For towing gliders with an airplane you need to hold a specific rating. We are providing the training for your sailplane towing rating.
To start the training course 30h PIC time and 5h on the training aircraft type (MS93, Rallye 180) are required. As the Rallye is a comfortable 4 seater you can also rent the plane from us to build up the hours needed for the training.
For the ST(A) rating a decent level of theory instruction is necessary. This contains for example emergency and tow procedures, equipment, legislation, etc.
The training will be held with the instructor in our briefing room before the flight training.
The flight training for the tow rating contains at least 10 tows. A minimum of 5 tows have to be completed in dual control with an FI. During the training different situations and emergencies should be simulated.
After the training
After the flight training you will receive a certificate of training to request the endorsment of your licence. There is no examination required. After the issue of your ST(A) rating you can tow gliders with aircraft. To keep your rating valid you have to have a minimum of 5 tows in the last 24month.