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can i collect hours of my gliding training tomy next PPL.A taining

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dear sir ,I've been practicing now for gliding pilot will get my certifacte for GPL April 22 end of the number of flying hours to 25 hours ... PLEAS my question is, I want to follow-up my training for private pilot certificate PPL-A soon,,so can i collect hours of my gliding training and affixed to train private pilot certifacte. thank you for help watign your reply ASAP. GREETING,AMER .

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  1. LTCTerry on Mar 28, 2016


    I don’t know where you are, but I assume not in the US. The FAA don’t have a “GPL” or “PPL-A.”

    Most countries have a path from gliders to airplanes of some form. Typical in Europe is from the Glider Pilot License to Touring Motor Glider to Light Aircraft Pilot License (Airplane) or PPL.

    For commercial in Europe you can, if I recall correctly, count ten percent of your gliding time, up to a fairly low number, towards the total required.

    If you are doing this in the US then all your time counts. You just have to meet all the requirements that must be done in a “single engine airplane.”

    Whether you get any credit for it or not, everything you’ve done will help you do better in powered training.

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