EIKL-WooDe wrote:i was told by many pilots and by training schools about the various weather conditions here that it would make a good pilot out of you when you finish your course.
The question to ask yourself is - what is a good pilot?
To me a good pilot is one who makes good decisions - not someone who has a gazillion hours in their log book and has flown in every type of weather.
Going back to the question of getting a licence abroad. Consider the scenario. You are a low time pilot. You check the weather before leaving the house and it was deemed within your set limits. You arrive at the airfield and find the wind has increased to 3 knots cross wind above your personal set limits. DO you:
1. Walk away - good decision maker
2. Go fly bacause its only 3 knots
3. Find an instructor/experienced pilot and take them along
For some unknown reason pilots tend to think that its a crime to admit the conditions are above your limits and to ask for help. Having a licence does not stop one from using an instructor to broaden your 'limits'. Its better to expand your limits with the help of an instructor than to do it by frightening oneself.
So: Get your licence whatever way possible, Set you personal limits, Make good decisions and go fly safely.