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August 2019

PPL #4- CARS & Flight Operations

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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 #12- Navigation 1: Basic Theory

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Navigation 1: Basic Theory 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 #7 – Licensing Req. & PSTAR Exam

August 28 @ 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 #5- Airframes, Engines & Systems

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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September 2019

PPL #13- Navigation 2: Introduction to Flight Planning

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

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

September 4 @ 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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CPL Class #1 – Theory of Flight

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

This session expands on the theory of flight subjects covered in the Private Licence, including lift production and the physics of flight.

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PPL #6- Aircraft Performance

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Aircraft Performance During this session we will discuss care of the airplane, weight and balance, factors affecting aircraft performance and performance charts, wake turbulence, and handling flight abnormalities. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 263 – 298, AIM AIR section, POH

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PPL #1- Introduction and SMS

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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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CPL Class #2 – Advanced Theory of Flight

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Advanced wing design and lift augmentation devices.

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PPL #14- Navigation 3: Flight Planning

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

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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PPL #9 – Meteorology 2: Air Masses, Fronts & Hazards

September 11 @ 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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CPL #3 – Advanced Instruments

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

This lesson includes an in-depth analysis of the pitot static system, gyroscopic theory and associated instruments, and the magnetic compass. Students will also be introduced to instrument flying theory and practical application. Reference: FGU pp. 39 – 50, APFM Ch. 4

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PPL #7 – Licensing Req. & PSTAR Exam

September 12 @ 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 #2- Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BFC

Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight 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.

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CPL Class #4 – Airspace & Procedures

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Air Regulations and licensing requirements for the commercial pilot’s license.

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PPL #15- Radio and Electronic Theory

September 17 @ 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 #10 – Meteorology 3: Weather Interpretation

September 18 @ 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

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CPL Class #5 – Airspace and Procedures 2

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

This class reviews airspace classification and weather minima, as well as expanding on topics such as Special VFR and trans-border operations. Reference: FGU pp. 91 – 119, AIM RAC 1.0-5.8

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PPL #8- Meteorology 1: Basic Theory

September 19 @ 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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PPL #3- Flight Instruments

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BFC

Flight Instruments 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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CPL Class #6 – Air Taxi Operations

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

During this session, students will be introduced to the sections of the Canadian Aviation Regulations related to Commercial Flight Operations. Topics covered include Commercial Licensing and Type Ratings, Flight Duty Times, and Commercial Equipment and Dispatch Requirements. Reference: CARS 700 Series

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PPL #16- Physiology and PDM

September 24 @ 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 #11- Flight Computers

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Flight Computers 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 User Manual

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CPL #7 – Air Law Exam and CARs Take up

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

A test of Air law knowledge.

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PPL #9 – Meteorology 2: Air Masses, Fronts & Hazards

September 26 @ 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 #4- CARS & Flight Operations

September 28 @ 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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CPL Class #8 – Propellers and De-icing

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

This lesson includes the forces acting on propellers in flight. Forces during climbs and descents, as well as icing.

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October 2019

PPL #1- Introduction and SMS

October 1 @ 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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PPL #12- Navigation 1: Basic Theory

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Navigation 1: Basic Theory 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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CPL Class #9 – Advanced Engines and Airframes

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

In this session, students will expand on topics learned during the Engines and Systems class of the Private ground school. Topics covered include turbocharging and supercharging, constant speed propellers and an introduction to turbine engines. Reference: FGU pp. 51 – 88, APFM Ch. 12-13

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PPL #10 – Meteorology 3: Weather Interpretation

October 3 @ 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

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PPL #5- Airframes, Engines & Systems

October 5 @ 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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CPL Class #10 – Turbine Engines & Propulsion

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Operations, types and theory of turbine engines.

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PPL #2- Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight 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.

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PPL #13- Navigation 2: Introduction to Flight Planning

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

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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CPL #11 – Aircraft Performance

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

This session introduces the student to advanced weight and balance concepts, as well as performance calculations using various types of performance charts. Students will be asked to perform performance calculations related to flight in complex aircraft. Reference: FGU pp. 264 to 277, APFM Ch. 5-9, AIM AIR, POH

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PPL #11- Flight Computers

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Flight Computers 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 User Manual

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PPL #6- Aircraft Performance

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
BFC

Aircraft Performance During this session we will discuss care of the airplane, weight and balance, factors affecting aircraft performance and performance charts, wake turbulence, and handling flight abnormalities. Reference:  From the Ground Up: pages 263 – 298, AIM AIR section, POH

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PPL #3- Flight Instruments

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Flight Instruments 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 #14- Navigation 3: Flight Planning

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

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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CPL Class #12 – Human Factors

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

The aim of this lesson is to educate the student about the human factors that contribute to aircraft accidents and accident prevention.

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PPL #12- Navigation 1: Basic Theory

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

Navigation 1: Basic Theory 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 #7 – Licensing Req. & PSTAR Exam

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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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CPL Class #13 – Met #1: Basic Theory & Review

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

This class will review the basic meteorological concepts and expand on material covered in the PPL ground school. In addition, the lesson will introduce advanced topics such as wind shear and jet streams. Reference: FGU pp. 123 – 139, Air Command Weather Manual

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PPL #4- CARS & Flight Operations

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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 #15- Radio and Electronic Theory

October 23 @ 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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CPL #14 – Met #2: Airmasses and Fronts

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

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
BFC

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
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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CPL #15 – WX Interpretation

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

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
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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PPL #16- Physiology and PDM

October 30 @ 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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Class #16 – Met #4: PIREPs, SIGMETs, & AIRMETs

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

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
BFC

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
BFC

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
BFC

Test of Meteorological knowledge

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Class #19 – Nav #1: Flight Planning

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

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
BFC

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
BFC

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
BFC

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
BFC

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
BFC

Test of Navigation Knowledge.

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Class #25 – CFIT

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

Discussion of Controlled Flight into Terrain.

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Class #26 – CRM & PDM

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BFC

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
BFC

Practice CPL exam

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Class #28 – Exam Take up & Review

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