Flying Scholarship Reference Material (2020)

Flying Scholarship Ground School

Flying Scholarship Ground School is held at virtually(Google Meet - link shared via email) 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 Training Course (GPTC) classes end around 2100 hrs. 2100 - 2130 hrs will be used for questions period for GPTC applicants, if required; and engine classes for Power Pilot Training Course (PPTC) 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 ground school is a compressed review and do not always have time to explain from basics.

The main reference book of the course is "From the Ground Up". The AV 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.

A short quiz about 10 questions will be given each Tuesday night. The questions will be on material covered in the previous week, assigned reading for current week, and topics covered during the night. The quiz with the lowest score 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 negativelyimpacted 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.

Quizzes & PO Checks will be held online this year. More information to follow.


Last Updated: 01 Oct 20

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 22 Sep Administration / Intro Theory of Flight
FGU: 1.1 - 1.2.1, 1.2.4
All/Lt. Delaney All leaves 2100 N/A
Tue 29 Sep Theory of Flight
FGU: 2.1.1 - 2.1.3
Theory of Flight
FGU: 2.1.4 - 2.1.5
Lt. Delaney Engine
FGU: 3.1
Capt Li
Tue 6 Oct Theory of Flight
FGU: 2.2.1, 2.2.3
FGU: 6.1 - 6.2

Lt. Delaney/
Capt. McDonnell

FGU: 3.2
Capt Li
Tue 13 Oct PC Theory of Flight Meteorology
FGU: 6.3 - 6.4
Lt. Delany/ Capt. McDonnell
FGU: 3.3
Capt Li
Tue 20 Oct Air Law
FGU: 4.1 - 4.2.8
Meteorology FGU: 6.5 - 6.6 2Lt. Pei /Capt. McDonnell Engine
FGU: 3.4
Capt Li
Tue 27 Oct Air Law
4.1.5 Rules and Right-of-Way
4.2.9 Weather Minima for VFR Flight
FGU: 6.7 - 6.8
2Lt. Pei /Capt. McDonnell Engine
FGU: 3.5
Capt Li
Tue 03 Nov PC Air Law Meteorology
FGU: 6.9 - 6.11
2Lt. Pei /Capt. McDonnell Engine
FGU: 3.7
Capt Li
Tue 10 Nov Meteorology
6.14.3 METAR
6.14.4 TAF
Airmenship / Human Factors
FGU: 10.4, 11.1
Capt. McDonnell/ Lt. Lee PC Engine
Capt Li
Tue 17 Nov PC Meteorology Navigation
FGU: 7.1 - 7.2.2, 7.3
Capt. McDonnell/ 2Lt. Pei Engine
Capt Li
Tue 24 Nov Navigation
FGU: 7.4 - 7.4.4, 7.4.7
Navigation problems
2Lt. Pei Engine Capt Li
Tue 01 Dec PC Navigation Radio
FGU: 8.1
2Lt. Pei/CI Leung Engine
FGU: 7.5 - 7.5.4; E6B
Capt Li
Tue 08 Dec PC Airmenship /
Human Factors
FGU: 8.4 - 8.4.3
Lt. Lee/CI Leung FGU: 3.11 (optional) Capt Li
Tue 15 Dec PC Radio Review CI Leung / All Review Capt Li
Sat ? Dec Exam Practice / Review TBD
Sun ? Dec Exam Practice / Review TBD

GPS / PPS applicants only


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2020: Google drive
2019: Google drive
2018: Google drive
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.