This course, consisting of ten hours of instruction, is aimed primarily at people who regularly accompany pilots on flying trips, whether they are social members of the club or the partners of club pilots. It is therefore taught with the “student” in the right-hand (co-pilots) seat
It provides a basic knowledge of piloting in order that the student may understand the environment of the private pilot and, in the extreme, may enable the student to maintain control of the aircraft and return it safely.
No tests or examinations are required in the Safety Pilot’s Course
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The Safety Pilot’s Course consists of 10 hours of training covering the following:
- Basic controls. Cockpit controls. Radio.
- EFFECTS OF THE CONTROLS
- Pitch. Roll. Throttle. Carburettor heat. Trim. Fuel Management.
- STRAIGHT AND LEVEL FLIGHT
- Use of controls and natural horizon to maintain straight and level flight. Basic instrument understanding.
- CLIMBING, DESCENDING AND TURNING
- Use of controls to move the aircraft with reference to the natural horizon. Changes of level and heading. Basic instrument flying.
- Joining and flying the circuit. Landing. Control on the ground.
- SLOW FLIGHT, STALL AND RECOGNITION
- Basic procedure. Safety checks. Use of radio.
- BASIC NAVIGATION
- Map reading. Dead reckoning. Obtaining radio assistance. Use of emergency radio frequency.
- FORCED LANDING
- Basic procedure. Saftey checks. Radio transmissions.
- EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
- Control of the aircraft. Appropriate radio transmissions