Become a Pilot for 3 Days in 2020

Description

If you wonder what it is like to fly an aircraft, have fun, challenge yourself and make new like-minded friends, this opportunity is for you!

In co-operation with our aviation services partner, Moorabbin Flying Services (MFS), Scout Air Activities offers an introduction for Venturers, Rovers and Guides to give you a real taste for learning to fly! No prior experience necessary.

The program provides an opportunity for a maximum number of four participants over three days (Wednesday to Friday) to experience what is  like to train as a pilot as well as share the flight environment utilising MFS' Piper Warrior aircraft. 

All practical and theory training is delivered by MFS instructors with each participant receives pre and post-flight briefings. Visits to local on-field aviation businesses/organisations and facilities may be arranged, due to security requirements visits to the control tower are no longer available.

This really is a fantastic opportunity to learn many of the hands-on skills required to pilot an aeroplane in a fun and relaxed environment. While there is some time spend flying in an aircraft or a full size simulator, the focus is that by the end of the course you will understand what it takes to become a pilot, the sturcture of a typical training day, what are the various training pathways for either a career in aviation or as a recreational pilot including Vocational Education in Schools (VETiS) options for Year 11 and 12.

Participants must be at least 15 years of age at the commencement of the event.

If you are looking for other options for Venturer Award or Queen's Scout have a look at our Venturer and Queen's Scout Award Programs or Scouts NSW AirVenture Flying Camps pages.

Program

Like everything in aviation what happens on any day depends on the actual weather, the order of sessions may be change within or across days if necessary. Below is a sample program:

Day 1 - Introduction to aviation

  • Introductory Flight in static and full-motion simulators
  • Career discussion with a professional airline pilot
  • Walk the airfield including visits to refueling area, windsock, visit local aircraft maintenance facilities and the Australian Aviation Museum

Day 2 - Effects of Controls

  • Long briefing on the purpose and Effects of Controls 
  • Pre-flight activities including inspection of aircraft
  • Pre-flight briefing on the Effects of Controls
  • Flight to the 'training area' to execute the manoeuvers
  • Prost-flight activities including parking/tiedown of aircraft, debrief and completion of logbook entries

Day 3 - Straight and Level Flight

  • Long briefing on Straight and Level Flight including different aircraft configurations and speeds
  • Pre-flight activities including inspection of aircraft
  • Pre-flight briefing on the Straight and Level Fight
  • Flight to the 'training area' to execute the manoeuvers
  • Prost-flight activities including parking/tiedown of aircraft, debrief and completion of logbook entries

 

Cost

Normally offered by MFS at $699, for Venturers, Rovers and Senior Guides booking through Scout AIr Activities Victoria the cost is $652.50, a saving of $47.50, plus a $0.50 TryBooking fee per participant payable by credit card or Paypal at the time of booking.

Registrations will close two weeks prior to each event unless soldout earlier, refunds will only be provided after registrations close if another participant from the waitlist is able to attend. Four events have been scheduled during school holidays in January, April, July and Sept/Oct. Follow the registration link for dates and availability.  

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