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Commercial Pilot Online Groundschool

 
General Information

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.

 

Evaluation

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)
  1. E6-B Flight Computer (or equivalent)

  2. ICAO Chart Rule or Navigation Plotter

  3. Douglas Protractor

  4. Vancouver VFR Navigation Chart.

  5. Vancouver VTA Navigation Chart

  6. Enroute Low Altitude Chart LO2.

 

Required Texts

 

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.

 

Recommended Texts

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

Outline
 
Section I          LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Readings:

Parry, “Licensing Requirements

 

Section II        AIRFRAMES, ENGINES AND SYSTEMS—PART I

Readings:

Macdonald, “The Aeroplane

Parry, “Airframes, Engines and Systems—Part I

 
Section III       AIRFRAMES, ENGINES AND SYSTEMS—PART II

Readings:

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

Readings:

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

Readings:

Macdonald, “Aeronautical Rules & Facilities

Parry, “Canadian Aviation Regulations

 

Review Quiz #3: Canadian Aviation Regulations.

 

Section VI       FLIGHT OPERATIONS

Readings:

MacDonald, “Aeronautical Facilities

Parry, “Flight Operations

 

Section VII      HUMAN FACTORS AND PILOT DECISION-MAKING

Readings:

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)

Readings:

MacDonald, “Meteorology

Parry, “Meteorology—Part I

 

Section IX       METEOROLOGY—PART II (ACTIVE WEATHER)

Readings:

MacDonald, “Meteorology

Parry, “Meteorology—Part II

 

Review Quiz #5: Meteorology—Part I and II (General and Active Weather)

 

Section X        METEOROLOGY—PART III (WEATHER INFORMATION)

Readings:

MacDonald, same as above.

Parry, “Weather Information

 

Review Quiz #6: Meteorology—Part III (Weather Information)

 

Section XI       NAVIGATION

Readings:

MacDonald, “Air Navigation

Parry, “Navigation

 

Review Quiz #7: Navigation

 
Section XII      RADIO AND ELECTRONIC THEORY (RADIO NAVIGATION)

Readings:  

MacDonald, “Radio Navigation.”

Parry, “Radio Navigation

 

Section XIII    FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS

Readings:

MacDonald, Flight Instruments in “Theory of Flight

Parry, “Flight Instruments”

 

Review Quiz #8: Radio Navigation and Flight Instruments.

 

FINAL EXAM

 

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