A portion of your required training is groundschool. You may begin groundschool prior to your flight training, though we recommend you start them at the same time as many things will make more sense once you have seen them in the air. Private Pilot groundschool provides you with the required knowledge to pass the Transport Canada written exam and to successfully complete flight training. The Transport Canada requirement for Private Pilot groundschool is 40 hours of instruction in the following areas:
- Air Law
- Aeronautical General Knowledge
While the minimum requirement for groundschool is 40 hours, it is not uncommon to require extra time, either self study or tutoring, to be ready for the written exam.
Our Private Pilot groundschool course runs continuously throughout the year on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. You may attend either one or both nights and begin anytime, though we recommend that you start your first class at the beginning of a subject area.
To sign up for groundschool, you will be required to pay the groundschool fee in full in advance. You must also purchase a groundschool kit which contains the required textbooks and materials used in class.