Pilot Course - Knowledge

Aviation First Aid

This course can be used as a credit in the BMAA wings scheme.


Naturally it is a good idea for anyone participating in sports to undertake some basic first aid training.  How would you react if someone at your flying club was injured, would you be able to help?  If you’d be unsure about what to do, don't worry here is your opportunity to learn some essential skills that could make all the difference!

Content / Overview

You will learn about the following topics, including participating in practical elements:

  • Situation assessment.

  • Response levels & observation charts.

  • Airway management, including restrictions.

  • Resuscitation Adult CPR.

  • Dealing with Epilepsy.

  • Differences between heart attack & cardiac arrest.

  • Use of the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

  • Dressing of wounds.

  • Correct use of Tourniquets.

  • Haemostatic bandages and powders (for dealing with bleeds).

  • Minor burns and scalds.

  • Anaphylactic shock.

  • Specifics to the aviation environment, with videos looking at airside and airborne scenarios.

Recognised Qualification

On successful completion of this course you will gain a recognised qualification in first aid, with a registered certificate. This course is fully certified as a FAA (First Aid Award) Level 3 training course and is valid for three years.  Example certificate here

Aviation Relevant

Delivered with flying in mind by giving specific examples and scenarios.  We have taken topics and applied them to the aviation environment.  The course will consider places such as aircraft hangars/workshops (used for inspections, storage and maintenance) as well as general airfield operations for clubs and flying schools, generally covering all aspects of airfield life and the types of issues that can occur.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone engaged in the business of flying, in particular instructors, school operators, inspectors and check pilots.  Naturally these courses are highly suitable for anyone involved in flying, regardless of what they actually fly.


First Safety Training - Cambridge

The provider of this course is a current and enthusiastic Microlight pilot, who previously served in the RAF.  He is a fully qualified and certified health and safety practitioner, teacher and assessor with nearly two decades of experience in the safety and training industry.


BMAA HQ - The Bullring, Deddington, Banbury, Oxford, OX15 0TT

Stoke Medway Airfield - Burrows Lane, Middle Stoke, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9RN

East of Scotland Microlights - East Fortune Airfield, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5LE

Price / Booking / Availability

Next course @ BMAA: TBC

BMAA Members - £80 (inc vat)

Non Members - £95 (inc vat)

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Non Members - TBC

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To register your interest in this course please call 01869 338888 or email using the button below

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