NEWS


WORKSHOP "FLIGHT PLAN"

15/02/2022


On Wednesday, the First Fly pilot school, together with the Adazi flying club, held a practical lesson on the topic “Flight Plan”. The lesson was conducted by flight instructor Arnis Riekstinsh. The lesson discussed the topic of filing a flight plan through the LGS LR system (https://ibs.lgs.lv). This topic is extremely useful for students of the school and those pilots who mainly fly in the G zone, as they rarely use this option. The workshop participants submitted 2 flight plans, one very simple, and the second complex - with crossing the CTR zone of the Riga airport, passing several navigation points, a complex route built on coordinate points and returning to the departure airfield. The participants even talked to the briefing service of the Riga airport by phone to clarify some questions :). During the lesson, the instructor emphasized several times that you need to use the flight plan feature, as this increases the safety of flights in the G zone, and also not to be afraid to communicate with air traffic controllers, since they are on their service in order to facilitate the life of a pilot, not to complicate it. We completely agree with this, and we advise all our pilots to fly according to the flight plan more often and communicate with our controllers during flights.

SPRING SEMINAR

12/02/2022

 

Last Saturday, the First Fly pilot school, together with the Adazi Airfield and the Adazi flying club, held another spring safety seminar. The main topic of the seminar is the transition to the summer season, changes in air legislation and flight rules, as well as, of course, flight safety issues, safety rules that are very useful to repeat regularly.

 

The workshop participants addressed the following issues:
• change of AIP LR, new map of visual flights;
• flights at low speeds, critical angle of attack and conditions for aircraft stalling into a spin;
• features of starting cold and hot engines, pilot actions in case of engine failure on the ground and in the air;
• providing first aid to the victim, especially the implementation of artificial respiration techniques and splinting techniques for fractures;
• studying the map of visual flights, plotting a route in the Skydemon application, calculating route fuel and emergency fuel;
• peculiarities of conducting radio traffic in the area of the aerodrome and beyond, as well as in uncontrolled airspace;
• general safety measures on the ground and in flight.

 

Aa a regular part of our security seminars is the analysis of video incidents of general aviation. This allows in a calm atmosphere to discuss the causes of incidents and accidents, analyze the prerequisites and identify the necessary actions that must be taken to prevent an incident or to minimize the consequences. Such analyzes allow us to "keep in good shape" the active knowledge of our pilots of actions in emergency situations and "work out" them on the ground.

 

The host of the seminar and its main speaker - the flight instructor of our school Anatoly Perekriostov, as well as the flight instructor Arnis Riekstinsh, the anesthesiologist-resuscitator Alexei Mishchuk, the aircraft mechanic Viktor Aleshin, as well as members of the Adazi air club took an active part in the discussion of issues seminar.

And, following the traditions, the seminar ended with barbecues in the fresh air and communication until late in the evening of people in love with the sky, which we have been missing so much lately!

NEW SPRING CLASSES ANNOUNCEMENT

14/02/2022


Our September group of students is already finishing their studies, so we are announcing the admission to a new training classes.


Classes will begin in March and will be held in a classroom at the Adazi Airfield in compliance with all epidemiological requirements adopted in Latvia.


The number of places in the group is limited due to COVID-19, so a guaranteed place in the group will be for those students who sign a study contract before March 15, 2022, and provide payment for theoretical part of the classes.


Classes will be held 2 times a week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays). To register for training, call +371-28489846 or email to info@firstfly.lv.

"FIRST FLY" PILOT SCHOOL CORDIALLY CONGRATULATES THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA  WITH INDEPENDANCE DAY

16/02/2021

FALL SAFETY SEMINAR

17/10/2020

The regular autumn safety seminar was held last Saturday at the Adazi airfield.


At the seminar, the chief instructor of the First Fly pilot school, Anatoly Perekriostov, talked about the peculiarities of flying in the winter, about an aircraft maintanence in the winter mode and refreshed the pilots' knowledge about preparing flight equipment before flying on a winter day. And for some of us it was completely new information, because at the seminar there were many students of the First Fly pilot school, for whom the upcoming winter season will be the first, they will be able to feel the difference between summer and winter air, between the plane behaviour in warm and cold skies, and also enjoy the magical winter landscapes!


School teacher Alexander Belyovkin told about icing conditions, about how dangerous ice is for our small planes, and what to do if the pilot did get into the icing zone. He showed illustrative examples and explained the physics of the process of ice formation on the surfaces of the aircraft, armed all the pilots present with knowledge that will definitely help us in planning winter flights.


Our aviation engineer Viktor Alyoshin talked about the peculiarities of starting various engines in winter, as well as how to properly warm up the engines and whether it is worth using auxiliary devices for this (yes, it is!).


LU MF associate professor, anesthesiologist, resuscitator Alexey highlighted the topic of first aid necessary for all pilots, gave very detailed information on how to handle various injuries, burns, how to ensure the immobility of a person in the event of an accident, and very clearly explained why it is vital. From his story, we learned about the first aid algorithm and that the first thing to do, regardless of anything, is to call for help.


The seminar ended with a traditional analysis of aviation incidents, our instructor Anatoly Perekriostov analyzed emergency situations using the example of several videos, explained the reasons that led to accidents, and gave useful recommendations on how to avoid such incidents in difficult weather conditions, in planning flights, and in challenging landing conditions. Such analyzes are very useful for all our pilots, they make our flights safer, make us always treat planning, flight execution and ourselves, as a pilot, very thoughtfully and consciously.

PILOT SCHOOL FIRST FLY PARTICIPATES IN AIR SHOW

22/08/2020

On August 22nd, First Fly School and Adazi Aeroclub took part in an air show in Limbaži.


Although the weather did not spoil the pilots, the program turned out to be quite intense thanks to the pilots of the First Fly school and the Adazi aviation club - according to the audience, they liked our pilots the most.


Anatoly Perekriostov, the chief instructor of the First Fly pilot school, performed display flights on two aircrafts - a fast Tarragon and an Aeroprakt A22 school training airplane. On Tarragon, he showed his exceptional flying skills and performed all the aerobatics maneuvers, that this aircraft is generally capable of. And on the Aeroprakt A22 school training plane, he made such an amazingly beautiful demonstration flight that none of the spectators (and even school students) expected that a school training plane in skillful hands could show SUCH a flying!

  

Among the other performers there was our instructor Alexander Belevkin, who showed what a gyroplane can do. After this flight, there were many people interested in this machine at the school stand.


The pilots of the Adazhi Aviation Club, under the guidance of our instructor Anatoly Perekriostov, performed a flight in a formation of three aircrafts using smoke, which looked spectacular and interesting, as well as a demonstration flight on the American Pitts sports aerobatic biplane.


Jurgis Kairis, a Lithuanian pilot and one of the most famous acrobatic pilots, showed his breathtaking aerobatics, performing all his signature figures on his SU-31 sports plane to the delight of the audience.


At the school stand there were many questions about training at school and about test flights, and also, which made us especially happy, there were a lot of children who, with glowing eyes, took pictures with planes and watched the aerobatics shown by our pilots. 


We are waiting in our new autumn group for everyone who is attracted by the Sky!

NEW YEAR 2020

01/01/2020

On 27th of December “First Fly” pilot school together with our friends from Adazi Aeroclub and from neighbor countries celebrated New 2020 Year on our home EVAD airfield. This year Santa Claus did the incredible thing and flew to airfield by airplane, creating incredible excitement among pilots and children! Our Aeroprakt A22 aircraft was specially prepared for this important event and was festively decorated. Santa Claus brought with him a huge bag of gifts for our students and pilots, but Santa Claus did not give gifts just that simple! One had to read a poem, wish a Happy New Year or sing a song. And one of our guests even showed a small performance with his well-trained dog. At midnight, there was magical fireworks display at our airport, and dances, fun contests and live music continued until late at night.

PILOT SCHOOL FIRST FLY WISHES YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

24/12/2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes you the team of pilot school First Fly! 

 

We meet on 6th of January 2020!

FALL SAFETY SEMINAR

26/10/2019

Traditional fall safety seminar about the transition to winter flight mode was held on our Adazi airfield (EVAD). The teacher and instructor of the First Fly pilot school Alexander Belyovkin was talking about the features of different flight regimes, as well as about the critical angle of attack and icing. Even our experienced pilots refreshed their knowledge before the winter season, this information was also very useful to our students and young pilots for whom the upcoming winter season will be the first in their flying life. Neurosurgeon Martiņš Kapickis spoke about the first aid procedure, giving very important information about how and in what order you need to provide assistance in the event of an accident or incident. This topic was very interesting to our audience, there were very many questions about how to conduct resuscitation correctly, when and how to call ambulance, how to correctly determine the degree of body damage and in what cases it is better not to do anything not to harm. Also, aviation mechanic Viktor Aleyoshin spoke about the icing of the carburetor, and also clearly showed what happens to the carburetor at the time of ice formation inside. He gave many useful tips on how to determine icing in flight and what to do with it. Anatoly Perekriostov, the leading pilot instructor at First Fly School spoke about the differences between winter flights and flights in the summer season, about how to use the runways and aprons of an airfield in winter, and showed training videos about pilot errors and analyzed each case in detail – what and why has been done wrong, because, as we all know, its much wiser to learn from the mistakes of others. Since we love not only to work, but also we know how to relax very well, the seminar ended with barbecue, sweets and warm aviation (and not only aviation) conversations till the dark.

START OF THE NEW FALL STUDENTS GROUP

03/09/2019

Last Tuesday, on September 3rd, a new fall group has started. Future pilots began training with a theory that will last 70 hours of study at our school. The first lesson was devoted to Air Law, where students learned about flight rules in Latvia, about airspace classification, minimum flight altitudes in Latvia and Europe, learned what are ICAO, CAA and AIP. Class will continue it’s study with aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation and other subjects necessary for obtaining private pilot's license.

We congratulate our students with the beginning of their pilot life and wish them good luck in conquering the Sky!

THE BALTIC WAY 30TH ANNIVERSARY

23/08/2019

On August 23, 4 aircrafts from our  Adazi Aeroclub took part in the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the “Baltic Way”. We flew to the Birzai (Lithuania) to our Lithuanian colleagues and, in group of 11 aircraft made a celebration flight above the Presidents of all three Baltic countries that met on the border of Latvia and Lithuania. The history of the Baltic Way is very interesting: the inhabitants of the three countries holding their hands lined up in a live people chain 670 (!) km long connecting Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn. 25% of the population of the three countries participated in this peaceful action.

We are very proud of the honor we have been granted to participate in these historical event.

RC AIRPLANES INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

15-18/08/2019

Last week, our Adazi airfield (EVAD) hosted international aircraft model competitions (RC airplanes), which lasted 4 days. The competition was attended by athletes from several countries including Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, the UK and others. The first places were taken by the leaders of the overall classification - Lithuanian athletes.

THE AIRFIELD DAY

03/08/2019

On August 3rd at our airfield in Adazi (EVAD), a traditional Airfield Day was held. The program of the festival included both sport and flying competitions, with everyone participating - from young to old!

The teams competed with each other in the "Fun Starts", and even serious and experienced wise pilots jumped in bags, with a jump rope and pulled the rope with youthful enthusiasm. Excitement infected everyone, but won (as always!) - friendship!

As a part of the day eleven planes of the Adazi Aeroclub members made a joint demonstration flight around the Carnikava and Adazhi, showed themselves in all their glory to everyone who remained on the ground. After that, our pilots participated in flight competitions for precise controlling of the aircraft, and friendship won again!

Our friends from Lithuania pleased all the guests with delicious pilaf of their own preparation (of course, on fire and in a real cauldron) and the program ended with cheerful dances.

PILOT SCHOOL "FIRST FLY" HOSTED TV SHOW "ĀTRUMS CILTS"

29/07/2019

The presenters of the program decided to take it to a new level and rise to heaven, which our school helped them with pleasure. Adrenaline and emotions overflowed like never before! The result was a separate TV show, which you can watch on the LMT TV channel, but we here will show you the most interesting shots :) Come to us and fly together!

WINGS OVER BALTICS 2019

20-21/07/2019

First Fly pilot school participated in the largest air show in the Baltic States  “Wings over Baltics” which took place on July 20 and 21 in Tukums. We presented our booth there along with our Aeroprakt A-22 training aircraft, which caused big buzz, especially among the younger generation, who were allowed to sit inside, hold onto the controls and took pictures.

All comers received information about our school programs, and future students signed up for our next flight group, that begins this fall.

Various aerobatic teams took part in the air show - the Polish Air Force presented the F-16 and the Orlik group, Lithuanian colleagues brought a group of ultra-light Aeroprakt A-22 aircrafts and the unique An-2, which became one of the highlight of the program, Finnish pilots flew two legendary DC-3 Dakota, Jurgis Kairis showed his literally dizzy aerobatics, First Fly school flight instructor Alexander Belyovkin showed aerobatics on a gyroplane  (autogyro). The program was closed by the one-of-a-kind unique Latvian jet aerobatic team “Baltic Bees”, where the founder of our school - leading pilot instructor Anatoly Perekriostov flies as right wingmen with number 3.

RENOVATING DAY ON EVAD AIRFIELD

11/05/2019

“If you want to fly, love your airdrome first,” said Anatoly Perekriostov, president of the Adazhi aeroclub and organized a community work day, in which all members of the aeroclub and First Fly pilot school students took part. On renovation day we put in order the territory and premises of our airdrome, updated the layout of the strip and taxiways, and also could not do without entertainment at the club evening.

SPRING SAFETY SEMINAR

30/03/2019

On Saturday, a safety seminar and preparation for the summer season were held at the EVAD airfield. On seminar we discussed current issues of the transition from winter to summer flight modes, our aeroclub member surgeon Janis Zaržeckis gave a lecture about human factor and first aid procedures, everyone could ask questions and clarify the nuances of this seemingly well-known process. Club members and students discussed the general issues of the airfield and the school for the summer period, outlined the main dates for the events that will be held this summer season, and shared the differences between summer and winter flights and their experience in preparing the aircraft for the summer season.

THE NEW YEAR EVE 2019

28/12/2018

On December 28, “First Fly” flying school together with the Adazi Aero Club celebrated the beginning of the New 2019 Year. Santa Claus visited us with his gnomes and brought us a whole mountain of gifts that we received under a huge true Christmas tree, of course not just that simple! We participated in contests and quizzes, including aviation! Disco and dancing were until the morning. Members of the Adazi aeroclub shared their flight experience with First Fly pilot school students and graduates, recalled interesting stories from their student lives and shared news. New Year Eve was an occasion to come to visit us to our friends from different countries, to meet aviation pals and talk heart to heart. We had a great meeting of the new 2019 and we hope that it will bring us all a lot of happiness and great flights!