General Aviation

Published on February 5th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


Waterford Aero Club PPL Ground School

Waterford Aero Club is opening their PPL / LAPL ground school classes to students training with other clubs and to licence holders seeking to convert their license to EASA.

The online ground school is designed to be completely modular with students able to choose the subject(s) they wish to take for each IAA exam sitting.  All nine subjects are offered four times per year so students can progress at their own pace and in line with their flight training.

The schedule for the upcoming block of classes is:

Air LawFebruary 16th & March 9th (1900-2100)
Human PerformanceFebruary 8th & 15th  (1900-2100)
MeteorologyFebruary 10th & 17th  (1900-2200)
NavigationFebruary 20th & 27th  (1900-2200)
Flight Planning & PerformanceFebruary 6th & 13th  (1900-2100)
CommunicationsFebruary 23rd  (1900-2200)
Principles of FlightFebruary 24th & March 3rd  (1900-2200)
Aircraft General KnowledgeFebruary 21st & 28th  (1900-2100)
Operational ProceduresMarch 6th  (1900-2100)
Mock Exams18th March (in Waterford)

Waterford Aero Club operates a fleet of three C172 (R/S) and has availability for both flight and ground training so please get in touch if you’d like to learn more.  “We’re a club first and foremost so you are welcome to drop down and see the facilities and meet the team or perhaps take an introductory flight experience with us first.”

A full overview and FAQ are available on the club website or you can email if you have any additional queries or would like to discuss enrolling.

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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