Flying in close proximity to another aircraft sounds like a crazy thing to do, however it is one of the few activities in General Aviation that promotes teamwork amongst pilots. Plus it’s a stack load of fun! During this course we cover:
- Basic formation flight (Echelon and Line Astern) - Formation Turns - Break-off’s and Straight / Turning Rejoins - Formation Circuits - Principles of good leading - Formation Briefing and Debriefing
Formation flight when done correctly is an enjoyable and safe experience, and for this reason at Skythrills we have based our formation course on the Royal Australian Air Force procedures. We don’t do this to pretend to be Air Force pilots, but because the Air Force is the pinnacle of safe formation flight through their procedures and discipline.
If you’re looking for a Saturday afternoon activity to do with your mates, this is the endorsement you want.
- 9 flights (approximately 9 hours flying) with 5 hours of briefing. - Train in our aircraft or yours at your home airfield. - We have multiple instructors available around Australia so we can train 2 or more pilots at once. - Fixed day rates available regardless of the number of hours flying or briefing.