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POST PPL COURSES

The Next Step

We offer a range of courses to advance your flying skills, experience and enjoyment of aviation.

  1. Aerobatic Rating

  2. Night Rating

  3. Tailwheel Conversion

  4. Instrument Rating Restricted

  5. Turbo and Super-Charger Differences Training

  6. Retractable Landing Gear and Constant Speed Propeller

  7. UPRT

  8. Formation Flying

  9. Display Flying Training 

  10. Competition Aerobatics

  11. Yak 52 Conversions

 

POST PPL COURSES

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AEROBATIC RATING

Experience the thrill of flying aerobatics and taking your flying skills to the next level. The aerobatic rating is the first step for those that would like to compete in aerobatics or become display pilots or even try formation aerobatics.

1. AIM OF COURSE

The objective of the course is to give the candidate a sound theoretical knowledge of aerobatics, and to teach the skills necessary to fly safe and competent aerobatics.

2. PRE-COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Before starting the course of training the candidate shall:

  1. Have completed 40 hours of flight time as PIC in the appropriate aircraft category after issue of the licence.

3. COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION

The course is designed for those candidates who wish to fly aerobatics. The training shall comprise at least 5 hours of flight instruction and 8 hours of theoretical instruction of which 4 hours shall be self-study under supervision.

On completion of this training, the HT shall certify that the candidate has completed the course satisfactorily. The duration of the course will be approximately 1 week.


Course Includes:

  • Parachute Hire

  • Ground School

  • 5 hours of actual aerobatics which equates to 7 block hours

  • Course Completion Certificate

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INSTRUMENT RATING RESTRICTED (IMC RATING)

The next step to becoming a safer and more qualified pilot, flying departures and approaches like the airline pilots do. This is not a replacement for the IR but a great stepping stone and asset to have in the PPL pilot's pocket. 

1. AIM OF COURSE

The aim of the IMC Rating / IR (Restricted) training course is to train PPL(A) holders in the level of proficiency needed to operate aeroplanes in the UK under IFR and in IMC in Class G-D airspace.

2. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

The candidate shall:

  1. Have completed 25 hours total experience as pilot of aeroplanes following PPL(A) or NPPL(A) with SSEA issue. For PPL(A) holders this may include the training for the IMC Rating / IR (Restricted);

  2. Have completed 10 hours as PIC of aeroplanes including 5 hours as PIC of aeroplanes on cross-country flights;

  3. Hold a valid UK issued Flight Radiotelephony Operators Licence (FRTOL).

3. COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION

The course is designed for those candidates who wish to operate aeroplanes under IFR and in IMC. The training shall comprise at least 15 hours of instrument flight instruction in a dual controlled aeroplane. Not less than 10 hours of the 15 must be flight by sole reference to instruments.

A minimum of 2 approach types using VOR, ADF, ILS, GNSS, Radar or VDF shall be trained during the course of which at least one shall be pilot interpreted. Completion of a notified, recognised civil or military instrument approach during training must be certified in the candidate’s logbook.

When a candidate wishes to be trained on a multi-engine aeroplane, the training must include sufficient instruction to enable the pilot to maintain stable flight following the failure of one engine at climbing power, to climb at the recommended speed, and to carry out normal flight manoeuvres during asymmetric flight in simulated instrument flight conditions. 

The theoretical knowledge instruction shall take into account the candidate’s aptitude and previous experience when determining the amount of instructional time allotted to each subject.

Course Includes:

  • 15 block hours 

  • 20 hours theory training 

  • Written Exam

Approaches at other airfields not included

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TAILWHEEL CONVERSION

Warbirds, competition aerobatics, short field and bush aeroplanes are all taildraggers! Improve your stick and rudder skills and open up a whole new world of flying.

1. AIM OF COURSE

The objective of the course is to give the candidate a sound theoretical knowledge of tailwheel operations and to teach the skills necessary to fly safely and competently. 

2. PRE-COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


There are no specific pre-course entry requirements, but it is assumed the candidate holds or has held a SEP (land) class rating on a nosewheel aeroplane. 

3. COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION

The course is designed for those candidates who wish to fly single engine tailwheel aeroplanes. The training shall comprise at least 5 hours of flight instruction and 2 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction.

On completion of this training, the HT shall certify that the candidate has completed the course satisfactorily. The duration of the course will be approximately 1 week. 

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NIGHT RATING

1. AIM OF COURSE

The objective of the course is to give the candidate a sound theoretical knowledge of aircraft operations at night, and to teach the skills necessary for the safe and competent operation of an aircraft at night.

2. PRE-COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Before being permitted to begin the approved course of training the candidate shall have the appropriate pre-course entry requirements as detailed below: 

  1. LAPL(A) holders shall have completed the basic instrument flying training required for the issue of a PPL(A);

  2. There are no specific pre-entry requirements for a PPL(A) holder.

3. COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION

The course is designed for those candidates who wish to fly aeroplanes at night. The training shall comprise at least 3 hours of flight instruction including at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation with at least 1 dual cross-country flight of at least 50 km. In addition, the candidate shall complete 5 solo take-offs and 5 solo full stop landings. 

Prior to application the candidate shall have completed at least 5 hours flight time at night. Therefore, any outstanding flight time may be completed dual or solo. Candidates shall have completed the training course within a period of up to 6 months. The 6 months starts from the first training flight. 

On completion of this training, the HT shall certify that the candidate has completed the course satisfactorily. The duration of the course will be approximately 1 week.

 

OTHER COURSES

DIFFERENCES COURSES

  • TURBO & SUPERCHARGERS

  • RETRACTABLE GEAR

  • CONSTANT SPEED PROPELLER

  • EFIS

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FORMATION FLYING AND DISPLAY FLYING TRAINING

Professional formation flying training by current and ex-military instructors and display pilots from The Yakovlevs Display Team. Bring your own aircraft or use our Yak 52s. We also offer coaching and examining for the issue of a display authorisation.

PPL UPRT

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training aimed at PPL pilots. Learn about threat and error management  and how to avoid upsets but also how to cover from them.

 3 hours ground school and 3 hours flying in the Bulldog.

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