Review Sessions

Hello Classmates,

I have posted the answer sheets on the site. You will find different methods there – i.e. Interpolation vs. Worst case (conservative). You will probably also find mistakes.

To formalize it: we have decided together to have two more sessions:

April 19: Review of topics you submit

May 3: Private Pilot Flight Test practice

Here are a few answers and links re questions from last night:

  • Standard Rate Turns: 3 degrees per second, one minute for 180°, two minutes for 360°. A quick formula is Bank Angle = TAS/10 + 5. Another resource on the subject is here.
  • For your study and review, consult TP880E, Study and Reference Guide for PPL
  • The Flight Test Guide for the Private Pilot Licence (TP 13723E) sections Admission to a Flight Test, and Letters of Recommendation, are worth looking at.
  • Fuel reserve requirements for VFR flight are in CAR 602.88(3): 30 minutes day, 45 minutes night.
  • Merryn: Written examinations are good for two years: ref CAR400.03. The requirements for the written and flight tests are in CAR 421.13 and CAR 421.14.
  • Louis: requirements for your Flight Review are found in CAR 401.05 and CAR 421.05.

As we discussed last night, please feel free to email me ( with questions from your study and suggestions for our review session April 19.

Joyeuses Pâques

Good Morning Cheyenne Team, Salt Lake City Team, Phoenix Team, and Los Angeles Team:

The slides from all the presentations are now up on the site as PDFs. (Text and slides to follow, in some cases). I have updated Chris and his Teachers to honour my old friend Dan, who recently received the Wright Brothers Award for 50 years of safe flying.

To help you with your homework and enable you to study other charts than the one used for your mission, I have put all the charts and mission statements up under Flight Operations: Southwest USA Flight Plan Exercises: Route. As I say on that page, a good approach is to calculate the Takeoff and Climb performance two ways:

  1. Use the sea level, standard day numbers from the POH and the Koch Chart
  2. Use the POH numbers with all the corrections for pressure altitude, temperature, and wind

They will not be the same, but they should be in the same ballpark.

Another good exercise is to use your E6-B to calculate the TAS, and thence the groundspeed, at liftoff and touchdown.

Please feel free to email me with questions or observations this weekend.

Joyeuses Pâques and I look forward to seeing you next Tuesday.


Flight Operations Slides Posted

Hello Annie, Merryn, Eric, Etienne, Jean, Louis, Patrice, & Raymond:

It was good to see you all again last evening.

As requested, here are the slides I presented. I have included a couple of links but no text as yet.

Next week we’ll flight plan a semi-realistic flight or two, looking at map work, flight log, and performance issues. Bring your E6B and plotter, and a Montreal VNC if you have one.

See you then,


p.s. For the slides look under Aéroclub de Longueuil: Flight Operations.