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ADVANCED TRAINING

NIGHT RATING

The night rating course really adds to the skill set of a pilot and  the course comprises of at least 5 hours of flight time in the appropriate aircraft category at night, including a minimum of:

  • 3 hours of dual instruction, including at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation with at least 1 dual cross-country flight of at least 50 km

  • 5 solo take-offs and 5 solo full-stop landings

 

IMC RATING

One of the most frustrating parts of flying in the UK is the weather. The IMC rating will allow you the scope to fly in less than perfect conditions. The IMC rating once completed with High-G can be converted to an EASA Instrument Rating Restricted (IR(R)).

Before starting the training for a UK IMC rating, you must have:

  • 25 hours total experience as pilot of aeroplanes following PPL(A) issue and which may include the training for the UK IMC rating

  • 10 hours as PIC of aeroplanes to include 5 hours as PIC of aeroplanes on cross country flights

The course consists of a minimum of 15 hours dual instrument flying training with at least 10 of the 15 hours must be flown by sole reference to instruments. A minimum of 20 hours of theoretical knowledge training must also be covered.

 

EASA AEROBATIC RATING

This rating is considered a must by all members of our team. By learning how to safely fly aerobatics you can gain an appreciation of where the limits of flight lie. 


The aim of the aerobatic training is to qualify licence holders to perform aerobatic manoeuvres.  

The exercises of the aerobatic flying training syllabus should be repeated as necessary until the applicant achieves a safe and competent standard. Having completed the flight training, the student pilot should be able to perform a solo flight containing a sequence of aerobatic manoeuvres. The dual training and the supervised solo training flights should be tailored to the category of aircraft and limited to the permitted manoeuvres of that type of aircraft. 

 

FORMATION TRAINING

With former RAF pilots we can offered tailored formation courses to your individual needs. Please get in touch for more information.

 

TAILWHEEL CONVERSION

Done in our Chipmunk the tailwheel differences training is a rewarding rating to achieve. There is no set number of hours to complete the course but we find that most students will achieve the desired standard within 5 hours. Covered in briefs and debriefs you will look at all the differences between a nose wheel aircraft and a tailwheel in theory and in operation. As part of the course you will look at:


• Physical differences
• Loading and effect of CG position
• Dynamic differences and handling during
• Ground handling
• Starting and taxying
• Taking-off 
• Engine failure during take-off
• Landings including 2-point “Wheelers” and 3-point landings (as applicable to type)
• Crosswind operations
• Parking and mooring

 

HOURLY COSTS

Instruction only (own aircraft)

£50 per hour

Cessna 172

£190 per hour with instruction 

£165 per hour self hire

DHC-1 Chipmunk

£350 per hour with instruction

Scottish Aviation Bulldog

£340 per hour with instruction