The IR is more than likely the most intense piece of flight training you will do, but the friendliness and the depth of knowledge from the staff make it as stress free as possible. This course requires a lot of personal study and concentration and like any course you will do, the more you put in the more you will get out! The course won't just teach you what you need to know to pass the skills test, it teaches you how to become an effective instrument rated pilot and dives deeper into the actual practicalities and piloting skills needed to fly IFR after you have completed your test. Everything from IFR flight planning to emergency procedures are covered either in the simulator or in the actual aircraft.
The IR was certainly the hardest and most difficult course I have completed, but with the friendly and professional staff at AFT I did not once think I was out of my depth and completed the course with a first time pass.
I have and will continue to recommend AFT to all my students who are aiming to progress with their flight training after the PPL.
CPL, ME/IR, FIC
After hearing about the reputation of Airways Flight Training I attended both their CPL and ME/IR courses and am now attending their Flying Instructor (FI) course.
The staff at Airways Flight Training create a very pleasant atmosphere and this compliments the high quality of training provided by their excellent instructors – all of whom have thousands of hours of experience as instructors, with most having significant backgrounds in airline or military operations.
I would highly recommend Airways Flight Training to future students as they will not be disappointed.
CPL/IR Military Conversion
To all the team at AFT, can I say a big thank you for the excellent training I received during my recent CPL/IR military transition! Excellent instruction from very experienced pilots and a wonderful training environment! It was a pleasure to meet you all and I look forward to seeing you again soon in my new career as a commercial pilot!
I had a fantastic time at AFT, a great start to my civil aviation career, learning a huge amount from a breadth of experience. You are a great bunch of guys who I would highly recommend. Thank you for all the advice and well wishes for the future, I'm sure I will see you again when required. Kindest regards from bonnie Scotland!
Airways has been a real revelation. Thanks to an very friendly crew, whose understated professionalism can only come with the years of experience they have, I have surpassed all my personal expectations. I cannot recommend them enough! P.S. I'll miss the Duchess a bit!
Flight Instructor Course
The course was very relaxed but professionally managed so that you could learn on a more personal, 1 on 1 basis, rather than it being a classroom 'sit and listen' type structure with lots of other students. The course teaches you how best to teach the PPL course from classroom briefings to the actually flying syllabus. I learned how to describe certain processes using key words and phrases, rather than constantly talking which can lead to the student being confused, how best to teach each lesson in order for the student to learn effectively, as well as the common errors that a student will make and recognise when they are doing them and how to put it right.
The instructors at the school know what works and how you should act, behave and present yourself when acting as a flight instructor and they will do their best to develop and finesse your teaching style so that your future students learn efficiently. My own personal flying skills significantly developed when undertaking this course (especially from the right hand seat) it is now you that is the instructor and not the student. Also my theoretical knowledge got a much needed boost as you may be required to help a student in any area to do with flying from principles of flight to human factors or even legislation.
I can safely say since working as a flight instructor for the past 5 months my own personal teaching style would not have developed as quickly as it has if I had not taken in everything I was taught on the FI course and my own students would not have progressed as quickly as they have. I still use phrases and techniques that were taught to me on the course with my current students.
Our Testimonial Wall
We are very proud of our past students and our school walls have become a testimonial of those who have trained with us. The following are just a few of the pictorial thank you's we have received from our customers...