DFC London - Private Pilot GROUND SCHOOL

Our PPL Ground School covers all of the required knowledge to pass the final Transport Canada written examination. The ground school covers all required areas of study including air law, airspace, engines and airframes, meteorology, navigation, flight operations, flight instruments and human factors.

 
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HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE PPL GROUND SCHOOL?

You can register for our PPL Ground School as follows:

In Person: Come out to the London International Airport (CYXU) to register in person. Our address is: 2530 Blair Boulevard (London, Ontario)

By Phone: Please call 226-236-8581 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm and ask for Mike Desjardins (DFC Accounting)

PPL GROUND SCHOOL - GENERAL INFORMATION

Transport Canada requires a minimum of 40 hours of Private Pilot ground school in order for an individual to be issued their Private Pilot Licence. The DFC ground school exceeds the Transport Canada minimum requirement with approximately 48 hours of classroom time (in order to cover all of the required material listed in the Transport Canada Study & Reference Guide).

Once registered, you have access to our ongoing ground school classes to take any classes missed or any classes that you want a refresher on until you have passed the Transport Canada written examination (PPAER). You can start your ground school on almost any class - simply attend any of the missed classes on the next ground school (running continuously).

HOW MUCH DOES THE PPL COURSE COST?

  • $395 plus HST
  • Family Member Discount: The first family member pays full price and any additional family members receive a 50% discount on the registration fee (a savings of almost $200 per family member!)

HOW MUCH DO THE BOOKS & SUPPLIES COST?

  • $295 plus HST

The DFC Private Pilot Licence ground school kit contains everything that you will need for your Private Pilot Ground School class (and the majority of your flight training). Kit contents are as follows:

  • DFC London Flight Bag
  • From The Ground Up
  • From The Ground Up Workbook
  • Flight Training Manual
  • Pilot Logbook
  • Pilot Training Record
  • Canadian PPL Answer Guide
  • Aeronautical Information Manual (A.I.M.)
  • Toronto VNC (Aeronautical Chart)
  • E6B Flight Computer (Aluminum)
  • ICAO Chart Ruler
  • Douglas Square Protractor
  • Diamond DA20 Aircraft Checklist

Ground school kit items can be purchased separately if you already have some of the materials listed above. Purchasing the entire ground school kit is less expensive than purchasing items individually (bulk purchase discount applied).

PPL GROUND SCHOOL TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Introduction & Human Factors
  • Theory of Flight
  • Airframes & Engines
  • Flight Instruments
  • Meteorology 1 (Theory)
  • Meteorology 2 (Theory)
  • Meteorology 3 (Hazardous Weather)
  • Meteorology 4 (Weather Reports and Forecasts)
  • Air Law
  • Air Law/Airspace
  • Performance Charts, Weight and Balance, Airmanship
  • Flight Operations
  • Navigation Basics/Flight Computer
  • Practical Met/Flight Planning /X- Country Navigation
  • Cross Country Navigation
  • Radio Navigation

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO MISS A CLASS?

Once registered for the DFC London PPL Ground School, you have access to our ongoing ground school classes to take any classes missed or any classes that you want a refresher on until you have passed the Transport Canada written examination (PPAER). You can start your ground school at any time - simply attend any of the missed classes on the next ground school (running continuously).

PPL SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 (CLASS FULL / SOLD OUT)

Classes Held Wednesday Evenings From 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • September 5 - Introduction & Human Factors
  • September 12 - Theory of Flight
  • September 19 - Airframes & Engines
  • September 26 - Flight Instruments
  • October 3 - Meteorology 1 (Theory)
  • October 10 - Meteorology 2 (Theory)
  • October 17 - Meteorology 3 (Hazardous weather)
  • October 24 - Meteorology 4 (Weather Reports and Forecasts)
  • October 31 - Air Law
  • November 7 - Air Law/Airspace
  • November 14 - Performance Charts, Weight and Balance, Airmanship
  • November 21 - Flight Operations
  • November 28 - Navigation Basics/Flight Computer
  • December 5 - Practical Met/Flight Planning /X- Country Navigation
  • December 12 - Cross Country Navigation
  • December 19 - Radio Navigation

The DFC practice exam can be written as your schedule permits and a 70% pass mark will be required in order to get your letter of recommendation to write the Transport Canada PPL exam (PPAER).

PPL OCTOBER 22, 2018 (CLASS FULL / SOLD OUT)

Classes Held Monday Evenings From 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • October 22 - Introduction & Human Factors
  • October 29 - Theory of Flight
  • November 5 - Airframes & Engines
  • November 12 - Flight Instruments
  • November 19 - Meteorology 1 (Theory)
  • November 26 - Meteorology 2 (Theory)
  • December 3 - Meteorology 3 (Hazardous weather)
  • December 10 - Meteorology 4 (Weather Reports and Forecasts)
  • December 17 - Air Law
  • January 7, 2019 - Air Law/Airspace
  • January 14, 2019 - Performance Charts, Weight and Balance, Airmanship
  • January 21, 2019 - Flight Operations
  • January 28, 2019 - Navigation Basics/Flight Computer
  • February 4, 2019 - Practical Met/Flight Planning /X-Country Navigation
  • February 11, 2019 - Cross Country Navigation
  • February 25, 2019 - Radio Navigation

The DFC practice exam can be written as your schedule permits and a 70% pass mark will be required in order to get your letter of recommendation to write the Transport Canada PPL exam (PPAER).

PPL JANUARY 9, 2019 (REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!)

Classes Held Wednesday Evenings From 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • January 9 - Introduction & Human Factors
  • January 16 - Theory of Flight
  • January 23 - Airframes & Engines
  • January 30 - Flight Instruments
  • February 6 - Meteorology 1 (Theory)
  • February 13 - Meteorology 2 (Theory)
  • February 20 - Meteorology 3 (Hazardous weather)
  • February 27 - Meteorology 4 (Weather Reports and Forecasts)
  • March 6 - Air Law
  • March 13 - Air Law/Airspace
  • March 20 - Performance Charts, Weight and Balance, Airmanship
  • March 27 - Flight Operations
  • April 3 - Navigation Basics/Flight Computer
  • April 10 - Practical Met/Flight Planning /X- Country Navigation
  • April 17 - Cross Country Navigation
  • April 24 - Radio Navigation

The DFC practice exam can be written as your schedule permits and a 70% pass mark will be required in order to get your letter of recommendation to write the Transport Canada PPL exam (PPAER).