Ground towing involves the use of a vehicle or winch that is attached to your aircraft. At Canungra Sky Sports, we use our purpose built winch, Daisy, to give you a safe learning environment.
- Learning specialised equipment and techniques used in towing
- Learning how to communicate with your tow operator.
- Learning the special techniques used in towing
- Learning the specific risks in towing and how to manage them
- Learning appropriate emergency procedures
- Learning the proper technique for releasing from tow
This course is available to pilots who already hold an appropriate license.
You start with your aircraft on a dolly, which is jettisoned on take off. Aerotowing involves the use of an ultralight aircraft (we most often use a Drifter) to tow you to considerable altitude. When you are ready, you release. In this course you will learn:
- The specialised equipment used in aerotowing.
- Techniques for communicating with the tow pilot
- Special techniques for controlling your aircraft on tow
- Flying your aircraft while on tow
- Relevant emergency procedures
This course leads to the towing endorsement
Let's face it, we all have times in our lives where other priorities trump our need to fly. This course is designed to help you brush off your skills, get them up to an acceptable level and--just as importantly--rebuild your confidence in flying. Because these course are tuned to the needs of the particular student, we really cannot tell you exactly how we will approach your needs. Because of the customisation of the course, all students must discuss the course with the CFI in advance. We find most experienced pilots, who have been on the couch for a while, need about four days.
Some of our new students find they need an extra day or two to build up their skills and to build their confidence.