Flying Scholarship Reference Material (2017 - 2018)

Flying Scholarship Ground School

Flying Scholarship Ground School is held at Milliken Mills High School every Tuesday 1900 hrs - 2130 hrs from late September to early December. Additional exam preparation sessions may be held during weekends in December for flying scholarship applicants.

Those who are applying for GPS or PPS are expected to attend all classes. Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) classes end around 2100 hrs. 2100 - 2130 hrs will be used for questions period for GPS applicants, if required; and engine classes for Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) applicants. All are welcome to stay.

Cadets interested in applying for flying scholarship in future years is encouraged to attend ground school sessions at least one year in advance in order to get familiar with the material.

The main reference book of the course is "From the Ground Up". The Aviation World sells one for $69.95 (plus tax). They offer a 10% discount when mentioned you are with the Air Cadets. A mass mail order may be arranged in Sep. The squadron has some older editions for loan. Material is similar between editions for the purpose of this course.

Applicant Selection Criteria

A quota is placed on the squadron for number of applicants for GPS and PPS. 5 GPS and 5 PPS applicants may write the entrance exam. The candidates will be selected based on marks accumulated during the ground school sessions as follows. Learning aptitude is a significant factor in flight training and may be an override factor in exceptional circumstances.

From 2050 hrs - 2100 hrs each Tuesday night, a short quiz about 10 questions will be given. The questions will be on material covered in the previous week, assigned reading for current week, and topics covered during the night. The lowest quiz will be dropped.

If you have a valid excuse to be absent, please notify the course staff ASAP. One quiz will be counted towards the dropped quizes. Your final mark will be negatively impacted if you miss more than one class.

There will be one PO Check per topic spread throughout the ground school sessions. They are listed in the schedule below and will be confirmed at least one week in advance. Make-up PO Checks for excused absences are allowed within one week. It is your responsibility to schedule a time for the make-up PO check.


Last Updated: 5 Oct 17

Time Activity
1900 - 1950 Topic 1
1950 - 2000 Break
2000 - 2050 Topic 2
2050 - 2100 Quiz
2100 - 2130 PPS Topic

Session Topic 1 Topic 2 Instructor PPS Topic Instructor
Tue 26 Sep Administration / Intro Theory of Flight
FGU: 1.1 - 1.2.1, 1.2.4
All/OCdt Ho None Capt Li
Tue 3 Oct Theory of Flight
FGU: 2.1.1 - 2.1.3
Theory of Flight
FGU: 2.1.4 - 2.1.5
OCdt Ho Engine
FGU: 3.1
Capt Li
Tue 10 Oct Theory of Flight
FGU: 2.2.1, 2.2.3
FGU: 6.1 - 6.2
OCdt Ho
Lt McDonnell
FGU: 3.2
Capt Li
Tue 17 Oct PC Theory of Flight Meteorology
FGU: 6.3 - 6.4
Lt McDonnell
FGU: 3.3
Capt Li
Tue 24 Oct Air Law
FGU: 4.1 - 4.2.8
Air Law
4.1.5 Rules and Right-of-Way
4.2.9 Weather Minima for VFR Flight
FSgt Ly Engine
FGU: 3.4
Capt Li
Tue 31 Oct PC Air Law Meteorology
FGU: 6.5 - 6.6
Lt McDonnell Engine
FGU: 3.5
Capt Li
Tue 7 Nov Meteorology
FGU: 6.7 - 6.8
FGU: 6.9 - 6.11
Lt McDonnell Engine
FGU: 3.7
Capt Li
Tue 14 Nov Meteorology
6.14.3 METAR
6.14.4 TAF
Airmenship / Human Factors
FGU: 10.4, 11.1
Lt McDonnell
Capt. Skerlan
PC Engine
Capt Li
Tue 21 Nov PC Meteorology TBD Lt McDonnell
Capt Li
Tue 28 Nov Radio
FGU: 8.1
FGU: 8.4 - 8.4.3
TBD Engine Capt Li
Tue 5 Dec PC Radio Navigation
FGU: 7.1 - 7.2.2, 7.3
Mr. Fung
FGU: 7.5 - 7.5.4; E6B
Capt Li
Tue 12 Dec Navigation
FGU: 7.4 - 7.4.4, 7.4.7
Navigation problems
Mr. Fung FGU: 3.11 (optional) Capt Li
Tue 19 Dec PC Navigation Review Mr. Fung
Review Capt Li
Sat ? Dec Exam Practice / Review TBD
Sun ? Dec Exam Practice / Review TBD

GPS / PPS applicants only


2017: Google drive
2016: Google drive


E6B Manual
Printable E6B (Circular Rule Side)
Navigation Canada - Aviation Weather Site

Note: If any topic presented in these material contradict those taught in class or in the book "From the Ground Up", please bring it to the attention of the instructors to ensure there is no confusion.