The Maple Hangar uses interactive Internet conferencing technology to bring ground school courses to its students. Ideal for small flight schools without the capacity to offer their own courses and students who can't commit to being in a particular location for the duration of the ground school. Our courses are accessible anywhere where the Internet reaches. Our online courses are not "canned" material: you get the interaction of a classroom course, but from the comfort and privacy of your chosen location.
For example, our IFR Ground School course is designed provide students with the necessary information to become safe IFR pilots, with an understanding of the entire IFR system. It focuses on modern IFR technology (e.g., GPS rather than NDBs) and covers some of the less well understood aspects of IFR flying including flight in uncontrolled airspace and the differences between flying IFR in Canada and in the USA. The course is not an examination cramming session but, at its end, students have all of the information necessary to pass the Transport Canada INRAT examination.
We also offer an online IFR Review Ground School. This short course is designed for pilots about to take their IFR re-ride who would like to review the material that they will likely need during the re-ride. It is also suitable for students about to take their INRAT written examination: providing review material re-inforcement. This course is offered on demand if we have two or more students interested at the same time.
We offer individual groundschools for PPL and CPL. This is done by a combination of individual lectures and supervised homework that the instructor assigns and the student completes in his/her own time.
As well as class instruction, The Maple Hangar provides one-on-one instruction for students encountering specific problems in their training. Individual students who cannot get to a flight school for their ground training are encouraged to join any of the formal ground schools or seminars listed above. We offer complete individual tuition to students for PPL and CPL groundschool, using a combination of one-on-one lessons and self-study, to keep the cost reasonable. In addition, private tuition can be provided by The Maple Hangar instructors to assist students who are having problems with particular parts of a ground school. This assistance can be offered by email or, if the student feels it would be more efficient, by scheduling a private, interactive online session.
The Maple Hangar is able to design courses and provide individual training in all areas relating to General Aviation. We are also qualified to do Language Proficiency Tests and tests for Radio Certificate - Aeronautical on request.