⁃ What is ultralight aircraft?
An ultralight aircraft is an aircraft weighing up to 472.5 kg, the number of seats in such an aircraft is not more than 2. In our school we use Aeroprakt A22 aircraft for training.
- What can I fly after receiving a pilot license?
You will be able to fly any aircraft from the ultralight category. If the airplane model is different from the one used for the practical exam, it is necessary to undergo difference training and make solo flights under the supervision of an instructor.
⁃ How many passengers can I take with me?
The number of passengers in an ultralight aircraft is 1.
⁃ Where is the valid license that can be obtained from your school?
The license is issued by the Latvian CAA (Civil Aviation Agency) and is valid in all countries that have joined ICAO (currently 191 countries), that is, in practice, almost any country in the world. According to the ICAO rules, additional license validation by the local civil aviation regulator is required to operate flights in the Member States of the ICAO.
⁃ How long does the training usually take?
Training takes on average 12 months before obtaining a license. However, it depends on weather conditions, on the amount of time a student can devote to study, on the speed of mastering the material and acquiring the necessary skills.
⁃ How many exams do I need to take to obtain a license?
To obtain a license, you have to pass theoretical exams at school and after in the CAA in 9 disciplines - principles of flight, meteorology, aeroplane, navigation, human factor, radio communications, air law, flight planning and operational procedures.
The practical exam is carried out by the CAA inspector after the student has received a certificate of passing all theoretical exams.
⁃ What weather can you fly in?
Flights are carried out during the day, during daylight hours, weather conditions (wind strength, cloud base, visibility, etc.) must not exceed the operational minimums of the aircraft and must comply with the rules established in the Law on Aviation of the Republic of Latvia.
⁃ Do you fly in winter?
Yes. In winter, flights are carried out taking into account weather conditions, runway conditions and air temperature.
⁃ What is the payment procedure?
Before the start of training, you must pay 50% of the full course cost. The second 50% is paid upon reaching 15 hours of flights training or after the first solo flight. The possibility of leasing payments is also available.
⁃ What is included in the tuition fee?
The cost of the course includes: theoretical lessons, 30 hours of training flights, school exams, school textbook and handouts.
⁃ What are the medical requirements for obtaining a license?
The medical requirements are the same as for a driving license (category B). A medical certificate issued for CSDD is also suitable for an ultralight aircraft license.
⁃ When and where do classes take place?
Theoretical lessons are held at the Adazi airfield in a specially equipped classroom. Classes are held 2 times a week in the evenings.
Practical lessons are held at the same airport - the Adazi airfield, ICAO code - EVAD.
⁃ How much time does theory and practice take?
The theoretical course lasts 70 hours, which includes training in all disciplines necessary to successfully pass the exams at the CAA.
Practice - the minimum flight time required to be admitted to the practice exam is 30 hours.
- Do I need to be fluent in English?
No, since our flights are carried out in an uncontrolled space, no mandatory radio communication is required. However, the phraseology in English used for radio communication will need to be learned during theoretical training in the subject of radio communication.