Pilot Safety & Airmanship
The Society is extremely active in pilot safety and airmanship. It conducts its Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Programmes and Service Clinics (BPPP) bi-annually for Members. We also recommend the American ABS online BPPP online Ground School Course as an extremely worthwhile Course for all Beechcraft pilots.
Events relating to Safety and Airmanship are also undertaken on the alternate year of the BPPP.
One member attending his first BPPP this year commented: "I found the 3 days to be perfectly pitched on every level; flying, maintainence, equipment, theory and practical. Having our heavy-hitting ABS colleagues from the USA present was a high point."
The Society also helps pilots expand their skills, for example through it formation flying training program. This is available to members who wish to get a formation endorsement. Apart from the incredible experience of flying in formation, the course is extremely valuable in mastering engine management, manoeuvring and positioning together with gaining a greater understanding of your aircraft’s flight characteristics and performance capabilities.
The next Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program and Aircraft Service Clinic is planned for 2024 at Cowra NSW.
The 3 day Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP) and Service Clinic is planned to be once again held in Cowra in 2024, the last being attended by over 60 Members, some coming from as far away as Western Australia. It comprises a full ground school and flying program, as well as the Service Clinic to have your aircraft inspected by a Beechcraft experienced LAME. Other presentations are held for experienced pilots and newer pilots alike.
A Certificate of Completion of the ground school and flying programs, undertaken by instructors accredited for the Proficiency Program, is also offered which, if successful, can provide discount on insurance with some insurers.
A social program is also included as part of this event for those not participating in the Pilot Program.
A specialist program for smaller Beech aircraft, such as Musketeers, Sundowners, Sierras, Skippers, etc, is being planned for 2023. If interested, please contact the ABS.
Registration is only available to current members, and more details will be available on the members' website revolutionise at www.revolutionise.com.au/abs .