What do I do when I've got my license?
Most newly qualified pilots initially reap the rewards of their hard work by taking friends and relatives flying in the local area.
Soon it is time to broaden horizons by flying further afield, perhaps visiting friends and relatives some distance away. The choice is endless. Some pilots choose a theme for their flights, such as visiting airfields with aviation museums such as the Imperial War Museum at Duxford or the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden.
Some flying clubs organise "Fly Ins" which give pilots from different clubs the opportunity to get together. These range from a simple barbecue to events covering a weekend possibly including a navigation competition and a dinner in the evening.
Many pilots on the south coast like to fly across the Channel. Lee-on-Solent is convenient for the French airfields of Cherbourg Caen and Deauville as well as the Channel Islands of Alderney, Guernsey and Jersey.
Sometimes pilots team up in pairs when visiting other airfields one flying the aircraft there and the other flying it back.
The options are many and varied but there is something for everyone.
Many pilots seek to expand their skills by taking further training. Our experienced instructors can offer a wide range of additional conversions and ratings, and we also offer training to upgrade NPPL holders to a full JAR PPL. Please contact us for more details.
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