We operate a fibreglass two seat H36 Hoffman Dimona Motor Glider. Documents relating to this aircraft are:
Dimona H36 Flight Manual (Microsoft word format.)
Dimona H36 Maintenance and Service Manual (Microsoft word format.)
Operational and Training Documents
The following is the syllabus outline for the GFA Glider Pilot Certificate, an internationally recognised accreditation. Your introductory flight will cover several of the first areas listed and ongoing training will cover all of these aspects although not necessarily in this order.
1. Lookout Awareness 2. Ground Handling 3. Orientation, Sailplane Stability 4. Pre- take off checks 5. Primary Effects, Further Effects of Bank 6. Aileron Drag, Rudder Coordination 7. Sustained Turns, All Controls 8. Look out procedures 9. Straight Flight, various speeds, Trim 10. Pre Landing Checks 11. Slow Flight, Stalling 12. Launch and Release 13. Radio and FLARM use 14. Take off 15. Circuit Joining and Planning 16. Thermal Entry 17. Thermal Joining techniques 18. Soaring with other gliders 19. Approach and Landing 20. Spinning 21. Cross Wind takeoff and landing 22. Launch Emergencies 23. Flying with other gliders and aircraft 24. Rules of the Air 25. First Solo 26. Side Slipping 27. Steep turns 28. Thermal sources and selection 29. Outlanding 30. Flight preparation 31. Soaring instruments and flight computers 32. Meteorology and flight planning 33. Navigation and Airspace 34. Cruising, speed to fly and heightbands 35. Demonstrated Cross Country capability 36. C Certificate 37. Daily Inspector Certificate 38. Independent Operator Level 1 39. Glider pilot Certificate.
Early post solo gliding achievements are known as the ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ Certificates. Their respective requirements and privileges can be found in the above document, the GFA MOSP, on Pages 20 and 21.