I am a new visitor to this forum, I have been reading a few threads on " how many Instructors" students under tuition get through.
I dont know if I was just lucky!! but I turned up at Conington and bumped into Gareth Aggett a flying Instructor at Conington who had just set up a school complete with classroom and new Ikarus c42 B rotax 80 hp GCGXI.
I have to say he has been superb, last weekeknd I completed 2 solo cross countrys on the same day 1 x to Sywell and the other to Fenland.
I did my first solo at around 18 hours and since done around 6 hours solo, my first solos were circuits and the weather was such that I pretty much covered circuits with LH patterns, circuits with RH patterns and from runway 28 and 10.
I have passed ( first time) Air law 95% Human performance 95% Meteorolgy 100% and airplane tech 100% just Nav and RT to do and about another 5 hours and should be there.
Before I started this I already had a great background in building and flying large scale model aircraft both powered and turbines so I think it has helped.
Anyhow to finish... Ampsair have been great, Conington is a great place to learn and Gareth is damn fine fella.
PS does anyone know what is the average time/ hours it takes to obtain a NPPL ( m ) unrestricted rating? Have I been lucky or is around 25/30 hours good?
Thanks and take care
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