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May 2021

PPL #15 RADIO & ELECTRONIC THEORY

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This lesson covers the basic rules and regulations of the Brampton Flying Club, licensing requirements for PPL and RPP, and also covers operational procedures for our Safety Management System.

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PPL #7 LICENSING REQ. & PSTAR EXAM

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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PPL #3 FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 #16 PHYSIOLOGY & PDM

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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PPL #12 Nav 1 – Basic Nav

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

During this session we will discuss latitude and longitude, the earth’s magnetism and aeronautical charts. Reference: From the Ground Up: pages 176 – 192,

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PPL #8 MET 1: BASIC THEORY

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In this class we will discuss the atmosphere, clouds, pressure, winds, humidity, temperature and stability. Reference: From the Ground Up: pages 123 – 140, Royal Canadian Air Force Weather Manual

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PPL #4 CARS & FLIGHT OPERATIONS

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 #13 NAV 2: INTRO TO FLIGHT PLANNING

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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 Up: pages 192 – 208.

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PPL #9 MET 2: AIR MASSES, FRONTS & HAZARDS

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Topics will include air masses, fronts, precipitation, fog types, thunderstorms, icing and turbulence. Reference: From the Ground Up: pages 140 – 163, Royal Canadian Air Force Weather Manual

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