Straight-and-Level Aviation....local knowledge is the difference!
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Based in or near Watsonville?
Are you due for a required Flight Review?
Need a flight to complement a FAAST seminar?
Has your instrument currency lapsed and you require an IPC?
Do you require a safety pilot for local approach work? WVI's RNAV 2 or LOC 2 approach? The Salinas ILS 31 up the vallley? How about the Monterey LOC DME 28 over the hills or Hollister's RNAV 31?
Our expertise is Single Engine Land aircraft and our services include: . ASEL Safety seminars/presentations . Safety Pilot per FAR 61.51 and 91.109 . Flight Reviews per FAR 61.65 and AC 61-89A . Instrument Proficiency Checks per FAR 61.57(d) . Customized flight proficiency services per FAA "WINGS" program . Specialize in the Beechcraft Bonanza
Watsonville Airport (KWVI)
Watsonville Municipal Airport, home of the Watsonville July 4th Airport Open House, is located on California's central coast near Santa Cruz, Salinas and Monterey.
This historical World War II airport is home to over 300 corporate and private aircraft. Watsonville serves as an active general aviation airport, an agri-business hub for local companies, an intense fixed wing training environment and has played an important role in emergency airlifts to support the community.
Given it's multiple runway configuration, central location to surrounding major and general aviation airports, various categoies of airspace KWVI offers excellent training opportunities. These include flight training, aircraft rentals/sales, scenic flights, maintenance facilities and even a restaurant on the field.
The new WINGs program award pins!
FLIGHT REVIEWS and the FAA Safety Team seminars
Every pilot must complete a FLIGHT REVIEW within the preceding 24 calendar months.
Maintaining proficiency is an on-going process. Straight-and-Level can help by administering Flight Reviews and/or consulting per the FAA's "WINGs Program" and monthly FAAST safety seminars.
TRANSITION....moving to High Performance and/or Complex Aircraft.
Transition to a high performance aircraft (greater than 200 horsepower) or complex aircraft (controllable propeller, wing flaps and retractable landing gear) can be demanding for pilots without previous experience.
These aircraft normally have increased performance and require additional planning, judgement and skills. Straight-and-Level can provide ground and flight consulting to help you transition to these aircraft.
Whether an insurance checkout or just getting back into flying we can help!
Transition Training to High Performance and/or Complex Aircraft
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT SAFETY PILOT
You worked hard for the instrument rating and you know it takes effort to maintain currency and proficency. You recognize the utility and safety benefits and you are no longer at the "mercy of the meterorological gods".
If you require a safety pilot with "local knowledge" of instrument approaches and procedures why not give us a call? Our goal is to help improve structured piloting skills, some physical, but most mental. An Instrument Proficiency Check can help refine control and coordination, develop situational awareness processes, orientation skills and improve cockpit organization.