IFR Ground School

Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook is required for this course. Workbook, MET & Aim bundle is recommended.

This seminar is designed to lead students in a logical progression through the steps and knowledge necessary to carry out an IFR flight. It is intended to help students prepare for the Instrument Rating INRAT exam and show pilots the practical world of instrument flying. It provides a solid foundation in all the practical and theoretical aspects of IFR flight.

We have added the option to attend this seminar both in a virtual and traditional in-person classroom format. We will continue to update our website and add more seminars as the country opens up from the COVID-19 issues. Please let us know if you would like to see a seminar in a specific location. (updated Sept 9,2020)

$520.00$700.00

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IFR Ground School

$520.00$700.00

This seminar is designed to lead students in a logical progression through the steps and knowledge necessary to carry out an IFR flight. It is intended to help students prepare for the Instrument Rating INRAT exam and show pilots the practical world of instrument flying. It provides a solid foundation in all the practical and theoretical aspects of IFR flight.

We have added the option to attend this seminar both in a virtual and traditional in-person classroom format. We will continue to update our website and add more seminars as the country opens up from the COVID-19 issues. Please let us know if you would like to see a seminar in a specific location. (updated Sept 9,2020)

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This seminar is designed to lead students in a logical progression through the steps and knowledge necessary to carry out an IFR flight. It is intended to help students prepare for the Instrument Rating INRAT exam and show pilots the practical world of instrument flying. This seminar provides a solid foundation in all the practical and theoretical aspects of IFR flight. It is further enhanced by our instructors’ actual IFR experiences. The Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook 10th edition is a requirement when taking the IFR Seminar, it can be ordered with the course. We also strongly recommend the Aviation & Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals manual (2nd edition) as this is heavily referenced in the course. The Online IFR Procedures course is included when you register for the IFR seminar.

Course Details:

I. In-person Classroom – 3-day course

Friday – Sunday. Hours – 0900 to 1730
Traditional in-class course with an instructor at a facility.

Cost: $570.00 (price includes the Online IFR Procedures course, and the CRM and CFIT online courses).

II. Virtual Classroom 4-day course two consecutive weekends.

The virtual classroom course is very similar to the in-class format. The online virtual platform provides the opportunity to be as interactive with a live instructor as it would be in a traditional classroom just from your office or home.

Saturday and  Sunday

Hours:

  • 0900 (9 a.m) -1600 (4:00 p.m.) 

Cost: $520.00 (price includes the Online IFR Procedures course).

This class is conducted over two consecutive weekends – a 4-day period – with homework assigned and question review in between weekends.

*In addition to the 4-day course, we may offer, if enough participants, an optional 5th day cross-country exercise (this is a bonus for those doing the course virtually to practice your knowledge).

You will be provided with a link to the meeting with a meeting ID, and password for the seminar.

Textbooks and supplies: Other supplies needed are Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook 10th edition,  current AIM, C.A.P. General, Flight Computer (Jeppesen or equivalent), regular calculator (with square root function). Aviation & Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals manual 2nd edition is highly recommended as it is referenced though-out the course.

Pre-study

We recommend registering early enough to receive any books you are ordering with the course and complete some pre-study to be best prepared for the course. The IFR Online Procedures course is included with your registration, we recommend you completion this online course prior to the seminar. We have also include a pre-study IFR Met quiz to be completed prior to the course. A large amount of information will be covered over the course and any preparation will benefit retention and comprehension of the material presented. The Canadian Instrument Rating Workbook 10th edition and Aviation & Meteorology: Weather Fundamentals manual 2nd editionare heavily referenced.

Course Content

  1. Met Theory – as it pertains to IFR Flight including icing, thunderstorms and radar.
  2. Practical Met – including aviation forecast, reports and charts.
  3. IFR Procedures – Canada Air Pilot, approach plates, LO charts, IFR operating MINIMA, departure, and approach procedures.
  4. Radio Aids – GPS, ILS, VOR/DME and ADF.
  5. Air Regulations & Airspace – Air traffic control procedures and communication.
  6. Flight Ops – Airmanship including Canadian Runway Friction Index (CRFI), VASIS & PAPI and approach lighting, approach slope indicators, wind shear and human factors.
  7. Review of sample exam questions and exam writing techniques.

Online Component

In addition to the three-day IFR Ground School Seminar lead by one of our instructors, you will also receive access to the online IFR Procedures Course. This online component is designed to prepare you for the ground school seminar and is used as a pre-study exercise to be completed prior to attending the seminar. It will provide you the ability to identify any key areas of deficiency and reviews basic IFR information you are expected to be familiar with before attending the seminar. Each lesson can be reviewed a total of two (2) times within a 60 day timeframe. The online IFR Procedures Course takes approximately 4-6 hours to complete.

You will also receive access to two other online courses of benefit to every pilot, CFIT and CRM. These courses are self-paced and not required to be completed prior to the IFR seminar yet must be completed within the activation timeframe.

  • CRM (Crew Resource Management) online course: a communications course that assists an individual to achieve the highest possible level of safety and efficiency whether operating alone or in a multi-crew environment.
  • CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) online course: provides a comprehensive look at resources and strategies involved in avoiding and preventing CFIT accidents.

These two separate online courses are provided to further enhance a pilot’s safety, performance and professionalism.

Each online lesson can be reviewed a total of two (2) times with 120 days to complete all the lessons from receipt of the activation code. One (1) activation code will be emailed upon registration to the IFR Ground School Seminar giving access to all three online courses.

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