G.S Aviation can help you progress into a better and safer pilot.
Grass Strip Training
This module is all about teaching pilots how to plan and perform short field take-offs and landings. The goal is make pilots aware of those control characteristics particularly at slow speeds in turbulence. We will make you more attuned to the operating environment and an individual aircraft's short comings.
With the advent of low-cost global positioning system [GPS] receivers as well as airfield and airspace data-bases, pilots have become reliant on technology. Prudent airmanship dictates that these advanced techniques are always regarded only as an additional aid to the basic VFR navigation techniques of pilotage and dead-reckoning.
We will help you to file a flight plan, make all the necessary GAR filings and plan a channel crossing. We have done a significant number of flights into mainland Europe and with our standard training aircraft you can be in France within 2.5 hours of flying.
We can help you plan a flight of your choice to one or two of a number of airfields within easy range of Clench. There will be plenty of chance to remember and practice those navigational skills, land at new airfields, and most importantly build your confidence. You will be alongside one of our Instructors who will provide help and reassurance if needed.
If you learned to fly in a nosewheel configuration aircraft and you want to expand the aircraft types you can fly safely, then we can teach you to handle tailwheel and tailskid-equipped aircraft. Taildraggers can be a lot of fun but a few hours tuition in the different handling techniques is essential.
There are many types of single-place aircraft. In many cases there will be just a single copy of an owner designed and built aircraft. Flying such an aircraft is a big moment for any pilot, if only because you cannot be shown how to fly it, only be told how to fly it, and trusted to do so. Most likely there will be no aircraft flight manual or pilot's operating handbook and you, personally, must ensure the aircraft is airworthy.