OVERBERG FLYING SCHOOL
THE MICRO-LIGHT PILOTS LICENSEHere is the story: --
Age – You need to be at least 16 years of age to apply for a Student Pilots license.
You need to be at least 17 years of age to apply for your Microlight Pilots License
For your SPL -You will need:
It is recommended that you purchase your own reference books, a Navigation Calculator or ruler scaled to distance measurement, a protractor, some maps and a kneepad. (Your instructor will advise you on these)
Reservations - Your training is weather dependent !!! So do yourself a favour and start taking a deep interest in the weather as predicted on the TV, in the News Papers and there are a number of excellent sites on the internet, you can also pick up weather by phoning Met. on 082 231 1643
When you first start flying it is desirable to have minimal wind so your best chance of flying is to book a slot early in the morning. Before leaving for the field however check with your instructor (his decision is final). If conditions are not conducive to flying you can convert your reservation to a ground School lecture.
Please!! If you do not book for training, I can’t predict that you wish to do so. This institution will not be able to remind you when you can book a flight. Please book timeously.
Please note: - For every 1 hour of flight you will probably be at the airfield for 2 hours !! Because there is a pre-flight briefing session and a post flight performance analysis!
Things will go more quickly if you are well prepared for the lesson – know all your checks and the exercises you will practice in the lesson.
As you become more proficient you will be able to fly in more demanding weather but again your instructor will make the final decision as to whether it is a good idea to become airborne!
In conclusion; Flying is as safe and as rewarding as YOU make it!
No one has been killed by a taxi or a tip truck while flying.
Planes almost never injure the pilots but pilots use aircraft to injure themselves quite often.
NEVER FOOL ABOUT IN AN AIRCRAFT!!!
WE WISH YOU HAPPY FLYING IN SAFETY.
Chief Flying Instructor
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