Ground School

Our Ground School is designed to help you achieve your goals! Not only will they give you a better understanding of each subject, but they also minimize the chance of students having to rewrite exams, therefore saving you money!​

Private Pilots Licence Ground School

PPL Ground School (Weekdays)

Paul Kirby, in partnership with the Morningstar Flight Academy, is offering PPL Ground School once a week for 2 hours per day at the Cape Academy of Maths, Science and Technology in Constantia.

PPL Subjects Covered:
Human Performance
Principals of Flight
Flight Planning and Performance
Aircraft Technical and General
Meteorology
Navigation Theory
Navigation Plotting

Cost: R200 per student (per subject)
Location: Firgrove Way, Constantia, Cape Town,
Requirements: There are no requirements to take part in the gound schools, but to write CAA PPL exams, students must be in possession of a VALID Student Pilots Licence 

PPL Ground School (Weekends)

Paul Kirby, in partnership with Morningstar Flight Academy, is offering PPL Ground School at our flight school every second Saturday of the month, Starting with Human Performance on 31 August 2019.

PPL Subjects Covered:
Human Performance – 31 August 2019
Principals of Flight – 14 September 2019
Flight Planning and Performance – 28 September 2019
Aircraft Technical and General – 12 October 2019
Meteorology – 26 October 2019
Navigation Theory – 9 November 2019
Navigation Plotting – 23 November 2019

Cost: R400 per student (per subject)
Time: 9am until 4pm, with a 1 hour lunch break from 12pm – 1pm (6 hours of lecturing) 
Location: Morningstar Flight Academy
Requirements: There are no requirements to take part in the gound schools, but to write CAA PPL exams, students must be in possession of a VALID Student Pilots Licence. Weekend Ground School applicants MUST be a member of Morningstar Flying Club.

*NOTE: There are only 6 spots available per Ground School class

 

Commercial Pilots Licence Ground School

CPL Full Time Course (3 Months)

The Ground School for Commercial Pilots is a full time course that will cover 10 subjects and 11 modules over a course of 3 months. Students have an option of signing up for the full package, at a discounted rate, or per subject offered. 

CPL Subjects Covered:
Human Performance
Principals of Flight
Flight Planning and Performance
Aircraft Technical and General Part 1
Aircraft Technical and General Part 2
Meteorology
Navigation Theory
Navigation Plotting
Radio
Instruments
Procedures

Next course date: 29 August 2019

 

Packages Available

Students can sign up for the full course which covers all 10 Commercial Pilots Licence Exam subjects in 11 modules or sign up for each module individually.

These classes will be held at the Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science & Technology in Constantia on weekday evenings. 

Full package cost: R22 000
Per subject cost: R2250

For full package students, a deposit of R5 500 (255) is required to secure your spot. 
The outstanding R16 500 (75%) will be made in 3 installments, the first being on course commencement, and for two months thereafter.

Requirements: There are no requirements to take part in the gound schools, but to write CAA CPL exams, students must be in possession of a VALID Private Pilots Licence (ICAO)

 

About your lecturer

Paul Kirby, Lecturer

Name: Paul Kirby

Qualifications:
B.Sc.mathematics, Physics
ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Licence)
Multi engine instructor rating
Grade II instructor rating
Mechanical design engineer for Automatic Machine Technology (own firm)
Maths teacher
Management consultant
Beech 1900 captain:  TransAir in Senegal, UN in DRC, Ivory Coast, South Sudan and Iraq, Deccan Air in India

What ignited your passion for flying?
My Grandfather who was a WWI fighter pilot flying the Sopwith Camel, and by Father, who was a WWII Spitfire pilot.   

How many flying hours do you have? 
4000 hrs

How many aircraft are you rated on?
Rated on some 20 aircraft

What is your favourite aircraft to fly and why?
Diamond DA42. Ultra modern, diesel engined twin, amazing fuel consumption and endurance, glass cockpit, excellent auto pilot, the closest thing to flying a jet without actually flying one

In my spare time I enjoy:
Cycling, hiking, bird watching, reading, poetry, listening to music, wild life and motorcycles (particularly Ducatis)