About Me

Hi, my name is Mark James and I am a student pilot at Bournemouth Airport

I started my ppl initially in 2009 and quickly found that ground school was a much larger part of training than I first figured (I didn’t research the training route at all prior to my first flight and didn’t realise there was even ground school until my fourth lesson!).

For me, trying to take in information from Pooleys books was far too intense, and the wording didn’t suit my reading style. It quickly dawned on me that the task was too much for me at that time and, like many students, I gave up – after 17hrs.

10 years later and I haven’t been able to shake to desire to fly, so I’m trying again! Armed with more time and hindsight, I started to collate as much information about training for a PPL as I could.

This website is the result of such a task and I hope that it proves helpful to other student pilots. I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions or additions to the site – contact me anytime through the blog or form below.

Happy Flying!

  • Air Law
  • Ops
  • Aircraft General
  • Meteorology
  • Human Factors
  • Navigation
  • Aircraft General
  • Communications
  • Principles of Flight