General Competency Training
Foxbat 24-8344 is currently online at Smartair’s RAAus school based in Albury, NSW.
Along with Recreational Pilot Certificate and Navigation Endorsement training, the aircraft is available for Biannual Flight Review and General Competency Training for new and existing Aeroprakt Aircraft owners.
The General Competency Rule is contained within CASR 61.385 and is a cornerstone of safe operations. It applies to all Flight Crew License holders, from the recreational pilot right through to air transport pilots.
Essentially, prior to commencing a flight pilots must ask themselves “am I capable of conducting the operation safely?” – which is the equivalent of the medical “fitness to fly” question, however it relates to the technical and operational aspects of flying.
Flight training on Aeroprakt-22LS airplane foresees 5 hours of flying in accordance with the normal flight procedures, described in Pilot Operating Handbook.
It covers the following:
- Pre-flight preparation including determining the take-off mass and airplane CG position, pre-flight check and pre-flight servicing of the airplane
- Airfield traffic and flight to the training area
- Airfield circuit flight
- Balked landing
- Low speed flight, recognizing the starting and ongoing stall and stall recovery
- High speed flight, recognizing and recovery from steep diving spiral
- Short field take-off and landing
- Crosswind take-off and landing
- Management of simulated engine failure
Other flight training can be tailored to meet the needs of pilots and facilitated through Smartair.
Contact our Chief Flying Instructor for further details and aircraft availability.
Richard McClelland Chief Flying Instructor (RAAus)