Instrument Flight Rules!

There are two sets of regulations governing all aspects of civil aviation aircraft operations; Visual and Instrument Flight Rules.

Visual Flight Rules, the clue being in the name, relies on the operation of the aircraft through visual cues to maintain orientation.

The Instrument Flight Rules liken themselves away from this by operating solely on the aircraft instruments throughout all phases of the flight.

Our CFI, BLD08, and student Alexander can be seen taxiing on our apron towards the holding point. Unlike his peers who are on the PPL and CPL course, Alex can brave the bad weather as he can take off, fly and land in conditions that would be unsuitable for them.

Having just left the sim, flying in this weather will be a good tester on what Alex has learnt so far. We are sure Alex will learn a lot from this flight and will help push him closer to the skills test.

Thinking about getting an instrument rating? Then get in touch. 

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Course Zulu!

A warm welcome to course Zulu!

They are our latest course for the residential ATPL ground school that we offer.

Their first week which we dub as week 0 consists of a recap on maths and physics as understanding both these topics are essential for the course.

Furthermore, they will refresh their memories on how to use the CRP-5, an equipment that can get any mathematical question in the course providing that you know how to manipulate it.

With Week 1 now commencing of the ATPL’s we hope that their starter week has helped and that they are prepped up.

Good luck Zulu!
Make every day for the next 6 months count.

If you would like to join our ATPL ground school or would like to know more, get in touch. 

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William’s Walk Around!

Before any aircraft goes flying, a walk around must be conducted by the flight crew.

We call this the A check and it aims to look for any damage or deterioration that could affect the aircraft’s security.

Will, our newest student currently on his MEP, can be seen checking one of our BE76 Duchess’.

During his check, he did notice that the oil on the starboard engine needed topping up before his flight and as pictured, he can be seen performing the task.

With Will satisfied with the aircraft, he took off to continue his training towards the 6 Hour MEP course before heading into the Alsim for the IR.

Interested in training with us? Then get in touch. 

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Ian Completes His IR!

We hope you enjoyed doing your IR in the fantastic weather we’ve been having Ian!

With your Instrument Rating completed, we hope the weather stays as it is just a little while longer whilst you do your CPL.

Upon completion of the ATPL ground school with us, Ian opted to complete the IR before the CPL. This meant he would have had to do 55 hours in the IR as opposed to 45.

He will now move onto the reduced CPL course entailing 15 hours, flying the BE76 Duchess.

Congratulations Ian!

Interested in training with us? Then get in touch. 

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Danial’s First Solo!

Well Done Danial!

Dan is one of our modular students, currently doing his PPL.

Today, he went on his very first solo here at Bournemouth airport, flying one of our PA28 Cadets.

Already, he has demonstrated his prowess amongst his peers despite being only 16 years old. Dan has only accumulated 11 hours of flight time with us before going solo. This is well below the average time of 15 hours that it usually takes.

With what we’ve been hearing about Dan from his instructors, we are certain that he will soar through his course smoothly.

Interested in being a commercial pilot? Then get in touch. 

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Bradley’s CPL Pass

Looking cool Bradley!

Bradley joined us from South Africa to do his CPL and IR for the purpose of converting his license.

He had been training for his CPL with our instructor BLD10. Due to Bradley’s experience, it did not take long before he was put forward for his skills test.

Bradley was examined by CAA examiner EXM108 on Wednesday, flying to Evercreech before being diverted to Cerne Abbas.

He landed back into Bournemouth with a solid pass from EXM108.

Bradley will now move forward to do his MEP and then to the Instrument Rating which we are sure he will be able to get through smoothly.

Congratulations Bradley!

Have a license to convert? Then get in touch. 

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Igino Passes His CPL!

Congratulations to Igino who recently passed his CPL exam with EXM58.

Igino joined us for his CPL initially flying our PA28 Cadets before moving onto our single engine complex aircraft, the PA28R Arrow with his instructor and CFI, Blackadder 08.

He has been a hardworking and dedicated student throughout his training, and with BLD08 as his mentor, Igino’s flying has been kept sharp which allowed him to pass his CPL skills test.

Igino will now proceed on wards to the IR where he will spend time in our simulator before flying our BE76 Duchess fleet.

Congratulations Igino, all the best in your IR!

If you would like to follow in Igino’s footsteps, then get in touch. 

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BLD28 Is IR Ready!

Congratulations to Joel who has just passed his IR!

Joel flew our BE76 Duchess with CAA examiner EXM58 across the English Channel towards his test route, Alderney.

Joel successfully flew to Alderney under instrument flight rules before joining the beacon to do a series of holds and NDB approaches.

He concluded his Exam with an ILS back into Bournemouth where he received the news that he had passed his IR first time. This added onto his impressive record with us with first time passes in all stages of flight training from the ground school to the IR.

While this concludes his flight training with us, Joel will remain at BCFT instructing under the callsign BLD28.

Congratulations Joel!

If you would like to follow in Joel’s footsteps, then get in touch. 

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Nick Aces His CPL Exam

Whilst everyone was watching the world cup on Saturday, Nick was in the air completing his CPL skills test.

Nick joined us at the beginning of last month straight after finishing his ATPL exams and quickly progressed his way through the course.

He flew on Saturday with EXM58 to demonstrate his ability to conduct a navigation exercise, a diversion, along with his general handling of the aircraft.

After landing back into Bournemouth, he received the fantastic news that he had passed the CPL skills test first time!

A massive congratulations from all of us at BCFT!

If you would like to follow in Nick’s footsteps, then get in touch. 

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Smiles After The First Solo.

Your face when you go on your first solo…

Congratulations to Mojtaba who passed his air law exam, went on his first solo flight and came back with a big thumbs up!

The first solo is one of the most daunting but memorable experiences during training. Evident from Mojtaba’s smile, you always land with a great sense of accomplishment, having completed a whole circuit amongst all of Bournemouth’s air traffic.

Well done Mojtaba, great achievement!

If you want to follow in his footsteps, then be sure to get in touch 
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