Ground School

A comprehensive and engaging ground school is an integral part of any flight training program.  Pacific Rim Aviation Academy provides quality ground school training for Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License and other ratings.  Ground school is taught in our classrooms in CYPK.  Students can interact with our experienced instructors in a multimedia environment and we encourage dynamic class discussions to enhance the learning experience.

The syllabus is organized to emphasize valuable lessons to be learned, not just facts and figures.  Topics covered include:

  • Canadian Aviation Regulations

  • Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight

  • Meteorology

  • Airframes, Engines and Systems

  • Flight Instruments

  • Radio and Electronic Theory

  • Navigation

  • Flight Operations

  • Licensing Requirements and

  • Human Factors, including pilot decision-making

Great Value, 4 Packages

Package 1 - Entry

Just $650.00 gets you unlimited access to our Private Pilot Ground School – a 60 hour cycle that goes above and beyond the Transport Canada required 40 hours.

From The Ground Up and Flight Training Manual are included in that package, plus all your navigation tools and a flight bag!

Package 2 - Pilot Package

You will get the content of package #1 plus a metal E6B, the Private Pilot Written Exam Preparation Guide from Sharper Edge and a ASA Headset with its bag!

Price :$850

Package 3 - Professional Package

Same package as #2 with a David Clark H10 Headset and a professional Flight Bag.

Price : $1275

Package 4 - Aviator Package

Get the most advanced aviation Headset with the Bose A-20! Also included in that package, our Pacific Rim Flight Jacket.

Price : $1950

Online Option available for $250.

Join us Monday at 7pm for ground school at our main base in Pitt Meadows.

Our student also enjoy special membership rate for Aero Club of B.C.

Aero Club Application Form

2019 Ground School Schedule

Written Examination

Pacific Rim Aviation Academy is approved by TC to administer the following examinations :

  • Private Pilot License - Aeroplane

  • Recreational Pilot Permit - Aeroplane

  • Ultra-Light Pilot Permit - Aeroplane

  • Private Pilot License - Helicopter

  • Glider Pilot License

  • Balloon License

  • Hand Glider written Examination


Fees are $205 for the written examination of a license, $115 for a permit. Arnaud Sandoval is the Authorized Examination Invigilator, please contact him (778 891 4009) to make a booking.