Putting theory into practice
Time to Fly!
On completion of the relevant theory courses and simulation exercises, students may wish to go for real flying in Australia or in the U.K. Each year HKFTC will organise flight training tours for students according to the levels of theory courses that they have completed.
For those who have completed the Sky Experience theory course, they may go for the 10-hour flight training practice. During the training, a qualified flying instructor will be accompanying the student all the way to practise safety procedures, checks, and general aircraft handling exercises such as take-off, climb, turn, descend and landing.
For those who have completed the First Solo or RPL theory courses, they may go for the 20-hour flight training practice. During the training, a qualified flying instructor will be accompanying the student to practise everything in the Sky Experience session plus circuit flying, radio-telephony, airfield and emergency procedures. When the student is able to demonstrate satisfactory performance in flying skills and proper attitude towards flying, they may be allowed to go for a solo flight in the circuit. This decision is to be made by the instructor and Chief Flight Instructor based on professional judgement. Though the time for first solo may vary for different people, many students can go for their first solo in about 20 hours of training.