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July 2018

PPL #7 – Licensing Req. & PSTAR Exam

July 17 @ 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 Instructor: Eric Bardutz-Alegrias

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PPL #3- Flight Instruments

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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. Instructor: Scott Graham

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PPL #15- Radio and Electronic Theory

July 19 @ 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 #12- Navigation 1: Basic Theory

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BFC

Navigation 1: Basic Theory During this session we will discuss latitude and longitude, the earth’s magnetism and aeronautical charts. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 176 – 192 Instructor: Ahad Amin

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PPL #8- Meteorology 1: Basic Theory

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

Meteorology 1: Basic Theory In this class we will discuss the atmosphere, clouds, pressure, winds, humidity, temperature and stability. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 123 – 140, Air Command Weather Manual Instructor: Dishan Wijesinghe

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PPL #4- CARS & Flight Operations

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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 Instructor: Scott Graham

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PPL #16- Physiology and PDM

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Physiology & PDM During this session we will discuss medical factors affecting pilots such as; hypoxia, carbon monoxide poisoning, hyperventilation, decompression sickness, sensory illusions, alcohol, drugs, blood donation, fatigue, pregnancy, nutrition, stress and physical fitness.  Also this class analyzes the pilot decision making process and other related issues such as pilot attitude, the “DECIDE” process, human factors, and air safety. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 309 – 323 and AIM AIR section Instrument: Scott Graham

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PPL #13- Navigation 2: Introduction to Flight Planning

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BFC

Navigation 2: Introduction to Flight Planning This is a practical class involving navigation problems as well as preparing the chart and flight log for a cross country trip: Brampton to Collingwood to Muskoka and return via the same route. By the end of the class, initial preparation for the trip is completed including topics such as extracting info from the CFS, preparing the chart, checking Notams and filling up the Nav log without any weather info. Reference:  From the Ground…

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PPL #9 – Meteorology 2: Air Masses, Fronts & Hazards

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

Meteorology 2: Air Masses, Fronts & Hazards Topics will include air masses, fronts, precipitation, fog types, thunderstorms, icing and turbulence. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 140 – 163, Air Command Weather Manual Instructor: Dishan Wijesinghe

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August 2018

PPL #5- Airframes, Engines & Systems

August 1 @ 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. Instructor: Kathleen Nazareth

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