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Creating Thinking Pilots the 43 Way

03 November 2015
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At 43 we have been focusing a serious amount of resources and time to differentiate our training into creating “thinking” Pilots as opposed to merely qualifying with a pilot’s license in hand.. 

This was done through implementation of airline evidence based outcome procedures and principles; firstly into our instructor pool and then changing the way we do things through careful planning and training.

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Solo Recognition - October

02 November 2015
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The traditional removal of a new pilot's shirt tail is a sign of the instructor's new confidence in his student. 

In the days of tandem trainers, the instructor would tug at the student’s shirt tail whenever he was getting himself into trouble. After the first solo, the new pilot is competent in the air and does not need such a safety device. 

This tradition has been modernised at 43 by cutting ties instead of shirt tails at our monthly Solo parties.

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Director Of Flight Training - Des Lynch (October)

01 November 2015
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I want to be an airline pilot! This is undoubtedly the aim of most of the students who enrol at 43 Air School and this is also why most enrol for the Integrated Airline Transport Pilot’s License (IATPL).

We are the only School in South Africa offering this course and have gained lots of experience with it. It entails a great deal of work; both theoretical and practical. It also costs a lot of money... It does not necessarily guarantee you a job, although it sets you on the front foot on your career path. It means that you have a ‘frozen ATPL’ as well as the theoretical subjects for the ATPL which you may attain when you have the required experience.

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Student Achievements (October)

31 October 2015
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One of the joys of working at 43 Air School is how many wonderful young folk we meet from all parts of the world. Denise Slade, our Training Course Coordinator, interacts very closely with the students, sometimes more often with the not so diligent students! Every now and then there is a special student. 

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43 Advanced (Lanseria) – Andrew Gerber

30 October 2015
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43 Advanced attended the 104th annual National Day Reception of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Pretoria on the 8th of October 2015. Attached photograph shows Ambassador John receiving a gift from 43 Air School. From left to right; Col. Lawrence, Ambassador John, 43 Air School.

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43 @ Play (October)

29 October 2015
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At 43 Air School our motto is ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ and that’s exactly what we did this month with our regular Team Building event.

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Airbus launches new Ultra-Long Range version of the A350-900

27 October 2015
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Airbus launches new Ultra-Long Range version of the A350-900

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has selected Airbus’ newly launched Ultra-Long Range version of the A350-900 for non-stop flights to the US. Under an amendment to the carrier’s existing order...

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Boeing Acquires Leading Provider of Pilot Training Software

27 October 2015
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COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH ("Peters Software"), a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) based training content for early stage...

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Solo Recognition - September

01 October 2015
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The traditional removal of a new pilot's shirt tail is a sign of the instructor's new confidence in his student.

In the days of tandem trainers, the instructor would tug at the student’s shirt tail whenever he was getting himself into trouble. After the first solo, the new pilot is competent in the air and does not need such a safety device.

This tradition has been modernised at 43 by cutting ties instead of shirt tails at our monthly Solo parties.

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Director Of Flight Training - Des Lynch (September)

30 September 2015
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Another milestone for 43 Air School! Our sponsored AFIS ladies have successfully completed the validation of their ratings and are now licensed to operate solo in the very busy Port Alfred Tower. Congratulations to Neresa Naicker and Bridgette Lebona; well done young ladies! Thanks also to all the training staff who were involved.

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