Making Peace with European Air Law

Europe’s Air law is transforming at such a fast pace, it challenges even experienced pilots. As a result, there is insecurity among pilots about which rules apply. EASA tackles this issue with the new Easy Access Rules for Air Operations, a document similar to the FAR/AIM in America. The new Air Operations Regulation is applicable law for all non-commercial non-complex…

EASA Struggling to Change

EASA’s new Executive Director Patrick Ky says (in the IAOPA Newsletter Nov. 2014) the whole approach to the industry must change, thus saying what the whole industry was pointing out for many years. I believe they can only excel if they are aggressive with the change and if they are determined towards the national CAAs….

SERA Implementation in Switzerland

There is some information about the implementation of SERA in Switzerland that might be news for some of you, at least it was for me. Since Google delivered zero hits on that topic, despite the significant possible changes, be it positively or not, I want to discuss it briefly. The Standardized European Rules of the…

SkyNews.ch February 2014

The aviation magazine SkyNews.ch asked for a report again and I really appreciated the opportunity to write. It is available at any “Kiosk” store in Switzerland during February 2014. The essay is about learning to fly on floats in Seattle and Vancouver. After only 6 hours in a Super Cub at Kenmore Air I moved…

Skynews.ch Magazine 09/2013

News! Read the latest story of myclimbrate.com in the september edition of SkyNews.ch (aviation magazine). They even have an app for your iPad – click here. The article is about the fly-out to Greece I talked about last time. I apologize for not blogging the last weeks. I am a student now and do not…

EASA Changes are in the air

Every pilot is part of the voice of General Aviation. The least I can do today is to re-blog a very good read from AOPA UK; click the link for the original article. There is also a commentary about this issue written by the president of Europe Air Sports (EAS). AOPA reports EASA Changes are…

SkyNews Magazine 10/2012

I was not very active on this blog for a while. In the meantime I flew with my family and a flying club around France and Spain. I had the opportunity to write an article about the experience for the aviation magazine ‘SkyNews.ch’. I would appreciate it a lot if you read it. 🙂 Page…