Ground School Schedule

The PPL Ground School is on a continuous rotating schedule, with classes held in the main VFC classroom on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 19:00-22:00.  The material is taught by our team of qualified VFC instructors, and they do a great job of making the material understandable, engaging, and fun!

You don't have to start at the beginning and can jump in at the start of a new topic. If you miss a class, you can catch up on it the next time around.  If there's a section of material that needs some reinforcement or review, as long as you are a VFC member and did your initial Ground School at VFC, you are welcome to sit in on any class a second or third time.

Also, you don't have to complete Ground School before your flight training starts.  In fact, most students have found that flight training concurrently with Ground School helps reinforce the classroom concepts.

Fall 2017 PPL Ground School:

Aug 23 Canadian Aviation Regulations & Licencing I Mike
Aug 28 Canadian Aviation Regulations & Licencing II Mike
Aug 30 Aerodynamics & Theory of Flight Andrew
Sep 4 NO CLASS - LABOUR DAY (aircraft rental discount day) N/A
Sep 6 Airframes & Engines Stephan
Sep 11 Systems & Flight Instruments Stephan
Sep 13 Human Factors & Pilot Decision Making Silvia
Sep 18 Meteorology I Sean
Sep 20 Meteorology II Sean
Sep 25 Meteorology III Sean
Sep 27 Meteorology IV Sean
Oct 2 Meteorology V Sean
Oct 4 Meteorology VI Sean


(aircraft rental discount day)
Oct 11 Flight Operations I Eugene
Oct 16 Flight Operations II Eugene
Oct 18 Radio & Electronic Theory Silvia
Oct 23 Navigation I Brady
Oct 25 Navigation II Brady
Oct 30 Navigation III Brady
Nov 1 ATC Andrew
Nov 6 Review Andrew



CPL Classes

CPL Ground School occurs several times a year, and we are currently adding people to our waitlist for the next session.  Please contact the VFC office at 250-656-2833 to be added to the list for the next class or to sign up for individual classes.