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post #7 of Old 01-23-2011
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sounds like that lot. All noise and not much content. A few years ago I was out at the CAA to renew my tickets and the American chap in front of me had a whole hand full of American tickets certified for everything except instructor on the space shuttle. Well, the man behind the counter took a look and then looked at his log-book and said... I can give you a private pilots ticket and sign you up for the commercial written exams then when you have enough hours you can do a flight test and perhaps earn your commercial. Guy had a fit - not a good idea with UK stamp-o-paths - and stormed out. He only had 387 hours - proper commercial takes min 2,000 hrs in most places. BTW what is the use of an open book exam anyway? When the puppy poo is in the air con will you have time to go find the book and look up the answer? Sorry just being a smart rump again. Cheers and happy sailing
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