Book a check flight

 

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To book a check flight first look at the Booking Calendar and identify a suitable slot, then call the office to confirm availability and book.




Book a check flight

Check flights are designed to help you gain confidence and discover what new skills and experience you need to develop your flying further.  During your early days of solo flight you will be expected to have a check with an instructor before every solo flight on any one day but as you extend your experience you will need fewer checks.

When your currency or stage renewal requirements have not been met, or when an endorsement has lapsed, you will require a revalidation check with an instructor.

Stage 3, 4 and 5 pilots need to renew their stage status annually by flying with an instructor.

You should talk to the CFI or a Full Cat Instructor before flying a new type as you may need some further familiarity instruction and briefing.

If you are a visitor and have not flown at our site before you should have a familiarisation flight with one of our instructors or your own instructor if they have themselves been approved by our CFI to check you.  It is always a good idea to walk the site with one of our senior members before flying here as there are a few traps for the unwary!

For revalidation and annual checks you will be required to demonstrate a proficient standard of flying and depth of knowledge appropriate to your stage and the endorsements you hold.  You will be expected to complete satisfactorily some of the exercises listed in the Mynd Progress and Log Book under your relevant stage.  In particular the check flight will include one or more of the following:

  • Stalling and spinning.
  • Launch failure.
  • Out of position circuit.