NVFR Rating Course
Expand your horizons and learn to fly in the night sky!
Learning to fly at night is an important skill for any prospective Commercial pilot. It’s also useful for Private pilots who don’t want to be unnecessarily constrained by daylight hours!
The AAA NVFR course is a comprehensive course which contains:
- Instrument flight consolidation (full- and limited-panel)
- Night take-offs and landings
- Night visual navigation including supplemental radio navigation aids and GPS use
The instrument flight hours gained on the course can be counted toward the minimum of 10 required for the issue of a Commercial Pilot Licence, making this course an ideal stepping stone between PPL and CPL training.
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Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
Don’t become just another aviation safety statistic! Learn the skills to SURVIVE!
The second-highest cause of accidents in light aircraft is loss-of-control, according to continuing ATSB statistics. The primary cause remains “collision with terrain” – mostly as a result of losing control! The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), now realising the increasing impact of loss of control in-flight (LOCI) events worldwide, is committed to “...reducing LOCI <as> a global aviation safety priority.“(sic.)
- Uncomfortable in slow speed turning flight?
- Apprehensive near the stall or lose excessive height in recovery?
- Concerned of your chances of survival in an engine failure scenario?
- Unaware of the exact limits of your aircraft’s performance capability?
- Afraid to “cross controls” for fear of a spin?
- Doubtful about your ability to cope with a rolling upset?
- Unable to recognise an impending stall without reference to the ASI?
If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions…
YOU NEED THIS COURSE!
Too many people are killed because of a lack of understanding, recognition or recovery from impending or inadvertent loss-of-control! Don’t let THIS happen to you…
The Academy’s UPRT course is a defensive driving course for pilots! Our course consists of 5 lessons, each designed to increase your flight safety by providing a greater awareness of aircraft capability and confidence in the ability to recognise, avoid and recover if necessary from unexpected adverse aircraft control events or “upsets.”
Our comprehensive UPRT course includes:
- Confident and accurate flight path control and energy management;
- Nose high and nose low upset recovery;
- Advanced stall recognition and recovery;
- Stall / spin awareness and prevention;
- Fully-developed spin recovery; and
- Emergency scenario training.
Skills are learned in a controlled environment with strict performance parameters to maintain safety. Some aerobatic manoeuvres are used to demonstrate the full capability of an aircraft, as well as expose you to the likely adverse effects of incorrect or mishandled recovery techniques. This is backed up with comprehensive pre-flight briefings to gain greater knowledge of HOW and WHY pilots lose control.
Due to the condensed nature of the course, the aerobatic manoeuvres and spinning conducted are not available for endorsement. However, credit will be given toward the successful completion of an AAA Basic Aerobatic Course (BAC) based on competency if desired.
You don’t need to worry about how to fly a new aircraft type or learn local airport procedures! Our instructors will take care of that for you so you can concentrate on learning the techniques which may ultimately save your life!
If you are an Experimental aircraft owner, you may complete the course in YOUR aircraft! (subject to assessment and suitability) Our instructors are experienced in many different types of light aircraft including the popular Vans RV series. If you choose to use your aircraft, please note that some aspects of the course can only be completed in an aircraft with aerobatic capability. However, our instructors are available upon completion of the course to show you how your newly-learned skills apply in your regular aircraft within it’s limitations.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Learn the skills you need to fly with complete confidence TODAY!
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Advanced Aerobatics Courses
Go beyond the basics and roll with Australia’s aerobatic champions!
The Australian Aerobatic Academy’s “post-graduate” aerobatics courses are designed to expand your aerobatic repertoire and increase your skills to be capable of world-class aerobatics!
These courses build upon the AAA Basic Aerobatic Course with additional manouevres and skills. You will begin with advanced rolling manoeuvres, followed by combination manoeuvres and ultimately low level aerobatics below 3000’ AGL as your skills and experience increase.
AAA’s advanced aerobatics courses are closely aligned with the Australian Aerobatic Club competition grades to allow graduates to compete upon completion. Aerobatic competition is the best way to provide feedback on your skills and challenge you further as you strive for perfection.
Once you have mastered the capability of the Robin 2160i, AAA offers an upgrade to the ubiquitous Pitts Special S-2A—the aircraft that has made more aerobatic champions the world over than any other aircraft! The Pitts Special is an excellent aircraft to begin your transition to higher-performance aerobatic aircraft, with it’s higher roll rate, greater horsepower and capability of sustained negative G manoeuvres.
With AAA’s rich competition heritage, you can be assured of being trained by Australia’s top aerobatic instructors and pilots. AAA’s Chief Flying Instructor has been active in competition aerobatics for the past 20 years as a competitor, coach, judge and contest organiser & director. AAA has fielded a team to almost EVERY Australian competition since it’s inception, with competitors in every grade from Entry to Unlimited!
Progression through our post-graduate aerobatics courses is very much as your time, funds and desires permit. Each manoeuvre includes a briefing and aircraft are charged at standard rates. Once competency is attained you can practice to your heart’s desire until you decide to add a new figure to the sequence. As such, course costs will vary between individuals.
AAA Entry Category course:
- Barrel rolls
- Inverted flight
- Slow rolls
AAA Graduate Category course:
- Competition Spins
- Half cuban eight
- Roll-off-the-top (Immelmann)
AAA Sportsman Category course:
- Humpty-bumps & “Sharpies”
- Half reverse cuban eight
- Snap (flick) rolls
- Hesitation rolls
Low level aerobatics flight activity endorsements:
For those wishing to fly competition at the state, national and even international levels, the Australian Aerobatic Academy’s Low Level Aerobatics Courses consists of a series of tutorials and flights designed to instill confidence, safety and proficiency at performing aerobatics below 3000 feet AGL. The courses concentrate on energy management, geographic positioning and low level aerobatic sequence design & flying.
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