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
If you would like to take advantage of these on your next flight please ask a member of staff.
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!
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
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
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
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
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
• Physical differences;
• Loading and Effect of CG Position.
• Dynamic differences and handling during:
• Ground handling;
• Starting and taxying;
• Engine failure during take-off and Rejected take-offs;
• Landings including 2-point “Wheelers” and 3-point landings (as
• Crosswind operations;
• Parking and mooring.
• Landing and ground handling with engine inoperative.
Register your interest via email: Simon.email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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
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