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Ground Training Syllabus

The subjects require a passing mark of 70 percent or greater. It is advisable to sit for the papers progressively while learning to fly. However, examination passes are required before you can fly solo cross-countries.

Air Navigation
You will learn to calculate the distance of your planned flight, what compass heading you will need to fly, how long it will take you, and how much fuel you need to get there. You will also learn to use maps that are specifically designed for aviation.

Aircraft Technical Knowledge
Understanding how your aircraft flies, and its systems, enables you to make safe flying decisions. As a trainee pilot, you will learn about aerodynamics, engines, electrical systems, your flight instruments and loading your aircraft.

Meteorology
The weather has a major bearing on your flying. Often flights will be cancelled or delayed because of the weather. You will learn about Malaysia’s weather patterns, cloud formations, and how different weather conditions affect the performance of your aircraft. With this knowledge, you will be able to develop decision-making skills that are essential to safe flying.

Human Performance & Limitations
Human error is one of the most common causes of air accidents worldwide. It is therefore important to understand the human element in aviation. Areas of study include aviation medicine and health, stress management and decision-making.

Flight Radiotelephony (VFR Comm)
Pilots keep in contact with air traffic controllers and each other by radio. As a trainee pilot, you will learn the terms and phrases pilots use to make these communications clear and free from misunderstanding. You will also learn how to operate your aircraft’s transponder and emergency locator beacon.

Air Law
Everyone in aviation follows the same set of standards when they are flying. These standards are set out in the Civil Aviation Regulations 1996. As a trainee pilot, you will develop a working knowledge of these rules.

Flight Planning and Performance
Pre-flight planning entails quite a diverse list of tasks such as calculation of headings, navigation plots, weight and balance calculations, as well as assessments of weather and any special circumstances affecting the flight in question such as danger areas along or near the intended flight path.

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