The ’ Fly to dream ‘ pilot training camp is designed to teach you the fundamental art of flying.
Besides flying, you will get an opportunity to get an insight into the beauty, myths and realities of the aviation industry.
You will get to see how the industry works, understand the opportunities available, meet and interact with top industry professionals such as senior line training captains, flight examiners, senior engineers and air traffic controllers.
It will be an epic two week adventure- flying down to New Zealand and learning to fly an airplane.
It will be the greatest experience you would have ever had in terms of education, fun and challenge.
The programme is designed for aspiring pilots of all ages. Whether you are someone who has always had a dream of flying or you are a budding pilot looking for an introduction into the industry to pursue piloting as a career, this camp will benefit you immensely.
We have broken the very myth that flying for many is a distant dream, being very expensive and not accessible.
Our objective at Tie-Upp Aviation has been to build and design a programme that is truly affordable with utmost safety standards.
By using state-of-the-art aircraft and designing the programme with a team of industry leading experts, we are proud to announce that we have built the most affordable flying programme.
This programme will be a path breaking step to get you into flying and forever engrave the magic of aviation in you.
Come out and fly, the only shell you should be in is the cockpit!
The experience will begin when you land in New Zealand. New Zealand is one of the most spectacularly beautiful countries in the world. The cities are beautifully well planned and the topography is stunning. A mixture of land, mountains and unique vegetation makes it an experience you get in very few countries. The air quality is amazing and the atmosphere is so serene and calm. The weather too is constantly changing. It can be sunny, calm, rainy, clear, cloudy and windy- all in one day. It makes for quite a fascinating and challenging experience when you are flying. Besides, flying in New Zealand will be quite an experience of its own.
What is the ’Fly to dream’ camp ?
The ‘ Fly to dream ‘ camp is a two week flying adventure. Your day will start with meeting and interacting with all the flight instructors, safety officers , administrators and fellow student pilots. You will be given a briefing on the day’s activities, weather and flying. You will meet your instructor thirty minutes before the flight. The instructor will give you an in depth briefing of the lessons about flying and all the elements associated with it. Once the briefing is completed, you will proceed to prepare the aircraft for flight. You will do something called a pre-flight inspection to ensure the aircraft is ready for flight. You will then proceed with your instructor who will guide you with the lesson to fly the aircraft. Once the lesson is completed, you will return to the airfield and land. After parking you will have a debriefing with your instructor to go over the lesson you just completed. Each and every flight will be a challenging, fun and fabulous experience. In the course of 10 days, you will do over 20 flights, so you can imagine how exciting that will be!
Pre-flight is a very important skill you will be taught and will master over time. It is a skill that will improve your attention to detail. The pre-flight inspection starts with checking the airframe for any abnormalities followed which you inspect the control surfaces. Next you check the engine, the oil quantity and quality. Then comes fuel – you check the fuel quantity and the quality. The last part of the pre-flight is checking the technical logs for pilot reports on the plane.
Starting an airplane is not just firing the engine. The start up process involves checking equipment and running a checklist. It is an interesting process and gets very rewarding as you get better at it.
A light airplane is manoeuvred on the ground with a combination of thrust, airflow over the rudder, the front wheel and brakes. This will be a new skill you will learn as power is controlled with your hand, the aircraft is steered with your feet and braking is done by foot or by hand. Also, the airplane is an air machine, so you will have to pay special attention while taxiing and watch out for the long wings.
Before the flight, once the engine is warmed up, you will perform something called a run up check. The run up check is running the engine at different power settings, checking the health of the engine and associated systems. It is an important procedure done before each flight. All checks are performed while following a checklist.
Taking off is an exhilarating experience! Lining up on the runway, the instructor gets you to take control. As you start increasing the power, you can feel the air gushing through, the noise increasing and also your heart rate, the sense of freedom you get once airborne is just addictive.
The effect of controls is an interesting and by far the most important lesson. You will learn how the elevator changes pitch as you move the control stick forward and backwards. You will then learn how the ailerons roll the wings aircraft left and right. Then comes the rudder which is controlled by your feet; you will learn the effects of yaw. Once you learn all the changes the three control surfaces bring about, the second phase will be to observe the secondary effects of using each control surface.
The effect of controls part 2 focuses on the remaining aspects: How the aircraft behaves at different speeds, how power acts on the handling of the aircraft, the usage of flaps to fly the aircraft slow and safe and finally trim is a pilot’s best friend.
In this lesson you will learn to fly the aircraft wings level to a nominated reference point, while maintaining height and keeping the aircraft in balance. It is a skill you will master in a few flights.
In the climbing lesson you will learn how to increase power, raise the nose and trim for a wings level climb onto a nominated altitude. You will then learn to go from a climb to straight and level flight. The second part is descending: you will learn to reduce power, lower the nose and trim for a descent to a nominated altitude, then, once again, re-establish in straight and level flight. It’s a fun lesson.
In this lesson your instructor will refresh your memory on secondary effects of ailerons which you would have learnt. You will then proceed to learn how to turn the aircraft through 360 degrees while maintaining height and keeping the aircraft in balance. You will learn to re-establish level flight.
In this lesson you will learn to turn the aircraft while climbing and descending. It is challenging but always very rewarding when you get the feel of it – a student’s favourite.
The aircraft flies through the air at different speeds. At each speed, the angle the wing meets the air is different; the aircrafts wings continue to produce lift at steep angles but when the critical angle is exceeded, it no longer produces the required lift. This lesson will take you to the very edge of where the airplane will fly and show you the various aspects of the airplane’s behaviour at such speeds. It is an exciting lesson.
The wing, beyond a certain angle, no longer produces lift due to airflow separation- a condition called aerodynamic stall. No, it’s not the engine stopping like in your car; the engine is running but the airplane isn’t flying! That sounds thrilling, doesn’t it ?! You will learn the early signs of an oncoming stall , then you will learn to stall and recover from it. This is an enthralling lesson that will give you the butterflies in the stomach feeling!
Flying the airplane to land in an orderly pattern at a certain height above the ground and to remain clear of other aircraft is called a circuit. This lesson will focus on introducing you to circuits. The circuit is a very busy phase of flight with high workload. Under 8 minutes, you will perform everything you learnt in all the lessons: You will take off, climb, do climbing turns, fly level, fly slow, descend, do descending turns and fly low to the ground to come into land – all the while changing different power settings, communicating, using flaps and looking out for other aircraft.
After being introduced, the circuits will be repeated over multiple flights. Mastering the circuits is a major part of learning to fly. So a lot of time will be spent mastering the circuits.
Landing an aircraft will be, by far, the most challenging thing in learning to fly. You will need to develop a fine judgement of speed control, depth perception and judging the float to perform a good landing. It takes time and lots of practice to get it right. The sense of fulfilment you get when you land is amazing.
A big part of learning to fly is not just flying but to handle different kinds of emergencies in the airplane. As a pilot you cannot panic and throw your hands up!
In this lesson the engine power will be cut in a place where there isn’t enough room to stop on the runway. You will learn to manoeuvre the aircraft to land safely on a paddock or suitable area nearby. This is very thrilling.
Learning to handle an engine failure at different stages of the circuit – The airplane will not stop flying when the engine power is cut, it will continue to fly. You will learn to manage the available energy to glide back to the runway and perform a safe landing.
The advanced circuits lesson will be a combination of all of the above. The instructor will surprise you with different failures and situations in the circuits. In this lesson you will also focus on flying and landing with a greater level of accuracy.
The map reading flight will train you in the basics of looking at a paper map and comparing ground features to establish where you are in relation to a reference point.You will also use compass references and headings to navigate to a greater level of accuracy.
The cross country flight is done at a later stage of training. However, since you are here to experience flying, one cross country flight is included in the programme. You will navigate through varying terrain, through mountains and valleys and fly to a destination a few hundred kilometres away. The whole flight will be from one hour and thirty minutes to two hours. The kind of views and the overall experience will be the highlight.
The first solo preparation is mastering all these lessons to acquire a good level of competency. It means flying with great accuracy, handling emergencies correctly and performing good landings consistently. If you show a vast improvement, then you will need to satisfy a senior flight instructor to authorise your first solo. It is the first big step towards your licence.
All these lessons are challenging but that is no bad thing as you will learn that through good teaching, practice and repetition, you will master these flying exercises. Each lesson adds a level of competency to the previous one, making it more challenging. It will be brought forward in a manner where it is challenging for you and, at the same time, achievable.
The standards and practices we follow in teaching will be something you can apply in various areas in your life.
Skills learnt through flying –
2. Handling emergencies
3. Fuel management
4. Aircraft management
5. Time management
6. Quick decision making under pressure
7. Great communication
Learning to become a pilot is not only about flying, it is also about mastering all the other aspects such as weather, fuel, the machine, on board equipment – all while abiding by the laws, understanding human performance and limitations.
Meteorology is the study of weather. Sky is the place where you fly and hence a sound understanding of weather and weather systems is very important. In this you will not go into aviation weather in depth, but you will learn the basics such as reading wind, clouds, wind direction and cloud formation. You will do a weather brief before each flight to ensure safe operation. By the end of the camp you will be able to read weather maps and know what is happening in the sky. Meteorology is a fascinating subject that will amaze you as you read and discover.
Aircraft technical knowledge will cover all the essentials of how the different components in an engine work. You will learn how each instrument works. You will learn about the fuel systems, radio communication equipment and safety equipment found in an aircraft. A basic understanding of these is essential to be a safe and competent pilot.3. Principles of flying The principles of flying theory will focus on the flying aspects. How the controls work in order to bring about the desired change, how a wing works and produces the force called lift that happens in a turn, a climb,a descent and so on. A basic understanding of the principles of flying will ensure you comprehend things when you fly. A sound grasp of the principles of flying will make you a supremely skilled pilot.
Navigation is a very interesting subject. You will learn how maps are made, types of maps used for missions, map scales, latitude & longitude based navigation and GPS – to name a few. You will learn to prepare routes to different destinations, factor in the wind drift and calculate headings to fly. Navigation involves a fair amount of mathematics but in a very practical application.
Like with everything else, while flying airplanes, you will have to abide by laws and regulations. Laws are instituted for the safety of the aircraft, the crew and the people around. To fly an aircraft safely, it is important to be aware of the laws and in the camp you will be taught the basic laws that you will have to know as a trainee pilot.
Human beings are land species. The human body reacts differently at different altitudes. There are also limitations on what the body can handle. You will learn how long you need to rest, the importance of hydration, exercise, managing stress and leading an overall healthy lifestyle to be a safe pilot. Medicines such as those you take for a cough can cause dangerous reactions when you are at a certain altitude. You will learn what medications you can take and what you cannot while flying. In the camp you will be given a brief introduction to the human factors.
Radiotelephony is a subject that covers the use of radio equipment. Aircraft have radios and transponders. In this you will learn about the equipment and how they work. You will also learn radio terminologies, procedures and communication with the control tower.
Flight planning is learning to bring all of the above subjects into harmony. When you plan a flight, it will involve weather, navigational planning and airspace to name a few. To combine all of these factors to plan and execute a safe flight is part of the process to evolve as a pilot.
The evolution of a pilot is a constant pursuit to be better, to learn, transform and grow. The process of becoming a pilot is more than just flying a plane.
Why should one be part of the camp?
The Aviation dream of many is to sit in the cockpit, to fly through the skies while being in complete control of the airplane. The ‘Fly to dream’ camp goes way beyond flying. It is an experience of a lifetime – an opportunity and a dream that will forever change your perspective of life. All these years, aviation has been an expensive pursuit, well out of the reach of most people. You maybe a budding youngster aspiring to make flying your career or you might already have a career and want to add flying onto your inventory of skills. The ‘Fly to dream’ pilot training camp is priced such as to make it most affordable. The rewarding experience of flying a plane and the added excitement of visiting New Zealand, make the cost of the programme a real deal. It is an opportunity of a life time. Please don’t miss it !
Basic criteria for the Camp?
- Hold a valid passport
- Meet NZ Visa requirements
- Ability to read, write and communicate in English
*Additional criteria may apply.
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