FLY300 - Flight Training

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Subject Title
Flight Training

Subject Description
 This course prepares the student for the successful completion of the Transport Canada Private Pilot Flight Test. 

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Use appropriate and current aeronautical charts and other current flight publications and extract and record pertinent information.

2. Properly identify airspace, obstructions and terrain features.

3. Retrieve and interpret weather information and NOTAMs appropriate for the intended flight.

4. Select the most favorable appropriate altitudes consistent with weather conditions and equipment capabilities.

5. Neatly and accurately complete a navigation log.

6. Accurately complete and present a VFR flight plan.

7. Accurately prepare a weight and balance computation as required.

8. Complete all planning, preparations and calculations, excluding weight and balance computations, within 45 minutes.

9. Actively monitor weather, aircraft systems, instruments and ATC communications.

10. Organize cockpit resources well during flight.

11. Anticipate possible problems during flight well in advance in order to avoid difficult or dangerous situations.

12. Eliminate distractions during high workload situations in flight.

13. Demonstrate correct and timely VFR navigation procedures and techniques during flight departure, enroute phase and arrival as well as during diversions.

14. Maintain proper control of the aircraft by eliminating drift during take-offs and landings.

15. Fly the aircraft with an increased degree of accuracy and in accordance with the aircraft POH and the Seneca College Training Manual.

16. Maintain and hold circuit altitude within +/- 100 feet and airspeed within +/- 10 knots.

17. Make smooth, timely and correct control applications during the landing flare and touchdown.

18. Touchdown at a minimum speed for existing conditions, at or within 200 feet beyond a specified point.

19. Touchdown with no drift and with the airplane's longitudinal axis aligned with and within 10 feet of the centerline of the landing surface.

20. Perform normal, short field and soft field take-offs and landings.

21. Perform glide approaches and forced approaches according to the standards listed in the Seneca College Training Manual.

22. Fly an accurate circuit maintaining correct position and separation from other aircraft.

23. Comply with circuit entry and departure procedures at controlled and uncontrolled airports.

24. Comply with established circuit patterns.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.