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Trivia about flying

Things you never knew about flying and flying lessons. Maybe even things about airplanes you never realised. You can read all about them in the trivia. If you have a question, just mail us and you might find your question and answer back here.

How many hours do you have to fly to keep your licence valid?

The licence itself does not expire, but you have to make hours to continue to fly in the class of aircraft in which you flew. Additional conditions apply for taking passengers. This is also often the case when renting an aircraft.

July 26, 2022 12:57 pm

What can you do with a pilot's licence?

Before you decide to get your pilot's licence, it is good to know what you can do with a licence. And whether it is necessary to get one.

July 26, 2022 12:34 pm

Can you become a pilot if you are colour-blind?

If you are colour blind, you may only fly during the day. For most private pilots this is not a problem, but in commercial aviation it is. Here's the thing.

July 26, 2022 10:16 am

What should you do if you have a fear of flying?

The best way to get rid of your fear of flying is to start flying. Of course, that is easier said than done. We give you 7 tips.

July 16, 2022 11:49 am

Can you skydive when you are pregnant?

No, we do not recommend this. In theory, however, it is possible, especially in early pregnancy.

July 16, 2022 11:01 am

How fast does a sports plane fly?

The speed of a sport aircraft differs per type of aircraft. A Cessna 172 has a cruising speed of approximately 185 km/h (100 knots).

July 15, 2022 5:04 pm

How old do you have to be to skydive?

The minimum age for parachute jumping differs from location to location. Some parachute centres allow you to fly from the age of 8, others from 12.

July 14, 2022 6:52 pm

What are the new rules for drone flying in Europe? (2022 update)

As of 1 January 2021, drone regulations have changed significantly. Naturally, you will want to comply with the requirements, because fines of up to €8,700 per violation are not to be sneezed at.

January 5, 2021 11:46 am

Why are most aircraft white?

Most aircraft are white. Here are 7 surprising reasons why.

December 22, 2020 11:49 am

What made Concorde so iconic?

They have not been flying for a long time, but the Concorde remains an icon. Why?

December 8, 2020 4:31 pm

How old do you have to be to fly yourself?

Much younger than driving a car. Did you know that?

December 7, 2020 11:54 am

How far can you fly in a Cessna?

You can't go around the world on one tank. But how far can you fly in a sports plane?

December 7, 2020 10:24 am

How many lessons do you need to get a pilot's licence? (2022 update)

There may be fewer of them than you think. But there is more to it than that. Did you know?

December 4, 2020 4:04 pm

Can you become a pilot if you wear glasses?

As a pilot, do you have to have perfect eyes or can you wear glasses too? The answer will surprise you.

December 4, 2020 2:35 pm

What is a winglet?

You never used to see it, but nowadays every aircraft has a kink at the end of its wings. What is it for?

July 16, 2022 12:36 pm

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