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PILOT LICENSE TRAINING COURSES

We offer a range of training courses, including ground theory and flying training, for the beginner right up to the professional pilot level.

 

Click through the courses below for further information.

 

If you have any enquiries, or would like to discuss a how we can tailor a course to suit your needs, please get in touch today.

For information on costing, please see our pricing page.

 
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All ground theory is taught in our on-field premises with comprehensive notes, visual aids and all textbooks available for purchase.

Our ground school can be conducted one-on-one or if you prefer, in a group for energetic learning. A group of up to 3 students often stimulates learning as students can answer each others’ questions and often learn from each other.

Our ground theory school has been operating at Murray Bridge for over 15 years. Students come from all over Australia, and the world, for our ground theory instruction.

 

Our annual flight review days are fantastic interactive group theory courses to bring private pilots up to currency and up to speed with the latest CASA regulation changes.

 

This course is a cost-effective way to brush up on theory and is run by a fully qualified Grade 1 instructor.

From $88 per person depending on numbers.

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AIRCRAFT DESIGN FEATURE ENDORSEMENTS

Retractable Undercarriage (RU)

This training is for pilots wishing to progress into faster, more complex aircraft. The training typically takes approximately 2-3 hours (depending on student ability).

 

The training covers normal and abnormal (emergency) operation of the undercarriage system, in-depth systems knowledge (hydraulics and electrics), human factors considerations, and strict adherence to written and memory check-lists. 

 

Manual Propeller Pitch Control (MPPC)

This endorsement trains pilots in the use of variable pitch propeller systems, also known as a Constant Speed Unit (CSU).

 

The difference between having a fixed-pitch propeller or a CSU-controlled propeller is akin to having either a single speed bicycle or a mountain bike. An aircraft fitted with a variable-pitch propeller is more efficient with better overall performance in all stages of flight.

 

This endorsement is also an essential part of the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) training syllabus as the CPL flight test must be conducted in an aircraft fitted with a variable pitch propeller.

Tail Wheel Undercarriage (TU)

Also known as “conventional undercarriage” (due to this configuration being the convention in the early days of aviation) or “tail dragger”, tail wheel aircraft have an almost mythical status among modern aviators.

 

This endorsement will teach pilots the differences in handling techniques required during take-off, landing, and taxiing. Due to their less-forgiving nature, flying a tail wheel aircraft teaches pilots important base skills in the active use of rudder and aileron, and a heightened awareness of wind speed and direction.  

 

Multi-Engine Centre-Line Thrust

This unique (and rather rare) breed of aircraft use typically two engines mounted on the fuselage in a push/pull configuration.

 

Perhaps the most famous type of centre-line thrust aircraft is the Cessna 337 ‘Skymaster’. There are only a handful of Skymasters operating in Australia, and a pilot wishing to fly one will need to undergo this specialised training.