Last week I had my 3rd flying lesson with Ivan. When I reached the flight school, I had the pleasure of meeting Gautam for the first time. He started FITA and now helps to run the not-for-profit organisation. He’d come to personally deliver my student starter kit that I will be using to do the self-study reading and keep as my pilot bag. It contains everything the student pilot needs to complete the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) course and beyond. It has all the books I will need to study and pass the PPL written theory tests.
Students at FITA are very privileged because the starter pack and books are provided free of charge by Jeremy Pratt and Sebastian Pooley. Both men are icons in the UK General Aviation Sector.
The books seem very full and can be overwhelming at first glance. However, when you fall in love with a subject – and for me its aviation – then you want to learn about it and nothing will stop you nor hold you back from educating yourself, no matter how hard its seems at first.
During my school days, I was an A star student and did all my coursework, I loved school! However, towards the end of my last year I got very ill and couldn’t complete my GCSE exams; I’m now making up for lost time! Which is why I want to maximise this new found desire to learn about a subject that I’m really interested in.
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