Autopilots can be your very best friend. However, they can also do some unexpected things to you, when you're least expecting them to. Often at the most inconvenient time! That's why it's super-important to understand their operation and limitations.
Different Autopilots have different limitations according to the aircraft and associated equipment they are installed with.
We've used many different types of autopilot in a variety of aircraft and installations, and we're absolutely certain we can provide you with training to help you better understand your specific set-up to avoid the pit-falls.
We haven't listed any training syllabus here for autopilots since it's more beneficial to do the training ad-hoc to your requirements (both autopilot type and current knowledge). Just contact us to discuss what you need.
See below for further information.
Remember that you are being instructed by an instructor with an enviable reputation for delivering results to you. Our personal objective is to make sure you land with a smile on your face. If you don’t – we haven’t done our job properly.
There are three options for our instructional charges; £50 per hour, £150 per half-day, or £250 per full day.
If you want us to come to you, just add our travelling and accommodation (at cost).
The aircraft costs are extra; you can use your own aircraft, hire from a training organisation local to you, or hire from a training organisation local to us.
We are more than happy to come to you wherever you are! However, we normally operate in Essex, with relatively easy access to the airfields in the area. We teach (and examine) regularly (either as part of a club or freelance) at Earls Colne, Andrewsfield, North Weald, Duxford, Crowfield and Cambridge. There are numerous smaller airfields available such as Elmsett, Clacton, Rougham and Great Oakley within easy reach. Southend and Stapleford are also possible.
You can use your own or syndicate aircraft, which in some ways, is better since you'll become really familiar with it as part of the course!
If you belong to a flying club already, most organisations are happy for us to instruct in their aircraft if that's an option you'd like to pursue.
If you need to hire an aircraft locally to us, we have access to a variety of aircraft types and training organisations. Please feel free to contact us for more detailed information.