Irv Lee (Irvin Lee) Mentoring the UK Private Pilot and South African PPL

Irv Lee - Higherplane Aviation Training ltd Pre Preflight Checklist

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Pre Preflight Checklist

Feeling exposed, confused, and need a general aviation 'mentor' in your flight bag?
Try the Pre- Preflight Checklist! This is an up to date Post-EASA version with tips and explanations including many relevant items from 'SERA' (Standardised European Rules of the Air), the Air Navigation Order (ANO), 'NCO' (Non Commecial Operations) for PPL, LAPL, and NPPL pilots (and students) too. It's a much needed deconfuser in our needlessly over complicated general aviation world. Great review in Pilot Magazine, 2019, great inexpensive safety-based gift for a pilot you know.

Too much to remember to do or check before you step out of the clubhouse door? What does that strange code on the Metform mean? Are you sure you are legal with all the NPPL and PPL changes, especially if you have gone for the LAPL? Confused about legalities in general? Never understood VFR limits? Or documents to take on an international flight? Or those elusive phone numbers or website you need before flights, or those 'listening squawks'?

An invaluable list of tips and legalites to consider before even leaving the clubhouse, coupled with appendices covering, amongst other things, NPPL and PPL rating revalidation or LAPL validity rules Complex Variant Rules and the 90 Day Passenger Rules. If you are one of many who now have a LAPL, do you actually know how to maintain validity? (Validity rules changed in November 2019!). Every effort has been made to write this in language understandable to the GA pilot rather than officialese. It has been favourably reviewed in Flyer and Pilot Magazines, International Flight Training News, AOPA's Light Aviation, and GASCO's Flight Safety Bulletin.

The target audience is the fixed wing pilot in the UK flying with any UK issued PPL-SEP, LAPL(A) or NPPL-SSEA, but most of the tips are applicable across many forms of aviation. Extremely useful to the qualified PPL holder and student alike, but if you plan to learn in the USA and then fly in the UK, either on an FAA Certificate or an UK issued licence, (or already do), it's almost a necessity.

The checklist consists of 17 sides, full of information and tips, on 9 pages bound at the top with a metal spiral to enable 'flipping' through the pages.

Over 60 'subtopics', ie: tips and legalities, are split into sub-sections to consider. If you think 60+ is a high number, you'll be surprised to find that many of these 50+ split down to various sub-tips themselves, giving an amazing number of ideas. Some of these have been learned 'by experience' - why waste time and energy trying to make all the mistakes yourself if someone has beaten you to it already? However, many pilots buy the checklist for the Appendices:

  • Licences and UK Part21/Non-Part21 Aircraft
  • Ratings - NPPL, UK national and FCL PPL - revalidations, LAPL validity rules
  • Passenger Rules - as well as the 90 day rule
  • Complexities and Differences Training
  • Common Met Codes, grouped sensibly
  • Going Abroad - GARs, Customs, Documents, etc
  • VFR Flight with Various Licences - visibility/cloud rules
  • Useful contacts - those websites and phone numbers you need

Take the strain from your brain before flying again - disperse the regulation fog, use the Pre- Preflight Checklist!

Normally, the checklist can be purchased here, with a 'buy-it' button, by credit cards or PayPal or bank transfer for £17.99 inclusive of P+P for the UK or Channel Islands, or, for other destinations, just ask for a price, it will just be an adjustment for extra postage.
HOWEVER, Please EMAIL me to check my current stock, and I will reserve one and send you the payment details. If I am sold out due to a minor sudden rush, I will inform you when stock has been replenished, no commitment to buy later of course! For email, see my card below.

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