Virtual Ground School

Virtual Ground School

Ground School is an important part of learning to fly however due to COVID-19 we have suspended our flight training and that included both our One-to-One and our FREE bi-weekly group Ground School.

Well we are nothing if not resourceful and by the magic of the internet we are able to offer all our students and flying family VIRTUAL GROUND SCHOOL!  This re-imagined ground school is available either as One-to-One for those currently training and have specific areas of the course they need help with or alternatively as a group session (now EVERY Tuesday evening) which is designed for all. Whether you are training, would like to keep your PPL(H) skills fresh or just love helicopters this FREE weekly session is an opportunity to enjoy a couple of hours of pilot chat and all things Rotor-related.

To facilitate this exciting new way to deliver Ground School we will be using ‘ZOOM’ which is a video conferencing tool available for your phone, iPad or computer.

To get a feel for how it all works see our DEMO video and blog below. If you have any further questions please call or email training@flyingpighelicopters.co.uk

Theoretical Exams

Air Law

Operational Procedures

Helicopter General Knowledge

Principles of Flight

Navigation

Meteorology

Flight Performance & Planning

Human Performance & Limitations

Radio Telephony

These personalised sessions, just like our regular One-to-One Ground School, you can choose which topic you would like to focus on or be guided by your instructor where there are gaps in your knowledge. With a One-to-One you can also determine the length of time you would like to study for. What better way to while away lockdown than by tapping into Capt. Paul White’s wealth of theoretical knowledge and experiencewhich will hopefully make learning more enjoyable and less challenging.

One-to-One Virtual Ground School sessions are available in 30 minutes at a time to suit you. Each session is at the incredible price of £15 each and it gets better… your first session is absolutely FREE!

By offering Ground School magic of the internet you can continue your training/keep your skills fresh from the comfort of your home. If you would like to book your One-to-One session email training@flyingpighelicopters.co.uk or call 0207 118 8998

We will be continuing our Tuesday evening Ground School group sessions but now due to popular demand they will be EVERY WEEK!

These a great way of bringing all our students, past, present and even potential pilots together and talk all things Helicopters! Each week we choose one of the topics from the PPL(H) theoretical knowledge syllabus and through a combination of Q&A, group discussion, videos etc. these group sessions are a brilliant way to learn; relaxed, less pressured and give you the opportunity to bounce ideas of each other. Many of our previous students now flying family members continue to join us once they have passed and share the benefits of their wisdom and spend time with people who love helicopters as much as they do!

We will try and bring as much of the essence of our bi-weekly evenings to these virtual sessions keeping as much the same as possible except you may need to organise your own pizza!

The fun starts at 18:00 and is usually approximately 2 hours but of course you can join at anytime. Please RSVP so we know to expect you via email training@flyingpighelicopters.co.uk and Capt. Paul White will send you an invitation to join us in the Virtual Crew Room

We will be making all this possible via video calls and will be using the application Zoom; a popular video conferencing tool. First and foremost, download the App to your computer, iPad or even your phone (please call marketing if you need any help with this). Then all you have to do is book your One-to-One session(s) or RSVP to our Tuesday evening group session and Capt. Paul White will send you an invitation to join him in the Virtual Crew Room

  1. Go to https://zoom.us/download or visit your usual App Store

  2. From the download centre click the ‘download’ button under ‘zoom clients for meetings’

  3. Once the download is complete, proceed with the install of the zoom application

  4. Please let us know which email address you use so we can send you an invitation to join us

     

If you would like any help to download the Zoom app email marketing@flyingpighelicopters.co.uk

Fun, free pilot training from the comfort of your home!

“Well we are nothing if not resourceful and by the magic of the internet we are able to offer all our students and flying family VIRTUAL GROUND SCHOOL!  This re-imagined ground school is available either One to One or as a group every Tuesday evening for all those who want to focus on their studies, keep their PPL(H) skills fresh or simply just to talk to a fellow helicopter enthusiasts for as long as it takes to get back in the skies”