HOW DO I FLY?
Come along for a training and introductory flight and enjoy this
fabulous experience on the New South Wales Central Coast. The flight
will be taken with a qualified flying instructor in a two person
microlight. The controls and procedures will be explained to you.
During the flight, if you wish, you may take control, subject to
weather and conditions being suitable. Also if you have a preferred
area you wish to fly to, we will try to accommodate this, subject to
height and operating limits. Once you have your pilots certificate
you are then allowed to fly on your own, up to 25 nautical miles
from your launch airfield. The next stage is qualifying for your
passenger endorsement, and then cross country endorsement. For the
passenger endorsement you need a minimum of 10 hours as
pilot-in-command, and undertake a flight test. For the cross country
endorsement you will have to accumulate 10 hours instuction of cross
The specific requirements can be found in the RAA operations manual,
or from their website,
http://www.raa.asn.au We can
offer advanced flight training by mutual arrangement.
After your Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) you may wish to go on to
obtain your weightshift microlight licence. To do this you will have
to join the Recreation Aviation Australia (RAA) within 28 days of
your first TIF, and be issued with a student pilot certificate. Len
Birger, as an approved RAA instructor, can then supervise you in
increasing your skills to qualify for the issue of a restricted
The minimum time this can be achieved in is 15 hours dual control
with an instructor and a further 5 hours solo. At the same time we
will guide you through the theory part that is also required. The
time frame may be a little longer, as we want you to feel confident
and capable under a variety of conditions, not just take your money
for a bit of paper and send you on your way. Training costs for
obtaining a pilot certificate is $220 per hour. This includes us
providing the trike, helmet and a warm insulated flight suit. Wear
closed shoes and the medical requirements are the same as those
required to drive a light motor vehicle.
We offer gift vouchers for training and introductory flights that
are ideal as a most unusual birthday, special occasion, or corporate
incentive gift for the adventurous minded.
Maximum weight of participant is 110 kgs.