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Solo Recognition - January 2016

31 January 2016
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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...

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A Day In The Life @43

30 January 2016
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Flying Instructor Shannon Maclean, who holds an engineering qualification, lecturing Aircraft Technical and General (AT&G) to December’s elementary Ground School group.

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43 Advanced (Lanseria) – Andrew Gerber - January 2016

29 January 2016
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Embraer 120 product launch:

Our Embraer 120 product launch function took place on the 26th of November 2015 and was successfully attended by the media, SACAA and local Embraer 120 operators.

New CFI at 43 Air School Advanced Training:

Dean Smith (DFE) replaced Shane Cade as CFI and started with us on the 1st of December 2015. Although Dean is well known and has been actively involved with testing at our facility, we would like to wish him a warm welcome.

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43 @ Play (January 2016)

28 January 2016
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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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43’s New Pied Piper

27 January 2016
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The Pied Piper Bistro, situated in the Wright Place Bar and entertainment Centre is now fully operational from 7 am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from 7 am to 5pm on Sundays.

Apart from our normal menu we have introduced daily specials which range from R20.00 to R27.50 check our notice board in the Bistro for more info!

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43 Air School Achievers

26 January 2016
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Jonathan Collins joined 43 Air School, Port Alfred, in May of 2010. He graduated with the ICAO CPL ME-IR before qualifying as an instructor shortly thereafter.

In February 2012 he joined the instructor pool in Port Alfred conducting ab-initio...

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Excellence In Action

25 January 2016
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Once a month, staff members send in nominations and motivations for those colleagues who have ‘gone the extra mile’ and done more than what is merely required of them. Once all nominations have been submitted, a winner is chosen and treated to an...

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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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