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Old September 11th 17, 06:34 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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All U.S. Glider and Power Licenses must have the statement that the person is proficient in English. They are no longer issued without those words. Neita Montague CFIG
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Old September 11th 17, 09:11 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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The basic requirement remains, to fly a glider solo in the UK you have to
be aged 16 years or more. That is the ONLY legal requirement, there are no
others, no medical, no certificate, no licence, no talking to jobsworth.
You just need to be 16 years or older.


Without wishing to accuse you of being a jobsworth, Don, I think it's been 14 in the UK for a few years.

Paul
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Old September 11th 17, 10:21 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:11:28 AM UTC+3, Paul Ruskin wrote:
The basic requirement remains, to fly a glider solo in the UK you have to
be aged 16 years or more. That is the ONLY legal requirement, there are no
others, no medical, no certificate, no licence, no talking to jobsworth.
You just need to be 16 years or older.


Without wishing to accuse you of being a jobsworth, Don, I think it's been 14 in the UK for a few years.


Must have been quite a few.

We had a discussion in NZ in the early 90s about whether we should keep the minimum age at 16, or change to 14 like USA and UK.

In the end it was decided the entire concept of a minimum age based on calendar years was flawed and now we don't have one at all.

If you can reach the controls and demonstrate to a club's chief instructor that you can fly the glider and (most importantly!) make appropriate decisions under pressure in various real and simulated situations -- congratulations, you can solo!

To my knowledge, two 12 year olds have soloed in NZ (one boy, one girl). Maybe it's more by now.
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Old September 11th 17, 01:27 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Well, this thread IS 8 years old now, lots can change in that time.
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Old September 11th 17, 03:27 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:27:52 PM UTC+1, Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) wrote:
Well, this thread IS 8 years old now, lots can change in that time.


Well spotted. I wonder why the thread sprang back into existence.

Paul
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Old September 11th 17, 05:32 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:27:51 PM UTC+3, Paul Ruskin wrote:
On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:27:52 PM UTC+1, Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) wrote:
Well, this thread IS 8 years old now, lots can change in that time.


Well spotted. I wonder why the thread sprang back into existence.


Oh, you weren't aware of that before your first reply?

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Old September 11th 17, 07:26 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:32:33 PM UTC+1, Bruce Hoult wrote:
On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:27:51 PM UTC+3, Paul Ruskin wrote:
On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:27:52 PM UTC+1, Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot) wrote:
Well, this thread IS 8 years old now, lots can change in that time.


Well spotted. I wonder why the thread sprang back into existence.


Oh, you weren't aware of that before your first reply?


No, though I was a bit puzzled as to why Don seemed to have the wrong age.

I think we changed it around 2013.

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