Our flight training lessons are conducted on a one-to-one basis and are completed in a two hour slot. This two hour session is constructed to include a flight training exercise of approximately one hours duration, allowing enough time for a thorough pre and post flight briefing by your instructor.
The learning rates, targets and expectations of each student can be significantly different and therefore the number of lessons required can vary significantly. The progress being made by each student dictates the number of lessons required and can be greatly influenced by things like previous experience and frequency of lessons. Each student will have an individually tailored training programme to suit their progress rate. Above all safety has to come first.
As progress is made and skills levels are increased the student will eventually achieve a level of competence where they can fly the aircraft without physical or verbal input by their instructor. This does not just include the physical elements of flying the aircraft, but also the airmanship elements like lookout, checks and overall awareness and procedural knowledge. Solo flights are then carried out for further practice under close supervision and authorisation from the instructor on the ground.
Guidance through this learning process and helping the development of skills is our main emphasis, to enable our students, not only to obtain their licence, but also make safe pilots with good judgement and decision making skills.