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Syllabus

Training Syllabus

The following is a suggested syllabus and sequence for ab initio microlight training.

Note:

  • Each lesson consists of a briefing on the theoretical aspects of the lesson, flight lesson including instructor demonstration and student practice, and debriefing to dicsuss and consolidate the lesson learned.
  • The number of briefings/flights to complete each stage will vary.
  • The sequence may be altered to suit the conditions and progress of the student.
  • Lessons 1 to 9 are to be carried out dual prior to first solo.
  • Some lessons will require repetition until the student reaches the required standard.
  • There is a considerable period from first solo through to Intermediate pilot certificate at 25 hours. It is suggested that a dual lesson be given followed by a solo practice.
  • Solo consolidation should be a minimum of 2 hours in the circuit prior to moving on to advanced exercises.
  • Where a pilot has previous flying experience the syllabus can be changed to suit, however it is still important that the pilot be briefed by an instructor and competence be demonstrated by the student.
  • The final decision always rests with the Instructor.
LessonTopicNotes
1Introductory flightTo provide air experience and confidence
2Pre-flight & ground handlingTo learn how to prepare the aircraft for flight
3TaxiingTo learn how to safely maneuver the aircraft on the ground
4Effect of controlsTo learn the effects of the controls and to study the effects of slipstream, airspeed and inertia
5Straight and level, climbing and descendingTo fly the aircraft on a constant heading and airspeed while in level, climbing and descending flight
6Slow flightTo demonstrate the range of speeds that the aircraft can be safely maneuvered
7Basic stallingTo recognize the symptoms of the stall and to learn the correct technique for recovery at onset which will result in minimum loss of height
8Takeoff, circuit, landingTo learn the correct procedure and safe techniques for takeoff, flight in the aerodrome traffic circuit, approach and landing
9Emergency proceduresTo familiar the student thoroughly with the drills to be used in an emergency- eg EFATO, glide approaches and go around
First solo
10First solo/solo consolidationFor the student to gain confidence and improve skills in solo circuit flying
11Circuit joining procedureTo join the circuit in a safe, systematic and approved fashion
12Flapless landingsTo make an approach and landing without the use of flaps
13Crosswind operationsTo takeoff and land the aircraft safely in crosswind conditions
14Precautionary and forced landingsTo select a suitable landing area and and land safely in the event of bad weather or an engine failure
15Short takeoff and precision landingsTo learn the correct technique for taking off and landing in a confined area
16Steep turnsTo learn tuning at high angles of bank
17Advanced stallingStalling with various power and flap settings, wing drop stalls
18Low flyingTo fly the aircraft safely, accurately and with confidence at lower altitudes includingt terrain and weather awareness
Intermediate pilot test
19Map reading and compass turnsTo use the map and compass as an aid to cross-country flying
20Cross-country flyingTo learn the correct procedures for the preparation and undertaking of cross-country flight
Advanced pilot test
21Type ratingTo familiarize an experienced pilot and ensure proficiency in a new aircraft typ
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