General Aviation Training at Adelaide Biplanes
Want to go further? Fly higher? Carry more passengers?
Onwards towards full Private Pilot Licence is the way to go. Once you have your CASA form 498 filled in, criminal record check completed, then you can progress onto one or more of the Adelaide Biplanes’ General Aviation fleet. These range from our Tailwheel Super Cub and Super Decathlon, through to the Cessna 172S and Piper Archer, up to the new, hot Cirrus SR22. If you decide Tailwheel is for you, then anticipate 5 to 15 hours in the Cub (depending on ability) to “wake your feet up”!
Once competent with that aeroplane, you can proceed to “IYA”, our Super Decathlon for Constant Speed Endorsement. Then, if your ‘gyros’ are up to it, into some aerobatics or advanced stall/spin training. If your aspirations are more nostalgic, then how about getting familiar with DH82 Tiger Moth? Now there’s an aeroplane that will keep you honest! We train up to solo and beyond on the Tiger, making her available to select pilots to hire and fly. However, she is a precious resource and we do set high standards!
If taking the family to Kangaroo Island or across the Gulf, or even if interstate is your ambition, then into the high wing Cessna 172S or low wing Piper Archer for your advanced navigation training and controlled airspace work. These aircraft can also be used for basic instrument flying which is a requirement for your Private Pilot Licence.
What about flying at night? Yes, of course, we can do that as well. Weather requirements are more stringent for Night VFR, so there is a greater chance of having to reschedule. Simulator training can be incredibly beneficial towards the award of a Night Rating.
If you desire a high performance, state of the art machine, how about converting onto the Cirrus SR20 or SR22? The SR22 has an advanced cockpit, IFR equipped, 180 knots, 4 seat, single engine is simply unbeatable in its class. Take 3 passengers, 1 pilot in comfort, travelling at 350 km/hr…..Awesome!!!
Future plans provide for IFR training and multi engine conversions utilising our state of the art Simulator as well.