NOTICE: PPL examinations will be going online with the CAA in July 2020. It is expected that further study and large expansion of syllabus (possibly including Commercial material) will cause both examination fees and study time to increase considerably.
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Meteorology: Aeroplanes & Helicopters
The study of aviation meteorology is a fundamental part of any pilot training. A thorough understanding of weather theory and the ability to interpret weather briefing documents are absolutely essential to all pilots, whether Private or Professional. Our course will not only prepare you to pass your Meteorology examination, but will also ensure that throughout your flying career you can make informed and accurate decisions about how prevailing or forecast weather conditions will affect your flying.
The learning objectives for the Meteorology examination require an understanding of the fundamentals of meteorology such as the effects of pressure, density, and temperature in the atmosphere before studying stability, cloud formation, and precipitation. Since wind is a critical element for flight planning and the operation of the aircraft, it is discussed in detail in our courses. Our Meteorology course also covers meteorological hazards to aviation such as thunderstorms, icing, wind shear, and turbulence. The interpretation of meteorological messages, synoptic, and upper wind charts is also discussed.
Above all, a full understanding of how the weather influences aircraft operations is crucial to flight safety. The Great Circles Meteorology course will enable private pilots to learn more thoroughly and enjoyably than ever before. You will learn all you need to know about the weather in order to fly safely and expeditiously either locally or en-route.
The course lasts for one day with the examination taken at the end. The PPL Meteorology examination consists of 16 multiple choice questions which have to be answered within 50 minutes; requiring a pass mark of 75%.
All of our courses are delivered by extremely talented, patient and enthusiastic instructors who are both qualified teachers and professional pilots with a wealth of operational experience. We care about your needs and particular learning style. Ultimately we pledge to work with you for as long as it takes to get you through your examinations.
Our fabulous team have worked incredibly hard over the years and allow us to boast a 100% pass rate in all our PPL Ground School courses to date. If you don't pass, your examination fee(s) are refunded! What have you got to lose?
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Structured, high quality lectures covering all aspects of the PPL Meteorology syllabus.
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