Pilot Safety & Airmanship

The Society is extremely active in pilot safety and airmanship. It conducts its Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Programmes and Service Clinics (BPPP) biennially 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.

Planned Events

The most recent Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program and Aircraft Maintenance Review session were held over 21-24 March 2024 at Cowra NSW. The next ones will also be in Cowra, likely in March 2026.  But many other members' events will be held in the meantime. 

The 3-4 day Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP) and Service Clinic is planned to be once again held in Cowra, the last being attended by over 70 Members, some coming from as far away as Western Australia.  It comprises a full ground school and flying program, as well as Beechcraft Maintenance Reviews (formerly called "service clinics") 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 provided which may provide discount on aircraft insurance with some insurers.

A specialist program for smaller Beech aircraft, such as Musketeers, Sundowners, Sierras, Skippers, etc, has also been considered.  If interested, please contact the ABS.

Registration is only available to current members, and more details will be available on the members' website at www.revolutionise.com.au/abs .