Learning to fly is fun and comprises both practical and theory components.
To successfully complete your pilot certificate you will require at least 20 hours flight training, 5 of which must be solo. The lessons are based on the following topics and progression through the syllabus is based on performance.
- On the ground
- Preparation for flight
- Control of the aircraft in normal flight
- Effects and operations of controls
- Straight and level flight
- Climbing and descending
- Turning the aeroplane
- Take-off and landing
- Operations in the vicinity of the aerodrome
- Advanced manoeuvres
- Short field takeoff and landings
- Forced landings
- Precautionary search
- Crosswind circuits
- Slide slipping
The theory side of the training consists of the following topics and exams for each must be completed before you can obtain you Pilots Certificate.
- Flight rules
- Basic Aeronautical Knowledge
- Human Factors
The theory can be undertaken either in the class room situation or via private study.