Johan Havskog

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Johan Havskog

"You learn to fly for real, with a map and a compass and basic instrumentation in single-engine aircraft. "

I checked out three different schools. I chose GreyBird as it felt more personal, and it seemed like you would get a better chance of developing at a personal level and get help if you needed it. I also like the school location and that it is possible to live on campus, as I am from Jönköping in Sweden.

There isn’t too much to do in Ljungbyhed, so it is easier to focus on studying and flying. If you want something to do, Ljungbyhed is located quite close to both the ocean and a couple of large cities. The school’s training aircraft are good for practice. You learn to fly for real, with a map and a compass and basic instrumentation in single-engine aircraft. You then move on to multi-engine aircraft and start to fly IFR with more advanced instruments and everything that entails, like for instance a Garmin navigator. This gives you a good understanding of what you are doing.

In addition, the school offers more multi-engine hours than other schools as you fly SPIC in the multi-engine aircraft. The fact that the school’s main base is in Denmark and that you fly in Spain during winter also made the choice a bit easier for me, as you get in contact with a lot of different people, languages and environments. Exactly in the same way as it will be when you start working as a commercial pilot.

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