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Private Pilot Ground School Course

SLA's Private Pilot ground school conforms to Transport Canada's licensing requirements and is run continually throughout the year. Our classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art computer and sound system plus overhead projector for quality presentation of class materials. Students can interact with our experienced instructors in a multimedia environment and we encourage dynamic class discussions to enhance the learning experience.

According to Transport Canada's licensing requirements, the Private Pilot licence applicant must complete a minimum of 40 hours of private pilot aeroplane ground school instruction that covers the following subjects:

  1. Canadian Aviation Regulations
  2. Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
  3. Meteorology
  4. Airframes, Engines and Systems
  5. Flight Instruments
  6. Radio and Electronic Theory
  7. Navigation
  8. Flight Operations
  9. Licensing Requirements and
  10. Human Factors, including pilot decision-making

The applicant must also obtain a minimum of 60% in each of the following four mandatory subject areas as well as in the overall written examination Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplane (PPAER):

  1. Air Law - regulations, rules and orders, air traffic services, practices and procedures, and licensing requirements relevant to the licence;
  2. Navigation - navigation, radio aids and electronic theory;
  3. Meteorology;
  4. Aeronautics - General Knowledge - airframes, engines and systems, theory of flight, flight instruments and flight operations.
Ground School Schedule
SLA's Private Pilot ground school runs on a weekly basis:
Every Sunday
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Cost:
10 weeks (10 consecutive weeks)
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Aberdeen Centre Campus*
Unit 2010 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 4J7
$350 + applicable taxes

For more information or to register for Ground School course, please complete the following and our staff will contact you to confirm your registration.
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