Dual Training

Dual aerobatic training is carried out from White Waltham airfield, just west of London near junction 8/9 on the M4 motorway. Bookings can be made direct to Alan Cassidy on +44-(0)1628-637732 or +44-(0)7808-059881 or by email to accassidy@aol.com

Instructors:

Alan Cassidy, the owner and Chief Pilot of Freestyle Aviation.

Simon Abbott, qualified flying instructor and Advanced level aerobatic competitor.

Rob Howarth, Advanced level aerobatic competitor, experienced display pilot.

Mike O’Reilly, ex-RAF, currently flying short-haul charter.

Mike Collett, commercial pilot and Advanced Level competitor at Interntional Level.

Aircraft:

The aircraft primarily used is the classic Pitts S-2A biplane, arguably the finest and most cost-effective machine ever designed for aerobatic training. Training is open to all pilots qualified to NPPL standard or higher,with no minimum hours or experience requirements.

A copy of the Pitts S2A course Technical Companion can be downloaded here.

Training Standards:

Freestyle instructors are qualified to train for the EASA/CAA Aerobatic Rating as well as all three AOPA Aerobatic Certificate levels: Basic, Standard and Intermediate.

Specific training regimes are also available for pilots wanting to enter BAeA competitions at Beginners, Standard, Intermediate, Advanced or Unlimited levels.

Pricing:

Pitts Dual Training costs come in two parts: An hourly rate of £235/hr for the aeroplane, based on block time (brakes off/brakes on), plus a fixed instructional fee of £42 to cover a 90-minute appointment.The average flight length is 35 minutes, which therefore costs £183. These prices are unchanged from 1 March 2013 and include VAT and landing fees at White Waltham. Regular students are required to be members of West London Aero Club.

Contact:

To discuss your training needs or wants, call Alan on 07808-059881.