Pilot training. I flew about 4 hours and went back home, and now I am going to finish it. Our school has some cessnas 152 and one TECNAM P2008JC. Usually all C152 are all booked well in advance, but Tecnam is less popular, so I booked […]
I am currently on the way to my EASA Commercial License! As I already mentioned, I’ve chosen some rather unusual route to my pilot career: EASA PPL, then FAA IR and FAA CPL, and finally EASA CPL. It looks a little strange, but in reality it has some advantages. Initially I came to Czech Republic […]
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