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January 2019

PPL #5- Airframes, Engines & Systems

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Airframes, Engines & Systems Topics covered will include types of combustion engines, the four stroke cycle, engine timing, cooling, lubrication, fuel systems, carburetors, mixture control, exhaust system, ignition system, electrical system, propellers, engine instruments and engine operation considerations. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 3 – 13, 47 – 83 and Flight Training Manual: pages 40 – 44.

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PPL #3- Flight Instruments

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BFC

Flight Instruments This lesson will involve an analysis of atmospheric pressure, the pitot static system, gyroscopic theory and associated instruments.  The magnetic compass will also be discussed. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 33 – 47.

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PPL #14- Navigation 3: Flight Planning

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Navigation 3: Flight Planning Continuation of PVT #12 with focus on getting weather info, using the flight computer to come up with navigational and performance figures, filling and using enroute log, filling out an ICAO flight plan form and role of FSS. This class relies on the skills learnt during the previous two Nav classes. Reference:  VNC, POH, CFS and Flight Computer User Manual

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PPL #10 – Meteorology 3: Weather Interpretation

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Meteorology 3: Weather Interpretation This lesson will involve a look at available sources of weather data, decoding and analyzing weather observations and forecasts such as METARs, TAFs, FDs, and GFAs. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 163 – 177, AIM MET section, Aviation Weather Services Guide

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PPL #6- Aircraft Performance

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Aircraft Performance During this session we will discuss care of the airplane, weight and balance, factors affecting aircraft performance and performance charts, wake turbulence, and handling flight abnormalities. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 263 – 298, AIM AIR section, POH

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PPL #4- CARS & Flight Operations

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BFC

CARS & Flight Operation Topics to include aerodrome layout, traffic procedures, the Canadian Airspace System, radio wave theory and frequency bands, radio communication facilities and procedures. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 89 – 106,Flight Training Manual: pages 206 – 209 and RTOC study guide

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PPL #15- Radio and Electronic Theory

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Radio & Electronic Theory In this class we will discuss radio wave theory, the theory of operation, application of various radio aids to navigation including VORs, NDBs & ADFs, DME, VORTACs, TACANs, GPS, radar, transponders and ELTs. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 231 – 258.

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PPL #11- Flight Computers

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Flight Computers During this session we will discuss how to use your E6B flight computer.  Time, speed and distance, fuel consumption, fuel burn, true altitude and wind correction calculations plus many more. Reference:  Flight Computer User Manual

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PPL #7 – Licensing Req. & PSTAR Exam

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Licensing Requirements and PSTAR Exam The aim of this class is to review rules of the air and procedures.  Students are expected to study the AIM references outlined in the PSTAR study guide PRIOR to attending this class. Please come prepared to write the PSTAR exam. Reference:  PSTAR study guide, AIM and CARs

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February 2019

PPL #5- Airframes, Engines & Systems

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BFC

Airframes, Engines & Systems Topics covered will include types of combustion engines, the four stroke cycle, engine timing, cooling, lubrication, fuel systems, carburetors, mixture control, exhaust system, ignition system, electrical system, propellers, engine instruments and engine operation considerations. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 3 – 13, 47 – 83 and Flight Training Manual: pages 40 – 44.

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