A tight schedule – Flight duty limitations

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Some days are more stressful than others, and last week I had one of those days. 7 sectors and a maxed-out flight duty with only 15 minutes margin between the scheduled duration of the flights and the maximum time we were allowed to fly due to duty time restrictions. So what to do?  There is actually only one thing to do and that is taking one sector (flight) at a time and do the best you can to make it work.

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From student pilot to pilot in command

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The process of becoming a pilot is made up of building blocks, with each block representing a milestone that brings you closer to the goal. You start flying very small aircrafts and the first big experience is when the instructor gets out of the plane and you are up there on your own for the first time. It typically takes around 10 hours of flight training before this happens; your first solo flight.

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