Freedom Flight

Learn to Fly in Tasmania at
Devonport or George Town Airports


You can be a Pilot in just 20 hours

Learn to Fly - the road ahead

peopleLearning to flying is FUN and you get to master new skills. Once you have the skills and knowledge required, your flight instructor will send you off on your first solo flight. This is an exciting and memorable occasion, an opportunity to “use those new skills” by using what you’ve learned to fly as pilot in command.

It is often said that a good pilot is always learning, and that’s one of the exciting things about aviation. There is always something more to learn.

You will learn to fly in a two seat, dual control Australian made and designed Jabiru Aircraft. All flying time counts hour for hour towards a General Aviation Licence.

Syllabus for pilot training
Trial introductory flight
Primary and secondary effects of controls
Flying straight and level
Climbing and descending
Climbing and descending turns
Handling the unexpected
Understanding stalls
Circuits (untill ready for solo)
Circuits Solo (mixed with dual)
Departing and entering the circuit
Short Field Take off and landings
Advanced stalls
Steep turns and spiral dives
How to handle engine fail when high
Precautionary search and landings
Part 1. Trial Introductory Flight
On the trial introductory flight the instructor will explain some of the features of the aeroplane and things to check, then the instructor will get the plane up in the air and explain some of the operation. Once the plane is leveled out you will be allowed to take the controls and feel what it is like to fly a plane, you will also have some time to look around and see the scenery from above. You may get to see your own house from the air.
Part 2. Primary and secondary effects of controlls
This lesson starts with some theory or pre flight briefing (app 10-15 mins) you are encouraged to ask questions. This will consist of the primary and secondary effects of the aircraft controls. Then for some air time, the instructor will explain the pre flight check, and the starting procedure, you will be able to taxi to the runway, instructor will get the plane airborne and over the training area, here you will be able to experience the primary and secondary effects of the controls, as the instructor explains and demonstrates each.
Part 3. Flying straight and level
On this lesson there is a small pre flight briefing and then into the air. Now to use the controls we learnt about in the previous lesson. How to fly the plane in a straight and level attitude, the instructor will explain how to keep the plane level and in a straight line and how to recognise when this is not occurring.
Part 4. Climbing and Decending
This lesson starts with a pre flight briefing and then up and away. During the lesson you will instructed in how to get the plane to climb and recognise when you are nearing the plane's limitation, also how to descend safely and understand the rate of descent. You will also get a bit of information on airmanship, listen and look out.
Part 5. Turns
Turns sounds simple enough. Preflight briefing, then in the air to get the feel of how to turn a plane without losing or gaining any height and what to do before the turn, easy hey, but can still require some practice. Also more listen and look out.
Part 6. Climbing and Decending Turns
Pre flight briefing, then we are going to take our turns skills and mix them with our climbing and descending skills and do climbing and descending turns, takes a bit to get that nice turn while climbing or descending, don't forget to lift that wing and check the sky before the turn. Now getting very important to listen and look out.
Part 7. Handling the unexpected
Now its getting exciting, pre briefing, then in the plane again, the instructor will explain each manoeuvre and what to expect prior to demonstrating the manoeuvre.
Part 8. Understanding stalls
More excitement today, pre flight briefing again. This is a fun lesson. A stall does not mean that the engine has stopped working, or that the aircraft has stopped moving. What you will learn in this lesson is to recognise when the plane is going to stall (when the wing lose it's ability to produce lift) and what action you need to take to get the plane flying again.
Part 9. Circuits
Not so much of the briefings now. From here we get to use all of the skills we learnt in the previous lessons and do what is called circuits, this is a particular pattern flown around all airports in the world. You will learn what heights to turn and most importantly how to land. You will also learn some emergency procedures while doing circuits. As the circuits continue you will also learn to do the radio calls, as part of your preparation for your first SOLO. The number of circuit lessons you will need to do depends on many things, lesson length, time between lessons etc. but don't worry as the instructor will not send you solo until he is confident of your abilities. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FLOW SHEET
Part 10. Circuits and solo and dual mixed
To get here you have been for your first SOLO, how exciting was that, every one remembers that trip. Now that you have been solo, the instructor will get your skills up on the landings and start to include cross wind landings and the techniques required, this will include a number of lessons.
Part 11. Departing and entering the circuit
To day you get to spread the wings and leave the circuit that you would know very well now. You will learn how and where you can leave the circuit, how and where to enter the circuit the radio calls required.
Part 12. Short field take off and landings
Some more pre flight briefing and off to the plane, guess the name says it all. You will learn how to take off when the field is short, and then how to land on a short strip.
Part 13. Advanced stalls
Pre flight briefing and off to the training area again. This is similar to your previous lesson on stalls but understanding that some times in a stall one wing will stall before the other, and how to handle the stall if there is wing drop.
Part 14. Steep turns and understanding spiral dives.
This sounds like it will get the blood running. Preflight briefing then on to the training ground again. This part is to understand the effect on height when in a steep turn and how to control that height.
Part 15. How to handle engine fail when high
Preflight briefing, off to the training area again. Here you will go 2000 feet up and then shut the engine down to idle so you will glide and look for suitable landing sites. You will not be landing in a paddock but learning how to choose the best place to land should you experience engine failure.
Part 16. Precautionary search and landings
This lesson is different than you may think. Today you will find a place to land, maybe an old air strip, then plan out a circuit and do a fly over at 500ft, if it still looks good, you will do another flyover at 300ft, if it still looks good, then a fly over at 50ft to check if there was anything you were unable to see from the higher passes. Good fun lesson.
During the lessons you would have done some study and undertaken some theory reviews.

Pre Solo
Air Legislation
Human Preformance and Limitations
Flight Radio Endorsement
Basic Aeronautical Knowlege