FAQs

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 info@aerocourse.com 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?

We recommend using the most current edition of the ATPL workbook edition 6C-1. 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.Often these errors are on the first printing of the edition and corrected as the workbook is used. The version released Jan 2021 ihas been used in many courses and all the issues identified have been corrected.

Current ATPL Workbook – sixth edition version C-1

Current edition of the ATPL workbook released as of Jan 22nd, 2021 is the sixth edition version C-1. 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. all error have been corrected with any recent printings. 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. Remember with these type of question books many questions are set-up with twists and turns to ensure you fully understand the material and  often students feel there is an error but it is just the testing of the in-depth knowledge. Please ensure before you report an error that you have checked your work with an experienced colleague.

Errors found:

First printing edition 6C-1  Jan 22, 2021 – CARS question 103 p.1-19 – correct answer is d; pg. 4-24 and Q 115 the fuel number is 573 vs 500;  pg. 3-14 Q 7 there are two a’s listed instead of a b c d, the answer the second “a” listed in this case.

Edition 6B was printed Aug 2020   – Correction – pg. 2-4 – Q 18 the correct answer is b. and the updated Flight and Duty times were not implemented until Jan 2021 so not included in this edition.

The 6th edition,  first released Nov 15th, 2019 –  edition 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

IFR Workbook

The most current edition of the IFR workbook is the 10th edition. This was released on May 07, 2020.

In the first printing of this 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 if you have an edition from May 2020: 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 it. Remember with these type of question books many questions are set-up with twists and turns to ensure you fully understand the material and  often students feel there is an error but it is just the testing of the in-depth knowledge. 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.

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