The Honourable Company of Air Pilots incorporating Air Navigators

So you want to be a Captain ?



Captain Ralph KOHN FRAeS


Captain Christopher N WHITE FRAeS




So you want to be a Captain is intended to be an instruction manual to use in preparation for, then during a command course. It is a reference manual to be read and generally studied at home or as part of a course, giving prospective captains more background to add to their experiences as first officers. Some material has been included as a ‘refresher‘ and as an offering on how best to apply everyday procedures, such as entering and then flying holding patterns inter alia. Because of its presentation on a DVD it could be referred to en-route if need be, if carried in an electronic device such as an iPad. Some excerpts, like handy shortcuts and ideas offered in Appendix A, might be usefully looked-up and used. The accompanying abridged excerpts pamphlet contents that go with the DVD might be used for quick perusal of sundry material covered and possibly as a broad index of DVD content.

available to order now from:

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots

by post or email

The  ‘pack’ for ‘So You Want To Be A Captain?’ (SYWTBAC) – consists of the CD and a 52-page synopsis of the main sections in the CD

Payment by credit/debit card should be made to the Company office and the order will then be forwarded to the Printer for processing and dispatch. 


click here for the order form


Following order, packs are dispatched direct from the Printer – not from the Company.

Cost is £25 (incl p&p) to an address in UK, £30 (incl p&p) to a European address, or £35 to all other overseas addresses