Hello Class of 2018,

As we agreed last time, there will be no class this week (October 30). Thank you all for coming to a consensus, and for arriving last week at 1700, so those using public transport can leave before 8:15 PM. We will continue with those hours for the coming classes as long as it is convenient for you.

Also as agreed, the next class will be Monday, November 5.

As we did last week, we’ll try to start the class as soon as possible after 1700, and finish around 2000-2015.

We’ll start with the quiz Aerodynamics 2 – Stability. Then we will proceed with Canadian Air Regulations 1. If you want a preview, the entire Air Law section is available on the site. Make sure you have the index page(s)  (French and English) of the CARS/RAC bookmarked on your computer so you can practice  quickly looking up any regulation – viz. CAR 421.05.

To recap:

  • Tuesday, Oct 30:   NO CLASS
  • Monday,  Nov 5:    Canadian Air Regulations 1
  • Tuesday, Nov 13:   Flight Instruments 2
  • Monday,  Nov 19:   To Be Determined:  either Canadian Air Regulations 1, or Human Factors

See you Monday, Nov 5!


Class of October 23

Hello All,

As we agreed last week, we’ll try to start the class as soon as possible after 1700, and finish around 2000-2015.
We’ll start with the quiz Flight Instruments 1. Don’t worry, the first four questions are explained on the site, under Flight Instruments. If you want to take a stab at questions 5 and 6, please go ahead. You can base your answers on what you learned from experimenting with the bicycle wheel, or on your own research. In any case, we will review them in class.
Then we will proceed with Aerodynamics 2: Stability, and see the importance of this subject in the pilot’s trade.
I’d like to move the class to Monday on Oct 29 and Nov 5, and possibly Nov 19. I have personal and medical commitments. Please look at your own schedules and see if this would work, and let me know. We’ll bring it up in class and come to a conclusion. So, for now, the schedule will look like this:
  • Tuesday, Oct 23:   Aerodynamics 2: Stability
  • Monday,  Oct 29:   Canadian Air Regulations 1
  • Monday,  Nov 5:    Flight Instruments 2
  • Tuesday, Nov 13:  Canadian Air Regulations 2
  • Monday,  Nov 19:   Human Factors  (tentative, depending on weather, etc.)
See you Tuesday!

Classe du 16 octobre

Bonjour à tous,

Mardi on va commencer avec le quiz Aerodynamics 1. Pour les questions 4 et 6, voir la page Theory of Flight: Aerodynamics sur le site, pour le slide Drag Curve, et la texte qui suit. Plus loin sont le slides qui décrivent aspect ratio.
Ensuite Patrice Dionne, ingénieur retraité de Pratt et gradué de notre ground school de 2015, va nous présenter les instruments de vol pitot-static.
Après le break on va démontrer les forces générer par les gyroscopes.
À mardi!