PPL Radiotelephony Ground School Malawi
Welcome to the PPL Radiotelephony Ground School. In this module, students learn a number of things including the language used in RT, altimeter setting procedures, automatic dependent surveillance broadcast and others. We have listened to you and split the modules so that some students can pay per module instead of paying the lump-sum at once for the whole PPL course.
As indicated in the terms and conditions which you accepted before enrolling on this course; your online PPL Radiotelephony ground school access lapses automatically after 45 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.
By the end of this course, you would have acquired the theoretical knowledge that satisfies the Radiotelephony for the Malawi Private Pilot Licence curriculum. This is just one of the eight subjects covered in the PPL course. The other modules are Principles of Flight, Flight Performance & Planning, Air Navigation, Aircraft Technical, Aviation Meteorology, Air Law, and Human Performance & Limitations. We have slightly changed some course titles to match our internal naming scheme. For example, we call the Communications module ‘Radiotelephony’. However, the content satisfies the Malawi PPL syllabus requirements.
There are no prerequisites for this course apart from a full Malawi School Certificate of Education (or equivalent) if you are aiming to pursue flying as a career. You also 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 to 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. You can also take the free mock exams on the go on our own Flytex Pilot Exams Android App. The app syncs with your TestPrep site account so your results, exams and history can be viewed on both portals. All this is at NO additional cost — just your online ground school subscription is enough.
- Lectures 21
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 45 Days
- Skill level Elementary
- Language English GB
- Students 29
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Students learn about radio communications in the aviation world. We also explore transponders, radar, ADS-B, squelch, altimeter setting, and practical communications among others.
- Introduction to RT
- Setting Squelch and Tuning
- Phonology and Phonetics
- Practical Radio Comms I
- Practical Radio Comms II
- Practical Radio Comms III
- Radar and ADS-B Principles
- TP Basics: Squawk Codes
- Introduction to Morse Code
- Emergency Comms
- NORDO: Radio Failure
- PIREPS and AIREPS
- Flight Plan Filing VFR
- Search and Rescue Ops
- RT PPL Flight Plan Assignment
- Aircrash Survival
- Malawi Airspace Introduction
- Altimeter Setting Procedures
- Intro to Navigation Aids
- Basic Radio Troubleshooting
- Basic RT Definitions
- PPL RT Module Feedback