Commercial Pilot Online Groundschool
This course seeks to prepare students to successfully write the Transport Canada written examination for the Commercial Pilot Licence. More than this, however, this course is first step for many in establishing themselves a career as professional pilots. Commercial Pilots exercises far-reaching privileges and at the very centre of a large and complex infrastructure designed to organize and make safe the daily movement of aircraft around the globe; with this great privilege, however, comes great responsibilities—every decision and every action made by the Commercial Pilots entails the ultimate trust of life and security from paying passengers.
To pass this course, students must attain a minimum course grade of 75%. As students progress through the course, they will complete eight Review Quizzes and the Final Examination.
This course has a fixed term of four months; extensions can be provided for additional fees.
Required Equipment E6‑B Flight Computer (or equivalent)
E6-B Flight Computer (or equivalent)
ICAO Chart Rule or Navigation Plotter
Vancouver VFR Navigation Chart.
Vancouver VTA Navigation Chart
Enroute Low Altitude Chart LO2.
David L. Parry
2020 Commercial Pilot Groundschool Manual Vancouver: Paceline Pilot Training, Inc.
Sandy A. F. MacDonald (Originating Author)
— From the Ground Up (Current Edition) Ottawa: Aviation Publishers Co. Limited.
Royal Canadian Forces Air Command
— Air Command Weather Manual Winnipeg: DND Canada
Kent Johnson and John Mullock
1996 Aviation Weather Hazards of British Columbia and the Yukon Kelowna: Source Graphics and Print Co. Ltd.
Peter F. Lester
1995 Aviation Weather Englewood: Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc.
Gregory N. Brown and Mark J. Hold
2012 The Turbine Pilot’s Flight Manual Newcastle: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Linda D. Pendleton
1996 Flying Jets Toronto: McGraw-Hill
Section I LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
Parry, “Licensing Requirements”
Section II AIRFRAMES, ENGINES AND SYSTEMS—PART I
Macdonald, “The Aeroplane”
Parry, “Airframes, Engines and Systems—Part I”
Section III AIRFRAMES, ENGINES AND SYSTEMS—PART II
MacDonald, “Aero Engines”
Parry, “Airframes, Engines and Systems—Part II”
Review Quiz #1: Licensing Requirements, Airframes, Engines and Systems.
Section IV AERODYNAMICS AND THEORY OF FLIGHT
MacDonald, “Theory of Flight” (excluding "Flight Instruments")
Parry, “Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight”
Review Quiz #2: Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight.
Section V CANADIAN AVIATION REGULATIONS
Macdonald, “Aeronautical Rules & Facilities”
Parry, “Canadian Aviation Regulations”
Review Quiz #3: Canadian Aviation Regulations.
Section VI FLIGHT OPERATIONS
MacDonald, “Aeronautical Facilities”
Parry, “Flight Operations”
Section VII HUMAN FACTORS AND PILOT DECISION-MAKING
Parry, “Human Factors and Pilot Decision-Making”
Review Quiz #4: Flight Operations and Human Factors and Pilot Decision-making
Section VIII METEOROLOGY—PART I (GENERAL)
Parry, “Meteorology—Part I”
Section IX METEOROLOGY—PART II (ACTIVE WEATHER)
Parry, “Meteorology—Part II”
Review Quiz #5: Meteorology—Part I and II (General and Active Weather)
Section X METEOROLOGY—PART III (WEATHER INFORMATION)
MacDonald, same as above.
Parry, “Weather Information”
Review Quiz #6: Meteorology—Part III (Weather Information)
Section XI NAVIGATION
MacDonald, “Air Navigation”
Review Quiz #7: Navigation
Section XII RADIO AND ELECTRONIC THEORY (RADIO NAVIGATION)
MacDonald, “Radio Navigation.”
Parry, “Radio Navigation”
Section XIII FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS
MacDonald, Flight Instruments in “Theory of Flight”
Parry, “Flight Instruments”
Review Quiz #8: Radio Navigation and Flight Instruments.