The Easy Flight 12-Day Sport Pilot Training Program provides immersion training for powered parachute student pilots at Greenville Municipal Airport (GRE) in Illinois.
Immersion Training is a way of learning that is almost a completely opposite approach to how most students and instructors approach aviation flight training, according to school officials. Most students — and sometimes instructors — schedule flight training around an already busy weekly schedule. While that approach certainly has a number of benefits, there are downsides to trying to learn that way. Some of the major obstacles are obvious. If there is no hard goal to attaining a certificate, lessons can be put off because life gets in the way. There is also the problem with having to “get back up to speed” if there is a long gap between lessons. That alone can extend the length of time it takes to learn to fly.
Another problem is dealing with plateaus that most people experience while learning anything challenging. If you have a weekly lesson and do not experience progress, it makes it more of a chore to schedule and show up for the next lesson. With powered parachutes, it seems that all of these factors are worse than with other kinds of flight training, school officials said.
That’s why they developed the 12-day training program. Being immersed in an airport environment for your training means that concepts can be understood faster and easier. There is little time to forget one lesson before the next lesson begins and this creates a successful environment for the students. It can work for any aviation endeavor, but really helps while learning powered parachutes, officials note.
For more information: EasyFlight.com.