Flying Partner Program
Be secure in the knowledge that you are equipped with the necessary skills to fly in an emergency.
This course has been designed for partners and friends who fly regularly as passengers.
In the event that your pilot-in-command was unable to fly and land the aircraft your role could potentially be a life-saving one. We are not training you to become a proficient pilot but we would expect you to be able to get the aircraft back on the ground safely in the event of an emergency.
There are no exams or formal qualifications involved in this course. Should you enjoy the training and wish to pursue a pilot licence the time and experience gained on this course counts towards a full licence.
The course consists of approximately 7 hours flying and ground theory components.
- Cockpit Familiarisation
Understand the instruments and how they can help you fly and land safely.
Operating the radio in an emergency including radio calls to establish your location.
- Flight Controls
Learn the basic effects of controls and getting used to their operation.
- Basic Flight Manoeuvres
Straight and level flight as well as turning, climbing and descending.
- Basic Navigation
Establishing your location and navigating to a safe place to land.
How to land safely at an airfield as well as away from an airfield.
On completion of the course you should expect to be able to control the aeroplane in flight, radio for assistance, navigate to a landing site and land the aeroplane – all to a basic standard.
We recommend that you should complete the course on the same type as your partner flies. This can be completed on the multi engine aircraft as well, if required.
Below is an estimate based on pricing current at 1st May 2018 and includes all the training a typical trainee requires to meet the expected standard.
Courses typically run on a one-to-one basis and are designed to fit in to both your schedule and budget constraints.
Flying Partner Program
- 7.0 Hours Dual (T6/24)
- 5.0 Hours Classroom Briefings
- Landing Fees (7)
- Movement Fees (7)
- Price is exclusive of GST.
- Payment can be made as you go, pre-paid in full or via installments.
- Hours quoted are the typical hours achieved by most trainees. If you are not up to the required standard at the completion of the course additional training will be required.