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The internet is an impressive and revolultionary technology that has had a profound effect on how we obtain information. For pilot training, the internet now permits the student to self-study for their aviation written exams using online courses at any time of day or night, any day of the week, from any location in the world where an internet connection is available. We have developed and custom authored a series of internet based online ground school courses for Canadian pilots. We offer online ground school for the following licences/certificates:

  • Private Pilot - Aeroplane
  • Commercial Pilot - Aeroplane
  • Instrument Rating (available soon!)
  • Airline Transport and IATRA - Aeroplane
  • Helicopter Pilot - CPL
  • Helicopter Pilot - ATPL (available soon!)
  • Flight Dispatcher

Each of our online ground schools serve as an interactive self study program of questions/answers that are designed to take the user through the required subjects. There are over 1,000 questions/answers in total in each course, along with multiple sets of self marking review quizzes and a complete sample exam (three exams in the case of our ATPL/IATRA course).

At most flying schools, typically, a student will have to attend ground school lectures for a period of several months. In some cases, such as for the Commerical Pilot licence, there may be no formal ground school in place as the school must wait for a sufficient number of students to sign up as would make providing a CPL course economic for the school. Many students can take 6 months or more before they are adequately prepared to complete the Transport Canada written exam. Schools that utilize our program of online ground school can vastly improve the learning process and time required for their students to be able to complete and pass their written exams.

We are pleased to offer school access to our online ground school courses via our school subscription program. School subscriptions to our online ground schools are based on a single school password being provided to the school that is valid for a 6 month period, and that can be used for any number of school students to access our online courses. The school sets its own prices for its students i.e. the school can include access to our online ground school as a one time sign up fee, bill for each student, or even permit free access to school customers. Our online courses, at the school's option, can be used as supplemental training or as a complete program to fulfill all Transport Canada curriculum ground school training requirements (the school remains responsible to complete the necessary entries in pilot training records and to provide letters of recommendation to sit the actual exams).

As with any training course, a background textbook will be required, and we have designed our online courses to fit perfectly with our Culhane training texts. For every question in our online courses, a subject reference code has been provided that will take the student directly to the applicable background subject matter in the appropriate ground school course textbook. In the case of aviation charts and performance tables, access to our training textbooks will be mandatory so as to enable the student complete our online courses. Since most schools in Canada already sell our Culhane line of training manuals, there is already a "perfect fit" in place for schools that add our online ground school as an additional training product that the school can ad to its line of training products.

We encourage any Canadian flying school that is currently providing pilot training and the PPL or CPL level to partner with us and obtain a subscription to our online courses (schools offering advanced training can also offer our ATPL courses as well). The benefits to the school to subscribing to our service are as follows:

  • School students can immediately commence their studies online rather than having to wait for a scheduled series of lectures.
  • School students can study at their own pace 24/7 from wherever internet access is available, worldwide.
  • School will have a more rounded and complete ground school training curriculum by adding our internet courses to current ground school training program in place at school.
  • School obtains profit from re-selling our online courses to the students, along with secondary profits based on re-selling our training texts.
  • Pace of completion of ground school will be greatly accelerated.
  • For small schools, freelance instructors or where there is insufficient enrollment to justify running a series of lectures, the school can simply use our online program as its complete ground school program, and provided the flying school is satisfied that our program adequately covers the Transport Canada syllabus (which it does), this will stand as valid "ground school" for purposes of pilot licensing.
  • School will be current with online technology: those schools that offer online training will have a competitive advantage over those that still rely exclusively on conventional lecture format. Students are very technologically oriented these days and it is important to be able to offer training programs that are in keeping with the information technology provided by the internet that students now expect.
  • School students will be following an organized, structured program of study that will comprehensively cover all required study subjects as stipulated in current TC Study and Reference Guides.

If your school would like further information, please feel free to give us a call at 604.279.0179 or E-mail us and we will be please to provide any further information that you may require.

Click here to order a flying school version of our online ground schools.

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