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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 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 it uses the same Rotax 912 4-cylinder engine that Steve is familiar with, the C-42 is a high-wing aircraft and has some notable differences when compared with the low-wing Eurostar EV-97 aircraft that Steve normally flies. It took Steve a number of lessons with an instructor to get to grips with the change, but now completed Steve has access to a fleet of five...

Duration:00:12:52

Episode 17 – Landing at a farm strip

11/4/2018
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Duration:00:06:54

Episode 16 – Where can you fly?

7/29/2018
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Duration:00:09:41

Episode 15 – Learning around The Liverpool Loop

7/15/2018
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Duration:00:07:21

Episode 14 – First Passenger

6/23/2018
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Duration:00:07:48

Episode 13 – The Flying Widow

6/4/2018
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Duration:00:20:57

Episode 12 – Fun Frustration Impatience Relief and Happiness

5/13/2018
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Duration:00:10:39

Episode 11 – New Airfields New Procedures

4/30/2018
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Duration:00:09:30

Episode 10 – Navigation

4/15/2018
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Duration:00:10:46

Episode 9 – The General Skills Test

4/8/2018
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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 a requirement to be able to complete a turn at up to 60 degrees of bank angle. Very steep turns! Steve discovered that he was having an issue with the G forces that are pulled during the advanced turns. Listen as he describes how he overcame that problem. Steve also realised that while he had been shown how to do advanced turns in previous training flight, he actually hadn’t...

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 qualification fits into the PPL syllabus and he talks about his experiences with the two exams, the written test and the practical aural examination with a CAA examiner. Using real-world examples of RT from City Airport Manchester (Barton), Steve explains some of the most common RT calls and how he learned the phraseology. Steve highlights the importance of listening to the radio...

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 UK NPPL pilots licence. As well as talking about the meteorology exam that must be passed as part of the syllabus, Steve goes into how poor weather disrupted his training and how he took advantage of weather windows in order to make progress with his training. As Steve is a microlight pilot, he operates from a grass airfield and not only was Steve grounded during...

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 overhead join for the first time. This was something that was a bit of a struggle to understand, however, after watching some videos, doing some reading and discussing the overhead join with his instructor, Steve was able to finally understand how it was supposed to be done, before performing it himself correctly and safely for the first time. Mastering the overhead join...

Duration:00:06:48