Sailplane Towing Rating course

Qualify as a tug pilot!

Price: Dependent upon the pilot’s experience. Please contact the Chief Tug Pilot for more information

Description

Who is the course for?

  • Power pilots who wish to qualify as tug pilots
  • Pre-Course Entry Requirements:
    • You must have at least 30 Hours as Pilot in Command of SEP aircraft and a minimum of 60 take offs and landings.
    • You must have completed a conversion course to the Robin DR400R with Cambridge Gliding Centre. On completion of the conversion you will be required to gain sufficient experience on the aircraft to satisfy the Chief Tug Pilot that you are ready to commence the Sailplane Towing Rating Course.
    • The Chief Tug Pilot must have approved the pilot’s participation on this course

Course objectives

  • Qualify as a tug pilot

Course content

  • Ground briefings
  • The minimum number of tows to be completed as PIC for issue of the Part FCL Rating is 10.
  • Please note that:-
    • The course is ONLY for the purposes of obtaining the Sailplane Towing Rating.  Once the pilot has the rating on their licence then they may expect some continuation training at their club which may also include type conversion to other types of tow aircraft.
    • On completion of the course there is a CAA fee of £127 for adding the rating to your licence which will need to be paid by the trainee.

Course duration

  • 2 to 3 days.

Price

  • Dependent upon the pilot’s experience. Please contact the Chief Tug Pilot for more information
  • Pricing based upon number of briefings, flying time in the tug at members rates discounted by 25% and daily membership fees for non-members

Due to coronavirus, we are not yet taking firm bookings for this course. If you are interested in any of our pilot training & development courses, please complete the advanced booking form here