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PPL IF rating

Unread post by attaltitude » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:02 pm

Is this a rumour or will a ppl pilot be able to get an if rating shortly without having to do all the com subjects ?
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by Hop Harrigan » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:52 pm

Hi Attaltitude,
Yes...err no...err, not quite...
As far as we understand the new IF rating, it will be a single theoretical exam which will encompass all of the 7 subjects previously required for an IF rating i.e. the 8 COM subjects with the exception of CPL AT&G. This appears to mean that you will still have to study all the previously required subjects but will sit for a single (long I assume) examination. Studying for all 7 subjects might in fact be harder than studying them one at a time?!
The practical flying requirement of 40 hours of actual and SIM IF flying training is unaffected by the new system.
Pretty much now matches the US FAA ststem.
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by apollo11 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:20 am

I'm rather curious how CAA will implement this. The syllabi and exam.

The FAA IF written is pretty much of a summary on the "7 subjects" , they have implemented in the syllabus salient and relevance into real world in so far as possible and exam, FAA concentrate on the oral and check ride, what you scored on the written is arbitrary to the examiner he/she will grill you in the oral they want to see a pilot able to understand the IF system, and be able to function in the IF system.

Pretty much where CAA are today is where the FAA were in the 1970's, same quandary, I really hope that CAA implement this in very practical approach with strong relevance to the real world. I have my absolute doubts but perhaps there is a chance that they get it right.
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by attaltitude » Sun May 01, 2016 7:17 pm

Any time frame available for implementation? ??
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by paulincapetown » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:40 pm

Does anyone know if this now available for PPL?
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by nrm » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:22 am

According to CATS part 61.11.1 yes it is
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by hlouw » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:08 pm

Date for implementation is now 1 July 2016

http://www.caa.co.za/Legal Documents/Amendment to SA-CATS 61.pdf
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by Shane Nesbitt » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:57 pm

The link to CAA page does mot exist.
This rating is desperately needed and will save many accidents, but we need some confirmation from CAA so that implementation can actually happen.
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by apollo11 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:19 am

Try go to my post here.
For some reason when I copy the link it will not work

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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by hlouw » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:21 pm

Shane Nesbitt wrote:The link to CAA page does mot exist.
This rating is desperately needed and will save many accidents, but we need some confirmation from CAA so that implementation can actually happen.
Just copy and paste the link into your browser, don't click on it.
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by johnsonCJ » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:37 pm

So has anyone tried it yet?
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by JPGrobler » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:49 am

johnsonCJ wrote:So has anyone tried it yet?
Would also love to know... Have been waiting veeeeery long for this.
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by buffet » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:51 am

I have hear that 6 pilots have written this and all failed, don't know if it is the case, will have wait and see.
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by Hop Harrigan » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:58 pm

Wow! Anyone know if this is true??
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Re: PPL IF rating

Unread post by paulincapetown » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:26 pm

Ok so if you manage to pass this exam and practical, do you have to have a medical every 6 months in order to maintain the IF rating or, if over 40 is it still just once a year as with a normal ppl?
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