I have always wanted to be an Airline Pilot ever since I was little but I didn't have the best education, when I was 13 I had to have a teaching assistant to help me in class as it took me a bit longer then usual to learn certain things and in the end my mom was told that my school couldn't teach me any longer. My school said they couldn't afford the extra help and doing so I lost my place in school as well as two of my friends but 3 years ago I went back to college and got my Maths, English and spanish behind me, I'm now 24. The problem I have now is Funding my EASA Pro Pilot Training and have been given the green light to train if I can get the funds together But I would like to get my training under way by doing my PPL first so I can start earning a living as a Private Pilot to be able to pay for my EASA Pro Pilot training.
I want to show the world that you really can make your dreams come true and to never give up on what you want out of life no matter what is thrown at you and be a great role model for others.
This is a bit cheeky, BIG ask, I know. But if you contribute to my 'Private Pilot Training' fund, you'll be making dreams become reality. Honestly. It may sound a little cheesy, but it's absolutely true.
All I ask is if 1382 people could donate just £1 each then I will be able to start my training.
I will share photo's of my journey through all my training and success. Companies and people who would like to be recognised for helping will be, also I will add these names onto everything I do to let people know who helped.
The course itself:
At Stapleford we cater for all levels of experience; from those who have never flown before to those who may have held a PPL but their licence and/or recency has elapsed.Our ab initio PPL course is detailed here. However, our PPL Plus course is intended for pilots with a PPL who want to:
Improve their handling skills and confidence
Learn advanced handling techniques
Enjoy a new challenge
PPL + is a short course that comprise 5 hours flying plus 8 hours ground tuition. It is designed to encourage and enable the PPL holder to expand their flying skills and broaden their experience. The course will be flown mainly in a PA28 Warrior and will double as familiarisation training for those pilots who have not been signed-off in a Warrior. 'Upset Training' will be flown in the T67M260 Firefly. The course follows this syllabus:
Circuit revision, including short/soft field operations and crosswind handling
Constant aspect forced landing technique (as taught by the RAF)
Maximum rate turns
Handling an EFATO, Engine Failure After Take Off
Recovery from unusual attitudes and spinning