Advanced Skills Courses

Here at Swift Light Flight we are working to make your flying more interesting, challenging and rewarding by providing additional training once you have achieved your licence. All too often, once you have gained your licence and completed a few flights to other airfields, it soon starts to get a bit ‘stale’. We can help you add to those skills you have already acquired. Come along and enjoy the challenge of flying out to smaller farm strips, together with the necessary pre-flight planning. We guarantee you’ll be tired but thrilled at the end of this short course. It has the added benefit of satisfying the training requirement for your NPPL revalidation.

Farm strip skills

Strip skills course – fixed or flexwing

1.5 days, includes 1 x overnight accommodation in large static caravan on site. The caravan is six-berth, so bring your friends or family too. There’s plenty to see and do around Shobdon if flying doesn’t appeal to them – see here.

Begins afternoon on day 1

Afternoon session 1 – briefing for Shobdon and familiarisation circuits using northside grass runway (long, wide and easy): 45 mins airtime

Session 2 – briefing and circuits using southside grass runway (shorter, narrower and more challenging) : airtime 1 hr

Total airtime : 1 hr 45 mins

Briefing for away landings inc runway orientation and altimeter setting

Day 2

Summarise briefing, Q & A and PPR for destinations

Pre-flight inspection and away landings at several farm strips in Herefordshire, Wales, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire – as time and conditions allow

Take packed lunch in pod bag/cockpit storage.

3.5 hours airtime

£650 using school fixed wing aircraft. Includes the one night accommodation and tea/coffee and packed lunch on Day 2.

£620 using school flexwing aircraft. Includes the one night accommodation and tea/coffee and packed lunch on Day 2.

Your own aircraft can be used if suitable – contact us here to discuss.

Accommodation can be arranged for the second night if required at cost.