Ground School

With our in-house ground school we have a clear advantage over most other flying schools which only have a self-study option.  Our Ground School Training is open to non-members and can be taken as an intensive 7 day course or individual modules. We provide one to one, group and distance learning to assist you in passing the 9 theoretical examinations toward a pilot licence.

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September 2019

Intensive 7 Day Ground School

September 2 @ 8:30 am - September 8 @ 6:00 pm BST
Dakota House, Coventry Airport
Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 3AZ United Kingdom
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£799

Our intensive ground school covers all nine subjects in just seven days and the first attempt at exams is included in the price. Don’t let your theoretical studies hold you back. Get it out of the way so you can be free to concentrate on your flying. The intensive school also includes use of our online training platform to make it even easier. The 9 modules are: Air Law Operational Procedures Meteorology Flight Performance and Planning Communications Navigation Aircraft General…

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December 2019

Intensive 7 Day Ground School

December 2 @ 8:30 am - December 8 @ 6:00 pm GMT
Dakota House, Coventry Airport
Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 3AZ United Kingdom
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£799

Our intensive ground school covers all nine subjects in just seven days and the first attempt at exams is included in the price. Don’t let your theoretical studies hold you back. Get it out of the way so you can be free to concentrate on your flying. The intensive school also includes use of our online training platform to make it even easier. The 9 modules are: Air Law Operational Procedures Meteorology Flight Performance and Planning Communications Navigation Aircraft General…

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The 9 Ground School Modules

Here is a summary of what is covered in each module

Air Law

  • Aerodromes  & Altimeter-Setting Procedures
  • Air Traffic Services & Air Space
  • Visual Flight Rules / Instrument Flight Rules
  • Operation of Aircraft & Air worthiness
  • Distress, Urgency, Safety and Warning Signals
  • Search & Rescue (SAR) & Accident Investigation Regulations
  • ICAO Annex Terminology

Meteorology

  • The International Standard Atmosphere (ISA)
  • Altimetry & Variation in Atmospheric Pressure
  • Heating Effects in the Atmosphere & Wind
  • Cloud, Precipitation &Visibility
  • Air Masses, Pressure Systems & Frontal Weather
  • Hazardous Conditions including Thunderstorms & Icing
  • Weather Forecasts and Reports

Navigation

  • The Earth & Time
  • Aeronautical Charts
  • The Magnetic Compass and Direction
  • Flight Planning inc Routes & Vertical Navigation
  • Airspeed, Drift, Heading and Groundspeed
  • Fuel Calculations &Flight Plan Form
  • En-Route Navigation Techniques & Off-Track Heading Corrections
  • Navigation in Bad Weather and Remote Areas

Human Performance & Limitations

  • Human Physiology and High Altitudes
  • Eyesight, Visual Illusions, Hearing and Balance
  • Stress Management, Fatigue, Sleep
  • Information Processing, Judgement and Decision-making
  • Airmanship and Treat and Error Management
  • Safety and Care of Passengers
  • First Aid & Survival

Communications

  • Cockpit Radios & What to Say
  • Aerodrome Operations & Aerodrome Information
  • Airspace Classification
  • R/T in Uncontrolled Airspace & R/T in Controlled Airspace
  • Emergency Procedures & Radio Failure Procedures
  • Example VFR Flights & Example IFR Flights
  • Radio Fundamentals

Flight Planning & Performance

  • Atmospheric Conditions
  • Take-Off, Landing Performance & En Route Performance
  • Mass and Balance
  • Wake Turbulence
  • Ground Effect & Windshear

Aircraft General Knowledge

  • The Airframe & The Aeroplane Engine
  • The Carburettor & The Fuel System
  • The Oil System, The Cooling System & The Vacuum System

Principles of Flight

  • The Forces acting on and Aircraft – Weight, Drag & Lift
  • Lift/Drag Ratio
  • Thrust from the Propeller
  • Stability, Control & Flaps
  • Straight and Level, Climbing, Descending, Turning and Stalling

Operational Procedures

  • Operation of Aircraft
  • Noise Abatement Procedures
  • Fire or Smoke
  • Windshear, Microburst & Wake Turbulence
  • Emergency and Precautionary Landings
  • Contaminated Runways

The Purpose of Ground School

The purpose of Ground School is to provide the depth of knowledge needed for a pilot to operate in a safe and efficient manner and to maximise the enjoyment of the flying. Our training can count towards both the LAPL and PPL pilots licence. The course is also a opportunity to meet fellow students and gain experience from them and share your experiences.

Testimonials

Matt Lewis

After his RT Practical Exam with Mr Andy Moon (RT Examiner) sent the following message. “The ground school was really helpful as Andy made it clear what standards he requires for passing the practical. The ground school pretty much covered what we had in your classes. After that you do a debrief before being given the result. I passed which was nice, even though I felt I made a few silly mistakes. Thanks for all your help Richard, the course really helped and has definitely boosted my confidence in the air.”

Paul Whyley

Paul has attended Radio Telephony, Aircraft General, and Navigation course. “I do find the classes much better than studying on one’s own, in fact I am convinced that if these classes had been available earlier I might be further forward with my flying.”

Ed Powell

Ed has attended Radio Telephony, Air Law, Aircraft General, and Navigation course. “I have found the 3 course I have done so far well delivered and structured. They have helped immensely in working towards my PPL.”