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Flying Companions Course

The Flying Companions Course is for those who are not pilots but are or will be flying regularly in light aircraft as a passenger.  The aims of the course are to provide:

• Familiarisation with aeroplanes
• Awareness of safety aspects associated with aeroplanes and flying
• A rudimentary understanding of flying, sufficient to fly and land the aeroplane
• Sufficient expertise to cope with a pilot incapacitation

The syllabus requires 5 hours ground school and 10 hours dual flight instruction and will include: 

• Principles of flight
• Aeroplane systems and instrumentation
• Using the radio to communicate with air traffic control
• Taxiing
• In flight maneuvers (climbing, descending, turning)
• Take-off and landing
• Coping with emergency situations

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