IR/CPL/ATPL Theories

All of our theory courses are based on the distance-learning concept. At all levels (IR/CPL/ATPL) the theory courses consist chiefly of personal study, and after studying particular subjects at home you will be required to attend the respective Ground School session at our training facilities in Helsinki, Finland.

The Ground School (GS) is divided into three sessions (GS#1, 2 and 3). Sessions and subtopics may be attended in any order. The session subtopics and schedule for the coming months is presented below.

Aeropole Distance Learning Theory (ATPL/CPL/IR)

Our offering:

  • Start when you wish — check out the dates below to see which GS sessions suit your calendar. Then remember to count back a sufficient number of weeks in order to prepare with home study first!
  • Study at your own pace
  • Very experienced instructors
  • Computer-based training and self-testing before controlled tests at the school
  • Customer support 7 days a week
  • Intensive classroom tuition (groundschool) organised on predictable, fixed dates (see below).
  • Targeting evening/weekend groundschool for IR students; others note that GS tuition may be both during office hours and evenings/weekends.
  • Reading materials and Jeppesen Student Route Training Manual included
  • iPad App available on App Store (not included)
  • Personal accessories not included (flight computer, calculator, plotter etc., which most pilots already have)

Groundschool Sessions

NB. Distribution of subtopics may vary slightly, please check the schedule below. The code and numbers in brackets refer to the authority-designated code for the topic.

GS 1

  • Air Law & ATC Procedures (AL 010)
  • Human Performance & Limitations, Psychology and Physiology (HPL 040)
  • Meteorology (MET 050)
  • Operational Procedures (OPS 070)
  • Principles of Flight (POF 081)

GS 2

  • Mass & Balance (MB 031)
  • Performance (PERF 032)
  • Flight Planning & Monitoring (FP 033)
  • General Navigation (GNAV 061)
  • Communications VFR/IFR (VCOM/ICOM 090)

GS 3

  • Aircraft General Knowledge (AGK 021)
  • Instrumentation (INSTR 022)
  • Radio Navigation (RNAV 062)

IR and CPL clients note: you will only be required to attend the days on which your respective subjects are taught. (You will further be exempted from certain more detailed topics, varying subject by subject, which will become clear to you during the course. This means you do not always have to sit the full and same hours that the ATPL clients need in order to get credited for the ground school presence, and can thus sometimes leave for home earlier.)

ATPL theory clients note: You will need to attend all subjects at the full indicated hours below.

All clients note: while we recommend aiming at wrapping up all subjects at the same time, there is no strict requirement to do so and you may choose to target only a couple of subjects per Ground School, if you feel you wouldn’t otherwise have the time to properly prepare beforehand. i.e. it is possible to enroll on only part of a ground school session, provided you then devote the necessary time to studying before attending the GS!

These theoretical knowledge courses are self-study courses in essence. To get the benefit from the Ground School, you need to come prepared and have studied the subject enough to have passed the so-called Progress Test online before attending. (We will not turn such customers back at the door, who have not done their PT’s, if only there is space in the classroom — but then again such customers can not expect to get explanations or pose questions on basic things there and then, as this would slow down the other students too much. See next section below for help!)

Additional, Preparatory Tuition

You can also sign up for preparatory tuition before the Ground School. Minimum class size is two people. In any case these are even smaller groups than the Ground School itself, guaranteeing highly personal guidance and support. Unlike in the official Ground School sessions (see above), here you can come in as prepared or unprepared as you wish — the main purpose is to lift you from one level to the next, and as you will be paying for such time it separately, use of time is not an issue: it will be spent on items that you need most help with.

This preparatory tuition is organised on demand, at minimum for two people and is priced as follows. (Minimum is 2 h, separately for each subject you need prepping for, as different subjects have different instructors.)

  • First 2 h: 200 EUR pp (2 p); 170 EUR pp (3 p); 150 EUR pp (4 p)
  • Every additional hour: 80 EUR pp (2 p); 65 EUR pp (3 p); 55 EUR pp (4 p)
  • pp = per person; p = persons, referring to group size. All prices include VAT 24%.
  • Thus it pays off to attract friends along: e.g. 4 hours for 4 people costs in total 260 EUR per person.

Let us know if you are interested in this option by giving a range of dates and times that would suit you, so that we can start the preparations for it!

Schedule for Ground School Sessions

(You can check the past GS schedules here.)

GS #3: Detailed schedule will be published later!

 

Aug 2017 GS 3 11-16 Aug AGK INSTR RNAV See above
Sep 2017 GS 1 22-29 Sep AL OPS HPL MET POF Detailed hours will be announced later. Reserve whole days in your calendar.
Nov 2017 GS 2 17-24 Nov MB PERF FP GNAV VCOM/ICOM Detailed hours will be announced later. Reserve whole days in your calendar.
Jan 2018 GS 3 17-22 Jan AGK INSTR RNAV Detailed hours will be announced later. Reserve whole days in your calendar.
Mar 2018 GS 1 12-19 Mar AL OPS HPL MET POF Detailed hours will be announced later. Reserve whole days in your calendar.
May 2018 GS 2 2-9 May MB PERF FP GNAV VCOM/ICOM Detailed hours will be announced later. Reserve whole days in your calendar.
Jun 2018 GS 3 13-18 Jun AGK INSTR RNAV Detailed hours will be announced later. Reserve whole days in your calendar.
Aug 2018 GS 1 13-20 Aug AL OPS HPL MET POF Detailed hours will be announced later. Reserve whole days in your calendar.
Oct 2018 GS 2 15-22 Oct MB PERF FP GNAV VCOM/ICOM Detailed hours will be announced later. Reserve whole days in your calendar.
Dec 2018 GS 3 12-17 Dec AGK INSTR RNAV Detailed hours will be announced later. Reserve whole days in your calendar.