Category Archives: Ground School

CLASS of 11 Feb 2020

Hello All,

The links to the practice exam (TP 13014) are on stilllearningtofly.org under PPL Timeline and References.  Please print out a copy in the language of your choice. We will start the class Tuesday with a brief look at the first 10 questions.
Then we will look at how to actually fly a cross-country flight. What is Navigation, anyway?
See you Tuesday,
Chris

Homework for Class Tuesday, 19 November 2019

The weather at St. Hubert (CYHU), elevation 90 feet MSL (above Mean Sea Level) is:

  • METAR CYHU 172200Z AUTO 02006KT 5SM -RA OVC014 13/10 A2993
  • Which, translated, means:
    • Weather at St. Hubert on the 17th of the month at 2200Z
    • Automatic Report
    • Wind from 020° (True) at 6 Knots
    • Visibility 5 Statute miles in light rain
    • Sky overcast at 1400 feet AGL (Above Ground Level)
    • Temperature 13, Dew Point 10
    • Altimeter Setting 29.93 in.hg. (inches of mercury)

Questions:

  • Is it legal for you, a licensed Private Pilot, to fly VFR (Visual Flight Rules) in the St. Hubert Control Zone (Class B Airspace)?
  • If you did circuits at St. Hubert, at what altitude would you have to fly?

To answer these questions, use your CARS bookmark and the Index Page to find Division VI — Visual Flight Rules.

We’ll discuss the answers in class on Tuesday, and then begin Aerodynamics, Theory of Flight.

See you then!

Chris

Class of Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hello All,

Preparation for class is to continue from where we left off (X means runway is closed) to How VASI’s work. The slides and explanation are available in Air Law.  Just 2 subjects are covered:
  • the Wind Sock, and
  • VASI and PAPI
Have a look at them and bring your questions to class.
Then we’ll review the Quiz Air Law 1, but quickly, because there is a lot more to cover before the end of class. But don’t worry, because the link above covers the entire Air Law section.
If you have time, read ahead. Then you’ll be able to ask more questions!
See you Tuesday,
Chris