STUDENT PILOT'S GENERAL FLYING MASTERY is the course for CPL trainees and Cadet Pilots who have started their flying training or about to start. From previous experiences, we have seen most of the student pilots struggle to acquire ground knowledge initially which is very much necessary to start the flying. The key to a good sortie lies in how much ground preparation, chair flying, and homework you do. Flying without proper ground preparation and homework is nothing but wastage of valuable flying hours and money. Your every sortie should be the execution of flight tasks that you prepare on the ground. Many experienced instructors say that ground preparation should be 3 times of your flight time. Spending precious flight time learning basic flying theory in air for only limited exposure is unsustainable!
This course is your all in all companion for the ground preparation and knowledge that you need for basic flying exercise. The pre-flight briefing from your flying instructor may not be adequate sometimes because of the lack of opportunity and time. Moreover, in a pre-flight briefing or post-flight briefing, your instructor will generally discuss the sortie profile, your mistakes, and tips to improve your skills. It is expected that, you already know the theory and concept behind the particular exercise. There is a gap between the flying instructor's expectation and most of the trainee pilot's knowledge standard. This course comes up with the bridge between the two.
It will take some time to familiarize yourself with the airspace you are flying. This can include airfield layouts, taxiway, runway, general flying sectors, intercepting a radial, circuit & landing, traffic pattern, dead side-live side, PFL ( Pilot Force Landing ), etc. You’ll also need to understand instruments in the cockpit, including navigational and communication systems. This course combines all the knowledge you need to fly in general sectors, straight & level flight, climb, descend, climbing turn, descending turn, steep turn, stall, PFL either you fly dual or SOLO. Overall, it will make you into a safer, more knowledgeable pilot.
Systems to Improve Every Takeoff and Landing :
Flight Maneuvers and Pilot Duties
In a pilot school, you’ll gain flying skills and experience alongside the aeronautical knowledge. But to progress steadily from more basic to more advanced knowledge, you need to work on your understanding and concept building in flying, which is not just passing the DGCA / FAA papers. In the course, we have made an useful and effective solution for your flight time, effort and penny saving.
In the course you will build up in-depth concepts through our video classes and lecture notes...
- How to prepare for your flight, including pre-planning of your route and systems checks
- How to safely taxi the aircraft at an airport
- How to take off and land, with the wind or in a cross-wind
- How to safely follow airport traffic patterns when entering or departing
- How to fly straight and level and make level turns
- How to make climbing turns
- How to avoid collisions, wind shear, and wake turbulence
- How to descend the aircraft, including with turns or high and low drag configurations
- How to fly at different speeds
- How to handle stalled engines, other equipment malfunctions, and proceed in an emergency
- How to perform forward slips and sideslips
When preparing for your Commercial Pilot, Single Engine/ Multi Engine Day or Night Check , you’ll also need to demonstrate knowledge to the examiner.
Understanding the Principles of Flight
In addition to the basics of your aircraft, your pilot training will introduce you to the principles of flight. This is not usually presented in a classical physics context, involving heavy use of higher mathematics. Instead, pilots learn applied physics by studying the different maneuvers of an aircraft and investigating the different forces at work. These include forces such as the Bernoulli Principle, which explains how the different pressures of air flowing over and under an airplane wing generates lift.
You will pick up the different principles of flight as you take your first flights with your instructor and progress towards solo flight. You will also study how to keep the aircraft balanced in flight by looking at how weighting the aircraft with cargo, passengers, or fuel can affect its performance. Solid grounding in the principles of flight provides a foundation for all of your future training.
You'll also cover these chapters, including:
- 1) Normal Takeoffs
- 2) Traffic Patterns
- 3) Normal Landings
- 4) Crosswind Takeoffs and Landings
- 5) Reduced Flap Landings
- 6) Short Field Takeoffs and Landings
- 7) Soft Field Takeoffs and Landings
- 8) Night Takeoffs and Landings
As you progress from a student pilot towards commercial rating, you will study the effects weather conditions have on flying. You will study different weather phenomena, including:
- Cloud formations and their classifications
- Fronts and air masses
- Humidity and temperature
- Wind changes
- Weather hazards, including thunderstorms and precipitation
You will also learn how to use the weather information available to you to safely plan and complete your flights with METAR TAF NOTAMS PIREP etc.
StartGetting to know your aircraft (8:13)
StartUnderstanding the Principles of Flight (22:56)
StartGFPT - General Flying Progress Test and Exercise
StartWhat is Circuit & Landing Exercise ?
StartWhy is ground preparation so important ?
StartTypes of Check Lists and its use
StartWhat to follow to fly with the flying instructor for the first time?
StartApplication of VFR rules in actual flying environment. (5:23)
StartAre you physically & mentally fit for the flight?
StartUsing Of Weather Knowledge and Information
StartCheck the NOTAMS
StartMethods to quick Decode of NOTAMS
StartCheck the METAR and TAF
StartMethods to Quick Decode of METAR and TAF
StartInterpretation of METAR with actual weather.
StartRevising the VFR rules for Dual or Solo Sortie
StartChecking of MEL
StartRevise the Emergency Memo Items/ Check list in mind
StartPre flight Briefing - Discuss with your instructor about sortie Profile.
StartWhat is General Flying ?
StartWhat are flying sectors in an airfield ?
StartThe importance of Chair Flying and Methods to do it effectively
StartJoining a Sector
StartMud Map and way to make it
StartExercise is a Sector
StartPracticing the Straight and Level Flight
StartPracticing STEEP TURN and tips to improve your skill
StartPracticing the STALL and tips to improve your skill
StartPracticing the climbing turns
StartDescend the aircraft, including with turns or high and low drag configurations
StartUnderstanding the Traffic Pattern in an airport
Frequently Asked Questions
The Right Attitude
As a pilot, you earn the privilege of commanding an aircraft. A quality flight school will emphasize your responsibility to remain worthy of this privilege, and teach you preparedness, vigilance, and accountability.