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The Ready for Departure podcast is a series which is primarily aimed at student pilots. Your host, Steve Middleton, talks through his experiences as a student pilot while training for the UK NPPL licence with microlight rating. Steve has been learning to fly for 18 months and is nearing the end of his training. Listen with Steve as he documents his lessons and describes some of the (literal) ups and downs he has experienced while attempting to qualify for his licence.

The Ready for Departure podcast is a series which is primarily aimed at student pilots. Your host, Steve Middleton, talks through his experiences as a student pilot while training for the UK NPPL licence with microlight rating. Steve has been learning to fly for 18 months and is nearing the end of his training. Listen with Steve as he documents his lessons and describes some of the (literal) ups and downs he has experienced while attempting to qualify for his licence.
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The Ready for Departure podcast is a series which is primarily aimed at student pilots. Your host, Steve Middleton, talks through his experiences as a student pilot while training for the UK NPPL licence with microlight rating. Steve has been learning to fly for 18 months and is nearing the end of his training. Listen with Steve as he documents his lessons and describes some of the (literal) ups and downs he has experienced while attempting to qualify for his licence.

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English


Episodes

Episode 19 – In-flight Emergency

11/18/2018
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This episode of the Ready for Departure podcast details an in-flight emergency that Steve recently experienced whilst he was pilot […] The post Episode 19 – In-flight Emergency appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:13:52

Episode 18 – Differences Training

11/11/2018
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In this episode Steve talks about completing differences training on a new type of Microlight aircraft, the Ikarus C-42. Whilst […] The post Episode 18 – Differences Training appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:12:52

Episode 17 – Landing at a farm strip

11/4/2018
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Fellow microlight pilot Adrian and I decided to see if we could make it to one of the local farm […] The post Episode 17 – Landing at a farm strip appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:06:54

Episode 16 – Where can you fly?

7/29/2018
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One of the most common questions Steve is asked when people find out he is a private pilot is “Where […] The post Episode 16 – Where can you fly? appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:09:41

Episode 15 – Learning around The Liverpool Loop

7/15/2018
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Steve discusses his latest flight, one he dubs The Liverpool Loop, since it involves a flight which starts and ends […] The post Episode 15 – Learning around The Liverpool Loop appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:07:21

Episode 14 – First Passenger

6/23/2018
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In this episode of the Ready for Departure Podcast, Steve talks about his first two flights post-qualification, including his first […] The post Episode 14 – First Passenger appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:07:48

Episode 13 – The Flying Widow

6/4/2018
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In this episode of the Ready for Departure podcast, Steve is joined by his first guest, his wife Kat. Join […] The post Episode 13 – The Flying Widow appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:20:57

Episode 12 – Fun Frustration Impatience Relief and Happiness

5/13/2018
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Steve has completed the final flight of his NPPL training for qualification of a his private pilot’s licence. It has […] The post Episode 12 – Fun Frustration Impatience Relief and Happiness appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:10:39

Episode 11 – New Airfields New Procedures

4/30/2018
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In this week’s episode, Steve talks about flying with his instructor to Sleap Airfield in Shropshire. Experiencing lots of new […] The post Episode 11 – New Airfields New Procedures appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:09:30

Episode 10 – Navigation

4/15/2018
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This week’s episode is all about navigation flying. Steve goes through his navigation training, from learning how to make the […] The post Episode 10 – Navigation appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:10:46

Episode 9 – The General Skills Test

4/8/2018
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Listen as Steve describes taking the General Skills Test in a Eurostar EV-97 microlight for the National Private Pilot’s Licence […] The post Episode 9 – The General Skills Test appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:10:29

Episode 8 – Advanced Turns

4/1/2018
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Steve talks about his experiences with Advanced Turns in this week’s episode. As part of the NPPL syllabus, it is […] The post Episode 8 – Advanced Turns appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:06:29

Episode 7 – Radio Telephony

3/25/2018
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Radio Telephony, RT, is the subject of episode 7 of the Ready for Departure podcast. Steve explains how the RT […] The post Episode 7 – Radio Telephony appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:15:56

Episode 6 – weather

3/18/2018
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In this episode Steve discusses how the weather has played an important part in his flight training, whilst working towards […] The post Episode 6 – weather appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:08:37

Episode 5 – Overhead join

3/10/2018
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Join Steve for Episode 5 of the Ready for Departure podcast where he talks about his experiences trying to perform […] The post Episode 5 – Overhead join appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:06:48

Episode 4 – Goin’ solo

3/3/2018
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In episode 4 of the Ready for Departure podcast, student pilot Steve Middleton describes his first solo. Steve discusses the […] The post Episode 4 – Goin’ solo appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:08:36

Episode 3 – Circuits

2/24/2018
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Ready for departure is the new podcast aimed at student pilots or those thinking about starting flying lessons for the […] The post Episode 3 – Circuits appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:08:34

Episode 2 – Exams and Landings

2/17/2018
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Ready for departure is the new podcast aimed at student pilots or those thinking about starting flying lessons for the […] The post Episode 2 – Exams and Landings appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:09:42

Episode 1 – The Trial Flight

2/9/2018
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Ready for departure is the new podcast aimed at student pilots or those thinking about starting flying lessons for the […] The post Episode 1 – The Trial Flight appeared first on Ready for Departure Podcast.

Duration:00:07:48