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October 2019

PPL #15- Radio and Electronic Theory

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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CPL #14 – Met #2: Airmasses and Fronts

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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This session will introduce students to the main weather generators they will encounter, as well as some of the hazards they generate. Special attention is paid to icing avoidance and anti-icing systems, as well as practical thunderstorm avoidance. Reference: FGU pp. 139-158, Air Command Weather Manual

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PPL #13- Navigation 2: Introduction to Flight Planning

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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 #8- Meteorology 1: Basic Theory

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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CPL #15 – WX Interpretation

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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In this session, students will begin by reviewing basic weather interpretation, including METAR, TAF, FD and GFA. Students will then move on to advanced weather products such as SIGMET. RADAR, Satellite and PROG charts. Reference: FGU pp. 158-172, AIM MET, NavCanada Aviation Weather Services Guide

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PPL #5- Airframes, Engines & Systems

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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PPL #16- Physiology and PDM

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Class #16 – Met #4: PIREPs, SIGMETs, & AIRMETs

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Interpretation of High altitude weather reports and advanced weather charts

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PPL #14- Navigation 3: Flight Planning

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Navigation 3: Flight Planning 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 enroute 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, CFS and Flight Computer User Manual

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November 2019

CPL Class #17 – Met #5: High Alt Met

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A look at the different factors that play a role in Canadian weather.

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Class #18 – Met Exam & Take up

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Test of Meteorological knowledge

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Class #19 – Nav #1: Flight Planning

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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This class is a review of all of the navigation concepts introduced in the Private ground school. This will ensure that the student has a firm foundation of skills before moving on to advanced topics. Reference: From the Ground Up, pages 175 - 179, 184 – 206, APFM Ch. 17

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Class #20 – Nav #2: WAC & Lo Charts

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Theory and operation of both VOR and ADF systems.

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Class #21 – Nav #3: Radio Nav & Theory

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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This session covers all types of radio navigation aids currently in use from both a theory and practical standpoint. Students will learn the operational principles behind systems. Reference: FGU pp. 207 – 211, 227-255, CAP GEN

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Class #22 – Nav #4: VOR & ADF

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Theory and operation of both ADF and GPS systems.

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Class #23 – Nav #5: Advanced Flight Planning

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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In this session, students will integrate information learned in the previous four classes and apply it to practical navigation and flight planning exercises. Reference: FGU, pp. 175 – 255, APFM Ch. 17

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December 2019

Class #24 – Nav Exam & Take Up

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Test of Navigation Knowledge.

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Class #25 – CFIT

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Discussion of Controlled Flight into Terrain.

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Class #26 – CRM & PDM

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Discussion of Crew Resource Management, and pilot decision making.

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Class #27 – CPL Exam

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Practice CPL exam

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Class #28 – Exam Take up & Review

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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