Are 40 hours of flight really enough to gain experience to fly a small private plane alone anywhere? The rules state so but from experience off you pilots, is it really enough or should be more hours be clocked with another experienced pilot next to you before venturing out?
Today I had my first flight on a 152 from Dar es Salaam International Airport, and the area is quite busy. There were bigger aircraft taking off and approaching and many other taxiing.
Putting an inexperienced pilot that has barely 40 hours in an environment like this could cause serious problems even though he has gone through courses and exams. As you know one thing is theory and another is practice.
I would appreciate some clarification.