Archive for December, 2011

Shoreham – new IR Test Centre

/ December 15th, 2011 / 3 Comments »

Due to the changes being brought about by EASA regulations the traditional IR test centres are being closed. This has opened up the opportunity for airfields such as Shoreham to advantage of the great training history it has, to become a new base for initial IR tests. This puts SkyLeisure Aviaton on a more equal footing (with operators at the original flight test centres) for initial IR flight training and testing, as students will no longer have to reposition with their aircraft to another airfield (e.g. Bournemouth) for the CAA flight test.

SkyLeisure Aviation has a long history of flight training for the Instrument Rating (as well as training Instrument Rating Instructors) and now has been given the facility to arrange initial IR flight tests at its base airfield. We have always been able to base renewal IR flight tests from Shoreham and will continue to do so, but allowing initial tests from Shoreham Airfield will enable us to offer our excellent personal service, competitively to a wider pilot customer base.

We pride ourselves in the personal attention we give to students, which may not be available at larger more impersonal organisations, to help them through the more difficult stages of the training. This new development in the regulations will give us a greater opportunity to offer this service to more trainee IR pilots.

Forward Bookings for Instructor Courses 2012

/ December 15th, 2011 / 3 Comments »

Forward bookings for all instructor courses are looking strong for SkyLeisure Aviation. CFI Martyn Blunden reported that there are already a number of bookings for Flight Instructor (Restricted) FI(R), Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI) , Multi-Engine Instructor (MEP CRI), and Single Engine Class Rating Instructor (SEP CRI) courses for 2012. This is testament to SkyLeisure being one of the best flight training schools in the area, particularly in the field of flight instructor training.

MEP pass in minimum time.

/ December 15th, 2011 / No Comments »

Hearty congratulations to Ben Barden for completing his Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) flight training in the minimum time (6hrs) and passing the flight test first time. SkyLeisure Aviation uses the Piper Seneca III PA34 for MEP flight training at Shoreham. This provides the student with the experience of using turbocharged engines and classic “three lever” engine controls. Although not nesscesarly the easiest twin to learn on, once mastered it equips the pilot with superior skills to cope with different types twin engine aircraft. Of course, the highly experienced flight instructors at SkyLeisure ensure that most courses are completed within the minimum prescribed time, with a first time pass. Contact us to take advantage of the best flight training available at Shoreham Airport.