Looking For Something To Do Now You Have Your PPL Licence?
You’ve done all the studying for your Private Pilot’s Licence, passed all the aviation exams and finally gained that PPL Licence! But now what? Well worry not because there’s a whole world of aviation fun to be had.
If you have passed your driving test, chances are what I say next may sound familiar. If you haven’t already heard it, then it will only be a matter of time before you do. An instructor, PPL licence holder or PPL student will tell you that your PPL Licence should be considered as a licence to learn.
I’m not sure I absolutely agree with that – but it’s true that we never stop learning, I however prefer to think of the aviation licence as a key that opens the skies to a whole new and fantastic world of opportunities. Once you pass the final stages of your PPL training, usually the GFT of general skills test (you are still considered a student pilot until you have the PPL licence in your hands) and it is likely that you’ll be ‘chomping at the bit’ to take friends and family for a short local flight.
It is most likely that your next few flights following receipt of your PPL Licence will be to familiar airfields, almost certainly those you visited during your training, or destinations in your qualifying cross-country. Many new pilots find the next set of destinations more challenging as you tend to venture further away from your base airfield.