National Gliding Course


Course Aim: The aim of the course is to provide selected ATC cadets with glider flying experience. Where the opportunity and student experience permits, students should be given the opportunity to fly solo in accordance with Civil Aviation Authority Regulations.

Course Description: A full time residential course where theory and practical instruction is provided in accordance with the NZ Gliding Association “A” Certificate syllabus including: Ground Handling, Effects of Controls, Turns, Stalls, Circuit & Circuit Emergencies.

Student Eligibility: Consideration will be given to ATC Cadets, who have met the pre-requisites, and:
a. Are a minimum of 15 years of age at the start of the course;
b. Have completed the first year syllabus of the Training Manual;
c. Are recommended by CUCDR;
d. Are recommended by AC; and
e. Are approved by HQ NZCF.

Course Pre-requisites: Students attending this course are to be able to fulfil the following pre-requisites prior to attending the course:
a. Meet any medical requirements; and
b. Are able to meet any course flying fees where applicable.

Course Duration (Training Days): 5 working days. Students will also be required to conduct assignment preparation outside of normal working hours whilst on course.