Aéro-Club de Saint-Dizier Robinson - 34 Rue Godard Brulliard - 52100 Saint-Dizier - Tél/fax: 03 25 05 04 67

Training


Robin DR-400
Saint-Dizier Aero Club prime objective is that you enjoy your training, and become a safe and conscientious pilot, with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience.
Saint-Dizier Aero Club can provide this training on reliable and safe aircraft in a friendly environment set in the Champagne countryside.
Our PPL course follows the requirements of the French Civil Aviation Authority, and includes both ground-study and flying-skill subjects. Our fleet of four aircraft offers you a progressive transition from primary trainer to more advanced « complex » tourers.

First flights
Imagine the thrill as you take control of an aeroplane in flight. Your experience starts with a pre-flight briefing, including an explanation of cockpit controls.

Der-Chantecoq lake
Once in the air, you will soon be able to turn, climb and descend. You’ll enjoy amazing views of the beautiful French countryside, and be one of the few people to fly over the largest European artificial lake ( »Lac du Der ») or over the Charles de Gaulle Memorial, located at 15 minutes flight time.
This private lesson is with a French CAA approved instructor, and your airborne time contributes towards the much coveted European Private Pilot’s License.
From the onset you will be encouraged to develop a « one-to-one » relationship with your instructor.
You can agree the frequency of your lessons to suit your pocket and the time you have free.Lessons normally last one hour and a half, with about 40 minutes spent flying. Prior to the flight, you will be briefed on the exercises to be undertaken, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions that may have arisen from your own studies.
After flying you will receive a thorough de-briefing, which is an opportunity for you and your instructor to discuss and analyse your performance. Finally, before you leave, you can agree when to take your next lesson and what that lesson will cover.It is wise not to leave too long a gap between lessons as you may find the next lesson is taken up with revision while you recover skills. Certain exercises can be booked in a block and we can advise you on this point.

With continual progress you can expect to fly your first solo after about 10 to 15 hours flying training. Before going solo, you must be 15 or more years old, and have passed a Medical Examination given by a French CAA Authorised Medical Examiner (one lives in Saint-Dizier city).


Adventurer Flights
For the adventurous, we offer a more extensive cross-country flying experience, introducing you to the joys of private flight and including the possibility of landing and takeoff
from other licensed airfields.

You will take the controls and learn how to pilot the plane and understand the first principals of navigation – the first step towards the freedom of the skies.

Duration: 60 mn or 90 mn

Three types of training courses take place in our club:

The aeronautical initiation certificate, the basic pilot license, and the private pilot license.

The aeronautical initiation certificate consists in a theoretical course, leading to an official French certificate. It requests to be 13 or more years old the day of the exam, which certifies that the candidate has reached a general aviation skill.

The topics are Air Law, Aircraft Technical, meteorology, navigation, regulation, flight safety and aviation history.

Introductory Lessons expose potential pilots to the experience of flying, including full ground briefings. The course includes one or two flights during which the trainee will learn how to fly a navigation, flight prepared by the trainee himself (flight duration of 30 to 40 minutes).


Training on Piper J3
The basic pilot license allows the pilot to fly solo an aircraft, within a 16 Nm (30 kilometres) radius around the departure airfield (out of controlled or regulated airspaces).

Additional « clearances » can be delivered to extend the allowed flight area.

To pass the basic pilot license, the Student must, except the requested physical conditions (contact lens allowed) , complete the following conditons :

- Be 15 or more years old

- Have flown at least 6 flight instruction hours.

- Have flown, solo, 20 landings and a minimum of 4 flight hours, pass a theoretical exam (QCM) and a practical exam.

- The flight test is controlled by the flight instructor who taught flying to the Student, or who managed the instruction.


Inside Robin DR-400
The private pilot license PPL, Private Pilot License
PPL allows, in the European aerospace, to fly non commercial flights as a captain, without salary.

There is no time limit to the overall time that you may take to complete the course. There are, however, stipulations laid down by the CAA regarding the time between passing your written exams and taking your final Skill Test. If you wish to shorten the time to your PPL you can take more than one lesson a day, but remember that flying an aircraft can be quite tiring.

To pass this license, the following conditions are requested:

- Be 17 or more years old.

Pass the theoretical exam. An information pack is provided in advance to the Student, explaining the details of the exam and what is to be expected from the Student for this important step. Your instructor will introduce you to the exam material at the appropriate time.

Examinations are taken under the supervision of your instructor. All required material can be obtained at Saint-Dizier Aero Club. Should you require help with the trickier areas of certain subjects, ground school is run every Saturday morning.

- In total, the French Civil Aviation Administration require to complete 45 hours of flying in order to obtain your PPL. Of this, 25 hours must be « dual » and 10 « solo » as pilot-in-command. Of the latter, 5 hours must be flown on cross-country flights.

- Pass the skill test.

There is no time limit to the overall time that you may take to complete the course. There are, however, stipulations laid down by the French CAA regarding the time between passing your written exams and taking your final Skill Test. If you wish to shorten the time to your PPL you can take more than one lesson a day, but remember that flying an aircraft can be quite tiring.

Applying For Your Licence
You have passed all your exams and the Skill Test. You have completed the required number of hours including solo and cross-country flights. Your instructor will complete
various forms, stamp your logbook to confirm that it is a true record and these together with your logbook, medical, details of your exam results, and a licence issuance fee, are sent to the French CAA. Within weeks you can expect to receive the much coveted Private Pilots Licence.

After sharing the excitement of flying with your relatives and friends and building up your experience and hours, you might tour Champagne, France, visit the « Cháteaux de la Loire », etc or visit Europe. You can take further training to gain confidence flying in poorer weather conditions. Some members love aerobatics, others fly vintage aeroplanes, others polish their skills in bigger, more complex aircraft.

Our instructors and members, are always happy to answer any of your questions, so call in and discuss your interests. You may even decide to take a trial lesson at the same time and be well on your way to obtaining your PPL.

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The Team

Jean-Louis Marcireau and Dominique Vicherat are part time flight instructors, the first one during the week-ends, the second one during the week. Dominique Vicherat is qualified for night flight instruction.

Saint-Dizier Aero Club prime objective is that you enjoy your training, and become a safe and conscientious pilot, with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience.Saint-Dizier Aero Club can provide this training on reliable and safe aircraft in a friendly environment set in the Champagne countryside.Our PPL course follows the requirements of the French Civil Aviation Authority, and includes both ground-study and flying-skill subjects. Our fleet of four aircraft offers you a progressive transition from primary trainer to more advanced « complex » tourers.

Saint-Dizier Aero Club prime objective is that you enjoy your training, and become a safe and conscientious pilot, with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience.

Saint-Dizier Aero Club can provide this training on reliable and safe aircraft in a friendly environment set in the Champagne countryside.

Our PPL course follows the requirements of the French Civil Aviation Authority, and includes both ground-study and flying-skill subjects. Our fleet of four aircraft offers you a progressive transition from primary trainer to more advanced « complex » tourers.

Lundi, 28 septembre 2009 English version