Microlight Flight Training at Sywell in Northamptonshire Call us on 07882 590499
Microlight Flight Training at Sywell in Northamptonshire                          Call us on 07882 590499 

Ground School

Ground school can be a useful way of learning the theory subjects in which knowledge is required, not only to pass the written examinations, but to give pilots the knowledge to operate their aircraft safely. There is no requirement for ground school in the syllabus and students can self study for the written exams, although ground school can enhance a deeper meaning to some of the more complicated subjects, or help those who don't find self study easy.


Most students find that all the papers are relatively straightforward and logical. They are all presented in a mix of multiple choice and written answers, and the number of questions varies from subject to subject.


The subjects covered are shown below, and your instructor will advise you on the best text books and other training materials required:


  • Airlaw
  • Human Factors
  • Navigation
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Aerotechnical


Students are encouraged to engage in these subjects, not only to pass the exams, but to grow in their knowledge for the purpose of safely operating their aircraft. Consolidating knowledge through reading and ground school sessions helps to prepare fully for each of the exams.



There are certain targets which have to be met to advance in your course of training which include:


  1. A pass in the Airlaw exam before any solo flying.
  2. A pass in the Navigation and Meteorology exams before the first solo qualifying cross-country navigation exercise.


The written examinations have a validity of 24 months from the date of passing each exam. Having a structured plan for taking the exams is a good idea to reduce the chance of exams expiring before you complete your licence. Your instructor will advise you on when is the best time to take the exams........but start studying straight away as a good understanding of all elements of the course will help your progress!

Aerodrome Address:

Sunbird Sky

Flylight Flying Club

Sywell Aerodrome

Wellingborough Road Sywell

Northants. NN6 0BN


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