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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:25 pm    Post subject: EASA's 100 Hour Compulsory Ground School Thoughts. Reply with quote

I believe that EASA have proposed that 100 hours of Ground Study must be undertaken as part of the PPL syllabus.

As a (lapsed) student and out of curiosity:

Do the 100 hours of ground school have to be completed at a FTO?
And if so, does it have to be at the actual FTO that the flight training is at?
Do all FTO's have to offer ground school from the inception of the new rule?
Will these hours have to be officially logged just like flying hours?
Presumably this will add more cost onto the course?
If one is already part of the way through the PPL course on the date this is introduced, will it affect the remaining section of the syllabus?
Will this new rule and extra cost mean less students taking up the PPL and so affecting the viability of some FTOs?

And finally, why the rule change?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is already an element of Ground study to be done as part of the PPL(H), as there are theory exams to pass. Under EASA is it that they are looking to write in a level of presumed study for a school to sign off on before you can sit one of the theory papers?

There is quite a long thread over on "the other place" which has a smidgeon of information between the general banter.

http://www.pprune.org/flying-instructors-examiners/493964-compulsory-ppl-theory-knowledge-required-easa-ppl.html

For the ATPL(H) the expectation is 650 hours of study, which the school sign off primarily by requiring a student to pass a mock exam before they can take the CAA exams.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjc wrote:
There is already an element of Ground study to be done as part of the PPL(H), as there are theory exams to pass. Under EASA is it that they are looking to write in a level of presumed study for a school to sign off on before you can sit one of the theory papers?

There is quite a long thread over on "the other place" which has a smidgeon of information between the general banter.

http://www.pprune.org/flying-instructors-examiners/493964-compulsory-ppl-theory-knowledge-required-easa-ppl.html

For the ATPL(H) the expectation is 650 hours of study, which the school sign off primarily by requiring a student to pass a mock exam before they can take the CAA exams.


It goes without saying that a flight school wouldn't let you sit the exams if they thought you weren't ready but does this new rule obligate the FTO to actually teach 60 hours of ground school and record each hour as per the flying log book?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: 100 hours of book work Reply with quote

The following is cut directly from the eu published rules

The following tables contain the syllabi for the courses of theoretical knowledge, as well as for the theoretical knowledge examinations for the PPL(A) and PPL(H). The training and examination should cover aspects related to non-technical skills in an integrated manner, taking into account the particular risks associated to the licence and the activity. An approved course shall comprise at least 100 hours of theoretical knowledge instruction. This theoretical knowledge instruction provided by the ATO should include a certain element of formal classroom work but may include also such facilities as interactive video, slide or tape presentation, computer-based training and other media distance learning courses. The training organisation responsible for the training has to check if all the appropriate elements of the training course of theoretical knowledge instruction have been completed to a satisfactory standard before recommending the applicant for the examination.

I would read this to saythe current system with a set of recomended books and instructor support is exceptable.

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