Based at Shoreham airport in modern, well equipped offices, Pooleys Flying Instructor School (PFIS) is a centre of excellence dedicated to the sole purpose of providing top quality training for flight instructors.
A major component of all flying instructor courses is ground school and Pooleys are proud to offer one of the UK’s finest training environments with computers, multi-media projectors and a large array of training aides and documentation.
Pooleys Flying Instructor School provide Instructor training for FI (restricted), Night Instructor, IMC Instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI), Aerobatic Instructor, Multi-engine Instructor and FIC preparation.
Pooleys Flying Instructor School offer a wide range of aircraft for flight instructor training including Cessna 152, Piper Cadet, Beagle Bulldog (aerobatics and spinning), Diamond DA40 (Garmin 1000 & conventional) and Diamond DA42.
Enhancing the wide range of aircraft for instructor training is a state of the art DA42 FNPTII flight simulator with full 180 degree graphics.
Pre-flight briefings are an essential element of flight instructor training and Pooleys Flying Instructor School offer a comprehensive set of briefing templates to assist the student instructor.
On Tuesday 18th March 2014, Dorothy Saul-Pooley LLB (Hons) FRAES was invested as Master of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, one of the world’s longest-established independent pilots’ organisations.
It is the first time in the 85-year history of the organisation (formerly known as the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, GAPAN) that it has been headed by a woman pilot.
“I am of course deeply honoured to take on this role. To be elected to lead one of the world’s premier aviation organisations is a humbling responsibility, yet an immense privilege. Some may want to make something of the fact that I am the first woman to take on the role, but I think that this is merely a sign that it simply doesn’t matter whether a pilot is a man or woman. We have seen women succeed as fighter pilots, airline captains, astronauts and test pilots. I hope my year as Master will help emphasise that aviation is a career for all, while the Air Pilots also continues to promote the highest levels of professionalism, training and safety practices around the world”.
“I hope one of my personal achievements this year will be to add to that range of flying experiences” said Dorothy. “In fact for every new aircraft I fly in my year as Master of the Air Pilots, I will make a cash donation to a bursary fund, which I hope in future years will join the existing Air Pilots bursaries to help more young people to qualify as pilots or train as instructors.
“Every pilot, in whatever area of aviation they operate, will have depended at one stage on the skill, judgement and patience of a flying instructor. For over 20 years I have made it my business to champion flying instructors and campaign for improved status for them, to enhance the standards of instruction and to improve standardisation of instruction and training, I am dedicated to continuing this support.”
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