Archive for January, 2014

Stuart Passes his PPL Skill Test

/ January 23rd, 2014 / No Comments »

Congratulations to Stuart Manners for passing his PPL Skill Test on the 7th December 2013 and he has now taken his first passenger for a sightseeing trip over the beautiful Sussex countryside. The broad smiles shown on their return was evidence of an enjoyable first adventure into the world of recreational flying! We wish him many, many hours of exhilarating flying in the future.

Another CPL Instructor for Omega Fllight Training

/ January 23rd, 2014 / No Comments »

Ben Barden has joined the existing team of CPL Flight Instructors at Omega Flight Training. He is a very welcome addition to the team of Martyn, Cedric and Sarah the current team. BenĀ has been with the company for several years and is also one of the charter pilots on the Piper Seneca and Piper Chieftain aircraft.

Refreshed Flight Operations Room

/ January 21st, 2014 / No Comments »

With a change of ownership and new name SkyLeisure Aviation is becoming Omega Flight Training. One of the first things to change was an update to the Flight Operations room. New equipment, furnishings and decoration give the reception area and Ops Room a fresh look for the future of flight training at the long established flying school. The CFI (Martyn Blunden) continues in post with many of the long established staff that have flown with SkyLeisure for many years. New aircraft will also be on their way in 2014 as part of the overhaul and update of the company. Omega Flight Training will be one of the first UK Flight Training Organisations to be approved by the CAA to deliver the EASA PPL and LAPL courses as well as the usual CPL, FIC and Multi-engine courses under full compliance to Part FCL (rather than on grandfather rights).

Part of being an EASA approved ATO is ensuring compliance with the new requirements of a full Operations Manual, a Safety Management System and a Compliance Monitoring System. This gives the student pilot the reassurance that the training delivered is of a highly professional standard at all times and is monitored for its safety performance. However, the staff at Omega Flight Training never forget that flying training for a private licenceĀ is also meant to be an enjoyable pursuit as well as an education!