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Aircraft Touring

You have already stretched your horizons by gaining a PPL, so why not really take advantage of it by flying to some new destinations, including those overseas?

Just a couple of hours in an average club tourer will take you to at least six different countries, where the formalities for visiting aircraft are simpler than you may think.

You can claim back the tax on any exported aviation fuel, which is called ‘drawback’. You’ll find regular accounts of pilots’ trips overseas online, and your local club may well go touring or hold fly-outs.

Consider also a self-fly hire in other countries. The USA is well set up for this. You’ll need a US Airman’s Certificate which takes a little time to arrange so start the process early. Surf the ’net to find a flight school where you want to go, make contact and ask about formalities. A similar process applies in many other countries such as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. 

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