Tiger Moth Flights

Why not simply enjoy flying around the beautiful Somerset and Dorset countryside,or better still have one or two friends or family flying alongside you in our other Tiger Moths. What could be better !

Trial Lessons.

Trial lessons are flown all year round and are subject only to there being suitable weather conditions.

This often is the first introduction to flying in an open cockpit, vintage aircraft and gives the trainee pilot a marvellous opportunity to fly over the Blackmore Vale and possibly over an area they know or their home. All flights are flown with experienced Tiger Moth instructor pilots and the new 'Pilot under training' will be briefed and encouraged to take the controls. This flight can be logged and counts towards a License.

 

 PPL (Private Pilot Licence) Flying Training

A structured course with a minimum of 45 hours which includes 10 hours of solo flight.


Flying Experience - PPL Aeroplane    

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Any flight entries recorded within a pilot log, for the same flight as
Pilot in Command and Dual will only be countable as Dual flight for
licensing purposes.

Please see guidance in CAP 804, in relation to the logging of flight
experience in accordance with Part-FCL

Hours Claimed Qualifying Hours
Supervised Solo flight time  

10

Solo Cross-Country flight time   5
Date of solo cross-country flight no less than 270km/150NM
during which full stop landings at two aerodromes different
from the aerodrome of departure have been made.
Date:  
Dual instruction   25
Credit for PIC experience in aircraft   6 (max)
Experience in simulator (Identification No of FTD 2/3, FNPT I/
II/III or Flight Simulator used which in printed on the
Qualifications Certificate issued in accordance with
Commission Regulation (EU) 118/2011).
No................. 5(max)
TOTAL HOURS   45

 

 

Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL)

A structured course with a minimum of 30 hours which includes 6 hours of solo flight.

Flying Experience - LAPL Aeroplane    

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Any flight entries recorded within a pilot log, for the same flight as
Pilot in Command and Dual will only be countable as Dual flight for
licensing purposes.

Please see guidance in CAP 804, in relation to the logging of flight
experience in accordance with Part-FCL

Hours Claimed Qualifying Hours
Supervised Solo flight time   6
Solo Cross-Country flight time   3
Date of solo cross-country flight no less than 150km/80NM
during which full stop landings at one aerodrome different
from the aerodrome of departure have been made.
Date:  
Dual instruction   15
Date of pre-entry flight test (if applicable)
Credit for PIC experience in aircraft after ATO assessment
(if applicable)

Date:

Hrs:

10 (max)
TOTAL HOURS   30

 

Aerobatics.

The manoeuvres learnt include: rolls ( aileron and barrel) loops, stall turns, spins and recoveries. Diving engine restarts are a stimulating section. Slow rolls, cubans and clovers may be added to this list but require a deeper understanding in order to be able to achieve these manoeuvres in a Tiger Moth.

Type Conversions

This can be done in your own aircraft (we can even help with nose wheel aeroplanes!). Clive has a wealth of experience converting people onto warbirds so we look forward to seeing you with them. The course will be tailored to you depending upon previous experience. We are also happy to discuss your conversion with your insurance company to include any flying requirements that will help with the dreaded premiums.

Formation Flying

Formation flying is another marvellous undertaking that stretches the capabilities of a pilot. It is hugely satisfying to be able to lead and take part in a formation of lightly loaded biplanes. Great team work.

Display Authorisation.

In order to be a display pilot a licence holder must be able to demonstrate the qualities of an aircraft ( not his/her personality) to a Display Examiner. The aspiring display pilot will develop three safe routines: a flat, or flyby, sequence, a rolling display and a full aerobatic sequence. When deemed competent the pilot will be presented to an independent display evaluator, a Display Authorisation Examiner. A Formation DA is another target to reach.

Biennial Flights

Every second year a licensed pilot should fly with an Instructor for an hour. This hour may be the start of a new outlook on life for a pilot if it is flown in a Tiger rather than the normal Cessna,PA 28 etc.etc.. An hour in one of our Tiger Moths counts towards a conversion course.

Tiger Moth Conversion Course.

This course is open to a license holder who wishes to be able to fly and handle a lightly loaded biplane from grass runways and crosswinds. It will stretch and improve any pilot's technique, skill level, appreciation and ability. Fundamentally it will improve a pilot immeasurably.

Upset Training.

Commercial pilots seated in cockpits with multiple screens and disconnected from their controls with a computer may in time lose the sharpness of their handling skills. Flying a Tiger Moth will restore these skill sets and allow them to handle departures. Stall and spin recoveries are of primary importance.

Aircraft Rental

 A Tiger Moth may be available to "qualified" pilots.

To qualify a pilot must:

Have at least 100 hours  P1 experience-preferably taildragger.

Carry out at least 5 hours dual Tiger Moth Flying with the Chief Flying Instructor. (Except where they have gained their license on a Tiger).

Have been cleared by the CFI to fly solo.

Where a pilot intends to carry passengers he/she must demonstrate 2/3 landings carrying a passenger in front of the CFI.

Where the time elapsed since the previous TM flight exceeds 28 days the pilot must carry out their first flight with an instructor.

No away landings are allowed in a rental Tiger. Where a pilot wishes to have the facility of landing away he/she should inquire about taking a share in one of the Tigers.