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Aircraft Technical Knowledge




3 Weeks

About the Course

A comprehensive understanding of the mechanical, technical, and aerodynamic functions of Aeroplanes is a must for all competent pilots!

The PPL Aircraft Technical Knowledge night course is an excellent course for any existing or aspiring private pilot to ensure you have the knowledge to operate aircraft safely in all normal and emergency stages of flight and describe problems and concerns to engineers.

This course is for:

  • Anyone who is looking to refresh their knowledge on their aircraft technical knowledge.

  • Anyone on their PPL journey and needs to sit the PPL Aircraft Technical Knowledge Exam.

  • Anyone who has an interest in how aeroplanes work.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and understand all components on a typical general aviation aeroplane; and

  • Have a sound knowledge of the syllabus detailed in AC 61-3; and

  • With some revision sit and pass the CAANZ Aircraft Technical Knowledge Examination; and

  • Have a thorough working knowledge of how airframes are built, how engines, hydraulic systems, controls, and other components work; and

  • Have a thorough working knowledge of the principles of flight involved in flying an aeroplane.

Course Dates:

7th May 24 - 1800-2100

9th May 24 - 1800-2100

14th May 24 - 1800-2100

16th May 24 - 1800-2100

21st May 24 - 1800-2100

23rd May 24 - 1800-2100

Course Location:

Clutha Lecture Room - 6 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka Airport, Wanaka, 9832

ZOOM: Available for this course.

Resources Required:

Waypoints Book No. 1 - Aircraft Technical Knowledge

Additional resources Provided:

Online course notes and progress quizzes via our online learning system; and

Mock exam; and

Study technique notes

Your Instructor



The instructor for this course will be confirmed by the 10th of Feb 24.

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