Courses 2022





WINTER COURSES

Updated 10th November 2021


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WOODEN AIRCRAFT COURSE

Tutor: Dudley Pattison

Dates: All courses now FULL. More dates to be announced soon.

Times: Arrival 9.30am to 9.45 am. Finish: 5.00pm - One day course

Cost: £120 (includes refreshments and lunch) Non Member: £140

Venue: Ridgewood, Ham Road, Liddington, Wilts, SN4 0HH - directions

B&Bs:

Meadow Bank House (8 minute walk away)


Telephone LAA on 01280 846 786 to check availability and/or book or e-mail.

Dudley Pattison needs no introduction; he has been a prolific aircraft builder for decades and is highly experienced in wooden structures.

This course, held at Dudley’s home workshop near Swindon, includes everything you need to know about the required quality of timber and plywood, measuring and marking out, cutting, drilling, sanding, scarfing and gluing. Participants will have the opportunity to try the various techniques themselves and will leave the course with the fundamental knowledge and skills to repair existing wooden aircraft or construct the parts for a new one.

The course will include:

* Comprehensive day's course dedicated to learning the fundamental woodwork techniques

* Includes: cutting, shaping, multiple part production, boring, laminating formers, rib production, scarfing, gluing and internal finishing of timber

* Covers the tools required

* Course benefits those that need to refurbish or want to build their own wooden aeroplane

AIR to GROUND RADIO OPERATOR'S COURSE

(Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence)

Tutor: Chris Thompson

Date: To be Confirmed

Times: Arrival 9.00 am for a 9.20 am start. Finish: 5.00pm (approx)

Cost: The cost of the course is £165 for LAA Members and £185.00 for Non-Members. (Please note an additional fee of £37 is payable to the CAA for the ROCC certificate).

Venue: Popham Airfield - directions and accommodation

Telephone LAA on 01280 846 786 to check availability.

Places are available on an air-to-ground radio operator’s course being offered at Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Nr. Winchester, SO21 3BD . The course, hosted by experienced controller, CAA examiner and LAA member Chris Thompson, will provide both the theoretical and practical training required to sit the examinations for the CAA Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence (ROCC) qualification required by operators of ground based radio equipment at flying sites and events where an air-to-ground radio service is provided.

The course is in two parts. Day One is made up of the core training and radio procedures practice on simulated ground-to-air communications, leading to practice for the written and practical examination. Day TWO will consist of the CAA written and practical examinations which will allow candidates to directly apply for the CAA ROCC Certificate.

Landing fees will be waivered for those attending the course and flying in.

Note 1 - The ROCC "Air/Ground" course should not be confused with the FRTOL (Flight Radio Telephony Operator Licence) which is required for a pilot to use the radio in an aircraft.  Anyone on the ROCC Course should have a prerequisite basic understanding of light aircraft circuit procedures hence a "pilot" background is best but not essential under CAA guidelines.

 

Note 2 - The ROCC "Air/Ground" course should not be confused with the ROCC-OCS (Offshore Communication Service) which is required If you want to operate Aeronautical Radio to talk to helicopters from a superyacht/ship or offshore installation. This is not part of the LAA mandate.

Please contact LAA HQ to book your place. The first day of the course will start at 09:30. The second (Exam Day) timings will be mutually decided amongst the candidates at the time.

AVIATION RELATED EMERGENCY FIRST-AID COURSE

Date: Tuesday 25th January 2022

Tutor: Pady O'Rourke

Time: 9.00 till 5pm (approx)

Cost: £120 - please feel free to bring your own food or order on the day. Non Member: £140

Venue: LAA HQ, Turweston Aerodrome, NN13 5YD - directions

Accommodation: List of local accommodation can be found here.

Telephone 01280 846 786 to check availability and book.

The thought of being perhaps one of very few people present in the unfortunate occurrence of an aircraft accident is very chilling, especially if those involved have sustained serious injury. Having been trained, confi dent fi rst aiders immediately available will greatly increase the successful outcome for casualties with severe and life-threatening injuries and increase the possibility of a life being saved.

Paddy O’Rourke, an LAA member and a pilot himself, has a lifetime of experience as a paramedic and served as a Combat/Patrol Medic in the Army and RAF, seeing service in, amongst others, Northern Ireland, the Falklands confl ict, Bosnian War, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Paddy’s ‘hands on’ bespoke Emergency First Aid course will cover such thingsas CPR, managing the unconscious casualty (in and out of aircraft), catastrophic bleeds (tourniquets, including improvised), airway management, shock, burns, fractures and more.

ROTAX FUEL INJECTED 912 iS / 915 iS INSTALLATION AND OPERATION

Tutor: John Barrott

Dates: 22nd January 2022 - Full

Cost: £120.00 - please feel free to bring your own food or order on the day. Non Member: £140

Times: 9.00am till 5.00pm - one day course

Venue: LAA, Turweston Aerodrome - directions

Facilities: Accommodation


Telephone LAA on 01280 846 786 to check availability and/or book or e-mail.


With the growth of interest in the fuel injected Rotax 912iS, and latterly the 915iS, it very soon became apparent that there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the installation and operation of these engines. Electronics and Rotax iRMT certified engineer John Barrott was an early installer of a 912iS and found it difficult to find accurate information on best practice. Working with UK Rotax agents CFS and LAA Engineering, John has developed required information and advice on installation and operational procedures for this new generation of aero engines.

ROTAX CARBURETTED 912/914 SERIES INSTALLATION AND OPERATION

Tutor: Kevin Dilks

Dates: All courses now FULL. More dates to be announced soon.

Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm - One day course

Cost: £120.00 - please feel free to bring your own food or order on the day. Non Member: £140

Venue: LAA HQ, Turweston Aerodrome, NN13 5YD - directions

Accommodation: List of local accommodation can be found here.

Telephone LAA Office on 01280 846 786 to check availability and book or e-mail.

Kevin Dilks of SAS, a well-respected and Rotax trained engineer, has many years of experience in the fi eld and will be hosting this course at the LAA’s Training facility at Turweston. The course covers everything those who own/operate a carburetted Rotax 912 (UL, ULS and 914 turbocharged) engine need to know about getting the best out of these very popular engines and keeping them in tiptop condition.

















Photography (mostly) Neil Wilson

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