Ground School: Aéroclub de Longueuil

These pages will contain the slides from the Aéroclub de Longueuil Ground School which begins September 20, 2016. I will keep adding material through the winter.

Here is a .pdf of the document PPL Timeline and References:


If you are in ground school and planning to fly next spring, the following checklist will help you locate study material and books etc. that you might want to buy. These items are available at VIP Pilot. They are located on the South Shore, and they will deliver to your home if you order on-line.

One more thing from a different source, if you want:

  • Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) for your airplane. C-FIQX is a 1974 C-172M. Having your own POH is optional . They are available at ESSCO Factory Manuals.


Here are the links to reference guides that you will need  (please save the links and print the documents for your records – a French version also exists) and a link to an app that locates approved medical doctors for your medical certificate (item 5). Please note items 2, 3 and 5 are needed before your first solo flight.

1) Study and Reference Guide for written examinations for the PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE – AEROPLANE (guide regarding your TC theoretical exam)

2) Study and Reference Guide Student Pilot Permit (passing PSTAR exam needed to be issued a student pilot permit and BEFORE your first solo)

3) Study Guide for the Restricted Operator Certificate With Aeronautical Qualification (Radio certificate)$FILE/ric21-upd-oct-2011.pdf\

4) Flight Test Guide Private Pilot Licence Aeroplane (your flight test – practical exam)

5) In order to be eligible to write the TC ground examination, as a prerequisite you have to pass a medical fitness exam by an approved TC doctor. The list of TC approved doctors are available on the following link

For item 3, an instructor/examiner from Radio Canada can come in, give you a one hour condensed course, after which you can do the exam on site and be issued your certificate. We can discuss this if you are interested.

To be eligible to write the Transport Canada theory exam, you must complete the following:

  • full ground course,
  • get a letter of recommendation from your instructor,
  • have a valid medical certificate and
  • have 10 hr of flight experience.

I recommend that you bookmark the CARS index page for easy reference. Et c’est ici en français.

If you want, you can get an overview of flying airplanes from a presentation I gave to kids of various young ages during my cross-Canada trip in September 2014. It is on my other site, and it is called How Does an Airplane Fly?