Initial training introduces the student to flight in a Piper Seneca and proceeds with general handling until a good proficiency is obtained. This is followed by asymmetric flight during which the student will experience the effects of a single engine failure and learn to safely control the aeroplane under this condition. The student then prepares and rehearses for the Multi Engine Skill Test.
The training comprises:
Initial conversion on DA42 is aided with our DA42 BITD (Basic Instrument Training Device) which familiarises students with glass cockpit GARMIN G1000 displays.
The Instrument Rating training is commenced in the ALSIM FNPT2 flight simulator. Initially the student will learn to control the simulator smoothly and accurately by sole reference to the instruments and to accurately track and hold using VOR and NDB radio navigation aids. A high standard of performance is required before moving on to the next exercises.
The student then learns to fly precision and non-precision instrument approaches, and go-around procedures. The go-around procedures will include the practice of the drills associated with engine failure. Finally the student learns how to carry out a standard instrument departure, join the airways system, fly the airways, and make a standard instrument arrival.
The final part of the training takes place in the DA42 and the ALSIM FNPT2 flight simulator. It begins with general handling of the DA42 both in visual flight and by sole reference to the instruments. Complete routes are then flown in the DA42 where the skills learnt in the first part of the course are transferred from simulator to aircraft. The ALSIM FNPT2 flight simulator is used whenever remedial work is required and to also to extend the experience of the pilot e.g. by flight in severe weather conditions, or to more distant airfields.
The final part of the training is a formal pre-test assessment flight, followed by the skill test. This training comprises:
A further 10 hours training in the simulator is required if a CPL issued in accordance with the ICAO is not held.
Training is full-time or part-time, the full-time course lasting between 8 and 12 weeks dependent on weather conditions.
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Our FREE quarterly newsletter 'Take Off' (PDF - 274kb) is now available to download (requires Acrobat Reader). It contains lots of up-to-the-minute news about the airfield and club as well as all the latest gossip. We want your contributions too. So if you have any stories, anecdotes or other ideas you wish to add to the next newsletter, or if you wish wish to order a FREE copy, please contact our editor Sue Rose - firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07808 587248.
This consultation is in relation to our proposed airspace change to allow RNAV approaches onto Runway 21L. You can download the PDF response form or add your responses online. You can also book into the 'drop -in' sessions here.
Stapleford Radio frequency will be changing to 122.805 as from August 6th 2018 to reflect the CAA policy to introduce 8.33Khz radio frequencies to free up more usable channels. The Stapleford fleet have all been upgraded to radios capable of selecting the 8.33 spaced frequencies as more airfields especially those with controlled airspace change to new channels.
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Following hot on the heels of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval for Stapleford Flight Centre’s modular Air Transport Pilots’ Licence (ATPL) Theoretical Knowledge courses, Stapleford has now been given the go-ahead to run Integrated Pilot Training Courses at the airfield near Romford in Essex.... Download full press release >>
The Civil Aviation Authority has granted stand-alone approval for Stapleford Flight Centre to run modular Air Transport Pilots’ Licence (ATPL) Theoretical Knowledge courses at the airfield near Romford in Essex. This is the only ATPL theory course inside the M25 in the London area.. Download full press release >>
When requesting a clearance into the new Southend CAS, from April 2nd 2015, it would be advisable to quote the CTA number(s) that you want clearance into. Sadly the CTA numbers are not shown on the new 1:500,000 chart and so you will find this chart useful. We strongly suggest that you carry it with you when flying locally to help you ensure you get the clearance you want. If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of the instructors at Stapleford: 01708 688380.
Stapleford Flight Centre launches new 'mobile-friendly' website. We hope you like it - and that it displays consistently well on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device (and if not, please do let us know and we'll try our very best to fix it).
Stapleford Flight Centre, one of the UK’s top flight training schools, is leading the field with the acquisition of a brand new “state of the art” ALX Alsim medium jet simulator. This is first in the UK, and one of only five in Europe. It has just been installed at the Essex-based airfield and it will be used for MCC (Multi-Crew Co-operation) courses and JOC (Jet Orientation Courses) as well as a combined course for tomorrow’s airline pilots.
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In conjunction with ProPilot we are introducing an enhanced ab-initio course where, in addition to the standard Zero to Frozen ATPL elements, we will train for type-rating preparation.
The first-ever National Air Traffic Service (NATS) Infringement Prevention Award has been awarded to Stapleford Flight Centre. This is a result of the sustained campaign led by Deputy Head of Training, Brian Peppercorn.
Stapleford Flight Centre, internationally-renowned flight training school for private and commercial pilots, has been awarded Full Accredition for its training courses by the British Accreditation Council for Independent, Further and Higher Education.