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C42 – 3 Axis Fixed Wing
£135010 hours

Starting 25 April 20191 week

The C42 is a high wing side-by-side seat, Single Side Stick controlled monoplane. This popular aircraft has been designed with the beginner in mind, being very forgiving yet giving lively performance especially when it comes to operating from short unprepared fields. Experience has shown that students who learn on this aircraft find conversion to other more sophisticated aircraft much easier. This is due firstly to the requirement to use the rudder pedals in order to fly the aircraft more precisely, and secondly, the extremely light control forces normally only found in very advanced more aerobatic type of aircraft. This makes for a more relaxed and less strenuous flight even in very turbulent conditions. Whilst some schools use faster and more sophisticated aircraft in the training role, experience has shown that this generally slows down a student’s progress and increases the training time required to reach that seemingly elusive goal of first solo or the licence!

Frequently Asked Questions

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You can start training towards a license from age 14, although you can not fly solo in the aircraft until age 16 and can not have a license till aged 17 

Over the twenty years I have been involved in training people to fly, the following “rule of Thumb” has shown itself to be true in the majority of cases for ab-initio students.

  1. Half your age in hours will take you to the point of solo flight.
  2. You then have 10 or 7 hours of solo flight tasks to do, depending on “Full” or Restricted” license.
  3. This is followed by 4/5 hours of final polish and preparation for General Skills Test.  

Any previous flying experience will shorten the time required

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There is no upper age limit! Although the uptake of a new mechanical skill can take longer than a youngster !

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Restrictions
  • Minimum age of 14 years. Those under 18 must have parental consent either by a notarised signature on our Fly365 Temp membership form  OR the parent must come on the day of the flight.
  • Please request the relevant form.
  • The weight limit with clothes and shoes on is 110 kg (19 stones or 230 lbs), each passenger may be weighed when they check in on the day of the jump. The weigh have to be measured with clothes and shoes. Notice that we also take into consideration the BMI and this should be lower than 27.5.
  • People of varying levels of disability can participate in flight training, however, we must know the full details in advance of the booking.
  • The instructor is properly licenced and this licence includes Third Party Liability insurance which covers him/her and his/her passenger in the case of negligence. Therefore in the case of any injury that would require medical attention the passenger would cover the costs until responsibility is established. If the passenger requires additional coverage they can become a member of Federación Andaluza de Deportes Aéreos (FEADA) for an additional cost.
  • Do not drink alcohol before your fly.

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