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Why

Ground School?

Responsibility

The knowledge gained during training is not for the purpose of answering specific exam questions or to pass flight tests, but rather to face test of the real decisions associated with everyday piloting. Decisions that ultimately determine the fate of the pilot, crew, passengers, their loved ones and their dependents.

Status Aviation recognises this responsibility and therefore offers a structured and comprehensive ground school, focussed on knowledge transfer and not only examination preparation.

The system of CAA examinations and controlled flight tests can not have sufficient scope to test all the knowledge that the real responsibility of being a pilot requires. It is merely a quality check to grant the pilot access to the next phase of experiential learning.

The question that begs to be asked is; if you were given all the questions that the CAA examination would test, to what extent would you study the rest of the coursework?

It makes absolute sense that a pilot will not recognize a concept when he sees it if he has never learned about/understood it.

The knowledge gained while working towards becoming a license holder forms the foundation for what is to become a life long journey of learning. Aviation training is an intricate integration between training practical competencies and teaching theoretical knowledge, often referred to a work integrated learning. A fundamental concept of teaching for Work-Integrated Learning, as with the BCom(Business Management) applied to aviation, is that the student needs to have sufficient understanding of the theory before the theory can be reinforced by practice or simulated practical scenarios.

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Courses Offered

PPL

The aim of the SACAA PPL (A) Course:

The aim of the PPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course is to guide student, through comprehensive teaching and mentoring, towards developing an understanding of the content prescribed by the SA CAA in respect of Private Pilot License Examination syllabus.

Entry Requirements

An applicant for the PPL (A) Modular course must:

  1. have attained the age of 15
  2. hold a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate*
  3. be able to read, write, understand and orally communicate satisfactorily in the English language
  4. demonstrate sufficient knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and English to facilitate an understanding of the theoretical knowledge instruction content of the course.

Course Schedule:

Description Duration
Classroom Instruction 4 weeks
Academy internal examinations and de-brief 1 week
SACAA PPL examinations 3 weeks
Course Total 8 weeks

Subject Hour Allocations:

Subject Hours
Aircraft General and Principles of Flight 30
Human Performance and Limitation 12
General Navigation 30
Flight Performance and Planning 12
Meteorology 18
Air Law and Operational Procedures 6
Radio Telephony 12
Course Total 120

Daily Schedule:

Period Time  Duration  Activity
1 0830-0930 60min Lesson 1
2 0930-0940 10min  Break
3 0940-1040 60min Lesson 2
4 1040-1050 10min  Break
5 1050-1150 60min Lesson 3
6 1150-1200 10min Break 
7 1200-1300 60min Lesson 4
8 1300-1350 50min Break
9 1350-1450 60min Lesson 5
10 1450-1500 10min Break
11 1500-1600 60min Lesson 6
CPL

The aim of the SACAA CPL (A) Course:

The aim of the CPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course is to guide student, through comprehensive teaching and mentoring, towards developing an understanding of the content prescribed by the SA CAA in respect of Commercial Pilot License Examination syllabus.

Entry Requirements

An applicant for the CPL(A) Modular course must:

  1. have attained the age of 17
  2. hold a valid PPL(A) issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 for the CPL course
  3. hold a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate.*
  4. be able to read, write, understand and orally communicate satisfactorily in the English language
  5. demonstrate sufficient knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and English to facilitate an understanding of the theoretical knowledge instruction content of the course.

* Not enforced but is advisable.

Course Schedule:

Module Description Duration
1 Classroom Instruction 6 weeks
Academy internal examinations and de-brief 1 week
SACAA PPL examinations 2 weeks
Module 1 Total

9 weeks

2 SACAA CPL examinations 4 weeks
Academy internal examinations and de-brief 1 week
Four SACAA CPL(A) examinations 2 week
Module 2 Total 7 weeks
COURSE TOTAL 16 weeks

Subject Hour Allocations:

Subject Hours
Module 1:
Aircraft Technical and General and Principles of Flight 48
General Navigation and Plotting 48
Human Performance 28
Aviation Meteorology 30
Module 1 Total 154
Module 2:  
Air Law and Operational Procedures 28
Flight Planning and Performance 30
Radio Aids 30
Instruments and Electronics 30
Module 2 Total 118
Course Total 272

Daily Schedule:

Period Time  Duration  Activity
1 0830-0930 60min Lesson 1
2 0930-0940 10min  Break
3 0940-1040 60min Lesson 2
4 1040-1050 10min  Break
5 1050-1150 60min Lesson 3
6 1150-1200 10min Break 
7 1200-1300 60min Lesson 4
8 1300-1350 50min Break
9 1350-1450 60min Lesson 5
10 1450-1500 10min Break
11 1500-1600 60min Lesson 6
ATPL

The aim of the SACAA ATPL (A) Course:

The aim of the ATPL(A) Modular theoretical knowledge course is to guide student, through comprehensive teaching and mentoring, towards developing an understanding of the content prescribed by the SA CAA in respect of Airline Transport Pilot License Examination syllabus.

Entry Requirements

An applicant for the ATPL (A) Modular course must:

  1. have attained the age of 17
  2. hold a valid CPL in accordance with ICAO Annex 1
  3. hold a Class 1 or Class 2 medical certificate*
  4. be able to read, write, understand and orally communicate satisfactorily in the English language
  5. demonstrate sufficient knowledge of Mathematics, Physics and English to facilitate an understanding of the theoretical knowledge instruction content of the course

Course Schedule:

Description Duration
Classroom Instruction 2 weeks
Academy internal examinations and de-brief 1 week
Six SACAA ATPL examinations 3 weeks
Course Total 6 weeks

Subject Hour Allocations:

Subject Hours
Aircraft General and Principles of Flight 10
Navigation 12
Aviation Meteorology 6
Radio Aids 2
Flight Planning and Performance 18
Instrument and Electronics 10
Course Total 58

Daily Schedule:

Period Time  Duration  Activity
1 0830-0930 60min Lesson 1
2 0930-0940 10min  Break
3 0940-1040 60min Lesson 2
4 1040-1050 10min  Break
5 1050-1150 60min Lesson 3
6 1150-1200 10min Break 
7 1200-1300 60min Lesson 4
8 1300-1350 50min Break
9 1350-1450 60min Lesson 5
10 1450-1500 10min Break
11 1500-1600 60min Lesson 6

SACAA ATO#: 0377 | CAASA #: S029


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