RAF Brize Norton Flying Club

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Phase 1 of ELC 23 Hours Flying (Year One)


a. Module 1


You are taught to fly the aircraft straight and level, to climb, descend and turn, together with the basic skills to control the speed and rate of climb and descent. You will develop the skills required to complete all the pre-flight checks and be able to taxi, take off and make basic radio calls with confidence. In addition you will learn to look out, perform safety checks as you fly and to generally be at home in your new environment.


b. Module 2


The Circuit, basically a rectangular pattern flown around Brize Norton airfield, consists of take off, climb, turn, level off, turn, level flight, turn, descent, approach and landing. By now you will have 15 to 20 hours flying experience and you should be able to fly the Circuit solo. Before you undertake your first solo flight you will have covered all types of landings and demonstrated your competence to deal with any emergency situation that you may encounter.


c. Module 3


After going solo we consolidate what you have learned to date and introduce you to Practice Forced Landings, which will enable you to glide to a safe landing, should you lose engine power. This will prepare you for more solo work away from the circuit and enable us to progress to Module 4.


Phase 2 of ELC PPL 22 Hours Flying (Year Two)


a. Module 4


You will be introduced Cross-Country Navigation including Radio Navigation - we will teach you to handle the workload of flying, navigating and communicating on the radio. This stage leads to a solo Qualifying Cross-Country Flight.


b. Module 5


Consists of some basic Instrument Flying, which covers the skills you will need to find your way out of cloud safely should you encounter it.


c. Module 6


Preparation for your Skill Test. This a minimum of a 2 hour long flying test conducted by an Examiner. It will consist of Navigation and General Handling.


The average student will take longer than minimum hours to complete the course. But with the right natural aptitude and some commitment, it is possible to finish the course with just 45 hours in your logbook.