AIRSPACE FTS
Flight Training School
Tel: 01384 221777
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Advanced Flight Training

Night Rating

The night rating is the perfect next step after gaining the LAPL or PPL and is a must for those short winter days so you can return safely to your home airfield. Once you have qualified there are no renewal or revalidation requirements. Furthermore, there is no test at the culmination of the training course (having said that, Flight Safety dictates that if you have not flown at night for some time a dual flight with a night qualified instructor would be prudent).

For those embarking on Commercial Flight Training the night rating is a mandatory qualification to achieve before embarking on your CPL/IR.

You can also incorporate your night rating into your LAPL or PPL course or add the rating on after licence issue.

The Night Rating course will build on the skills you learnt as part of your LAPL or PPL and adapt them for use in the hours of darkness. Night flying is a unique experience, and few things compare to navigating over the darkened countryside and brilliantly illuminated cities before arriving at your destination and lining up for final approach to see the runway lights laid out before you guiding you to a safe landing.

You will receive the highest standard of training delivered in a relaxed, friendly manner by our flight instructors who will adjust their training styles to your own particular needs in a professional and effective manner to assist you to complete your pilot training in a stress free, positive environment.

DURATION:
• 5 hours training in a T-67 Firefly or Piper Warrior
• 5 hours ground training

COURSE BREAKDOWN:
• Basics of night flying
• Night Circuit flying and emergencies
• Navigation at night
• 5 solo takeoffs and full-stop landings

PRE-REQUISITES:
• Prior to course completion, you must have started navigation during your PPL course

COURSE FEES:
Please see our Course fees: HERE

Civil Aviation Authority [CAA] Course Breakdown
The night rating can be completed as part of the course of training for the PPL Part-FCL(A) course or as an addition to the license at a later date. Night is defined as 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise.
This qualification is carried out with one of our Qualified Flight Instructors. There is no Skills Test involved but you have to have completed the following requirements:
• Minimum of 5 hours night flying that includes:
• 3 hours dual instruction
• 1 hour dual night navigation.
• 5 solo take-offs and full stop landing at night as Pilot in Command (PIC) of your chosen aircraft.

Instrument Rating

The Instrument Rating (Restricted), formally the UK Instrument Meteorological Conditions Rating, allows the holder to operate under IFR in certain classes of airspace and to fly instrument approach procedures.
The IR(R) is limited to use in the UK only and has more restricted privileges than an Instrument Rating Not only does it provide you with more options, should you get caught out by the British weather, but it will also improve your general flying skills. It can also allow you to operate more safely on days with marginal weather, when other VFR traffic may be concentrated at lower levels
The IR(R) will also teach you majority of the skills required for the Instrument Rating from a really early stage of your aviation career and lends itself perfectly to the Competency Based Instrument Rating (CB-IR) when the experience is gained.

Duration:
• 15 hours instrument training
• 20 hours ground school

Course Breakdown:
• Basic instrument flying
• Applied instrument flying
• Physiological Effects
• Instruments
• Aeronautical information and Flight Planning
• Privileges of the IR(R)

Pre-Requisites:
• 25 hours total experience following PPL(A) issue - The course can be included in this experience
• 10 hour PIC with 5 hours cross country
• A valid Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s Licence

Fee includes: Flight School amenities, all landing and touch & go fees at home airport, Radio Navigation textbook and Hold Entry Computer.
Not Included: Theory and practical test and test fees, any additional course materials.

COURSE FEES:
Please see our Course fees: HERE

Aerobatic Rating

The Instrument Rating (Restricted), formally the UK Instrument Meteorological Conditions Rating, allows the holder to operate under IFR in certain classes of airspace and to fly instrument approach procedures.
The IR(R) is limited to use in the UK only and has more restricted privileges than an Instrument Rating Not only does it provide you with more options, should you get caught out by the British weather, but it will also improve your general flying skills. It can also allow you to operate more safely on days with marginal weather, when other VFR traffic may be concentrated at lower levels
The IR(R) will also teach you majority of the skills required for the Instrument Rating from a really early stage of your aviation career and lends itself perfectly to the Competency Based Instrument Rating (CB-IR) when the experience is gained.

This course covers the learning of the basic aerobatic manoeuvres required to take part in beginners events organised by the British Aerobatic Association (BAeA). The course consists of a minimum of eight hours dual flying with an instructor who is qualified to give aerobatic instruction (Pilots who already have some aerobatic experience may qualify for a reduction in the flying requirements of this course).
The theoretical knowledge section of the course will consist of a minimum of eight hours in the classroom. Four hours of briefings/lectures must be given by a person qualified to instruct in aerobatic flying and the remaining hours may be carried out through self study under supervision.

The aerobatic manoeuvres taught are:
• Loop
• Aileron (Ballistic) Roll
• Barrel Roll
• Slow (level) Roll
• Stall Turn
• Half roll off the top of a Loop
• Half Cuban Eight (rolling on down line) or
• Half Loop up, half Barrel Roll down (Quarter Clover rolling downwards)

In the build-up to the competency test sequence, students should learn to fly combinations of two or three or these basic aerobatic manoeuvres.

Here at Airspace FTS our Aerobatics training is conducted by our CFI Rick Mayall who has 30,000+ flying hours to his name including Flight Instruction, Aerobatics alongside his Jet hours in the airlines including his current role flying the Boeing 787 for Virgin Atlantic.

COURSE FEES:
Please see our Course fees: HERE

Flight Instructor Training

Flight Instructor (Restricted) Certificate: The Flight Instructor (FI) course can be the first step to becoming a professional Pilot for reward. the FI course is one of the most enriching courses you can undertake and here at Airspace FTS the course is delivered by one of the leaders in the field of FI training in the UK, CFI Captain Rick Mayall. We belive the training you will receive at Airspace FTS will be second to none and set the ideal standard for anyone looking to embark on a career as a Flight Instructor.

The FI(R) course requires the applicant to have either a CPL, or a PPL with more than 200 hours total time, including 150 hours in command and passes in at least the CPL or ATPL theory examinations of you wish to teach full PPL(A). CPL/ATPL knowledge is NOT required if you wish only to instruct on LAPL courses. In addition to this, the pilot must have at least 30 hours on the class of aircraft on which the course is to be taken, and of these, five must be within the preceding six months.

The course consists of 30 hours of flight instruction with an approved FIC Instructor (up to 5 of these may be flown as mutual time with another Flight Instructor student), and at least 125 hours of groundschool. Upon completion of the course, an assessment of competence must be taken with an approved Flight Instructor Examiner, usually from our base airfield. The supervisory restriction can be lifted once the instructor has completed at least 100 hours of flight instruction, and has authorised 25 student solo flights.

FI Night Instruction Privileges:
To allow the FI to teach for the night rating, the privilege must be endorsed on the FI’s instructor certificate. The course can be completed while the supervisory restriction is still in place. The course requires a training flight at night with one of our approved FIC Instructor's, and two hours of groundschool. Upon completion, a recommendation is required for the addition of night instruction privileges.

The night instruction training can be integrated into the Flight Instructor (Restricted) training course, subject to operational limitations.

Pre Course Requirements :
• Hold an EASA CPL(A) or PPL(A)
• Passed CPL/ATPL theory exams
• 200 hours total flight time
• 150 hours PIC
• 30 hours SEP (minimum)
• 5 hours in the 6 months preceding course start date
• Completed a 300nm qualifying cross-country
• 10 hours IF (maximum 5 hours in a simulator)
• 20 hours VFR PIC in SEP aircraft

Flight instruction can be carried out on the aircraft of your choice, either Grob G115, T67 Firefly or PA28 Piper Warrior. The Spinning aspect of the course will be undertaken in a full aerobatic T67 Firefly, or a Cessna 152 if required.

The ground school comprises 125 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction. During this time a student instructor will refresh their theoretical knowledge and learn how to teach, prepare and give technical lectures and conduct pre-flight briefs.

In Simple terms the training comprises of :
• 125 hours ground instruction
• 24 hours minimum of dual instruction in the Warrior
• 1 hours minimum of dual instruction (Spinning) in the T67 Firefly or Cessna 152
• 5 hours mutual instruction in the Grob G115, Warrior or T67 Firefly

COURSE FEES:
Please see our Course fees: HERE

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