Following on from the Blue ATP, the Bronze ATP consists of 3 elements to further develop aviation knowledge:
Ground school elements will revise primary effects of control and introduce attitude maintenance and selection and cockpit drills.
PTT training will focus on trimming, normal approach and circuit, undershooting and overshooting approaches.
Airborne sorties at a VGS will demonstrate FRC drills, datum attitude and stability, medium turns and the approach and landing for G Wings.
The Silver Gliding Scholarship provides the opportunity to fly a glider to solo standard. There are 4 elements to the training:
Knowledge of primary effects
Development of skills including straight glide, medium turns, approach, landing, stalling and circuits
The Gold Wings Gliding Training is divided into 2 parts:
Revision of previous techniques of handling, stall prevention, circuits and launch failures. Additional training will focus on the use of FLARM, a full height winch launch, sortie management and circuit re-joins and advanced turning and landing. This will all be consolidated with a further 5 solo circuits
Broadening of flying experience by teaching one or more thermal soaring techniques and consolidate with 2 further 30 minute solo sorties
Although parity with standardised military aviation cannot be assured, individuals who have completed civilian gliding scholarships may be awarded the Air Cadet Civilian (CIV) wings in recognition of their efforts.
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