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The Original Poster (OP) actually inadvertently answered their own question and made the point for the opposition. Some countries do issue an automatic-transmission-only license because it is SLIGHTLY easier to drive automatic than manual transmission. No country issues licenses to drive while blindfolded. The OP made the assumption that modern avionics ...


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My advice as a CFI is to pick waypoints that: 1) Readily identifiable and distinct when viewed from all directions. Many people select waypoints like small airports, country roads, etc without really being awareness of how easy these are going to be to spot from the air. Good waypoints are natural things like oxbow lakes or bends along a river, tips of ...


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The way I was taught was not intuitive at first. After letting me try my hand at flight planning on my own, the first thing my instructor told me to do was to stop trying to fly from visual reference point (VRP) to visual reference point. That is not the purpose of the landmarks. Instead, plan a route that is as direct as possible. There are going to be ...


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Once you identify a landmark on the chart, go to Google Earth (in a web browser) and look for that landmark. You can position yourself and the approximate flying altitude and attitude and see how your landmark would look like from the airplane. You can even overfly your entire route on Google Earth (it would look closer to reality that in a simulator). This ...


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I was wondering about the same and here is what I found. Yes, for LAPL license holders, when switching to another airplane within the same class rating (don't mix it up with type rating) the familiarization training shall be performed and signed off by instructor. It's stated in the "FCL.135.A LAPL(A) — Extension of privileges to another class or variant of ...


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