The next step in achieving an Private Pilots License (PPL) is to achieve a Recreational Licence.
This involves passing the General Flying Progress Test (GFPT) which is a practical test of your flying abilities and follows approximately 18 hours further training.
General Flying Progress Test (GFPT)
Advanced training for the GFPT test includes:
- Short Field take-offs and landings
- Crosswind Circuits
- Basic Instrument Flying
- Practiced Forced Landings
- Training Area Familiarisation
- Training Area Solo
The highlight of this training module is taking to the skies on your own into the Training Area! You may now explore an area bounded by Lake Burragorang, Warragamba Dam, Prospect Reservoir and the Thirlmere Lakes near Picton.
Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK)
Before taking the GFPT check flight, you will need to complete some simple aeronautical and air-law theory, commonly known as BAK. It covers basic aircraft systems, aerodynamics, aircraft performance and rules of the air.
Now you are ready to pass the GFPT. Once completed, you may take your own passengers to the training area!