The EASA Aerobatic Rating will soon be required by anyone wishing to carry out aerobatics in an EASA aircraft. Ignoring this fact however, it is strongly recommended that anyone wishing to do aerobatics completes a course of training beforehand.
If you’re looking for a new challenge, or to improve your handling skills, then learning aerobatics is a great place to start. The skills you will learn are directly transferrable to your everyday flying, ultimately helping to make you a safer pilot. Even more importantly than all this though – it is great fun!
We provide all the required training for the issue of an Aerobatic Rating. Keep reading, or contact us, to find out more.
On completion of the course, you will be able to apply to have an EASA Aerobatic Rating added to your licence. Once added, the rating is non-expiring and will be valid on the class of aircraft on which you completed the course, although you can complete “conversion” training to other aircraft classes.
The course consists of a minimum of 5 hours’ flying, along with 8 hours of groundschool (split between self-study and classroom time with an instructor).
Before you start…
There are no pre-entry requirements for the course itself. However, you must have completed a total of 40 hours as Pilot In Command, in the same class of aeroplane, before you can apply to have the rating added to your licence.
What does the course involve?…
The flying course consists of a minimum of 5 hours’ flying, covering:
Basic and advanced handling revision
Stalling, spinning and unusual attitude recoveries
Individual aerobatic manoeuvres and combinations
There are 8 hours of groundschool to complete, covering:
Aircraft considerations and technical subjects
Aerobatic manoeuvres and recoveries
We are currently offering Aerobatic Rating courses, at our Kemble base, for an all-inclusive price of £1,500.00. This includes student membership, 5 hours of aircraft hire, with all associated flight & ground instruction and all landings. If you are interested in completing this course at Oxford, please contact us for an up-to-date quotation.
If you prefer to pay as you fly, we can provide you with an estimate of costs, based on our standard training rates.
While the vast majority of people do complete the course within the required 5 hours and there is no formal skills test to pass, you must obviously reach a safe solo standard in order to complete all elements of the training. If you do need a little extra flying, this will be charged at our standard dual rate.
For more information about our training rates, please click here.