Private Pilot Licence Ground School
Congratulations on choosing to train with Eastrise Aviation. Our institution was set up to help people like you to realise their dream to become a pilot. Learning to fly is a passion for most people and we are so excited to be of help on your learning journey.
As indicated in the terms and conditions which you approved before enrolling on this course; your online PPL ground school access lapses automatically after 180 days and when you:
- graduate vis-à-vis you successfully complete a course and moves on to the next level
- are suspended or chose to terminate your training with Eastrise Aviation
- no longer hold a valid medical certificate
- have an outstanding balance in your student account
This course has videos, notes and interactive content. You are strictly prohibited from sharing your login details or access to the Eastrise Aviation online ground school with anyone. Multiple (concurrent) logins are also prohibited. Violations are prosecutable under local and international law.
There are no prerequisites for this course. You will however realise that discipline and self-leadership are key. This course is also available within the Eastrise Aviation intranet. This enables students to take it within our campus without an internet connection on the local area network. We recommend completing each lesson before commencing the next one.
We assume that by now you already have a valid medical certificate. It is one of the requirements for the issuance of the student pilot licence. The other requirement is passing the Malawi air law exam at the Directorate of Civil Aviation. For the sake of simplicity, we will from now own call the Directorate “the Civil Aviation Authority” (CAA). In some cases we may call the CAA ‘the Malawi CAA’ or simply ‘the DCA.’ Let us know if you need contact details of aviation medical examiners in Malawi and we will be happy to share that information. Not every doctor is authorised to conduct aviation medical tests.
REQUIRED STUDY MATERIALS
- You will need a working internet connection that will enable you watch videos and interactive content
- A notepad and pen for note-taking
KEYS TASK(S) AND EXAMINATIONS
You will have a 50-question timed mock exam at the end of each module in this course. We have decided to introduce you to mock exams early in the course to ensure you get used to aviation exams. This will enable you to build confidence that would be handy during the knowledge tests at the Directorate of Civil Aviation. There are 50-60 timed questions in the actual exams (knowledge tests) at the civil aviation authority. We would also like to encourage you to login our Test Prep site after completing every course to enable you practice on our mock exams. The Eastrise test engine has thousands of questions from our question banks that we believe are helpful. All this is at NO additional costs — just your online ground school subscription is enough.
- Lectures 112
- Quizzes 8
- Duration 180 Days
- Skill level Elementary
- Language English GB
- Students 18
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Module 2: Principles of Flight (Code: EAVPPL020-2018)
This module is aimed at helping the student understand the mechanics of flight. This includes the effect of wind on an airfoil, the forces of flight and other key elements.
- Theory of Lift
- Airfoils and High-Lift Devices
- The Flying Environment
- Flying Controls
- Stalls, Spins and Slow Flight
- Performance Maneuvers
- Aircraft Stability
- Aircraft Control Balancing
- Wake Turbulence
- Approaches and Landings
- Aircraft Limitations
- End of PPL PoF Module Feedback
- End of PPL Principles of Flight Quiz
Module 3: Aircraft Technical (Code: EAVPPL030-2018)
This module is aimed at honing the beginning pilot with basic technical skills pertaining to the aircraft. It satisfies the technical part of the PPL exams.
- Airframe Systems
- Undercarriage Systems
- Engine Systems
- Engine Cooling Systems
- Aircraft Lubrication System
- Propeller Systems
- Aircraft Fuel Systems
- Electrical System Part I
- Electrical System Part II
- Electrical System Part III
- Hydraulic Systems
- Environmental System
- Basic Instruments: Steam Gauges
- Power Instruments
- Gyroscopic Instruments
- Pressure Instruments Part I
- Pressure Instruments Part II
- Pressure Instruments Part III
- Magnetic Compass
- Introduction to Glass Cockpits
- Preventative Maintenance
- Aircraft Technical Module Feedback
- End of AT Module Quiz
Module 4: Flight Planning (Code: EAVPPL040-2018)
This course introduces the beginning pilot to performance planning, fuel management, and aircraft loading.
Module 5: Aviation Meteorology (Code PPL050-2018)
This module introduces the beginning pilot to aviation meteorology. This entails decoding meteorological reports (METARs) among others.
Module 7: Air Law (Code PPL070-2018)
This module discusses the Malawi Air Law and contains downloadable training materials and mock exams.
- International Conventions
- National Airspace System
- Personnel Licencing in Malawi
- ATC Procedures and Regulations
- Decoding the Aviation Act Part I
- Decoding the Aviation Act Part II
- Decoding the Aviation Act Part III
- Understanding Traffic Zones
- General Flight Rules
- Malawi Visual Flight Rules (VFR)
- Malawi Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
- Aerordome Traffic Rules and Signals
- Visual and Aural Signals
- Marshalling Signals in Malawi
- Abbreviations and Acronyms
- PPL Air Law Module Feedback
- End of PPL Air Law Quiz
Module 8: Radio Telephony (PPL080-2018)
This module introduces the beginning pilot to radio telephony procedures and principles.
Module 9: Human Perfomance & Limitations (Code PPL090-2018)
This module discusses the human limitations and how to mitigate them. We discuss aeromedical issues and risk management.
Bonus Module: Operational Procedures (EAVOPS-201920)
This module contains actual and animated footage (and text notes) that show the beginning pilot the operational procedures that pertain to general aviation. The maneuvers and procedures shared in these multimedia resources are part of the flight training exercises.
- Pre-flight Procedures
- Engine Starting Procedures
- Taxiing: Basic and Progressive
- Takeoff Roll and Runway Collision Avoidance
- Takeoff and Departure Climbs
- Traffic Pattern Operations
- Approach and Landing
- Crosswind Operations
- QNH, QFE, QDM and QNE
- Instrument Scanning Procedures
- Trimming the Aircraft
- Pitch for Airspeed: Power for Altitude
- In-Flight Collision Avoidance
- Cross-Country Procedures
- Preparing for Your First Solo
- Preparing for Your Checkride
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