Flight Instruction in Cirrus SR-20/22 

Going beyond the Basics through exceptional Flight and Simulator Instruction to make YOU a better and safer pilot


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Formation Training

There are two primary reasons and many others why you might want to experience formation flying:
    1.  It's fun - You will be flying side-by-side with another Cirrus.  It's a thrill that very few general aviation pilots ever experence.
    2.  It expands your skill as a pilot.  Formation flying is a learned skill, simular to the skill it takes to be a good Instument rated pilot.  What you learn in formation will enhance your overall flying skills, especially the elusive" situational awareness" attribute that is essential for the professional pilot. 

Call Rich today to book your Formation Flight. 

This is a demanding one day course designed with the emphasis on safety that will begin with an academic segment intended to reinforce the "Formation Standards" presented in the Cirrus Training Document that our clients will be given before the course begins.  Clients will be expected to read through the "Cirrus Formation Basics" manual before the day of the flight. 

Course Objective: is to provide an Introduction to Formation Flying in Cirrus SRXX aircraft. 

Two instructors, one in each aircraft will be flying with the upgrading formation pilots.  The instructors will be in the right seat and the students in the left seat.  Depending on weight limitations, a third individual can occupy the back seat.
  •     A formal formation briefing, given by the designated Flight Lead will follow the academic segment.
  •     Two, 2-ship formation flights will be conducted with a duration of approximately 1.5 hours each.
  •     A formal debriefing will occur after the flight.

FAA Requirements - FAR 91.111    

  •     No person may operate an aircraft so close to another aircraft as to createa collison hazard.
  •     No person may operate an aircraft in formation flight except by arrangement with the  pilot in command of each  aircraft in the formation.
  •     No person may operate an aircraft, carrying passengers for hire, in formation flight.

Course Location and Cost

  •      Cobb County - McCollum Airport in Kennesaw, GA
  •      McGee Tyson Airport - Knoxville, TN    

            Future location will be added based on demand.
            If you have access of two Cirrus Aircraft, instructors can arrange to fly out of another airport.
        The cost for each participant is $600.00.  
        Payment for this course must be received no later than 7 days prior to the course date.
        Plan on "show time" of 0800 and completing the training no earlier than 1600 hrs.  ITS A FULL DAY OF TRAINING!

Course Instructors:

  •         Rich Hayes: President and owner of Blue Sky Aviation Services LLC, located in Kennesaw, GA. Over 15,000 flight hours, 1000 in Cirrus, 3800 hours and 22 years in the US Air Force as a Lt Col flying F-15's , F-4's, F-111's, T-38's and T-33's, and retired Delta Air Lines Captain type rated in MD-11, Boeing 767, Boeing 757, Airbus 310, MD-88 and currently an instructor in the Eclipse EA-500/550.
  •         Stan Szybillo:  President and owner of Paradigm Aviation LLC, located in Knoxville, TN.  Stan is a retired US Air Force Lt Col with over 7,000 flight hours total in F-111, T-38 military aircraft, General Aviation aircraft and a Platnum Cirrus Instructor with over 1800 hours in the Cirrus.

Both Rich and Stan teach Formation Training in the Cirrus SR-22 four months a year to upgrading U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons.



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