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The Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR's) prescribe the requirements for recent experience (Recency) and revalidation testing (Maintenance of Competency) in order to operate your licence or rating legally. These are the minimum requirements you need to comply with. Being legal does not necessarily result in being safe. Modern simulators are less costly to operate than aeroplanes. The high degree of realism of these simulators affords you the opportunity to practice your normal and emergency procedures beyond what is required by law. To remain legal and safe, we offer the following training and testing on our simulators:

  • Recurrent Training (Getting ready for IF Revalidation)
  • Recency Training (Remaining Legal - IF Rating)
  • Maintenance of Competency (Revalidation Tests)
  • Simulator Practice (Self practice to hone a skill)

Now read on for more detail...

Recurrent Training

This short course was primarily designed for IF rated pilots preparing for their annual IF Revalidation Skills Test. However, you may also opt to do this short course at any time as refresher training, especially if you hold a Multi-Engine IF rating but does not have a lot of opportunity to fly twins.

In the rapidly evolving world of changing airspaces, changes in aviation legislation and updated procedures, it imperative that the Instrument Rated Pilot remains up to date and informed. The training comprises two sessions:
  • Classroom Session brush-up your theoretical knowledge
  • Simulator Session to ensure IF flying is up to standard
We also introduce the concepts of Threat and Error Management and Scenario Based Training (SBT) to improve your Higher Order of Thinking Skills (HOTS)

We offer Recurrent Training for Single Engine Piston (SEP) as well as Multi Engine Piston (MEP) operations

Click here to learn more about the SEP course...
Click here to learn more about the MEP course...

Recency Training

The requirements for recency  stipulates that in the preceding 90 days (refer to CAR 91.02.4 for a full definition) you need to do at least three take-off's and landings in the same class, similar type and category of aeroplane, or an approved simulator before carrying passengers.

If you hold an IF rating, and to be pilot in command in IF conditions, you need to have flown at least two IF approaches, one of which may be in an approved simulator in the past 90 days.

To fulfil these requirements we can now offer you the following training on our simulator. Instead of doing practice approaches on your own, one of our instructors will be on hand to provide feedback on your performance and help you improving your skills.

  • Single-engine (SEP) IFR Recency
  • Multi-engine (MEP) IFR Recency
  • Single-engine (SEP) Night Rating Recency
  • Multi-engine (MEP) Night Rating Recency
  • Renew IF lapsed > 24 months (10 hours & 5 approaches)
(Click here to make a booking for Recency Training)

Maintenance of Competency Testing

Our list of approved Designated Flight Examiners will do your annual revalidations. We also suggest you consider booking a Recurrent Training Session (as described above) if you feel a bit rusted on your air law, procedures and or AWOPS. Our listed DFE's can provide the following tests:
  • PPL Revalidation Tests
  • Single-engine IF Revalidation Tests
  • Multi-engine IF Revalidation Tests
  • Grade I and Grade II Instructor Revalidation
  • CPL Maintenance of Competency Skills Tests
  • ATP Maintenance of Competency Skills Tests
A significant part of your test will be conducted on our simulator but some of it may require flight testing. We will advise you when you make your booking.

(Click here to book a Revalidation of Competency Skills Test)

Simulator Practice

All simulator credits allowed by SA-CAA and the CAR's are based on you doing training with an approved instructor on an approved simulator. However, if you are simply wishing to hone a particular skill or practice a new procedure, we invite you to book a 'solo' session on our simulator. The supervisor will set you up but will not provide instruction. Therefore you MAY NOT enter such hours in your logbook. Specify the mode that you wish to fly in when you make your booking:

  • FNPT II in Seneca Mode (Twin)
  • FNPT II in Arrow Mode (Complex Single)
We also have a non-CAA approved FNPT I equivalent simulator available for practice. You MAY NOT receive instruction or log the hours on this simulator but it is a cost effective way to practice a particular procedure that you may have difficulty in mastering

(Click here to make a booking for a Simulator Practice Session)

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