Prince Harry Fails Written Pilot Exam | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 06.29.15

Airborne 06.30.15

Airborne 07.01.15

Airborne 07.02.15

Airborne 07.03.15

 

Mon, Feb 16, 2009

Prince Harry Fails Written Pilot Exam

Extra Tutoring Scheduled To Get Royal Up To Speed

Prince Harry's first weeks at flying school hit a snag recently, when the 24-year-old Royal flunked a written theory-based exam at an RAF base in Lincolnshire.

A Royal family source told News of the World, "Harry didn't reach the grade but he will have plenty of other opportunities to pass it. He will now be given extra tuition. It wasn't a case of Harry failing and being booted off the course. It's part of an on-going assessment."

As ANN reported, Prince Harry began his flight training last fall with a four week assessment process, designed to weed out new recruits with little aptitude for becoming pilots. He flew a total of 13 hours with a civilian flight instructor, in a two-seat Slingsby Firefly (type shown above) at Middle Wallop.

The Prince's aspiration after flight training is to fly an Apache helicopter on the front lines, although he may be assigned to reconnaissance duty with a Lynx or Gazelle, depending on his flying ability.

"If Prince Harry qualifies as an Army Air Corps pilot, he will, like any officer, be available for operational service wherever the AAC flies," a Clarence House spokesman said. Another source added, "If his unit goes to Afghanistan, Prince Harry will go with them. No doubt about it."

FMI: www.army.mod.uk/air/air.aspx

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.02.15: Bell 525 Flies!, Archer DX Delivers, Boss 182 Upgrade

Also: Wingfoot@AirVenture, Airbus On Pilot Training, XPrize, EFD1000H PFD For Bell, Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Lee Bottom Flying Field, Air Canada/Unifor, National Air Cargo Fined Ju>[...]

Airborne 07.01.15: Hexacopter Shot, E Hampton Airport, Eclipse 'Special Edition'

Also: Airport Discrimination, Jeff Skiles, EAA Chapters, NBAA's Quiet Guidelines, United Consolidates, Dreamliner Display, Iraqi General F-16 Loss Whether it’s federal regula>[...]

Airborne 07.02.15: Bell 525 Flies!, Archer DX Delivers, Boss 182 Upgrade

Also: Wingfoot@AirVenture, Airbus On Pilot Training, XPrize, EFD1000H PFD For Bell, Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Lee Bottom Flying Field, Air Canada/Unifor, National Air Cargo Fined Ju>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.03.15)

T-6 Driver This website was built 'to help current and aspiring T-6A pilots find the information that they need.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.03.15): Mean Aerodynamic Chord (MAC)

The average distance from the leading edge to the trailing edge of the wing.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC