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.

Spring 2018 PPL Ground School:

April 25 Canadian Aviation Regulations & Licencing I Imran
April 30 Canadian Aviation Regulations & Licencing II Imran
May 2 Aerodynamics & Theory of Flight Andrew
May 7 Airframes & Engines Stephan
May 9 Systems & Flight Instruments Stephan
May 14 Human Factors & Pilot Decision Making Matt
May 16 Meteorology I Sean
May 21 No Class - Victoria Day N/A
May 23 Meteorology II Sean
May 28 Meteorology III Sean
May 30 Meteorology IV Sean
June 4 Meteorology V Sean
June 6 Meteorology VI Sean
June 11 Flight Operations I Mike
June 13 Flight Operations II Mike
June 18 Radio & Electronic Theory Trevor
June 20 Navigation I Andrew
June 25 Navigation II Andrew
June 27 Navigation III Andrew
July 2 No Class - Canada Day N/A
July 4 ATC Andrew
July 9 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. 

We have exciting new features for our 2018 spring CPL sessions. Join us on March 10th for an information session and career talk!

CPL Ground School:

March 10 10:30 - 12:00 Information Session and Career Talk with Greg Boyachuk, Air Attack Officer
March 15 19:00 - 21:30 Mitch Cady, Chief Pilot Flight Opps, Jazz Aviation LP
March 29 19:00 - 21:30 Simon Dennis, Air Traffic Controller, Nav Canada
April 12 19:00 - 21:30 Major Justin Olsen, Officer in Charge, Joint Rescue Coordination
April 26 19:00 - 21:30 Brendan McCormick, Director of Flight Operations, Helijet International Inc.
May 10 19:00 - 21:30 Noreen Newton, Captain at Jazz Aviation LLC
May 24 19:00 - 21:30 Major General Scott Eichel
June 7 19:00 - 21:30 Stay tuned!
June 21 19:00 - 21:30 Stay tuned!