L-39 Ground Training
L-39 Ground School
The Code 1 L-39 Ground School is a required prerequisite for our L-39 Flight Training. Taught by our team of experienced instructors, it is a 3-day, graduate-level education program that will teach you everything you'll need to know to safely and competently understand and operate the various systems of the L-39 Albatros. All instructional material material (L-39 manual, flight checklists, supplementary material, etc.) are included, and lunch is provided each day. The class is usually held in our spacious facility in Rockford, Illinois, which gives the class plenty of opportunity for hands-on training on actual aircraft, right on our shop floor.
Basic Jet Engine Theory
Saphir 5 APU
Primary Hydraulic System
Emergency Hydraulic System
Fire Protection System
Avionics and Instruments
Airplane Airworthiness Limitations
Operating Limitations and Pilot Licensing
Aircraft Weight and Balance
Flight Planning and Performance Charts
Cockpit Resource Management and Aeronautical Decision Making
Our ground schools are more than just a learning experience, they are an opportunity to meet pilots like you, who share your passion for aviation. Many of our students become friends who broaden their flight experience with formation flight, cross-country adventures, and group fly-ins.
If you are considering purchasing an L-39, a new owner, or even an experienced Albatros pilot looking to sharpen your skills, our L-39 Ground School is a worthwhile investment in your flying career.
L-39 Ejection Seat Training
If your L-39 is equipped with ejection seats, its operating limitations typically contain the requirement that you regularly train in their safe use. Code 1 Ejection Seat Training Classes are held separately from the L-39 Ground School and are one day long. They contain all FAA-required elements and prepare pilots to safely operate L-39s equipped with the standard VS-1 ejection seat system. Upon completion, pilots are issued the required certification to safely and legally operate an L-39 with armed ejection seats. Subjects include:
Operational Risk Management & Public Safety
Aircraft Operating Limits and Training Requirements
Crew Resource Management
Single-Pilot Resource Management
The Ejection Decision and Human Factors
Occupant Medical, Height, and Weight Limitations
Passenger Practical Safety Briefing
Post-Ejection Communications, Survival, and Search & Rescue
In-Depth VS-1 Ejection Seat System Description and Operation
Typical Injuries Caused by Ejection
Ejecting from an aircraft is among the most difficult and consequential decisions a pilot can make. Let Code 1's team of experienced instructors train you how to make the right call should you ever find yourself needing to "squeeze and pull."