Pilot coaching scheme fees

The LAA run the Pilot Coaching Scheme on an "at cost" basis, often only covering expenses and insurance. We offer a selection of experienced coaches at various locations around the UIK at minimal cost to you. See below for our current Scheme of Charges:

 

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

£150

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

£150

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.

£150
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
£150
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.
£35

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.

£75 to £150

(depending on your needs)

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.
Depending on your needs