Formation Flying – Basic Course
At the conclusion of the Formation Basic Course graduates will be eligible for a CASR Part 61 Formation Flight Activity Endorsement. This course involves a minimum of 16 flights (19.2 hours) + briefings + one tutorial. The course focuses on developing the formation fundamentals required of both a lead pilot and wingman in a two-ship formation.
During this course you will work on:
- Station maintenance
- Station changing
- Re-join procedures
- Manoeuvring in formation
- Formation circuits, take-offs & landings.
Your instructors will also develop your briefing skills, confidence and overall flying accuracy.
Minimum course entry requirement: RPL or higher
Formation Advanced Course
The Formation Advanced Course further develops your formation flying skills and techniques in multiple aircraft formations (up to 5 aircraft) and introduces you to basic aerobatic formation flying. The Formation Advanced syllabus includes a minimum of 6 hours flying and 6 long briefings charged at our standard rates. Following successful completion of this course graduates will be eligible for a CASR Part 61 Formation Aerobatic Flight Activity Endorsement.
Minimum requirement: The Aerobatic School Formation Basic Course
Costs: As standards of flying vary between pilots some will achieve the required standard before others so the amount you pay will vary depending upon your competency. The Formation Basic Course is based on a minimum of 6 hours and 6 long briefings charged at our standard rates. As you will need a formation partner the course should be done concurrently with another student otherwise you will need to hire another formation instructor and aircraft for the duration of the course.
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