Course curriculum

  • 2

    GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES

    • Introduction to Airspace

    • Airspace Structure, Classification and Use (CAR 601)

  • 3

    Aircraft Operating Restrictions and Hazards to Aviation Safety

    • Introduction to Forest Fires

    • Forest Fire Aircraft Operating Restrictions (CAR 601.15)

  • 4

    Operating and Flight Rules

    • Reckless or Negligent Operation of Aircraft (CAR 602.01.1)

    • Alcohol or Drugs (CAR 602.03)

    • Overflight of Built up Areas (CAR 602.12)

    • Take-offs, Approaches and Landings within Built-up Areas of Cities and Towns (CAR 602.13)

    • Minimum Altitudes and Distances (CAR 602.14)

    • Right of Way (CAR 602.19)

    • Avoidance of Collision (CAR 602.21)

    • Towing (CAR 602.22 )

    • Dropping of Objects (CAR 602.23 )

    • Formation Flight (CAR 602.24)

    • Aerobatics (CAR 602.27)

    • Exemptions to Canadian Aviation Regulations

    • Hang Glider and Ultra-light Aeroplane Operation (CAR 602.29)

    • Compliance with Air Traffic Control Instructions and Clearances (CAR 602.31)

    • VFR Cruising Altitudes and Cruising Flight Levels (CAR 601.34)

    • Altimeter-setting and Operating Procedures in the Altimeter-setting Region (CAR 602.35)

    • Altimeter-setting and Operating Procedures in the Standard Pressure Region (CAR 602.36 )

  • 5

    FLIGHT PREPARATION, FLIGHT PLANS AND FLIGHT ITINERARIES

    • Pre-flight Information (CAR 602.71)

    • Weather Information (CAR 602.72 )

  • 6

    OPERATIONS AT OR IN THE VICINITY OF AN AERODROME

    • Introduction - Mandatory Frequencies

    • General (CAR 602.96)

    • VFR and IFR Aircraft Operations at Uncontrolled Aerodromes within a MF Area (CAR 602.97 )

    • General MF Reporting Requirements (CAR 602.98 )

    • MF Reporting Procedures on Arrival (CAR 602.101 )

    • Reporting Procedures when Flying through an MF Area (CAR 602.103 )

  • 7

    VISUAL FLIGHT RULES

    • Introduction - VFR Rules

    • Minimum Visual Meteorological Conditions for VFR Flight in VFR Flight in Controlled Airspace (CAR 602.114 )

    • Minimum Visual Meteorological Conditions for VFR Flight in Uncontrolled Airspace (CAR 602.115 )

  • 8

    RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS

    • Language Used in Aeronautical Radiocommunications (CAR 602.133 )

    • Continuous Listening Watch (CAR 602.136)

  • 9

    AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

    • Oxygen Equipment and Supply (CAR 605.31)

  • 10

    AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICES AND PROCEDURES

    • Introduction - Air Traffic Services

    • Flight Service Stations (FSS) / Flight Information Centres (FIC) – Available Services

    • Clearances and Instructions

    • Communications Procedures

    • Airport/Aerodrome Operations-Controlled/Uncontrolled

    • Mandatory Frequencies

    • Aerodrome Traffic Frequencies

    • Low Level Controlled Airspace-Types, Dimensions, Flight Rules

    • Special Use Airspace

  • 11

    SECTION 2 – FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS

    • ALTIMETER - Basic Operating Principles Setting and Use

  • 12

    MAGNETIC COMPASS

    • Use, Limitations and Faults

  • 13

    SECTION 3 – NAVIGATION - AERONAUTICAL CHARTS

    • Introduction to Visual Navigation Charts

    • Map Projections

    • The Vancouver VNC

    • Magnetic Variation

    • Recognising Symbols and Airspace on VFR Charts and how to plot and extract Latitude and Longitude.

    • Great Circles and Rhumb Lines

    • VNC plotting Exercise Pt 1

    • VNC Plotting Exercise Pt 2

    • VNC Plotting Exercise Pt 3

    • VNC Plotting Exercise Pt 4

  • 14

    PRE-FLIGHT PREPARATION

    • NOTAM for Planned Route

    • VFR Weather requirements for Planned Route

  • 15

    SECTION 4 – FLIGHT OPERATIONS

    • Wake Turbulence, Causes, Effects and Avoidance

  • 16

    SECTION 5 – HUMAN FACTORS - AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY

    • Vision and Visual Scanning - Hypoxia/Hyperventilation - Decompression Sickness

  • 17

    THE PILOT AND THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

    • Medications - Substance Abuse - Effects of Heat/Cold and Smoking

  • 18

    AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY

    • The Decision-Making Process - Factors that influence Decision-Making - Managing Risk - Attitudes

  • 19

    The HAGAR Exam

    • Exam Information