Hi All, new to the forum and finding it an absolute goldmine of useful information. I'm currently researching the best way to get certified with PFAW in the UK. In doing lots of research, a thought struck me, is it practically possible to achieve PFAW CAA approval without actually attending a certified course? That is, without any previous aviation experience? I can see it would be extremely difficult without experienced guidance, but is it actually possible? Say you could complete an Ops Manual to a satisfactory standard, how would you demonstrate the understanding and practical flying skills that an approved trainer would vouch for in a application to the CAA?