Ultralight Aviation

Further Education
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Age: 14-16
Course Duration: 2 years
  • Description

For those who did not lose faith and kept on dreaming on flights in the boundless and alluring sky or those who suddenly recognized their wish to fly, there is a special training program at the Flight School for Young Pilots, where the teenagers will be able to study basic disciplines and take a flight training, in the amount of hours needed for private pilots.
The teenagers will look into the air vehicle construction and functions, study the laws of physics, aerodynamics and mechanics, as well as principles of ensuring vehicle strength and stability.
Contemporary Russian aviation continues its development and needs a new generation of qualified pilots.
The word ‘pilot’ was derived from an Italian word ‘pilota’ and appeared in Russian as ‘пилот’ in the first half of the 19th century meaning a ‘sailing master’. Some researchers suppose that this word was derived from a Dutch verb ‘pielen’ meaning ‘to measure the water level’. It was the pilot’s direct responsibility to define this value. With the development of aviation the word ‘pilot’ started to denote a person who operates an aircraft.
The qualities needed for a pilot include: sense of responsibility, leadership skills, lack of fear of height, high emotional stability and strong will, ability to switch attention fast, quick response, high intelligence, diligence, aiming to acquire new skills.
A pilot must be well aware of the aircraft he or she flies and understand the principles of flight and operation of the airplane systems to make the flight safe. 
This person must be able to fly by instruments, when no land or horizon are seen, as well as to know how to set a course and find the way flying blind. 
The flight operator should negotiate properly with the flight dispatchers, be familiar with the special terms in order to understand and follow the given orders.
The aviator shall know how to act under abnormal conditions, for example in case of engine failure, fire on board or rough weather conditions during the flight. In case of emergency the pilot has no time for reflection, that’s why the flying behaviour is practiced many times at the training.


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