Winter Promotion Ground School Programs

Private Pilot (PPL)

  • 60 hours, ZOOM or Classroom $450.00
  • Saturday AM, 09:00 to 12:00
  • Taught by one of the most experienced Class 1 Instructors in Canada
  • 2 courses running concurrently will be offered in 2021

Commercial Pilot (CPL)

  • Start Date November 17th
  • 81 hours (or as required to cover the material) Zoom or Classroom $950.00
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 19:00 to 22:00
  • Purchasing this course gives discounts on the following higher level courses:
  • the CPL EXAM PREP
  • the IFR EXAM PREP
  • the MOUNTAIN FLYING SEMINAR, taught by Anthony, Class I instructor and airline captain. For more detail see the Mountain Flying Seminar description.
  • the ADVANCED AIRMANSHIP SEMINAR, also taught by Anthony
  • a total of $750.00 in savings
  • Instructors are highly experienced Class III, Class II, and Class I instructors.

PPL EXAM PREP

  • 20 hours, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • $350.00 or $200.00 if you did PRAA PPL G/S
  • Discounted rate for PRAA/ICA PPL Ground-School Students
  • Complete review of all material with emphasis on subjects covered in the PPL Exam
  • Review of 2 excellent PPL sample exams
  • Dedicated PPL Exam expert instructors
  • Guaranteed results including follow up and help if required.

CPL EXAM PREP

  • 20 hours, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • $550.00 or $350.00 if you did PRAA CPL G/S
  • Discounted rate for PRAA/ICA CPL Ground-School Students
  • Complete review of all material with emphasis on subjects covered in the CPL Exam
  • Review of 2 excellent CPL sample exams
  • Dedicated CPL Exam expert instructors
  • Guaranteed results including follow up and help if required.

IFR EXAM PREP

  • 24 hours, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • $650.00 or $400.00 if you did PRAA CPL G/S
  • Discounted rate for PRAA/ICA CPL Ground-School Students
  • Complete review of all material with emphasis on subjects covered in the IFR Exam
  • Review of 2 excellent IFR sample exams
  • Dedicated IFR Exam expert instructors
  • Guaranteed results including follow up and help if required.

MOUNTAIN FLYING SEMINAR

  • 8 hours, ONE DAY, November 22nd for first seminar
  • $200.00 or $100.00 if you did PRAA CPL G/S
  • Discounted rate for PRAA/ICA CPL Ground-School Students
  • Extensive course emphasizes the best ways to fly in the mountains and the contingencies you must plan for.
  • Be ready to learn how to plan for and fly in many conditions.
  • This course will include tons of theoretical content, backed up by 40 years of experience and many interesting and sometimes dramatic recounts of flying in of the most challenging places in the world.
  • Instructed by the ICA Chief Flying Instructor, Anthony Kokai-Kuun, a 22 year plus Airline Captain with more than 20,000 hours and over 5000 hours flying in the mountains throughout western North America in small aircraft like the C-172, Seneca, DA-42, Navajo, King Air and Jetstream 31.
  • This course is recommended for all mountain flying and it is a pre-requisite for Island Coastal Aviation pilots who wish to fly outside of the lower mainland.

ADVANCED AIRMANSHIP SEMINAR

  • 20 hours, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • $550.00 or $350.00 if you did PRAA CPL G/S
  • Discounted rate for PRAA/ICA CPL Ground-School Students
  • Extensive course is designed to help prepare you for real world commercial flying.
  • This course concentrates on giving you the tools to confidently perform the duties of first officer or captain in air taxi, commuter and airline operations. Anthony uses his 40 years of experience in the roles of First Officer, Captain, Chief Pilot, Operations Manager and Airline Owner, to give you the most rounded insight into commercial operations possible.
  • Anthony worked in roles varying from Flight Instructor to Chief Pilot on the DA-42, Seneca, Navajo, King Air, Jetstream 31, F-27, B-737, A-320, L-1011 and A-330.
  • This course is recommended for all who wish to learn more about the wonderful world of commercial flying and especially for those that wish to pursue a career in aviation.

Mountain Flying Seminar, Outline

  • Definitions & Terminology (course understanding and general piloting knowledge)
  • Routes & Navigation
    • Safest Routes
    • Fastest Routes
    • VFR Routes
    • Contingencies, Be prepared, Time of the Day
    • Alternate Routes and Alternate Airports
    • Use of Dead Reckoning and Use of GPS
  • Departures and Arrivals
    • Mountain Airports
    • Circuits
  • Performance vs Altitude vs Temperature
    • Take-Off
    • Climb
    • Enroute
    • Landing
  • Weather
    • Local Weather, Air Masses and Fronts
    • Summer vs Winter
    • Winds at the Surface and Aloft
  • Mountain Specific Weather Anomalies and Localized Phenomenon
    • Mountain Wave
    • Updrafts, downdrafts, turbulence
    • Altimeter Errors (high to low; caused by venturi effect; cold temperature)
    • Anabatic and Katabatic Winds
    • Visibility Fog, rain, snow, smoke, dust and sand
  • Human Factors
    • Hypoxia and Oxygen
    • Get home itis
    • Alternates and alternate plans
  • Techniques
    • Valley turn around
    • Take-Off and Climb Out
    • Descent and Landing
    • Crossing a ridge
  • Safety
    • Reducing the risks
    • Forced Approaches
      • Alternates
      • Roads
      • Fields
      • Beaches
      • Trees
      • Water
  • Survival
    • Equipment
    • The Elements
  • Personal Minimums and Rules of Thumb