PCS courses

Below is a list of the courses available through the Pilot Coaching Scheme. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your local coach, PCS Chairman, National Coach or LAA Head Office for assistance.

General Flying Diploma

Theoretical and Practical Revision
Brush up your flying skills and theoretical knowledge. Increase confidence in your ability and your aircraft. This diploma refreshes your flying and brings your knowledge up to date.

Tailwheel Conversion

Introduction to Tailwheel Flying Techniques
Are you building a tailwheel aircraft? Have you bought a share in a tailwheel aircraft? The PCS can convert you onto your aircraft at your home airstrip.

Type Conversion

Introduction to New Type
If you're thinking of buying an aircraft, where do you go for a type conversion? The PCS has coaches who are experienced on a variety of modern and vintage types. Your coach will take you through your conversion until you are competent on type.

Strip Flying Diploma

Introduction to Farm Strip Flying Techniques
What do you need to consider before flying into a farm strip? This diploma leads you through both the theoretical and practical elements of farm strip flying. A fun and enlightening course for those who haven't experienced this type of flying before.
Biennial Review

One Hour Instruction and Class Rating Revalidation
Class Rating revalidation requires you to undertake a minimum of one hour with a flying instructor within the final year of the two year Class Rating validity. The coaching scheme provides instructors who can help you fulfil this requirement in your own aircraft. Lessons are adapted to meet the pilot's needs in order to maximise the benefit of this requirement.

Differences Training

Tailwheel / VP Prop / Retractable Undercarriage / Turbo and Supercharging / Pressurisation
Under JAR, you are now required to complete differences training with an instructor and obtain the relevant signature for conversion onto aircraft with: tailwheel, variable pitch propellers or retractable undercarriage, turbocharged or supercharged engines or pressurised cabins. You can complete this training with the Pilot Coaching Scheme.

Miscellaneous

Refresher Training, Recency Training, Ground School, Display Authorisation

Although we do offer specific courses, our coaches are available to fly with you for any flying training you may need in your aircraft. This can include revision of, for example: Practice Forced Landings; Circuits; Stalling; Navigation; R/T and more. Whilst we do not, at present, offer ab initio training, a number of our coaches are also fully qualified Flying Instructors and so may be able to assist with any training issues you may have.