We underestand that aviation can be quite complicated. When you are a newcomer to the aviation world it can be quite complex even knowing which way to turn. We here at Trim Flying Club want to make your flying experience from the very beginning as straight forward as possible. Here is a list of the most commonquestions we get asked at the club. Hopefully these will assist you and if you dont find the answer you are looking for here please feel free to contact us through our contact us page and we will be only too happy to help.
We at Trim Flying Club hope that the following information will help you decide if you have sufficient Information regarding Flying in our Club.
Q. What Aviation standard does Trim Flying Club operate to?
A. TFC trains it student pilots in accordance with ICAO JAR (Joint Aviation Regulation) and Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) Rules and Regulations.
Q. Does Trim Flying Club train pilots for the Commercial Pilots License (CPL)
A. TFC does not train student pilots to Commercial Pilots License (CPL) level, it only trains its members to Private Pilots Licence (PPL) only.
Q.Does TFC sponsor student pilots to complete a Private Pilots License?
A. TFC is a privately funded club and does not sponsor Student Pilots to complete a Private Pilots Licence.
Q. TFC has a waiting period to join the club - is this only for student members or everyone?
A. The waiting list to join TFC is for both ab initio members and fully qualified PPL's
Q. How long is the current waiting period to join the club as a full member?
A. The current waiting period to join the club as a full member is anywhere between 1-4 weeks at a minimum. Please contact us if you wish to enquire about flying and are considering becoming a member.
Q. I have a Commercial Pilots License (CPL) and need to build some hours to renew my ratings, Can I do this at Trim Flying Club?
A. Unfortunately TFC is a private flying club that gains its members from election to the club by the committee. TFC does not permit temporary use of club aircraft to non-club members to renew ratings. If you wish to join the club and build hours as a member, please contact us.
Q. I am working towards a Commercial Pilots License (CPL) and need to build some hours to contribute towards my rating, Can I do this at Trim Flying Club?
A. Unfortunately TFC is a private flying club that gains its members from election to the club by the committee. TFC does not permit temporary use of club aircraft to non-club members to contribute towards ratings. If you wish to join the club and build hours as a member, please contact us.
Q. Does TFC permit non-members to fly club aircraft solo on a temporary basis?
A. TFC requires that all pilots who wish to fly club aircraft become fully paid up members before they are allowed to log solo flying time in Cub Aircraft. This involves a check flight with our instructors followed by election to the club by the committee.
Q. I wish to consider a flight at Trim Flying Club and was wondering how I go about it?
A. contact us directly about an introductory flight experience. Read our article on the Introductory flight for more information.Its very easy to get an Intro flight booked !
Q. I wish to purchase a flying voucher for a friend who is interested in flying and becoming a member of TFC with a view to obtaining their Private Pilots License (PPL) - is this possible at TFC?
A. Yes, Please read the article on our website about an introductory Flight experience, then contact us directly to arrange a flight.We can even email you a voucher which you can print out and give as a present. The flight can be taken at a later stage.
Q. I am considering a career in aviation, can Trim Flying Club offer a position for some work experience ?
A. Trim Flying Club is a private flying club operated by its members on a part time, non-profit basis. The club is unable to offer work experience on a part time or full time basis. The club does not offer employment on the airfield or recommendations in this area. We can only recommend that you contact some of the Commercial organisations with your query.