Skyview Powered Parachute Flight Center
Sport Pilot Training
Skyview Training Center is now happy to add to the already successful
training programs an Accelerated Sport Pilot Powered Parachute Course. The
purpose and advantage of the accelerated course is to offer the opportunity
for the student to get safely in the air in the shortest time.
The Course is scheduled over a 12-day period that will cover both Ground and
Flight Instruction necessary to obtain a Sport Pilot Certificate for the
Powered Parachute. The classes are held Monday thru Saturday for two
All Instructors are Certified Flight Instructors with your safety as the
highest priority. Instructor to student ratio is one to one to insure the
best quality instruction for each student. The course will consist of both
Ground and Flight Instruction of the highest quality. A typical Training day
will consist of a morning flight, ground school then an afternoon- evening
flight. Followed by a post training day debriefing.
Ground Instruction will consist of but is not limited to:
|Introduction of the Powered Parachute
||Preflight and Ground Operations
|History of the Powered Parachute
|PPC Pilot Eligibility Requirements
|Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)
|Use of Checklists
||Certificates and Documents
||Line Tangles and Twists
|Aerodynamics of Flight
||Preparing for Takeoff
||Packing the Wing
|Forces in Flight
||Basic Flight Maneuvers
|Angle of Attack
|Components and Systems
||Takeoffs and Departures
||Laying out the Wing
||Wing Inflation and Kiting
||Centering the Wing
||Normal and Crosswind Takeoffs
|Approaches and Landings
|Cross Country Flights
|Ground Reference Maneuvers
Ground Instruction will be conducted with the material provided by the
Flight Center, approved by the FAA, to help ensure the successful passing of
the FAA written test. Some of the material provided by the Flight Center
|Powered Parachute Handbook
|Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (Chapters
2, 10, 11)
|Practical Test Standard
|ASA Test Prep for Sport Pilot
Students are encouraged, but not required to bring along a laptop computer,
as a lot of material can be downloaded for instruction. Internet access is
available in the classroom to assist with your learning.
Some study Material will be sent to the student upon receipt of their
deposit to allow the student to do some studying prior to arrival for the
course. This may facilitate a first day Flight.
All aircraft used by Skyview Flight Center comply with regulations set by
the FAA for use in Instruction. All Aircraft are equipped with dual controls
to insure the safety of the student and the Instructor. Aircraft are
equipped with radios and GPS. Students and Instructors will have intercom
equipment for communication during both dual and solo flights. The Flight
Instruction will meet or exceed the minimum requirements set by the FAA at
10 hours dual and 2 hours solo. Flight Instruction will also include at
least 1 hour of cross-country dual and a solo cross-country. All FAA
requirements will be met before any endorsement is granted to take a check
ride. Each student will have a different learning curve and no student will
be allowed to solo unless the instructor feels it can be done safely
regardless of the number of dual hours.
The cost of the accelerated course is $4,250.00 and includes the following:
Ground Instruction to include books and prep ware necessary to pass the test
Use of Aircraft under supervisor of Instructor
All Fuel and oil for Operation
Cost of FAA written test (taken at a near by airport)
Cost of Check Ride with Examiner
All endorsements needed for training
A minimum of 10 hours dual flight instruction and 2 hours solo flight time
FEES DO NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF LODGING AND MEALS FOR THE DURATION OF THE
Payment & Refund Policy:
Payment of a $1,000.00 deposit is required to hold your position it the
class. The balance of $2,995.00 is due 3 weeks prior to your scheduled
class. Your FULL payment is required to be received no later than 3 weeks
prior to your class. If this is not done we will fill your position in the
class with the next student. Your deposit is forfeit if you fail to contact
us at least 3 weeks in advance of your scheduled class. We will reschedule
you for a future class if you so desire. If you fail to follow the above
procedure on the second scheduled class you will forfeit all monies paid to
Sky View Powered Parachute Flight Center.
Eligibility: Must be 18 years old and
possess a valid Drivers License. Must be able to read, write, and speak
SkyView’s lead Instructor and Examiner is Morris Yoder.
Morris has been involved in the Sport Pilot program from the beginning. He
has received and given training to members of the FAA in Oklahoma City. He
was one of the first to receive the Sport Pilot Certification for Powered
Parachute. He currently has logged over one thousand hours in a Powered
Parachute. Morris is a Private Pilot and has also has received numerous
awards from the Aviation Industry. He is one of the few Instructors to be
able to conduct night training in a Powered Parachute. He is a current CFI, DPE, and DPIE, Private Pilot PPC-L, LSR/repairman & maintenance rating.
Welcome to the sport! After just one flight I am sure you will be hooked.
It’s my task to see it is done safely. I say task, because for me it’s not a
job. In the last ten years I have taught Motorcycle safety to many students.
From this enjoyment I have chosen to also teach Powered Parachute students.
I still enjoy seeing the “light bulb” coming on when all of the sudden the
student “gets it”. I’m here to see that you get the best instruction, at
your pace to your satisfaction.
I am one of the lucky retired citizens that first started enjoying powered
parachutes after being introduced to the sport by a friend in 2002. After a
few hours in the air, with our lead instructor Morris, I was hooked and
before you know it I had my own machine. Next was the rating of Basic Flight
Instructor under the exemption program. From there I went to Sport Pilot,
then with in one year to Certified Flight Instructor.
I look forward to having the opportunity to get you safely in the air, with
the confidence to continue the sport and enjoy the freedom of flight.
As the newest member of the Instructional Team, I
have had the pleasure of learning to fly powered parachutes from the
two Instructors that I now instruct with. I can honestly say that
your safety will be the most important issue. I look forward to
spending quality time teaching the finer points of the Sport Pilot
program. In the last twenty years I have been an Instructor in the
Fire Service and Private sector, instructing Rescue and Extrication
techniques. I currently am an Instructor for Hutchinson Community
College in the Motorcycle Safety program.
I am a Certified Rotax Technician, and hold a
Repairman Inspector Certificate for PPC. Some of my experience is in
building and repairing all types of light aircraft. I enjoy flying
and sharing experiences with my students as well as helping to
instill the required curriculum to all that want to learn. We look
forward to spending time with you in the most enjoyable sport I have
Skyview Powered Parachute Flight Center is located 3 miles west of South
Hutchinson on US Highway 50. The Flight Center is located in G airspace (the
least restrictive airspace) and is a private airpark. This allows for your
instruction to be conducted in a controlled area where conflict with other
aircraft is at a minimum. This allows for a safe learning environment. The
flight park consists of two 2500 feet long grass runways capable of
supporting fixed wing aircraft and a large square area for practice and wing
layout. In the area are several private and public airports. Wichita Airport
is located 45 miles from the Flight Center for those who choose to fly in
for the course. Transportation form Wichita to the Airpark can be arranged.
There are several motels within 8 miles of the center and many restaurants.
For those who wish, Morris has opened up part of the Airpark for those who
have a camper. He allows dry camping only, however there is a dump station
within 3 miles. Some of the attractions in the area are the
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space
Center, (Largest collection of space artifacts outside the Smithsonian
including APOLLO 13) and the
Underground Salt Museum (660 ft. underground).
Calendar of Classes for 2009
May 11th – 23rd , 2009
July 13th – 25th , 2009
August 10th – 22nd , 2009
September 7th – 19th , 2009
To secure your class dates sooner please call us for current availability of
class openings. Morris Yoder can be reached at 620-662-5507 or 620-727-7991.
Please mail a signed copy of
this form and your
deposit payment to:
Skyview Powered Parachute Flight Center
3612 S. Mohawk Road
Hutchinson, KS. 67501