What happens when I register?
Once you register for a course students will receive a confirmation email with location and other pertinent details.
For IFR 3 day courses, student will also receive an activation code for the online IFR Procedures Course along with a confirmation letter and study requirements. IFR study requirements – 15-20 hours of pre-course study including the online IFR procedures course. The Canadian Instrument Rating workbook (if ordered with the course) is also mailed to the student as long as enough time permits prior to the course date.For the ATPL/IATRA course, student will receive a confirmation email with location information and pertinent course details, along with pre-course CARs study questions to be completed prior to the course. The ATPL workbook is also mailed to the student as long as enough time permits for them to receive the book in the mail.
Do I need a current edition of the workbook?
Yes, you are required to have a current editions of the IFR or ATPL Workbooks.IFR course – AeroCourse Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook (current 10th edition)
ATPL/IATRA course – AeroCourse Canadian Airline Pilot Licence Workbook (current 6th edition C)
To avoid disappointment, please order workbooks in advance of the course as workbooks are not stocked at every location.
A.I.M.s are not available at course locations.They are available online from Transport Canada.
What is the current edition of the ATPL workbook?
We released the 6th edition of the ATPL workbook in 2019 with an update Jan 22, 2021 to edition 6C. All ATPL courses will reference this edition version C. The sixth edition was launched Nov 2019 with several updates over the past 2 years.
What is the current edition of the IFR workbook?
We released the 10th edition of the IFR workbook . All IFR courses will reference this edition. The 10th edition was launched May 2020.
What do I need to bring to the course?
Appropriate reference books and materials are required for each course:
IFR course – AeroCourse Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook (current 10th edition), AIM (current – physical book or online access), AeroCourse Aviation and Meteorology; Weather Fundamentals 2nd ed, CAP General, Flight computer, regular calculator with square root.
IFR 5 day In-depth course – AeroCourse Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook (current 10th edition) , AIM (current – physical book or online access), AeroCourse Aviation and Meteorology; Weather Fundamentals 2nd ed, CAP General, Flight computer, regular calculator with square root.
ATPL/IATRA course – AeroCourse Canadian Airline Pilot Licence Workbook (current 6th edition), ATPL Ground School study manual (available with course), AIM (current- physical book or online access), Flight computer, regular calculator with square root.
IFR Refresher – AIM (current – physical book or online access)
ONLINE IFR course – AIM (current – physical book or online access), and CAP General.
What are the hours of the course?
Hours of course sessions are generally from 9:00am – 5:30pm unless otherwise noted or agreed to by the instructor.
How long do I have to complete my Online IFR Procedures Course?
Once activated with the activation code/student’s information on the Faculty of Flight website the course is valid for 60 days and 2 full times through. If not completed within the 60 days, the course is no longer valid.
What happens if I cannot attend a course I have registered for?
If a student needs to change dates of a course they have registered for, contact us by phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org to change your course date. The change fee is $50.00 plus applicable tax. We need to be advised at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled course. Students can rebook their course to the next available date or future date/location. Once request is received via email or phone, student will receive an email confirmation from Aero Course confirming the new date. Courses are non-refundable, however, changeable for up to one year. If a student is unsure if their available timing, they can be put on-hold for one year from original course registration.
Do we get lunch included in the course
No, the course costs are kept to minimum. Courses break for lunch for one hour or as noted by the instructor. Students are on their own for lunch. They can either bring their own or visit one of the restaurants in or near the course location. In addition, a short 10 minute morning and afternoon break is given. Coffee is provided for a morning break in most locations. Upon occasions where restaurants are closed on the Sunday near our location and to speed the course delivery, the instructor may order a pizza for lunch but will advise the group if this is the case.
What if I need to stay overnight to attend the course?
Some hotels do offer discounts to our students for hotel rooms. Please contact the hotel directly and ask for the Aero Course rate (if applicable).
When do you add new dates to the website?
Course dates are added on our website a few times a year (April) for Summer (June) Fall and (Aug) for Winter (Nov) Spring dates. All the courses listed are available for registration. If a course reaches capacity it is marked as full on the home page and removed from registration on the website. You may ask to be waitlisted for a course.
When should I register for a course?
At least 2 weeks prior to the course. The sooner you can register the better as you will receive the information needed to make sure you are prepared for the course. It is especially important to register early if you require a new workbook or A.I.M. as it takes a few days for these books to reach you.
Are there any references for the IFR workbook?
References for the Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook (10th edition) are now included in the workbook.
Are there any corrections found for the current edition of the ATPL workbook or IFR workbook?
While we try to ensure our publications are free of errors, due to this rapidly changing industry occasionally we find the need to correct an error or provide an update to the material.
Current ATPL Workbook – sixth edition version C
Current edition of the ATPL workbook released as of Jan 22nd, 2021 is the sixth edition version C. The edition is detailed on the inside page where the ISBN is located. This edition includes the recent flight and duty time changes in Canadian Air Regulations, page 1-19-1-20 as well as some minor updates to the Ch2 and 3. One error has been noted in this edition from the first printing – CARS question 103 p.1-19 – correct answer is d.
The 6th edition was first released Nov 15th, 2019 we have updated this edition several times with updates and corrections, version A-C. If you have one of the first editions, version 6 – there was an issue in Ch 5 where the charts were mis-referenced (many have this identified with a correcting sticker and there were a few other errors listed below:
pg 1-10 question 54 – The spacing between super and heavy is 7 miles not 6 as indicated.
pg 2-4 – Q 18 the correct answer is b
pg 4-24 Q 113 locator is YQU
pg 5-23 Q 47 and 48 correct answer is d
Appendix 1 formula page: Specific Ground Range name was repeated it should read – Specific Air Range (SAR) =TAS/fuel flow
Version 6B was printed Aug 2020 Correction – pg 2-4 – Q 18 the correct answer is b.
If you still have an older version of the ATPL workbook- 5th edition it does have a few corrections listed below, please note we will not correct this edition with any updates from Transport Canada :
The most current edition of the IFR workbook is the 10th edition. This was released on May 07, 2020. In the first edition there was an error in the Flight Planning X Country 1 answer key, a few answers were not updated correctly. The following corrections should be noted: Q8 -C, Q12-C, Q50-D, Q71-D, Q80-C and Q82-D page 3-33.
As with any publication of this size, there may be an error we have not noticed if you identify what you think might be an error please contact us and we can verify if it is an error and correct. Remember with these type of question books may questions are set-up with twists and turns to ensure you fully understand the material so many times people feel there is an error but it is not the case. Please ensure before you report an error that you have checked your work with an experienced colleague.
Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook Reference Guide
Abbreviation Publication Name Publisher
A&M Aviation and Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals AeroCourse
ACW Air Command Weather Manual National Defense Canada
CAP Canadian Air Pilot General NavCanada
LO Low Altitude Chart NavCanada
AIM Aeronautical Informational Manual Transport Canada
RAC AIM: Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services Transport Canada
COM AIM: Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Transport Canada
GEN AIM: General Transport Canada
AIR AIM: Airmanship Transport Canada
AGA AIM: Aerodromes Transport Canada
MAP AIM: Aeronautical Charts and Publications Transport Canada
AIP Aeronautical Information Publication Transport Canada
ENR AIP: Enroute Transport Canada
CARs Canadian Aviation Regulations Justice Canada
AC 700-028 Advisory Circular 700-028 Transport Canada
IPM Instrument Procedures Manual Aviation Publishers
FGU From the Ground Up Aviation Publishers
Calculation Self calculation
Do you provide a tax form for your courses?
No we do not provide a tax form.
We are however, upon request, able to send a copy of your paid invoice that, to our knowledge, can be use for your taxes. We recommend consulting your accountant to confirm.
What are the ATPL and IATRA Licence Requirements?
Transport Canada defines what the requirements are to write the IATRA and ATPL exams.
The information for the IATRA exam can be found in the Canadian Air Regulations 421.04 Division XI.
The information for the ATPL exams is 421.34 Division VIII.