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OVERBERG FLYING SCHOOL

THE MICRO-LIGHT PILOTS LICENSE

Here 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:
  • a Class 4 Medical certificate
  • a radio license at this stage is optional
  • to pass the SPL written test as well as the technical data test on the type of aircraft you are training on.
  • To be certified competent by a Grade A or B instructor for an SPL
  • A fee to the CAA
For your MPL – You will need:
  • ±25 hours of practical training (of which 15 hours must be solo)
  • a radio license
  • a valid SPL
  • a flight test by a Grade A or B instructor other than your training instructor.
  • Pass the six written exams for an MPL
  • A fee to the CAA
The written exams for an MPL are:
  1. Principles of Flight
  2. Engines and Air frames (including instruments)
  3. Meteorology
  4. Navigation
  5. Air Law
  6. Safety & human performance
When you register the school will provide you with:
  • The OSF Student pilots training manual (the SPL exam is on this manual)
  • a log-book
  • the MISASA training syllabus
  • a list of the recommended books from which you may study on your own (if you are that confident) or you can attend ground school lectures
Radio License -You will need a Restricted Radio Operators License. The practical application will occur during your Flight Instruction. You will need to write an examination and do a practical test with a Testing Officer. The CEO of this school can license you in Hermanus.

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.
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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.

JOHN AUSTIN
Chief Flying Instructor

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