COMMERCIAL THEORY

For your Commercial Pilot Licence you will need to complete 7 theory exams, each one covering a subject in general aviation. Typically students conduct home study, occasionally coming in for a one-to-one theory class at the hangar. Your subjects are Aerodynamics, Meteorology, Air Law, Aircraft General Knowledge, Human Factors, Performance and Planning, and Navigation. We recommend students use the Advanced Flight Theory text books, which we can order for you through the school.

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AERODYNAMICS

Aerodynamics looks at the relationship between the helicopter and its changing environment and how pilot control inputs affect that relationship. 

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AIR LAW

Air Law details the rights and responsibilities of all those involved in the aviation industry. We as pilots focus on those laws pertaining to us; our obligations as pilot in command, flight and duty times, and how we are allowed to operate in Australian airspace.

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METEOROLOGY

We rely heavily on the weather in aviation, understanding how it affects us in flight is of great importance. Meteorology looks at the formation of weather, varying atmospheric conditions, international weather standards, and forecast interpretation as it relates to flight planning and operations.

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AIRCRAFT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

AGK focusses on basic helicopter systems; the engine and drive system, instrumentation and warnings, electrical, fuel and oil, cooling, hydraulics and other moving parts. Understanding your helicopter's working systems is essential for safe operation.

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HUMAN FACTORS

Human Factors studies the human element in aviation; it describes how flying at varying altitudes affects us physically and mentally and draws attention to the importance of monitoring your health and personal limitations.

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NAVAGATION

Manual navigation allows pilots to fly a course effectively whilst becoming attuned to their surrounding environment. We teach you to orient the aircraft using map and compass and apply any course corrections in flight that may be needed.

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PERFORMANCE AND PLANNING

Before each flight we must determine whether it is safe in terms of weight limits, fuel supply, and helicopter performance on any given day. Performance and planning outlines how pilots compute the operational limits of the helicopter in flight.

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