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Need a headset for your lesson? Rent David Clark Headsets from the club for Just £5 per day!

We have had many complaints from students regarding troublesome headsets. We have listened to these and have purchased the high quality ones. However in order to prevent these headsets getting into the same condition we see the need to charge a small fee for use and for ongoing repairs to be completed.

A good quality headset is essential for a distraction free flight.  As many well be aware many of the current Almat headsets have been around for sometime and are showing their age. It is very costly to keep these in good condition and as they are kept in the aircraft they haven’t been particularly well cared for. 

We now have some high quality David Clark headsets available for hire. These will be maintained and will be kept in the office. They will be available for hire for the reasonable sum of £5.00 per day. If you want to take your training seriously and don’t want to commit to your own expensive headset just yet why not considering hiring one of these.

The old headsets will be still be available until such time that they break at which point they will be removed from service and not replaced.

If you would like to take advantage of these on your next flight please ask a member of staff.

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Join us for breakfast club!

We are currently in the process of organizing a breakfast club. The idea of this is simple, we visit a different local airfield each month for breakfast. We plan to be back at Coventry by 1100 so this is an easy way to get flying and be back in time for work. This is a fantastic way to enjoy the social side of flying and to visit new airfields.

Our first breakfast club is arranged for Saturday 30th March and will be to Wellesbourne. We plan on taking the following aircraft: Cessna 152 G-GFID, Cessna 172 G-BOMS and Robin 2160 G-BLWY.

Students and license holders are welcome and we can provide instructors for those who need them.

We expect this to be quite popular so please get in touch to secure your place!

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Learn To Fly – Obtain Your Tail Wheel Rating

Exciting News!

Almat Flying Academy are now offering tail wheel ratings in the lovely Cessna 152 G-HART, from just £200 per hour Instructed. This Typically takes 5 or more hours to obtain.

Get Your Tail Wheel Rating at Almat!

Are you looking to enhance your flying and open up the world of short field flying? The UK has plenty of short field airfield often associated with a picturesque country pub or an old world tea room. However many of these strips are out of reach of most conventional nose wheel aircraft. Almat Flying Academy are now able to offer tailwheel differences training which will train you to the standard required in order to safely operate tailwheel aircraft as PIC.

Tailwheel flying is a very rewarding experience as the aircraft requires careful use of the rudder to keep the aircraft in balance. Accurate flying and careful use of the controls will be rewarded as tailwheel aircraft are often capable of landing on much shorter fields than their nose wheel counterparts.

A tailwheel aeroplane is more difficult to operate on the ground because the centre of gravity is behind the mainwheels; therefore, it tends to deviate from a straight path during taxi, take-off and landing. Since tailwheel aeroplanes demand more piloting skills, flying one well is the sign of a good pilot.

Completion of differences training permits a pilot to fly single engine tail wheel aeroplanes as PIC.

The pre – requisite is a LAPL (A) or PPL (A) with a valid SEP class rating.

There is no formal test on completion of the course of training. Also the training has no expiry, so long as the holder has a valid SEP rating. However it is strongly recommended that a limit of 6 weeks be imposed for tailwheel flying currency as it is easy to get out of practise!

The training typically takes 5 flying hours to complete, and requires 2 hours of ground instruction. The majority of the flying is circuit time, with appreciation given to operating from grass strips and short field operation.

The difference training comprises of the following:

• Physical differences;

• Loading and Effect of CG Position.

• Dynamic differences and handling during:

• Ground handling;

• Starting and taxying;

• Taking-off;

• Engine failure during take-off and Rejected take-offs;

• Landings including 2-point “Wheelers” and 3-point landings (as applicable to

type);

• Crosswind operations;

• Parking and mooring.

• Landing and ground handling with engine inoperative.

Register your interest via email: Simon.kalas@almat.co.uk

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Flying Abroad Master Class – Your Complete Guide

With various fly outs planned throughout the year, your first over seas trip can be daunting. We have put together an all you need to know guide to planning an abroad trip. Just £19.99 per person, payable on the day. Book now 02477 220 399.

Thursday 28th March 19.00 – 21.00 – Almat Flying Academy, Dakota House, Coventry Airport West, CV8 3AZ

The 2 hour course will cover:

Basic Facts

Charts and Aerodromes

Flight Plan

Aircraft And Personal Paperwork

Survival Equipment

UK Customs and Immigration

Foreign Customs

Fuel Drawback

Use of SkyDemon

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1st SkyDemon MasterClass Special Offer

Saturday 23rd February 11am-4pm at Dakota House, Coventry Airport

Presented by our SkyDemon expert Phil Gardner

Members and non-members are welcome to attend this event and weather permitting we are going to have a barbecue afterwards.

We have now dropped the price on this course significantly from £99.00 to just £59.00. Furthermore all members can claim a 10% discount – use discount code almatdemon on the checkout.

Follow this link to get the full details and buy online.

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Duxford Fly Out 2nd March 2019

Due to huge demand we are trying to acquire additional aircraft to enable all interested parties to attend.

Join Us The First Almat Flying Academy Fly-Out

Our first Almat Flying Academy fly-out is scheduled for 2nd March 2019. This’ll be a great chance to join a group of us on a trip Duxford, where we’ll visit Britain’s largest aviation museum. This is a fantastic social and flying opportunity.

Prior to departure, we’ll have a group pre-flight briefing and hot drinks. On arrival, we’ll visit Duxford Museum where you can walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew and get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.

Students and license-holders alike are welcome to come, and we’ll be able to pair people with instructors, other pilots and students to fly with.

Email Simon on simon.kalas@almat.co.uk or call us on 02477 220 399 to book your place and for more information.

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Zero Joining Fees Offer Extended

We notice a lot of members of Almat Aviation have not yet joined the new business it has become – Almat Flying Academy. We don´t want you to miss out on the opportunity to join without paying a sign up fee again. So we have extended January´s offer of waiving the joining fee for Almat Aviation Members to the end of the month.

You can now join and manage your subscription through this website – follow this link and use discount code newalmat on the checkout.

What Else is New at Almat?

It´s not just the name that has changed, there is a lot going on here. We have a new premises at Dakota House. We have a new Managing Director, a new and long awaited flight booking system. We will be extending that to online bookings later in the year. We plan to have a new state of the art simulator for members to use. We are going to launch a seven day intensive ground school course. There are now two grades of membership to choose from including a platinum tier that has extended perks. Members can now opt to pay yearly or monthly too. We hope to see you again soon.

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Attend Our Opening Weekend

Almat Flying Academy is based at Dakota House. We’ve built a modernised, well equipped clubhouse with a combined study, planning and social area featuring the amenities you can expect in 2019: Coffee, High Speed WiFi, Printing, Air Conditioning alongside all the traditional expectations.

The open day takes place Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January 2019, but please do visit us any time. We always welcome members to say hello and we’d absolutely invite you to bring your family/friends.

To find us, come through the same West Gate as Almat Aviation, but follow the internal road to the left and look out for the Almat Flying Academy signs, leading you to the L3 building. We’re just a minute’s walk from the pedestrian gate in the lower car park next to Hangar 6.

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Membership 2019 Info & Discount

Happy new year. We’re excited in 2019 to introduce you to Almat Flying Academy. Taking the club on board from Almat Aviation Ltd, we’ve built an exciting new offering. With the new year comes your flying club membership expiry (all Almat Aviation memberships were pro-rated through the year) and therefore now’s the time to join our new club. Furthermore, all Almat Aviation members can claim a discount on the joining fee – see below for details.

Membership at Almat Flying Academy

Signing up for membership at Almat Flying Academy is an easy online process, and comes with some new great benefits.Memberships can be purchased on a monthly or annual basis. Your membership fees will be automatically collected by debit / credit card payments. Two tiers of membership are available (see below) on monthly or yearly subscriptions. As an ex Almat Aviation member, if you join in by the end of January, we’ll waive your joining fees (use code newalmat at checkout, only available to current members). >>Click here to Join Almat or Learn More.

Platinum Membership

Entitling you to great benefits such as discounts on flying, early invites to fly outs, fuel concierge service and more, Platinum membership is the top class flying club experience. Works out cheaper for students/regular fliers/hour builders. Includes all the benefits of standard membership too. >>Click to Sign Up for Platinum Membership.

Standard Membership

Our regular membership entitles you to rental of our aircraft, upcoming simulator, usage of our club facilities, invitation to our social events and fly outs. Also access our online materials and downloadable resources. >>Click to Sign Up for Standard Membership.

Existing Members Discount

Use the below coupon at checkout to waive your joining fee
code: renewalmat
Expiration date: Feb 1, 2019 >>Join Now