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May 2019

PPL #15- Radio and Electronic Theory

May 21 @ 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 #9 – Meteorology 2: Air Masses, Fronts & Hazards

May 22 @ 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

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PPL #7 – Licensing Req. & PSTAR Exam

May 23 @ 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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PPL #4- CARS & Flight Operations

May 25 @ 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 #16- Physiology and PDM

May 28 @ 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

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PPL #10 – Meteorology 3: Weather Interpretation

May 29 @ 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 + Google Calendar+ iCal Export

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PPL #8- Meteorology 1: Basic Theory

May 30 @ 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

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June 2019

PPL #5- Airframes, Engines & Systems

June 1 @ 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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Co-Pilot Seminar

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
BFC

Location: Wynott Lecture Hall Cost: $49.00 (members) $79.00(non-member) Includes 30 mins in Red Bird Speaker: Paul Cowan & Vincent Fung Info: Seminar will cover the basics of flying and navigation. This seminar is designed for passengers who want to know a bit more about what is going on in the cockpit and/or those who might want to help out a bit. Will also cover some basic emergencies. Please contact the front desk at 905-838-1400 ext. 0 to reserve your spot.

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PPL #1- Introduction and SMS

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Intro and SMS 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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