Student Newsletter

January 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the new students in Class A20. I look forward to some very good results when you write your RPL exam in early February.

The College is currently very busy with all three classes in theory blocks in January. B19 stars CPL phase 2 of theory on 23 Jan, commencing with Performance with C19 commencing CPL phase 1 next week, starting with AGK.

PLEASE remember to study the subject prior to the actual class – it makes a profound difference to your understanding of what your ground lecturer is teaching if you are already familiar with the new terminology and concepts. For those who are starting Performance on 23rd January, you must make sure you have learnt all the formulas before the start of lectures.

I am very pleased to announce the arrival of Mooney MWE this month. It should be on line next week, but will only be available for CPL training, not initial endorsements. Our existing Mooney fleet has been battling to meet demand and the purchase of an additional Mooney should minimize this problem. Our state-of-the-art new simulator is due to be installed towards the end of February.

Fortunately, we were able to hold our hire rates constant as Air BP did not increase the price of avgas in January. However, the current instability in the Middle East does not bode well for the avgas price (and our hire rates) in the future.

I am concerned that certain students are not arriving at the College according to the stated times. Please can you ensure that you are on time in the future – your aviation career is based on the premise that a pilot is NEVER late, so get used to being punctual during your training.

 If you are sick, or unable to come to the college on a weekday, you must send Lorretta a text by 8am (but NOT at 2am!) and then phone her later on so that we can reschedule your training where necessary. Her mobile number is 9417 7733.

The College has a duty of care to ensure that we know your current details. If you change your email, mobile phone or address, you must notify Lorretta as soon as possible.

I am waiting for confirmation from Virgin Australia regarding the Industry Presentation on 29th January. Please ensure that your schedule is free for you to attend this presentation.

 David Currey

Principal Executive Officer

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