FAQs

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.

Yes, you are required to have a current edition of the IFR or ATPL Workbooks.

IFR course – AeroCourse Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook (current 11th edition)

ATPL/IATRA course – AeroCourse Canadian Airline Pilot Licence Workbook (current 6th edition C)

To avoid disappointment, please order any books in advance of the course as workbooks are not always stocked at every location or available at nearby bookstores.

A.I.M.s are updated twice a year and are not available to purchase at course locations. They are available online from Transport Canada.

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 since the last update.

We released the 11th edition of the IFR workbook . All IFR courses will reference this edition. The 11th edition was launched in 2022.

Appropriate reference books and materials are required for each course:

IFR course – AeroCourse Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook (current 11th 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 11th 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.

Hours of course sessions are generally from 9:00am – 5:30pm unless otherwise noted or agreed to by the instructor.

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.

If, for some unforeseen reason, you are unable to attend the course, your payment is transferable to another date for a $50.00 administration fee provided notification is received at least 7 days in advance of course commencement. If the change is made after a week (6 days to 48 hours) the change fee is raised to $100 and if the change is made within 48 hours of the course the fee is 1/2 the price of the course. You can change your registration to any upcoming course within a year of the original registration date.  Please contact our office to make any transfer or changes to your registration. If you do not cancel your registration or reschedule, you are responsible for the full payment of the course 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.  Courses are non-transferable to a different name. 

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.

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).

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.

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.

References for the Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook (10th edition) are now included in the workbook.

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

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. The following typographical errors have been noted in this edition – CARS question 103 p.1-19 – correct answer is d (first printing- corrected in future printings) and one of the formulas in the Appendix I is incorrect The Angle of Bank for a Rate One Turn is over 10 not S (speed). 

The 6th edition was first released Nov 15th, 2019 we have updated this edition several times with updates and corrections, version A to C.  If you have one of the first editions, version 6 – there was an issue in Ch 5 where the charts were incorrectly referenced (many books have this identified with a correcting sticker and there were a few other errors in that first printing 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 bpg 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. 

 

IFR Workbook

The most current edition of the IFR workbook is the 11th edition. This was released in Aug. 2022. We have noted an error on page 3-83 Q180, the answer indicated “a” is not correct, none of the answers are technically correct. We are rewording this question. In the first printing the following errors were noted:  page 1-3 Q14 the correct answer is c , page 1-4 Q 21 correct answer is d and page 3-4 Q 12 the answers were tweaked, the correct answer is c ( now reads .30 minutes), page 3-4 Q 13 the correct answer is c Also added in section 3 (p 3-3 and 3-4) – please use variation 18 degrees W for Q 11, 12 and 13 . 

Due to our map update in the 11th edition, the following questions have been updated in printings after Nov 15, 2022: page 3-7-3-9 –  Q 32 Replaced “COPAR” with “NOTOP”. Q 33 the correct answer is still “a” yet the wording is changed to 30NM.Q 39 – Question has changed yet the answer remains the same. “Your position is approximately 100 NM west of the St John’s airport on V312. You lose the navigation signal from TORBAY VOR/DME. What would be the most appropriate course of action”.Q41 “Your DME reads 10.5…selected 110.5 on the DME receiver.”

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 it for future printings. With these type of question books many questions are constructed with twists and turns to ensure you fully understand the material. Often students feel there is an error when it is not the case just the wording or complexity of the question. We recommend before you report an error, that you have checked your work with an experienced instructor or colleague.

Please note: We do not provide answers to any questions over email. We also do not support updating previous editions of the workbooks with any regulation changes or corrections. 

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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.

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.

https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada/corporate/acts-regulations/regulations/sor-96-433/standard-421.html