Air sports club

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Air sports clubs are usually groups of interests on the subject of air sports at club level, often they are registered clubs .

They mostly do aerospace at airfields in the sports of powered flight , glider flight , microlight flight , balloon flight or parachute jump .

Many German aviation clubs are organized in an umbrella organization, the German Aero Club (DAEC).

Flight training

Air sports clubs often offer training to become an air sports equipment operator or aircraft pilot. The task of flight instructor in many types of air sports is taken on by specially trained members of the association on a voluntary basis. Training in clubs is therefore a more cost-effective alternative to training in commercial flight schools. For this reason, training in aviation clubs usually requires a longer training period, as club activities are usually tied to the weekend. In the area of ​​gliding, for example, the training lasts one to two years.

Flight instructor

Flight instructors in clubs are trained to become flight instructors in special courses at the club's expense.

Requirements of the regional association for participation in a course:

150 flight hours after the license has been granted , 250 starts after the license has been granted, 200 km cross-country flight, registered winch start and F-tow start type, approval of the association's board.

Selection criteria in the association:

Good flying aptitude, well-founded theoretical knowledge, good comprehension, a sense of responsibility, willingness to perform and commitment, reliability, contact skills and camaraderie, good linguistic ability to express, long-term availability as a glider instructor.

Extract from the LuftPersV

§ 89 (LuftPersV)

(1) Technical requirements for the acquisition of the authorization to train glider pilots in a practical way are

1. the license for sailplane pilots,

2. a practical activity as a glider pilot,

3. a selection test before an examiner commissioned by the responsible body before the start of the training according to number 4,

4. participation in an officially recognized training course; the training course must contain a continuous section of at least two weeks and be completed within six months, and

5. a training activity following the training course under the supervision of a recognized flight instructor.

(2) The practical activity according to Paragraph 1 No. 2 must include a flight time of 150 hours and 250 take-offs as well as a distance flight of 200 kilometers as the responsible sailplane pilot after the license has been granted before the start of the course according to Paragraph 1 No. 4.

(3) The applicant has to prove in a practical and theoretical examination that he fulfills the requirements of a flight instructor for the training of sailplane pilots according to his practical ability and technical knowledge.

Authorization for practical training of glider pilots.

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