The objective of this course is to introduce the non-flying member of the family to flying an airplane. We discuss the possibility of the pilot becoming incapacitated while in flight and the need for the non-pilot to take control of the airplane. When the non-pilot is well-versed in the operation of the aircraft, it enhances safety as well as increases the enjoyment of flight. Some of the topics we cover include: safety, basics of aerodynamics, aircraft instruments and parts, basic navigation and chart reading, checklists, radio usage and communications, GPS usage, traffic patterns and landing, and emergency procedures.
This Pinch Hitter is a ground school course; however, you may want to take some flight lessons to learn how to land the airplane should you need to in an emergency. This is optional and at additional cost.
If you already have an airplane you’d like to use, we can help you find an instructor or if you prefer to fly out of the airport you are based out of or closer to you, we can help you find a flight school as well.