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First flight

Roskilde airport EKRK

Fine weather and almost blue skies, the instructor has left the plane and it's time for the first solo! Now the time has come, checklist is read, Atis is listened to, taxi clearance is received and after engine test "ready for take off". After a few landing rounds it's full-stop and taxi to the apron, "made it!" :-)

Learn to fly

I started flight training in 2007 at a flying school in Roskilde, Denmark. My goal was to complete the hole education( Twin-IFR and commercial Pilot) I managed this by 2011.

( Regulation of civil aviation in Denmark by 2007)

If you plan to learn to fly either vfr, instrument flight or perhaps multi-engine machines, you always start by acquiring a PPL (Private Pilot License). Before starting the PPL training, you must have a medical examination, this medical can be a class 2 or class 1 (commercial aviation). After an approved medical, the actual training can begin, which includes the following:


Theory course


Theoretical test

Radio course

Radio sample

school flight


Practical test

The theory course consists of the following subjects: Laws and Regulations, Aircraft and Engine Theory, Meteorology, Aerodynamics, Human Performance and Limitations, Radio Communications, Flight Planning and Performance, Navigation, Operational Procedures.

After passing the theory and radio test, the school flight itself begins. This must consist of a minimum of 45 hours of flight divided as follows:


- At least 25 hours of double control

- At least 15 hours of solo flight time

- 5 hour solo navigation trips

(incl. 270 km nav. trip with full stop at 2 airfields)

Night flying

(Night Qualification)


- Airport

- Pilot

- Planning

- Weather

- Flight



Airport: private airfield-

Public Airport-



 Pilot: Flying with pax at night - 3 take offs and landings within the last 90 days.

Logging of night time already at sunset.



 Planning: As with normal vfr, however, account must be taken of, among other things, the forecasted minimum weather at the destination and alternative as well as enroute, a conversation with a meteorologist is mandatory!.,A possible advance approval at destination as well as alternative, operation of runway lights etc. Pay special attention to the fact that visibility in TAF is not notified with bcm or amd if the values fall below the 8 km visibility!!! (5 km/3 km are the critical ones). When flying above 3000 ft. radio and transponder must be used mode A as well

Submission of flight plan.



 Weather: 8 km visibility (flying visibility), no clouds below 1500 feet on the entire route (min 1000 feet with space in sight for landing rounds). Vfr without ground visibility is not allowed unless you can switch to ifr.



 Flight: Preparation and more preparation! Extra light with adjustable brightness. Copenhagen information can provide weather information, but the Kastrup volmet can also be used. When Cop info shuts down in the evening, switch over to Copenhagen control or Copenhagen Approach.

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On "final" for runway 11 at Roskilde EKRK, this will be a full-stop landing...

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