Claiming back VAT on flight training
Mar28

Claiming back VAT on flight training

What, you can claim back VAT on your flight training? You probably don’t believe it. You might be surprised to even read the title, particularly if you perused the article on this topic in a fairly recent report in Flight Training News. You may recall that it stated there, quite clearly, that flying students in the UK had to pay VAT on their commercial flight training, unlike our colleagues in mainland Europe. And, of course,...

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My helicopter FI course – Part 2 by Helen Krasner
Oct04

My helicopter FI course – Part 2 by Helen Krasner

Previously I described the first two weeks of my helicopter FI course, which I undertook more years ago thank I care to work out. As I explained last month, I found those two weeks really tough. The third week was similar and on top of that I was ill. Here are some extracts from the diary I kept at the time… Wednesday 12 Feb Crap visibility and low cloud, so no flying. Maybe just as well, as I have a bad cold and a pounding...

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My helicopter FI course – Part I by Helen Krasner
Sep18

My helicopter FI course – Part I by Helen Krasner

It’s many years since I qualified as a helicopter instructor and nearly as long since I thought about my Flight Instructor (FI) course in any detail. But I was sorting through some stuff recently and I happened to come across the detailed diary which I kept during those weeks. The diary reminded me of just how hard I found that course. Indeed, it was probably the most difficult few weeks of my whole flying career. I wrote about it...

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Instructor Notes – Helen Krasner
Apr15

Instructor Notes – Helen Krasner

How to handle flight test nerves Aviation must have more practical tests than just about any other career there is. From PPL, through CPL, FI rating, IR; then there are type ratings, revalidations and renewals, check flights… The list is endless, and it doesn’t stop even when you qualify and get a job as a professional pilot. So, if you suffer from exam nerves, flying training can be very difficult. Written ground exams can also cause...

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