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 & incipient 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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Formation Flying Course
What’s better than just flying? Flying in FORMATION!
Who hasn’t been thrilled at the sight of precision formation flying teams as they move across the sky, seemingly as if they were tied together? There’s no magic trick—just skill, practice and discipline!
The AAA Formation Flying course is designed to teach licensed pilots the techniques, skills and knowledge required to conduct safe, proficient formation flight.
The course begins with a tutorial on the fundamentals of formation flight, including the all-important pre-flight briefing, the roles of the leader and wingman and techniques for staying safely “on the wing.”
The flying component includes:
- Station keeping and station changes;
- Manoeuvring as a formation;
- Break-away and re-join procedures; and
- Formation take-offs and landings.
The AAA Formation Flying Course is great for pilots wanting to up-skill their RPL or PPL and will refine both your “stick and rudder” skills and airborne situational awareness to a degree unparalleled in single-aircraft flight.
Completion of the course provides a CASR Part 61 Formation Flying endorsement.
Please note: We recommend you have a formation partner when commencing this course, however, if you do not have one there are options available! Training may also be conducted in your own aircraft. Please contact us to discuss.
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