Learning to Fly
For further Courses see below
If you fancy taking up this fun hobby, or wish to make it a career, try some of the following:-
You have a choice of two licences to aim for :-
Some people save a bit going abroad - they are usually very intensive courses, and there's not much you can do if aircraft or instructors go 'tech' for a few days. It's best to do the theory exams before you go.
If you buy your own aircraft first, you might save some money on the tuition, but it won't make up for the wear and tear and costs of ownership! Learn on someone else's plane.
If you consider owning a plane at some point, consider sharing one with others - a 'shareoplane'! It lets you get a better plane for the same money, saves paying all the overheads, keeps the plane flying regularly, gives a cushion if something major goes 'tech', and gives someone to fly with (apart from single-seat planes).
further courses after gaining your PPL
also offers a range of training for members
|PPL+||A course to develop further flying skills at Stapleford Flight Centre||www.flysfc.com|
|Advanced PPL||Offered by Old Sarum Flying Club||www.oldsarumflyingclub.co.uk|
|Advanced Training, includes aerobatics, VP prop||Ultimate High, Kemble, Glos.||www.ultimatehigh.co.uk|
|Air racing||Courses arise from time to time - keep an eye on Diary Dates in flying magazines||eg Skysport UK|
|Type Conversion, Farm-strip Flying, Display Flying, Refresher Course||Generally arranged with a local LAA Assistant coach||www.laa.uk.com/PCS/coach_details.html|
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