For a Commercial Pilot Licence you need to complete 7 theory exams, each one covering a subject in general aviation. Students typically conduct home study and occasionally come in for a one-on-one theory lesson with a flight instructor.
The subjects are Aerodynamics, Meteorology, Air Law, Aircraft General Knowledge, Human Factors, Performance and Planning, and Navigation. Click the arrow to see a list of text books we recommend to conduct your studies; we are able to order these for you at our flight school. We also offer classroom courses - it's a 3 day intensive course per subject with a course fee of A$700 (inclusive of GST). Please contact us for course dates and availability.
Aviation relies heavily on weather, therefore, 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.
Advanced Flight Theory CPL(H) - Distance Learning Course
W. J. Wagtendonk - 'Principles of Helicopter Flight'
Federal Aviation Administration - 'Helicopter Flying Handbook'