During this session we will discuss airframe construction, forces acting on an aircraft in flight, movements and controls, aircraft stability and flight performance. Reference: From the Ground Up: pages 15 – 33 and Flight Training Manual: pages 3 ? 15.
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 en route 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,…
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
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