For existing Pilots
We are pleased to offer the chance for existing pilots to complete a type conversion to the Harvard.
Harvard checkouts are normally a pre-requisite prior to attempting to fly a Spitfire, Hurricane or Mustang (or similar era fighters), since this is the path that original trainee pilots took during that period.
Differences training for tail-wheel aircraft will need to be undertaken prior to flying the Harvard since any mistakes or errors made during take-off and landing are a lot less forgiving in the Harvard than other types! You will need to have several hours of tail-wheel experience prior to commencing the Harvard conversion.
Your Harvard Checkout will comprise of:
- Formal briefings on Superchargers
- Formal briefings on Retractable Undercarriage
- Formal briefings on Variable Pitch Propellers (CSU)
- Familiarity of type including the above plus General Handling (inertia), Steep turns, Stalls, Spin Avoidance, Take-off and landings (including 3-point, wheelers, grass and hard surfaces), Emergency Procedures
Duration and Costs
The timescales and costs involved will depend entirely upon individual pilots, previous experience and aptitude.
We suggest you contact us to have a chat where we can assess your experience, aspirations, and discuss costs and timescales.