LIKE IT OR not, JAR is with us, and brings in its wake many changes to the old order of things.
LIKE IT OR not, JAR is with us, and brings in its wake many changes to the old order of things. When the original AFE PPL Course publications were being written, it was the UK CAA PPL training course that was being primarily considered, although the authors were also keeping a weather eye open for coming changes brought about by the Joint Aviation Requirements. Now that the full extent of the changes from the CAA PPL course to the JAR PPL flying and theoretical training syllabus has become apparent, AFE have decided to issue this supplement. It is designed to be used to complement the original books, until such time as these can be rewritten to take all the relevant changes into account.
The JAR Supplement deals in the main with navigation and VFR radio navigation (covering the use of VDF, ADF, VOR, DME and GPS) and with alterations in legislation, JAA regulations and ICAO annexes. There is also a comprehensive section outlining in detail the JAR PPL(A) Skill Test. This is the format of the flight that is now involved not only in the initial issue of a PPL but also in renewals. Since this Skill Test is quite a different business from the old GFT (and even more different from simply having a thirteen month Certificate of Experience signed up) it is pretty important for all private pilots to know in advance exactly what this test involves, and how to prepare for it. This one section alone should make this book a worthwhile purchase for most pilots. James Allan.