I just recently saw this topic,
and I’ve got some ideas to add on.
I in no way want to be staff or leader with this, and am not asking for staff, I’m pitching an idea to those who want it.
So, I was wondering if someone, who already has a PPL, and along with a couple of others, could start a PPL program.
You’d have to go through ground school, learning the basics of planes such as the C172, Cirrus 22, etc.
This could be done 2 ways, first is through Embry Riddle, an aeronautical school that we have their livery on the game, there could be an Embry Riddle VA, that gives PPLs. The second is just a general PPL program.
There could be weekly check-ups or monthly ones.
In the idea, you could learn every single basic of aviation. Basically, the entire user guide but someone professional’s teaching you.
How would this be a VA-wide idea?
Well, if the project takes off, and it’s well constructed, with mandatory lessons to be attended, teachers, etc. VAs could require you to have a PPL to fly for them, or maybe for a rank-up, or maybe for staff. It works partnership-wise.
If the project REALLY takes off, then they could create partnerships with VAs, in which they’re in charge of training pilots who failed their check-ride or written, or G. 2s. The PPL group can let’s say, ask a VA for a hub for them to use to train their pilots, etc.
After this is done, you’d get a certificate, and this certificate could bypass any VA check-ride or written. This certificate would of course expire, every month, and you’d need a renewed one.
I strongly suggest someone with a PPL and others who have or are in the process of getting one work on it.
If you get to use it I’d appreciate it if you credit me and @ZCreaser like little mini-creds.
PS: If staff or IFATC Sups are interested, this can be something like IFATC, a group but instead of a test, there’s learning.