TP 12467E - Study and Reference Guide - Recreational Pilot Permit - Aeroplane

Fourth Edition, November 2002, Revised October 2004

Table of Contents

General

Knowledge Requirements

All subjects in this guide are considered to be important to applicants for the Recreational Pilot Permit - Aeroplane and may appear on the exam. Subject areas identified by a bullet ( ) are essential knowledge areas that will be emphasized on the written examination.

Examinations

Applicants for the Recreational Pilot Permit - Aeroplane shall demonstrate their knowledge by writing a Transport Canada multiple choice examination on subjects contained in this guide. Applicants must be able to read the examination questions in either English or French without assistance.

Applicants for the Recreational Pilot Permit - Aeroplane shall demonstrate their knowledge by writing a Transport Canada multiple choice examination on subjects contained in this guide. Applicants must be able to read the examination questions in either English or French without assistance.

Examination Questions Time Limit Pass Mark
Recreational Pilot Permit - Aeroplane (RPPAE) 80 3 hours 60%

This examination is sectionalized into four mandatory subject areas and requires an overall pass mark of 60%. As well, the candidate must achieve 60% in each of these areas. They are:

Mandatory Subjects Related Study and Reference Guide Sections Page
AIR LAW Air Law and Procedures - Section 1 4
NAVIGATION Navigation and Radio Aids - Section 2 10
METEOROLOGY Meteorology - Section 3 12
AERONAUTICS AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE Airframes, Engines, and Systems - Section 4 14
  Theory of Flight - Section 5 15
  Flight Instruments - Section 6 16
  Flight Operations - Section 7 17
  Human Factors - Section 8 19

Questions fall under one of the four mandatory subjects areas; however, there may be occasions where knowledge from another section is required to arrive at the correct response. For example, a practical question on fuel calculations under Navigation and Radio Aids - Section 2 may require knowledge on VFR fuel requirements under Air Law and Procedures - Section 1.

Applicants who obtain less then 60% on the overall examination will, for licensing purposes, be required to rewrite the complete paper. The rewrite provisions detailed in the CARs, Part IV apply.

SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

Applicants who obtain 60% or more on the main examination (RPPAE), but who fail one or more mandatory subject areas will be assessed a partial pass. During one sitting, they will be required to write supplementary examinations for each subject area failed.  Details on the mandatory subject area supplementary examinations are as follows:

Recreational Pilot Permit

Examination Questions Time Limit Pass Mark
AIR LAW (RALAW)
NAVIGATION (RANAV)
METEOROLOGY (RAMET)
AERONAUTICS - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (RAGEN)
20
20
20
20
1 hour
1½ hours
1 hour
1 hour
60%
60%
60%
60%

NOTE:  When writing more than one supplementary examination, the maximum time allowed shall be the sum of the times indicated for each examination, not to exceed 3 hours.

EXAMINATION RESULTS:  FEEDBACK STATEMENTS

Feedback statements on the results letter will inform the candidate where questions were answered incorrectly.

Example of a Feedback Statement

Identify the atmospheric conditions favorable for thunderstorm formation.

1.0 Air Law and Procedures

CANADIAN AVIATION REGULATIONS (CARs)

Some Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) refer to their associated standards. Questions from the CARs may test knowledge from the regulation or the standard.

  PART I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
101 INTERPRETATION
  101.01  Interpretation
   
103 ADMINISTRATION AND COMPLIANCE
 103.02  Inspection of Aircraft, Requests for Production of Documents and Prohibitions
  103.03  Return of Canadian Aviation Documents
  103.04  Record Keeping
   
  PART III - AERODROMES AND AIRPORTS
300 INTERPRETATION
  300.01  Interpretation
   
301 AERODROMES
  301.01  Application
 301.04  Markers and Markings
 301.06  Wind Direction Indicator
  301.07  Lighting
  301.08  Prohibitions
  301.09  Fire Prevention
   
302 AIRPORTS
  302.10  Prohibitions
  302.11  Fire Prevention
   
  PART IV - PERSONNEL LICENSING AND TRAINING
400 GENERAL
  400.01  Interpretation
   
401 FLIGHT CREW PERMITS, LICENSES AND RATINGS
  401.03  Requirements to Hold a Flight Crew Permit, Licence or Rating
  401.04  Flight Crew Members of Aircraft Registered in Contracting States other than Canada
 401.05  Recency Requirements
  401.08  Personal Logs
 401.22  Pilot Permit - Recreational - Aeroplane - Privileges
  401.28  Reimbursement of Costs Incurred in Respect of a Flight
   
404 MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
  404.03  Requirement to Hold a Medical Certificate (MC)
  404.04  Issuance, Renewal and Validity Period of MC
 404.06  Prohibition Regarding Exercise of Privileges
  404.18  Permission to Continue to Exercise the Privileges of a Permit, Licence or Rating
   
  PART VI - GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES
600 INTERPRETATION
  600.01  Interpretation
   
601 AIRSPACE STRUCTURE, CLASSIFICATION AND USE
  601.01  Airspace Structure
  601.02  Airspace Classification
  601.03  Transponder Airspace
 601.04  IFR or VFR Flight in Class F Special Use Restricted Airspace or Class F Special Use Advisory Airspace
  601.06  VFR Flight in Class A Airspace
  601.07  VFR Flight in Class B Airspace
 601.08  VFR Flight in Class C Airspace
 601.09  VFR Flight in Class D Airspace
  601.15  Forest Fire Aircraft Operating Restrictions
  601.16  Issuance of NOTAM for Forest Fire Aircraft Operating Restrictions
   
602 OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES
  GENERAL
 602.01  Reckless or Negligent Operation of Aircraft
 602.02  Fitness of Flight Crew Members
 602.03  Alcohol or Drugs - Crew Members
  602.04  Alcohol or Drugs - Passengers
  602.05  Compliance with Instructions
  602.06  Smoking
  602.07  Aircraft Operating Limitations
  602.08  Portable Electronic Devices
 602.10  Starting and Ground Running of Aircraft Engines
  602.11  Aircraft Icing
 602.12  Overflight of Built-up Areas or Open-Air Assemblies of Persons During Take-offs, Approaches and Landings
 602.13  Take-offs, Approaches and Landings within Built-up Areas of Cities and Towns
 602.14  Minimum Altitude and Distances
  602.15  Permissible Low Altitude Flight
 602.19  Right-of-Way - General
  602.20  Right-of-Way - Aircraft Manoeuvring on Water
 602.21  Avoidance of Collision
  602.22  Towing
  602.23  Dropping of Objects
  602.24  Formation Flight
  602.26  Parachute Descents
  602.27  Aerobatic Maneuvers - Prohibited Areas and Flight Conditions
  602.28  Aerobatic Maneuvers with Passengers
 602.31  Compliance with Air Traffic Control Instructions and Clearances
 602.34  Cruising Altitudes and Cruising Flight Levels
 602.35  Altimeter Setting and Operating Procedures in the Altimeter-Setting Region
  602.36  Altimeter Setting and Operating Procedures in the Standard Pressure Region
  602.37  Altimeter Setting and Operating Procedures in Transition Between Regions
   
  OPERATIONAL AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
  602.58  Prohibition
  602.59  Equipment Standards
  602.60  Requirements for Power-driven Aircraft
  602.61  Survival Equipment - Flights over Land
  602.62  Life Preservers and Personal Flotation Devices
   
  FLIGHT PREPARATION, FLIGHT PLANS AND FLIGHT ITINERARIES
  602.70  Interpretation
  602.71  Pre-flight Information
  602.72  Weather Information
 602.73  Requirements to file a Flight Plan or a Flight Itinerary
  602.74  Contents of a Flight Plan or Flight Itinerary
  602.75  Filing of a Flight Plan or Flight Itinerary
  602.76  Changes in the Flight Plan
 602.77  Requirements to File an Arrival Report
  602.78  Contents of an Arrival Report
  602.79  Overdue Aircraft Reports
   
  PRE-FLIGHT AND FUEL REQUIREMENTS
 602.88  Fuel Requirements
 602.89  Passenger Briefings
   
  OPERATIONS AT OR IN THE VICINITY OF AN AERODROME
 602.96  General
 602.97  VFR and IFR Aircraft Operations at Uncontrolled Aerodromes within a Mandatory Frequency (MF) Area
 602.98  General MF Reporting Requirements
  602.99  MF Reporting Procedures before Entering Manoeuvring Area
  602.100  MF Reporting Procedures on Departure
  602.101  MF Reporting Procedures on Arrival
  602.102  MF Reporting Procedures when Flying Continuous Circuits
  602.103  Reporting Procedures when Flying through an MF Area
   
  VISUAL FLIGHT RULES
 602.114  Minimum Visual Meteorological Conditions for VFR Flight in VFR Flight in Controlled Airspace
 602.115  Minimum Visual Meteorological Conditions for VFR Flight in Uncontrolled Airspace
 602.117  Special VFR Flight
   
  RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS
  602.136  Continuous Listening Watch
  602.138  Two-way Radio communication Failure in VFR Flight
   
  EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AND SECURITY
  602.143  Emergency Radio Frequency Capability
  602.144  Interception Signals, Interception of Aircraft and Instructions to Land
  602.145  ADIZ
  602.146  ESCAT Plan
   
605 AIRCRAFT REQUIREMENTS
  GENERAL
  605.03  Flight Authority
  605.04  Availability of Aircraft Flight Manual
  605.05  Markings and Placards
  605.08  Unserviceable and Removed Equipment - General
   
  AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
 605.14  Power-driven Aircraft - Day VFR
  605.22  Seat and Safety-Belt Requirements
  605.24  Shoulder Harness Requirements
 605.25  General use of Safety Belts and Restraints System
  605.28  Child Restraint System
  605.29  Flight Control Locks
  605.31  Oxygen Equipment and Supply
  605.32  Use of Oxygen
 605.35  Transponder and Automatic Pressure Altitude Reporting Equipment
  605.38  ELT
 605.40  ELT Activation
   
  AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
  605.84  Aircraft Maintenance - General
  605.85  Maintenance Release and Elementary Work
  605.86  Maintenance Schedule
  605.88  Inspection after Abnormal Occurrences
   
  TECHNICAL RECORD
  605.92  Requirements to Keep Technical Records
  605.93  Technical Records - General
  605.94  Journey Log Requirements
  605.95  Journey Log - Carrying on Board
   
606 MISCELLANEOUS
  606.02  Liability Insurance 
   
  A.I.P. CANADA
  1  A.I.P Canada Supplements
  2  Aeronautical Information Circulars
  3  Aviation Notices
   
  TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD OF CANADA
(TSB) - (A.I.P. GEN 3.0)
  1  Definitions
  2  Reporting an Aviation Occurrence
  3  Protection of Occurrence Site
   
  AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES AND PROCEDURES
 1  Air Traffic and Advisory Services
 2  Flight Service Stations/Flight Information Centers
 3  Communications Procedures
 4  Radar Service - Clock Position System
 5  ATC Clearances and Instructions
 6  Wake Turbulence Separation
 7  Airport/Aerodrome Operations - Controlled
 8  Airport/Aerodrome Operations - Uncontrolled
  9  Mandatory (MF) and Aerodrome Traffic Frequencies (ATF)
  10  VFR En Route Procedures
  11  VFR Holding Procedures
 12  VFR/IFR Traffic Mix at Uncontrolled Airports/Aerodromes
 13  Operations on Intersecting Runways including (LAHSO)
 14  Procedures for the Prevention of Runway Incursion

2.0 Navigation and Radio Aids

DEFINITIONS

  1 Longitude
  2 Equator
  3 Latitude
  4 Great Circle
  5 Variation
  6 Isogonal
  7 Agonic Line
  8 Deviation
  9 Track
  10 Heading
  11 Airspeed
  12 Ground Speed
  13 Ground Position
  14 Wind Velocity
  15 Drift

MAPS AND CHARTS

  1 VTA - Transverse Mercator
  2 VNC - Lambert Conformal Conic Projection
 3 Topographical Symbols
 4 Elevation and Contours (Relief)
 5 Aeronautical Information
 6 Scale and Units of Measurement
 7 Locating Position by Latitude and Longitude
  8 Navigational Aids

TIME AND LONGITUDE

  1 24 Hour System
  2 Time Zones and Relation to Longitude
  3 Conversion of UTC to Local and Vice Versa

PRE-FLIGHT PREPARATION

 1 Factors Affecting Choice of Route
  2 Map Preparation
 3 Meteorological Information
 4 NOTAM
  5 Selection of Check-points
 6 Fuel Requirements
 7 Weight and Balance
 8 Use of the Canada Flight Supplement
  9 Documents to be carried in Aircraft
 10 Flight Plans/Itineraries
  11 Aircraft Serviceability

TRIANGLE OF VELOCITY

  1 True Airspeed and Heading
  2 Wind Velocity
  3 Ground Speed and Track

NAVIGATION COMPUTERS

 1 Heading and True Airspeed
 2 Applying the Wind
 3 True Track and Ground Speed
 4 Magnetic Heading and Magnetic Track
 5 Pressure/Density Altitudes
 6 Time/Ground Speed/Distance
 7 Fuel Consumption and Conversions

PILOT NAVIGATION

  1 Use of Aeronautical Charts
 2 Measurement of Track and Distance
  3 Map Reading
  4 Setting Heading - Visual Angle of Departure
  5 Check-points and Pin-points
 6 Ground Speed Checks and E.T.A. Revisions
 7 Variation/Deviation
 8 True Track/Magnetic Track
 9 Track Made Good
  10 Determining Drift by 10° Lines
  11 Double Track Error Method to Regain Track
  12 Sum of Opening and Closing Angles to Destination
  13 Visual Alteration Method of Correction to Track
  14 Diversion to Alternate
 15 Return to Departure Point
 16 Procedures When Lost
  17 Indicated and Calibrated Airspeed (IAS, CAS)

RADIO THEORY

  1 Characteristics of Very High Frequency Radio Waves
  2 Frequency Bands Used in Navigation and Communications
  3 Reception Limitations

GLOBALNAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM (GNSS/GPS)

  1 Basic Principles, Use and Limitations

OTHER RADIO AND RADAR AIDS - BASIC PRINCIPLES AND USE

 1 Transponder
 2 Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)
 3 VHF Direction Finding (DF) Assistance
  4 Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) Primary/Secondary

3.0 Meteorology

THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE

  1 The Standard Atmosphere
  2 Density and Pressure
  3 Mobility
  4 Expansion and Compression

ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE

  1 Pressure Measurements
  2 Station Pressure
  3 Sea Level Pressure
  4 Effects of Temperature
  5 Isobars
 6 Horizontal Pressure Differences

METEOROLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ALTIMETRY

 1 Pressure Altitude
 2 Density Altitude
 3 Altimeter Settings
 4 Considerations When Flying from High to Low Pressure and Temperature Areas, and vice versa

TEMPERATURE

 1 Temperature Variations with Altitude
 2 Inversions
  3 Isothermal Layers

MOISTURE

 1 Relative Humidity/Dew point
  2 Sublimation and Condensation
  3 Cloud Formation
  4 Precipitation

STABILITY AND INSTABILITY

 1 Characteristics of Stable and Unstable Air
  2 Surface Heating and Cooling
  3 Lifting Process

CLOUDS

  1 Formation and Structure
 2 Types and Recognition
 3 Associated Precipitation and Turbulence

TURBULENCE

  1 Convection
  2 Mechanical
  3 Orographic
 4 Wind Shear

WIND

 1 Pressure Gradient
  2 Low Level Winds - Variation in Surface Wind
 3 Veer and Back
  4 Squalls and Gusts
  5 Diurnal Effects
  6 Land and Sea Breezes
 7 Topographical Effects
 8 Wind Shear - Types and Causes

AIR MASSES

  1 Definition and Characteristics
  2 Factors that Determine Weather
  3 Seasonal and Geographic Effects
  4 Air Masses Affecting North America

FRONTS

  1 Structure
 2 Types
  3 Formation

FRONTAL WEATHER

 1 Cold Front
 2 Warm Front
  3 TROWAL and Upper Fronts

AIRCRAFT ICING

  1 In-flight - Freezing Rain
  2 Hoar Frost

THUNDERSTORMS

  1 Requirements for Development
  2 Structure Development
  3 Types - Air Mass/Frontal
 4 Hazards - Updrafts/ Downdrafts/Gust Fronts/Downbursts/ Microbursts/Hail/Lightning/Tornadoes
  5 Squall Lines

SURFACE BASED LAYERS

 1 Fog Formation
 2 Fog Types
  3 Haze/Smoke
  4 Blowing Obstructions to Vision

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE TO PILOTS

  1 Aviation Weather Information Service (AWIS)
  2 Aviation Weather Briefing Service (AWBS)
  3 Flight Service Stations (FSS)/ Flight Information Centers
  4 Pilots Automatic Telephone Answering Service (PATWAS)
  5 Aviation Weather Web Site (AWWS)
  6 Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS)

NAVIATION WEATHER REPORTS

 1 Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) - decoding
  2 Automated Weather Observation Station (AWOS)
  3 Pilot Reports (PIREP)

AVIATION WEATHER FORECASTS

 1 Times Issued and Period of Coverage
 2 Decoding
 3 Graphical Area Forecast (GFA)
 4 Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF)
 5 Upper Level Winds and Temperature Forecasts (FD)
  6 Airman's Meteorological Advisory (AIRMET)
 7 Significant In-flight Weather Warning Message (SIGMET)

4.0 Airframes, Engines and Systems

AIRFRAMES

  1 Types of Construction

LANDING GEAR, BRAKES AND FLAPS

  1 Mechanical
  2 Hydraulic
  3 Electric

ENGINES

  1 Two/Four Stroke Cycle
  2 Methods of Cooling
 3 Dual Ignition
  4 Exhaust Systems
  5 Ancillary Controls
 6 Effect of Density Altitude/Humidity
  7 Limitations and Operations
  8 Instruments

CARBURATION

 1 Mixture Controls
 2 Carburetor Icing
 3 Use of Carb Heat and it's Effect on Mixture

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  1 Generator/Alternator/Battery
 2 Master/Alternator/Generator Switches
  3 Ammeter/Load Meter
  4 Circuit Breakers/Fuses
  5 Grounding/Bonding

LUBRICATING SYSTEMS AND OILS

  1 Types Viscosity/Grades/Seasonal Use
 2 Purposes
  3 Venting
  4 Filters

FUEL SYSTEM AND FUELS

  1 Types - Colour and Properties
  2 Density and Weight
  3 Additives
 4 Contamination and Deterioration
  5 Tank Location
  6 Venting
  7 Fuel Lines - Filters/Drains
 8 Detonation - Causes/Effects
  9 Vapour Lock
  10 Primers
  11 Fuel Management - Ground/Air
 12 Fuel Handling - Fuelling Aircraft

5.0 Theory of Flight

PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT

  1 Bernoulli's Theorem
  2 Newton's Laws

FORCES ACTING ON AN AEROPLANE

  1 Lift
  2 Drag - Induced/Parasite/Profile
  3 Relationship of Lift and Drag to Angle of Attack
 4 Thrust
  5 Weight
  6 Equilibrium
  7 Centre of Pressure (C of P)
  8 Centrifugal/Centripetal
 9 Forces Acting on an Aircraft during Manoeuvres

AEROFOILS

  1 Pressure Distribution about an Aerofoil
 2 Relative Airflow and Angle of Attack
  3 Downwash
 4 Wing Tip Vortices
  5 Angle of Incidence

PROPELLERS

  1 Fixed Pitch
  2 Torque/Slipstream/Gyroscopic Effect/Asymmetric Thrust

DESIGN OF THE WING

  1 Area/Span/Chord
  2 Aspect Ratio
  3 Camber
  4 Laminar Flow
  5 Dihedral/Anhedral
  6 Wash In/Wash Out
  7 Slots/Slats
  8 Stall Strips
  9 Spoilers
 10 Flaps
  11 Canards

LOAD FACTOR

  1 Centrifugal Force/Weight
  2 Load Factor - Linear/Turns
 3 Relationship of Load Factor to Stalling Speed
 4 Structural Limitations
  5 Gust Loads

STABILITY

 1 Longitudinal, Lateral, Directional Stability
  2 Inherent Stability
  3 Methods of Achieving Stability

FLIGHT CONTROLS

  1 Aeroplane Axes and Planes of Movement
  2 Functions of Controls
  3 Relationship Between Yaw and Roll
  4 Adverse Yaw/Aileron Drag
  5 Static/Dynamic Balancing of Controls
  6 Trim/Trimming Devices

6.0 Flight Instrument

PITOT STATIC SYSTEM

 1 Pitot
 2 Static
  3 Anti-Icing
  4 Alternate Static - Sources/Errors

AIRSPEED INDICATOR

 1 Principles of Operation
  2 Errors
 3 Markings
  4 Definitions (IAS/CAS/TAS)

VERTICAL SPEED INDICATOR

  1 Principles of Operation
  2 Errors
  3 Lag

ALTIMETER/ENCODING ALTIMETER

 1 Principles of Operation
  2 Errors

DIRECT READING MAGNETIC COMPASS

 1 Reading the Compass
 2 Magnetic Dip
 3 Turning and Acceleration Errors
  4 Compass Serviceability Checks
  5 Compass Correction Card
  6 Checking Compass Heading on the Ground and in Flight

GYROSCOPE

  1 Principles of Operation
  2 Inertia
 3 Precession

HEADING INDICATOR

 1 Principles of Operation
 2 Errors
  3 Limitations
  4 Power Sources

ATTITUDE INDICATOR

 1 Principles of Operations
 2 Errors
  3 Limitations
  4 Power Sources

TURN AND BANK INDICATOR/ TURN CO-ORDINATOR

 1 Principles of Operations
  2 Errors
  3 Limitations
  4 Power Sources

7.0 Flight Operations

GENERAL

  1 Pilot-In-Command Responsibilities
  2 Winter Operations
  3 Thunderstorm Avoidance
  4 Mountain Flying Operations
  5 Collision Avoidance - Use of Landing Lights
 6 Runway Numbering
  7 VASIS/PAPI
  8 Units of Measurements and Conversion
  9 Radio Communications
 10 Aerodrome Operations (Including Procedures for the Prevention of Runway Incursions)
 11 Wheelbarrowing
 12 Hydroplaning
 13 Taxiing
 14 Effects of Wind
 15 Sideslips

USE OF PERFORMANCE CHARTS

 1 Take-off Charts
 2 Cross-wind Charts
 3 Cruise Charts
  4 Fuel Burn Charts
  5 Landing Charts
  6 Effect of Ice/Snow/Frost/Slush/Water on Take-off and Landing Run
 7 Effect of Various Runway Surfaces on Take-off and Landing Run
  8 Upslope/Downslope Runway

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

 1 Effects of Aircraft Critical Surface Contamination
 2 Effects of Density Altitude/Humidity
  3 Normal/Short/Soft and Rough Field Take-offs and Landing
 4 Ground Effect
 5 Best Angle of Climb (Vx)
 6 Best Rate of Climb (Vy)
 7 Manoeuvring Speed (Va)
  8 Safe Operating Speed (Vno)
  9 Never Exceed Speed (Vne)
  10 Maximum Flap Speed (Vfe)
  11 Gliding for Range
  12 Flying for Range
  13 Flying for Endurance
 14 Slow Flight
 15 Stalls
 16 Indicated and True Stalling Speed
 17 Stall Speed vs Altitude
 18 Spins
 19 Spirals
  20 Recommended Safe Recovery Altitudes
 21 Effects of Change of Weight or Centre of Gravity (C of G) on Performance
  22 Use of Aircraft Flight Manual and Approved Operational Information
  23 Use of Unapproved Operational Information

WEIGHT AND BALANCE

  1 Terms - e.g. Datum/Arm/Moment
 2 Locating C of G
 3 C of G Limits
  4 Weights - e.g. Empty/Gross
  5 Load Adjustment
  6 Cargo Tie-down/Passenger Loading
 7 Normal/Utility Category

WAKE TURBULENCE

 1 Causes
 2 Effects
 3 Avoidance

SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR)(A.I.P. Canada - SAR Information)

  1 Types of Service Available
  2 ELT (Exclude Categories)
  3 Aircraft Emergencies
  4 Survival - Basic Techniques

AIRCRAFT CRITICAL SURFACE CONTAMINATION

 1 Clean Aircraft Concept
 2 Frozen Contaminants
  3 Cold Soaking Phenomenon
 4 Pre-take-off Inspection

8.0 Human Factors

AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY

 1 Hypoxia/Hyperventilation
  2 Gas Expansion Effects
  3 Decompression (including SCUBA diving)
 4 Vision/Visual Scanning Techniques
  5 Hearing
 6 Orientation/Disorientation - Including Visual/Vestibular illusions
  7 Positive and Negative "G"
  8 Sleep/Fatigue
  9 Anesthetics/Blood Donations

THE PILOT AND THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

  1 Personal Health/Fitness
  2 Diet/Nutrition
 3 Medications (Prescribed and Over-the-counter)
  4 Substance Abuse (Alcohol/Drugs)
  5 Pregnancy
  6 Heat/Cold
  7 Noise/Vibration
  8 Effects of Smoking
 9 Toxic Hazards (Including Carbon Monoxide)

AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY

  1 The Decision-Making Process
 2 Factors That Influence Decision-Making
 3 Situational Awareness
 4 Stress
 5 Managing Risk
  6 Attitudes
  7 Workload - Attention and Information Processing

PILOT - EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS RELATIONSHIP

  1 Controls and Displays - Errors in Interpretation and Control
  2 Correct Use of Check-lists and Manuals

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS

  1 Communications with - Maintenance Personnel/Air Traffic Services/Passenger
  2 Operating Pressures - Family Relationships/Peer Group

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