ICAO EN exam preparation course

NEW COURSE: ICAO Aviation English Exam preparation course


We have recently prepared a course for you to prepare for the ICAO English Language Proficiency Test (ICAO EN Exam). The aim of this short course is to prepare you for success on the ICAO English Exam. Success in this case means achieving a score of 4 or above.

The second, related aim of this course is to help you to become a safe, efficient and effective communicator, in a worldwide industry where safe, efficient and effective communication is highly valued… and essential.

Lucky for us, language acquisition is not a purely intellectual endeavor. Understanding and producing language successfully is the combined result of necessity, passion, repetition, and—yes—fun! That is why this short course incorporates various multimedia, simulations and other activities designed to enhance various components of Aviation English, as well as your ICAO test-taking skills. Included are two hours devoted to flights to/from controlled/uncontrolled airports, and one hour devoted to an entire ICAO exam simulation at the end.

Course overview:

  • 10 lessons
  • Individual lessons with an instructor
  • Full-time instruction / online instruction – lessons can take place in person at the flight school premises at Kladno Airport or online via our virtual classroom
  • The lecturer is a native speaker, ICAO EN examiner
  • The price of the course includes study materials and workbooks
  • Certificate of completion of the course

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ICAO English Language Proficiency Test

BLUE SKY AVIATION is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as the ICAO English Testing Organization.

We provide:

  • Exam in a classroom at the Kladno Airport
  • On-line exam from around the world via virtual classroom

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New: Cessna 150 Aerobat in the BSA fleet

NEWS: Cessna 150 Aerobat in the BSA fleet


Let me introduce you a new member of our fleet Cessna 150 Aerobat with a call sign OK-ELI. It is a well-known two-seat piston airplane. The model is approved for aerobatics flights and aerobatics trainings.

The Cessna 150 Aerobat will be used in our flight school for the following pilot trainings:

Airplane

Type of aircraft Cessna 150 AEROBAT
Call sign OK-ELI
Year of production 1970

Technical specifications

Speed 100 knots ( 180 km/h )
Crew 1 pilot, 1 pax
Operation range 900 km
Engine rating 100 hp

Equipment of the airplane

VFR/NIGHT/AEROBAT, 8.33 kHz COMM, VOR, C MODE, Garmin AERO500

Price

1 flight hour 3 500 CZK
1 flight hour – aerobatics 6 900 CZK
All prices are without VAT 21% per a wet flight hour – including fuel. Prices are for renting an airplane without a pilot.

Requirements and rental conditions:

Valid pilot license
Pilot liability insurance
Chech ride with a BLUE SKY AVIATION’s instructor

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New: Diamond DA20 Evolution in the BSA fleet

NEWS: Diamond DA20 Evolution in the BSA fleet


A novelty in the BLUE SKY AVIATON fleet is a beautiful Canadian-made Diamond DA20 Evolution aircraft known as the KATANA. The aircraft has the call sign OK-MAT.

It is a well-known Austrian-designed two-seat general aviation light aircraft. An interesting feature of this aircraft is its speed and range compared to the price per hour of flight.

The Diamond DA20 OK-MAT aircraft has a Continental IO-240-B engine with an output of 125 hp.

Airplane

Type of aircraft DIAMOND DA20 C1 EVOLUTION
Call sign OK-MAT
Year of production 1999

Technical specifications

Speed 125 knots (230 km/h)
Crew 1 pilot, 1 pax
Operation range 950 km
Engine rating 125 hp

Equipment of the airplane

VFR den/noc, motor Continental IO-240-B, Garmin GNS 430 (GPS, VOR, ILS), Garmin GI-106B CDI (GPS, VOR, ILS), ELT 406 MHz, Transponder TRIG TT31 (mode „S“), EFIS uAvionix AV-30-C (přepínatelný HSI-Attitude Indicator)

Price

1 flight hour 3 800 CZK / 4 598 CZK with VAT
All prices are without VAT 21% per a wet flight hour – including fuel. Prices are for renting an airplane without a pilot.

Requirements and rental conditions:

Valid pilot license
Pilot liability insurance
Chech ride with a BLUE SKY AVIATION’s instructor
Client of BLUE SKY AVIATION flight school

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New courses: Advanced UPRT and MCC for instructors

NEW COURSES: Advanced UPRT Instructor and MCC Instructor (MCCI)


We have expanded our portfolio of training courses with two new courses, which are designed primarily for flight instructors or professional pilots to expand their qualifications. Both courses are designed to teach advanced flight skills to future professional pilots.

New courses are:

An overview of all our pilot training courses can be found in our pilot training organization approval:

Check out our pilot training courses……here

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News at BLUE SKY AVIATION in 2022

NEWS AT BLUE SKY AVIATION IN 2022


New training courses, additions to the BSA aircraft fleet, planned events in 2022. New aviation service at Kladno Airport. Changes at Kladno Airport, published traffic pattern, renewal of the light line and more…

The slide show is provided only in the Czech language.

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New: Cessna 150 Rotax in the BSA fleet

NEWS: Cessna 150 Rotax in the BSA fleet


Let me introduce you a new member of our fleet Cessna 150 with a call sign OK-RTX. It is a well-known two-seat piston airplane. An interesting feature and advantage of this aircraft is the ROTAX engine.

Thanks to the Rotax engine, the Cessna 150 OK-RTX has economical operation and a very favorable price per flight hour. The Cessna 150 OK-RTX is the ideal aircraft for your time-building.

The Cessna 150 Rotax will be used in our flight school for pilot training for its natural stability, simple flight characteristics and economical operation.

Airplane

Type of aircraft Cessna 150 ROTAX
Call sign OK-RTX
Year of production 1972

Technical specifications

Speed 100 knots ( 180 km/h )
Crew 1 pilot, 1 pax
Operation range 900 km
Engine rating 100 hp

Equipment of the airplane

VFR/NIGHT, motor Rotax 912 S3, 2x Garmin G5,  GPS Garmin aera 400, ELT, S Mode Transponder

Price

1 flight hour 3 200 CZK
All prices are without VAT 21% per a wet flight hour – including fuel. Prices are for renting an airplane without a pilot.

Requirements and rental conditions:

Valid pilot license
Pilot liability insurance
Chech ride with a BLUE SKY AVIATION’s instructor

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New course: Basic Instrument Rating

NEW COURSE: Basic instrument rating BIR(A)


The EASA standards offer pilots new type of instrument rating course for single-engine (SE) airplanes the Basic instrument rating (BIR(A)). The BIR qualification is suitable for private pilots, holders of a PPL (A) license, who require maximum flexibility in their flights and want to fly safely and legally even in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).

The BIR is simplified instrument rating replacing the En-road Instrument Rating (EIR) and aimed at private pilots who intend to fly under instrument condition.

The BIR qualification has a simplified theory and shortened flight training compared to the classic instrument qualification for professional pilots Instrument Rating IR(A). However, the only difference compared to the IR qualification is the higher limits of meteorological conditions under which the pilot is entitled to fly with this qualification.  More in instrument rating types comparison table IR/CBIR/BIR.

The first BIR (A) training course in the Czech Republic

BLUE SKY AVIATION is the first flight school in the Czech Republic with the right to provide pilot training to obtain the Basic Instrument Rating license, both a flight training course and a separate theory course:

  • Basic Instrument Rating – theory course  The first BIR theory course will start on April 18, 2022. The BIR theory course, like our other theory courses, has the form of distance learning through our e-Learning and online consultations with our instructors. The length of the course is 8 weeks. The graduates of the course then have to pass the BIR exam at the Civil Aviation Authority.
  • Basic Instrument Rating – flight training BIR flight training can be started at any time during the year, only the entry requirements for starting the course are required.

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News: Helicopter Guimbal Cabri G2 in the BSA fleet

NEWS: Helicopter Guimbal Cabri G2 in the BSA fleet


Let me introduce you a new member of our fleet Guimbal Cabri G2 with a call sign OK-HKI. We arrived with a brand new Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter from the GUIMBAL factory in Les Milles, Provence, France in January. Now this new helicopter OK-HKI is available for your flights and training.

The Guimbal Cabri G2 is a two-seat light helicopter produced by Hélicoptères Guimbal with a three-bladed fully articulated main rotor and a Fenestron-type tail rotor. The Cabri is powered by a single 180 hp Lycoming O-360 piston engine, which has been rated to 145 hp max continuous power.

The Cabri employs a side-by-side seating arrangement for a pilot and passenger, which is ideal for training purposes, which is an intended role for the type.

Photos from the flight with our new helicopter from the factory in France to the home base at Kladno Airport:

Helicopter

Type of helicopter GUIMBAL Cabri G2
Call sign OK-HKI
Year of production 2021

Technical specifications

Speed 100 knots ( 180 km/h )
Crew 1 pilot, 1 pax
Operation range 700 km
Engine rating 145 hp

Equipment of the helicopter

VFR/NIGHT, engine Textron Lycoming O360-J2A, Garmin GTN 635 Xi, Garmin 500 TXi, GPS, ELT, S Mode Transponder, Fenestron, Governor

Price

1 flight hour 8 800 CZK
All prices are without VAT 21% per a wet flight hour – including fuel. Prices are for renting a helicopter without a pilot.

Requirements and rental conditions:

Valid pilot license and type rating
Pilot liability insurance
Chech ride with a BLUE SKY AVIATION’s instructor

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Instrument rating types comparison – IR / CBIR / BIR

Instrument rating types comparison
IR / CBIR / BIR

The Instrument Rating IR (A) qualification allows the pilot to conduct flights under meteorological conditions where the visibility is so low that it is necessary to operate instrument flights at any stage of the flight.

The EASA standards currently distinguish 3 basic types of instrument rating courses for single-engine (SE) airplanes.

These courses differ not only in the length and method of training, but also in the scope of authorization that the pilot obtains. Below you can find a comparison table with the differences between the individual instrument rating courses. The table can help you to find out which course is the most suitable for you.

Instrument rating types comparison table

Name Instrument rating
IR(A)
Competency based instrument rating
CBIR(A)
Basic instrument rating
BIR(A)
Requirements 50 hours PIC on aircraft

ATPL, CPL or IR theory

50 hours PIC on aircraft

ATPL, CPL or IR theory

ATPL, CPL, IR, Basic IR theory
Duration Minimum 50 hours Minimum 40 hours Minimum 0 hours, recommended 35 hours
Credits from previous experience 10 hours from CPL 10 hours from CPL

Up to 30 hours from IFR PIC experience

Up to 30 hours from IR training with an instructor outside the ATO

None
Limitations CAT I CAT I For departure visibility 1500 m and cloud ceiling 600 ft

For arrival visibility 1500 m and cloud ceiling 600 ft or DH/MDH + 200 ft

DH/MDH increased by 200 ft

Use Commercial pilot Commercial pilot Private pilot
Summary The traditional instrument rating as we know it The new equivalent of the traditional instrument rating. Shorter flight training and more crediting options. No limitations against conventional IR. Simplified instrument rating replacing the EIR. Aimed at private pilots who intend to fly under instrument condition. Simplified theory and shortened flight training.
Source: EASA STANDARD: PART FCL and BLUE SKY AVIATION

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