Ex 3. Air Experience

Aim: To introduce and become accustomed to the aircraft, the sensation of flying and to sample the aspect of the ground from the air. Detailed instruction is not normally undertaken on this flight. It can, however, be a valuable lesson. It is an opportunity for the instructor to become acquainted with the student and decide upon the most suitable approach for subsequent instruction.

During the flight all actions performed by the instructor should be accompanied by an explanation. Any sudden manoeuvring or expected turbulence should be discussed before it is encountered. The student should inform the instructor of any discomfort, in order to allow a rapid return to the airfield. During the latter part of the flight, the student should have the opportunity to handle the controls to provide a foundation for the next exercise. If the student has some previous flying experience, then this exercise can be combined with Ex 4 Effects of Controls.