The Bush Pilot School
Bush Air  USA
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Advanced Flight Training - Tailwheel Training - Flight Review's
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Cal-Nev-Ari FLY-IN. Kidwell Airport.
Email: CC@Bush-Air.com
Phone: 1 928 460 3987
Important links:
FAA Foreign License Validation
AOPA guide to the TSA Foreign Pilot Flight Training requirements.
CC Milne Pocock and Bush Airon Discovery Channel.
FAASafety.gov - Home of the FAASTeam
Bush Air C170B bushplane off airport take off.
Notice of upcoming, activities and events: (Page updated June 14 2018).

EAA Airventure Oshkosh, USA July 2018: Seminars - "Advanced Bush and Mountain Flying Techniques and Procedures". Forums Plaza Stage 4. 10am-11am. Mon 23, Thurs 26 & Sat 28 . Schedule.

EAA Airventure Oshkosh, USA July 2018: "Authors Corner" - Book signings in the EAA Sky Shop and Airware store - July 23-28 daily. Schedule not yet available.
EAA Airventure Oshkosh, USA July 2018: STOL demonstration - Bush Air C170-B. Ultralight runway. 8pm - 9:30pm. Mon 23,Tues 24, Thurs 26 & Fri 27.
Bush Air USA Tour, August 2018: Advanced Flying Courses will be held in various locations during the month of August. Some states so far: MN, MI, MA & CT.
South Africa 2018: Advanced Bush & Mountain Flying Courses. October 2018. Exact dates not yet available.
   
Milne "CC" Pocock is originally from South Africa, an FAA Certified Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor (CFI) and a highly experienced and professional bush, stunt & test pilot with thousands of hours of bush and mountain flying and "off airport" operations. He is one of the most knowlegable and experienced bush and mountain flying instructors in the world and the author of the "Bush & Mountain Flying" handbook, a unique book on the subject. He has trained over 600 pilots during the last 16 years from all over the world with various experience levels, private to ATP, civilian and military. All pilots, including flight instructors can benefit greatly from attending this training.

Courses are FAA Safety Team accredited. In addition, an FAA 61.56 Flight Review (BFR) can be included at no extra cost.

You can attend courses with virtually any type of aircraft, from light sport to multiengine turbine. If you own your own aircraft, it is recommended that you attend the course with it as you want to become proficient with the aircraft you most frequently fly. Pilots who own high performance aircraft and in particular high performance tail draggers can greatly benefit from this training. If you do not own your aircraft or have access to an aircraft you can fly the Bush Air C172 or C170.

Courses are available at Kidwell Airport (1L4), Cal-Nev-Ari, Nevada, USA. Courses are also available in South Africa during certain times of the year as well as any other suitable location in the United States and worldwide by special arrangement. Pilots attending courses outside of the US, must supply their own aircraft.

 

Courses:

1. Advanced Bush / Backcountry & Mountain Flying Safety Course

2. Advanced General Flying Safety and Proficiency Course

3. Tail wheel training and endorsement. (If you complete any other course using the Bush Air C170 or your own tailwheel airplane, an FAA 61.31(i) Tail Wheel Endorsement will be included).

4. Familiarization and differential training in basic, complex and high performance aircraft. (Just bought a new aircraft that you have never flown before? then this for you! Insurance companies may only insure you once you received this training.)

5. FAA Flight Review (Can be included in any of the above courses for free).

6. Spouse Safety Pilot training. (In the event you become incapacitated, your spouse can operate the radio and land the airplane).

 

The Advanced Bush & Mountain (Backcountry) Flying Course

The sole objective of this course is to greatly improve overall pilot proficiency, safety, confidence and skill when operating in the backcountry and therefore reducing the risk of accidents, particularly short field, low level, density altitude and mountain flying accidents.

This is a fully comprehensive course which includes the following: Ground school segments, familiarization and test flight, slow flight, stalls and spin recovery, optimum performance take-off and landings, short field, soft & rough field, off-airfield and obstacle clearance take offs and landings, crosswind takeo-off and landings, flying without instruments, emergency and precautionary procedures, density altitude (hot and high) operations, low level & survey flying, mountain flying, as well as focussing on correcting any weaknesses and bad techniques.

From the start, emphasis is placed on correcting common pilot weaknesses (which originate from poor training) such as bad takeoff, approach and landing techniques, crosswind landings, slipping, balooning, maintaining the centerline and use of rudders. You will discover areas within the airplane's performance envelope you never thought possible through a proper intensive familiarization and test flight. Learn how to consistently "grease" all landings and how to obtain maximum performance from your aircraft .

Even if you never intend to fly in the backcountry or mountains, the techniques and procedures you will learn during this course is guaranteed to make you a much more proficient, confident, safer and skilled pilot in general every day flying. The course is held over four days and includes approximately 5 hours of flying. This is more than sufficient time for you to successfully and safely learn all the basic techniques and procedures to improve your flying ability.

An optional part to the course includes: Night flying, Technical - the aircraft engine - oil and filter replacement, air filter maintenance, tire & oleo repair, wire locking, refueling, airframe repairs, propeller repairs, basic engine, electrical and avionics fault diagnostics and repairs, tools and survival equipment.

Once you've mastered the basics, you will be introduced to some very real scenarios when we actually go fly into some very challenging backcountry strips. By the time you have completed the course you will be able to safely and confidently land and take off from short challenging strips in virtually any general aviation light aircraft.

A certificate is issued after completion of the course.

Advanced General Flying Proficiency course

This is similar to the Bush & Mountain Flying Course however, this course, is customized to the individual needs of the pilot. For example, if you have a specific problem that you need help with such as landings, this will be one of the main focuses of this course. Common weakness are approaches, landings, crosswind landings, slipping, balooning, drifting off the centerline, use of rudder, stalls, incipient or full spins and slow flight, plus many more!

No matter what problem or weakness you may have with your flying, this course will sort it out! CC Pocock specializes in fixing any flying problem you may have. Especially landings!

"CC" Milne Pocock with his Cessna 172-C and Cessna 170-B training aircraft.
"CC" Milne  Pocock with his Cessna C170-B bushplane
 
Bush & Mountain Flying handbook -3rd edition - 2017
The Bush & Mountain Flying handbook. Buy it direct from Bush Air
 
CC Pocock and Bush Air in the Discovery Channel TV show - "Deadliest Job Interview".
"CC" Milne Pocock and Bush Air on Discovery Channel
 

Take a scenic flight over the Grand Canyon. You fly!

A very rare and unique opportunity available to pilots attending flight training at Bush Air or even just visiting the area.

You have the option of flying the airplane yourself over the Grand Canyon and Lake Mead, landing at one or more strips along the way and ending with a low level flight down the Colorado River and Lake Mohave back to base.

You may choose or plan your flight anyway you like, including seeing other attractions in the area.

Bush Air  self fly Grand Canyon scenic flights
 
Below are photo's of a few of the many hundreds of pilots and planes that have attended CC Pocock's Advanced Flight Training and Taildragger Training.
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. Steve Horychun and "CC" Milne Pocock. Bush Air Cessna C170B Bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. Erik Weismann and "CC" Milne Pocock. Bush Air Cessna C170B Bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. Frank Liu and "CC" Milne Pocock. Bush Air Cessna C170B Bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. Alfred Obermaier and "CC" Milne Pocock. Bush Air Cessna C170B Bushplane
Steve Horychun, Fort St John, BC, Canada.
Erik Weismann, New Hampshire USA
Frank Liu, Florida, USA
Alfred Obermaier, Munich, Germany
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. CC Pocock and Karen Cadzin.  Cessna 170B Bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. CC Pocock and Karen Cadzin.  Cessna 170B Bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. CC Pocock and Karen Cadzin.  Cessna 170B Bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. CC Pocock and Kyle Stone with his Cessna Hawk XP
Karen Cadzin, New York, USA
Jay Holt, Nevada, USA
Max Raynaud, Tournefeuille, France
Kyle Stone, Colorado, USA
Norman Green and CC Pocock. Cessna C182 300hp. Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course.
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Christie Coetzee and CC Pocock. Cessna C210
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.Edge Bisset and CC Pocock. Decathlon
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. Daniel Riefer and "CC" Milne Pocock. Bush Air Cessna C170B Bushplane
Norman Green, Windhoek, Namibia
Christie Coetzee, Wellington, South Africa
Edge Bisset, Cape Town, South Africa
Daniel Riefer, Germany
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. CC Pocock and Arlan Schmitz. 300hp Cessna C185 bushplane
Reinhard Uebel and CC Pocock . RV6.
Advanced bush and mountain flying course. CC Pocock and Joern Berneberg. Bush Air Cessna C172 bushplane
Francois Briers and CC Pocock . Cessna C182
Arlan Schmitz, Portales, New Mexico, USA
Reinhard Uebel, Elandsbay, South Africa
Joern Berneburg, Germany
Francois Briers, Blouberg Strand, South Africa
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Dawie Erasmus and CC Pocock. Glassair Sportsman. bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. CC Pocock and Dave Warren. Bush Air Cessna C172 Bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced flying course.. Brandon Rogers and "CC" Pocock. Cessna C150
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. Martin Kolar and "CC" Mikne Pocock with the Bush Air Cessna C170 bushplane
Dawie Erasmus, Grobblersdal, South Africa
Dave R, Warren, Ohio, USA
Brandon Rogers, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Martin Kolar, Prague,Czech Republic
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Bush Air - Advanced flying course. CC Pocock and Abrie le Roux. Cessna C177
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Cyril Shand and CC Pocock. Aeronca sedan.
 Bush Air - Advanced flying course. "CC Pocock and Bart van den Berg . Jabiru
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.Chris Meyer and "CC" Miklne Pocock. Bush Air Cessna C170B bushplane trainer
Abrie le Roux, Somerset West, South Africa
Cyril Shand, Cape Town, South Africa
Bart van den Berg, Pretoria, South Africa
Chris Meyer, White Hills, Arizona, USA
Bush Air - Advanced flying course.. Kai Neckel and CC Pocock. CTSW
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course."CC" Milne Pocock and Kat Tiefenthal. Bush Air Cessna C172 bushplane trainer
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Bush Air - Advanced flying course. CC Pocock and Dave Sheldon. Cessna C180
Bush Air - Advanced flying course.. Paul Ackermann and CC Pocock. CTSW
Kai Neckel, Cape Town, South Africa
Kat Tiefenthal, Channel Islands, UK
Dave Sheldon, Prescott, Arizona, USA
Paul Ackermann, Wellington, South Africa
Bush Air - Advanced flying course.. CC Pocock and Nick Loubser. Raven (CH601)
Bush Air - Advanced bush and mountain flying course. Dru Dunwoody and "CC" Mine Pocock. Bush Air Cessna C170B bushplane trainer
Bush Air - Advanced flying course.. CC Pocock and Gunther Tonitz.  Ekolot
Bush Air - Advanced bush  flying course.Alexandros Loannou and  "CC" Milne Pocock. Bush Air Cessna C170B bushplane trainer
Nick Loubser, Gansbaai, South Africa
Dru Dunwoody, Minnesota, USA
Gunther Tonitz, Bellville, South Africa
Alexandros Loannou, Cyprus
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. "CC" Mikne Pocock and Larry Buster. Cessna C206. Bush Air - Advanced flying course. Bush Air - Advanced bush  flying course. CC Pocock and Kyle Porter. C172 bushplane Bush Air - advanced bush and mountain flying course.  CC Pocock and Warwick Mostert.  African Pilot branded C182
Larry Buster, Colorado, USA
Kyle Porter, Montogmery, Alabama, USA
Warwick Mostert, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dan Greenhill. Peoria, Arizona, USA
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. Shane Hedges and CC Pocock. Cessna C210
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. Adam Hedges and CC Pocock. Cessna C210
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Rodger Jaworski and CC Pocock. Cessna C185
Shane Hedges, Maun, Botswana
Adam Hedges, Maun, Botswana
Roger Jaworski, Arizona USA
Arnaud Derbise, Grasse, France
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. "CC" Milne Pocock and Mike Kennedy of  Discovery's "Airplane Repo"
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. CC Pocock nad Luigi Raimondo. Cessna C206
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. CC Pocock and Willen Kruger. Cessna C210
Mike Kennedy (Airplane Repo), Florida, USA
Luigi Raimondo, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Willem Kruger, Marble Hall, South Africa
Mark Glasspool, Johannesburg, South Africa
"CC" Milne Pocock and  Mike Kennedy of  "Airplane repo" . Bush Air Cessna C172 bushplane trainer
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. CC Pocock and Amanda Maheu. Bush Air Cessna C170B bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. Dawie Erasmus and CC Pocock.  Citabria
Gregory Gerhardt, Cape Town South Africa
Amanda Maheu, Utah, USA
Jean-Charles Linsi, Grandvaux, Switzerland
Dawie Erasmus, Marble Hall, South Africa
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. Chuck Denison and CC Pocock. Piper Supercub bushplane
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. CC Pocock and Fiona Horn. Bush Air Cessna C172 bushplane trainer
Chuck Denison, Colorado, USA
Jaco Schoen, Pretoria, South Africa
Fiona Horne, USA
Marty Smith, California, USA
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. CC Pocock and Mike Barber. Cessna C185
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Bush Air BN2A twine engine bushplane trainer
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. Lenza de Jager. Maule 260
Wayne Lorgus, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Mike Barber, Arizona, USA
Rok Weber, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lenza de Jager, Pretoria, South Africa
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. Larry Cranton and CC Pocock. Cessna C170B 220hp
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.. CC Pocock and Steve Eddie. Husky bushplane
Evald Jooste, Melbourne, Australia
Larry Cranton, Arizona USA
Steve Eddie, Arizona, USA
Sebastian Reis and Isabella Schmid, Germany
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Robin McGrew and CC Pocock. Cessna C180
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course., Colin Wilson and CC Pocock. Cessna C210
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.  Roque Hafner, Reon Wiese and CC Pocock. Cessna C210
Robin McGrew, San Diego, California, USA
Colin Wilson, Johannesburg, South Africa
Roque Hafner, Johannesburg and Reon Wiese, Pretoria, South Africa
Steve Eddie, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Graen Wuth, CC Pocock and Guy Leitch of SA Flyer. Piper Saratoga.
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course.  Brain Stocks and CC Pocock. Sportsman bushplane
Guy Leitch & Graem Wuth - SA Flyer magazine, South Africa
Brian Stocks, Johannesburg, South Africa
Collin Thorpe Wellington, South Africa
Patrick Wagner, Hochberg, Austria
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Petru Malan and CC Pocock. Cessna C210
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. CC Pocock and Kobus Stander. Cessna C185
Petru Malan, Wellington, South Africa
Daan Morkel, Diemerskraal, South Africa
Kobus Stander, South Africa
Patrick Matibe, Limpopo, South Africa
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Ralph Boetiger, Andre du Plessis and CC Pocock. Cessna C206
Kateri Drexler, Colorado, USA
Tim and Richard Fair, Maputo, Mozambique
Paul Grobler, South Africa
Ralph Boetiger & Andre du Plessis, South Africa
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. CC Pocock and Mark Bunning. Cessna C210
Steve Johnson, George Allen, Anthony DeLuca, Southbridge Massachusetts, USA
Pieter Nel, NY USA. Daryl Dawkins, Daniel Bollinger, MA USA.
Mark Bunning, South Africa
Wilfred Arrindell, Sweden
Roland Berez, Hungary
David Price, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
Karin Cadzin, CT, USA
Jacques Venter, South Africa
Franse de Wet, South Africa
Wayne van Rooyen, South Africa
Daryl Bolinger, Anthony DeLuca, Daryl Dawkins, MA, USA
Hein Barnard, SA. Jaco Groenewald, SA. Eric Piffer, Austria
Gavin Neil, Matola, Mozambique
Petru Malan, South Africa
Tony Dowd, New Zealand
Otto & Elmarie Wypkema, South Africa
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Bush Air BN2A twine engine bushplane trainer
Cornelia Auer, Austria
Roland Berez, Hungary
Grant Stocks, Colesburg, South Africa
Kevin Curreri, Kenya
Georg Schlatter, Switzerland.
Bart Rijpma, Dubai, UAE
Matthijs Amelink, Netherlands. Silvia Godzen & Florian S, Germany.
Karol Szymanski, Poland
Ralph Boetiger & Andre du Plessis, South Africa
Robert Routier & Dominic Giampaolo, Johannesburg, South Africa
Daniel Rieder, Italy
Dann de Ruijter, Netherlands. Estian de Jager, SA. Bruno de Geeter, Belguim
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Siebert Wiil , Juan Bezuidenhout and CC Pocock. Cirrus
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Melissa Pemberton and CC Pocock.
Eddie Morris, UK
Siebert Wiid & Juan Bezuidenhout, South Africa
Melissa Pemberton, California, USA
Dale de Klerk, Klaas Lammers, Neil Garden, South Africa
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Franse de Wett and CC Pocock. Cessna C206
Jacques Venter, South Africa
Sean Truscott, South Africa
Perto Malan, South Africa. Shawn Brassel,South Africa. Konrad Rzadzinski, Poland.
Franse de Wet, South Africa
Luk Michels, Martin Wambach, Belgium
Nic Nicolaou,SA. Samantha Meyrick,SA. Andreas Grable, Germany
Neil Garden, South Africa
Herme Goosen, South Africa
Bush Air - Advanced bush flying course. Candice Jones and CC Pocock. C172 bushplane trainer
Alan Wilson, UK
Candice Jones, South Africa
Shawn Brassel, South Africa
Abrie Louw, Matthias Breaune, Poona Olivier, Liviu Enache & Anthony Hearn, Namibia.
Sofia Webster, UK
Gavin Neil, Matola, Mozambique
Ian Lang, South Africa
Chris Ussher, UK. Morne van Straaten, South Africa. Trent Jones, Australia.
Damien Pennefather, Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
Tammie Koyn, USA
Konrad Radinski, Poland
Barrie Neunborn, South Africa
Matthijs Amelink, Netherlands
Tony Forbes, Noel McCullough, Otto Muller, South Africa
Abel Coetzee, South Africa
Robin McGrew, San Diego, CA, USA
Artur Ekert, Michal Lewzak, Greg Markham
Craig Flanigan, South Africa
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