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Waypoints believe passionately in quality training.  Consequently we have developed and offer pilot study support material which will help you develop appropriate knowledge, skill and attitudes to achieve your flying dreams - safely.  We have created this page to offer material to you as free downloads, as they becomes available.

We intend to include material such as:

  • Pilots Notes, for a range of modern and not so modern aircraft;
  • Activity specific training notes such as aerobatic, formation and display flying;  and,
  • A range of interesting and useful articles.

Material on this page is offered as free downloads.  Its content has been produced and collated from a wide range of sources and where possible we have given full credit to the original author.

The files are usually made available as Adobe PDF documents, however where the Pilot’s Notes are specific to a particular aircraft registration we have also made them available as MS Word documents, so that you can more easily modify them to suit the particular aircraft you are flying.

While the information in the material has been carefully checked to ensure it is accurate, there is every possibility that small errors still exist in various documents.  Consequently, Waypoints Aviation Ltd does not guarantee that this material is without flaw of any kind, and make no warranties, express or implied, with respect to any of the material contained herein.

Waypoints Aviation Ltd also disclaims all liability and responsibility to any person or entity with respect to errors and omissions, or loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the use of information contained within these documents.

All that legal stuff aside, if you notice anything you think is wrong or could be improved, we would appreciate your feedback.   Also, if you have any material you think others may get value from and you are willing to make it available free through this page, again we would like to hear from you.

Pilots Notes

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DCH 1 Chipmunk - Canadian

These Pilots Notes were written specifically for ZK-CVM, as operated by the CVM Syndicate in Nelson, NZ.
Click to download as a PDF (10.5 MB).

The following is the same material as a MS Word document, so that you can more easily modify the notes to suit the particular aircraft you are flying.
Click to download in MS Word (16.6 MB).

 

DCH 1 Chipmunk - English

These Pilots Notes were written specifically for ZK-SAX, as operated by the Chipmunk Syndicate at NZ Warbirds.
Click to download as a PDF (5.4 MB).

The following is the same material as a MS Word document, so that you can more easily modify the notes to suit the particular aircraft you are flying.
Click to download in MS Word (8.1 MB).

 

Nord 1002  Pingouin II

These Pilots Notes were written specifically for G-ATBG, as operated by Mark Jack and maintained by The Aircraft Restoration Company (ARC) at Duxford, England.
Download as a PDF (1.4 MB).

The following is the same material as a MS Word document, so that you can more easily modify the notes to suit the particular aircraft you are flying.
Click to download in MS Word (2.3 MB)

 

Aerobatics Training Notes

Aerobatics Manual - Display Flying and Low Level Aerobatics First Edition.  
Download as a PDF (2.7 MB)

Aerobatics Manual - Specific to the CT4A/B Airtrainer.  
Download as a PDF (2.0 MB).

Aerobatics Manual - Specific to the Cessna 152 Aerobat.
Download as a PDF (2.1 MB)

Aerobatics Manual - Specific to the DHC 1 Chipmunk.  
Download as a PDF (2.2 MB)

 

Low Level Display Flying

These Low Level Display Flying notes were written to support the NZ Warbirds Low Level Display Flying Course as run by Dave Brown.
Click to download as a PDF (2.7 MB).

The following is the same material as a MS Word document, so that you can more easily modify the notes to suit the particular aircraft you are flying.
Click to download in MS Word (1.1 MB).

 

Grant Benns’ Aerobatics Articles in KiwiFlyer

The KiwiFlyer owner/editor, Mr. Michael Norton, and Grant Benns have been good enough to allow me to make these aerobatics articles available through our website.

I really enjoyed reading Grant’s contribution on aerobatics (and to be frank piloting in general).  I think they are excellent.

1 - KiwiFlyer Issue 36 - Freedom of Flight  - Download the PDF

2 - KiwiFlyer Issue 37 - Competition Aerobatics  - Download the PDF

3 - KiwiFlyer Issue 38 - Aerobatic Aircraft Design Quirks  - Download the PDF

4 - KiwiFlyer Issue 39 - Aerobatic Competition 101  - Download the PDF

5 - KiwiFlyer Issue 40 - Aerobatic Competition 102  - Download the PDF

6 - KiwiFlyer Issue 41 - Aerobatic Training may Save Your Life  - Download the PDF

7 - KiwiFlyer Issue 42 - Rolling, Rolls and Rollers  - Download the PDF

8 - KiwiFlyer Issue 43 - Stall Turns and Hammerheads  - Download the PDF

9 - KiwiFlyer Issue 44 - Good Aeros Gone Bad  - Download the PDF

PDFs of the full issues are available at http://www.kiwiflyer.co.nz/kf-download.htm

 

Various Interesting and Useful Articles

The Theory of Flight Instruction - CAA FIG GAP

This document comes from the first edition of the CAA Flight Instructor Guide GAP.  The revised FIG omitted this material for some reason, but within it are some excellent thoughts which I think will help many instructors, new and not so new, as they develop within our profession.  It is available unchanged from the version provided by CAA.  
Download as a PDF (0.7 MB)

Descending in VNAV for Dummies

The purpose of this short précis is to summarise the operational application of VNAV in the descent, and to suggest situations where VNAV may not be your most suitable mode of automation.
Download as a PDF (68 KB)

Flight Level Change (FLCH) for Dummies in the Boeing 777 and 787

The purpose of this short précis is to summarise the operational application of Flight Level Change (FLCH) in the Boeing 777 and 787, in both the climb and the descent.
Download as a PDF (78 KB)

Flight Level Change (FLCH) for Dummies in the Boeing 757 and 767

The purpose of this short précis is to summarise the operational application of Flight Level Change (FLCH) in the Boeing 757 and 767, in both the climb and the descent.
Download as a PDF (81 KB)