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    Southern Skies Aviation
    Taildragger Checkout

    Tail-Dragger training in the Citabria "7GCBC" allows pilots to experience the old-day challenge of flying the classical tail-wheel airplane and will increase flight proficiency and capabilities.


    Admission Requirements:
    1. Age: Applicant must be a minimum of 17 years of age.
    2. License: Applicant must have a valid Canadian Private Pilot License (minimum).
    3. Citizenship: Applicant must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or a person lawfully admitted into Canada for flight training.
    4. Medical: Applicant must hold a valid Transport Canada Category1 or 3 Aviation Medical certificate issued by a Transport Canada approved Aviation Medical Examiner.
    5. Interview: Applicant must have an interview with the Chief Flight Instructor or delegate.
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    Training Requirements – Transport Canada:

    Applicant must satisfy all training criteria as outlined in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

    1. Flight Training: The following upper air revieew MUST be completed prior to receiving the Tail Dragger checkout, regardless of the student's prior flight hours. These upper air review exercises are basic elements of the Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. standard check ride:
    2. Forced Approach - Slow Flight
      Go-Around - Steep Turn
      Stalls

    The Tail-Dragger checkout course is based on a progressive series of seven lesson plans. There are no minimum or maximum hours allotted, nor are there any minimum cross-country or ground school requirements.

    Navigation exercises and lessons will not be formally included in the Tail-Dragger checkout. The Instructor Pilot will use his/her discretion in determining whether the candidate has demonstrated a satisfactory level of proficiency regarding the following:

    Local Area, Airspace and Radio Frequencies
    Isolated Topographical and/or Meteorological Considertion eg. Box Canyon

    Students who do not display proficient knowledge of these items may not be permitted to rent aircraft from Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. This will be at the discretion of the Operations Manager, under advisement from the Instructor Pilot and the Chief flight Instructor.


    Costs:

    (Applicable taxes will be added)

    Dual flight in our Citabria will be billed @ $175/hour
    Solo flight in our Citabria will be billed @ $130/hour
    Ground Brief/Instruction will be billed @ $50/hour

    Additional Expenses:

    1. Hourly Fuel Surcharge (Set Monthly – Please call for current pricing)
    2. Applicable taxes will be added.

    As the Captain of your own aircraft, we invite you to use this training program in the continual process of education and the pursuit of excellence.

    Integrated Commercial Course:

    Prospective Commercial Pilot applicants should consider the Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. 10 month Integrated Commercial Pilot Course to achieve their aviation goals. This 10 month, intensive course includes the Private Pilot License, Night Rating, VFR-OTT, Basic Aerobatics, Emergency Maneuver Training, Mountain Performance Courses, Instrument Training, Multi-Engine Rating and an intensive ground school. No prior aviation experience required - credit may be offered for Private Pilot License. Be an employable commercial pilot in 10 months!

    How to Apply:

    To apply for any Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. course, please complete this Application Form and send it via email, fax or in person to Southern Skies Aviation Ltd.

    For further information please contact Southern Skies Aviation Ltd. directly.