PPL #15 RADIO & ELECTRONIC THEORY

Lecture Hall

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.

PPL #11 FLIGHT COMPUTERS

Lecture Hall

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 (E6B/CX-2/CX-3) User Manual

PPL #7 LICENSING REQ. & PSTAR EXAM

Lecture Hall

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

PPL #3 FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS

Lecture Hall

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

PPL #16 PHYSIOLOGY & PDM

Lecture Hall

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…

PPL #12 Nav 1 – Basic Nav

Lecture Hall

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

PPL #8 MET 1: BASIC THEORY

Lecture Hall

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

PPL #4 CARS & FLIGHT OPERATIONS

Lecture Hall

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

PPL #13 NAV 2: INTRO TO FLIGHT PLANNING

Lecture Hall

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,…

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

Lecture Hall

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

Location & Directions

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The Brampton-Caledon Airport is close to Toronto, allowing easy access to all of Canada’s 400 series highways.

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