April’s been a busy month for Staverton Flying School, as we’ve welcomed three new PPL students and have had a flurry of trial lessons. In addition, the weather held out just long enough for a vintage biplane trial lesson on 14th April; the student confirmed that it was a truly fantastic experience, saying it was a ‘privilege’ to fly in such an aircraft. The prices for the Stearman lessons are on our website and, like our other trial lesson vouchers, a gift voucher for a Stearman lesson is valid for 4 months from the date of purchase. Simply call or drop in to buy a voucher or to book a lesson.
Whilst our new students got off to a solid start in April, those approaching the end of the PPL course were hampered by variable weather conditions. We had hoped that Adam Knights would achieve his Qualifying Cross-Country flight this month, and that Jamie Turner would complete his trip to White Waltham, but luck with the weather has not been on their side. However, on the theory side, students have yet again achieved excellent results. Exams passed in April were:
Rowland Slatter – Air Law
Jamie Turner – Flight Performance and Planning
Tim Van der Hooft – Meteorology
Bob Pearce – Meteorology
Ian Hollingsworth – IMC written exam
Kirk Daly – Navigation
The diary is filling up fast for May (Saturdays are now fully-booked, meaning we can take reserve bookings only), so please book early to avoid disappointment!