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Aerometal offers a range of Ground and Flight training programs. We have specialized for many years in providing professional training to commercial operators of the Douglas DC-3.

GROUND TRAINING:
We have a purpose built ground training facility with a multi media class room that can accommodate up to 6 students. The ground training courses rely heavily of physical training aids and access to the aircraft to ensure the student gains a unique and comprehensive understanding of this aircraft's systems prior to advancing to the flight portions of any course.

HISTORICAL TRAINING
We also offer an introductory DC-3/C-47 ground school class tailored to the individual who simply wants to gain an in depth understanding of this historic aircraft. These courses have proved popular with historic aviation enthusiasts and members of the flight simulator community. Experience a professional training course in a real world environment, gain access to the aircraft and a unique range of hands on training aids such as a complete R-1830 engine and a Hamilton standard 23E50 propeller. Course are based on the original US army Air Force C-47 training program (dating back to 1942) or study under the original 1937 syllabus from one of the first airline operators of the Douglas DC-3a.

FLIGHT TRAINING
Aerometal offers a range of DC-3 specific flight training courses. We are able to tailor a flight training course in the DC-3 to your specific schedule and requirements. Please call for current rates.

BASIC AIR EXPERIENCE:
A one hour introductory flight of dual instruction from a CFII. The student will perform takeoffs, steep turns, approaches to stalls, slow flight, simulated single-engine maneuvering and VFR landings. Minimum prerequisite is a United States FAA Private Pilot certificate.

SECOND IN COMMAND TRAINING (SIC TYPE RATING OPTIONAL):
Upon completion of this program the student will be qualify to act as second-in-command on the Douglas DC-3 aircraft in accordance with 14 CFR part 61.55. The student will perform all the required maneuvers including three takeoffs and landings to satisfy the regulation while flying from the right seat.  Minimum prerequisite is a United States FAA Private Pilot Certificate with a Multi-Engine Land rating. Instrument training can be included at the student's request. Included in the program are ground school and a copy of the aircraft Pilot's Operating Handbook and Aerometal training manuals. This program is based on training to proficiency so flight time and costs will depend on student experience and skill. Successful completion of this course satisfies the requirements of a Biennial Flight Review under FAR 61.56. This course can also be used as the basis for the FAA Second in Command type rating 14 CFR 61.55(b.) Successful completion of the SIC type rating course will result in the addition of DC-3 SIC privileges only to the applicants FAA pilots license.

PILOT IN COMMAND TYPE RATING:
Upon completion of this program the student will be qualified to act as Pilot-In-Command on Douglas DC-3 aircraft in accordance with 14 CFR Part 61.31. The applicant will be trained to ATP standards in preparation for a DC-3 Type Rating Check Ride with an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. Successful completion of the check ride will result in the addition of a DC-3 type rating to the applicant's pilot certificate. Minimum prerequisite is a United States FAA Private Pilot Certificate with a Multi-Engine Land and Instrument Rating (per FAR 61.63.) Included in the program is ground school and a copy of all training materials (including a copy of the original Pilot's Operating Handbook). Previous tail wheel experience is recommended. This program is based on training to proficiency in preparation for the check ride so flight time and costs will depend on student experience and skill. Successful completion of this course satisfies the requirements of a Biennial Flight Review under FAR 61.56.


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CONTACT:

Aerometal
International Inc.

23115 Airport Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002

Office – (503) 678-2266
Fax – (503) 678-2269

Email to – paul@flyaerometal.com

Paul Bazeley –
Director of Maintenance,
Cell - (661) 717-6639

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