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6 Hour: Complex Difference Training. at Gloucester

£465.00 inc VAT

Aviation Improver Course
6 Hour: Complex Difference Training.
An event designed for existing PPLs, providing an understanding of the principles and use of the variable pitch (VP) and/or constant speed propeller, from a piloting and flying viewpoint. Can also include use of retractable undercarriage.

This experience will last a total of approx. 6 hours, with approx. 120 minutes spent in the air. (We don't compromise on your time in the air. When comparing us with others, check the small print and the time actually spent in the air.)

What's included

The experience is designed for anyone seeking 'differences' training as part of type conversion, or can be used by pilots who require refresher experience, or an instructor flight for revalidation purposes. Mostly, the experience will be provided for pilots converting from simple SEP aeroplanes with fixed pitch propellers to SEP aeroplanes with VP propellers and/or retractable gear.

Course content:
Areas covered include: The role of engine systems and the propeller on aircraft performance in all phases of flight. The Principles of operation of the Variable Pitch (VP) propeller, its construction & function. Recognising problems and emergency handling during different phases of flight.
Propeller systems, engine and instrumentation limitations are included, but are not used as a replacement for specific aircraft type training, but detailed reference is made throughout the course to the appropriate Aircraft Flight Manual.

What's included:
2.5 hours flight training (over 1 day or 2 half days) on a complex high performance fully IFR equipped aircraft, plus 3.5 hours ground school, and all training notes and materials. Satisfactory completion of the 'Differences Training' is recorded in the pilot's logbook, and countersigned by the instructor/flight school. The certification includes details of the features covered, and the type or class within which the training was carried out.

Special Conditions

No special conditions apply, but pilots are normally expected to be in current flying practice for single engine aircraft before commencement of the experience. The location for this event is: Bristol or South Wales.


Each voucher entitles one person to participate in this experience. The voucher is transferable, which means that anyone can use it. The voucher remains valid for bookings for 9 months from the date of purchase. Please contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher to arrange a date for your event.

Booking your event

We recommend that you purchase your voucher and make a booking for your event at least one month prior to your chosen date. This is particularly important for weekend events.


Event takes place at Gloucester in Gloucestershire
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SR.

The voucher will have Gloucester printed on it, but it can be used from..


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