Ground Theory

SFC courses across the aviation theory spectrum

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At SFC we understand that self-study is not for everyone. That’s why we run regular face to face theory classes in our state of the art headquarters at Bankstown Aerodrome. Whether you are just starting out with RPL theory, or at the most advanced end seeking ATPL theory, SFC has a course to suit. All courses will run subject to a minimum number of enrolments.

Thank you for all the effort you’ve put in this RPL theory class, I can’t believe I’ve managed to gain such a huge amount of information and understanding within such a short period of time. From my point of view, I like the way you explained the content, it’s simple to understand yet very informative. This makes learning much easier and I manage to absorb every word you said.  Ryan K, 2019 RPL theory student.

Thanks for taking the Saturday 8 week RPL course. I found the course to be well paced, sufficiently covering the topics which has so far given me the confidence to get through further self study and practice exams. James, you have a great teaching style and it’s clear that you’re passionate about sharing your knowledge. Plus the quizzes were novel and served to reinforce the material in a fun way.  Timothy M, 2019 RPL theory student.

I found the RPL theory course to be invaluable. I don’t know how I would have understood and got through all that theory on my own. It also really helped to do it alongside the actual flying! Anonymous, 2019 RPL theory student.

Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) Theory Courses

Starting out with aviation theory can be daunting, and this face to face RPL theory course will prepare you for your first CASA exam in a supportive environment.  Small class sizes and patient ground theory instructors will maximise your chance of success.

Price: $995

2020 course dates:

Course 1 commences Saturday 15th February and runs for 8 consecutive Saturdays, finishing on Saturday 4th April.

Course 2 commences Sunday 24th May and runs for 8 consecutive Sundays, finishing on Sunday 12th July.

Course 3 commences Saturday 5th September and runs for 8 consecutive Saturdays, finishing on Saturday 24th October.

To express your interest in this course, and be kept up to date with course information, please register here. We will then contact you when enrolment is open.

Alternatively, if you require more information on the course, please use the ‘Enquire now’ button below.

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Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Theory Courses

The CASA PPL examination is a challenging one, as it requires a broad understanding of all subjects in the syllabus. This course is designed to get you to the right level of depth across all relevant topic areas.

Price: $1,250

2020 course dates:

Course 1 commences Sunday 16th February and runs for 8 consecutive Sundays, finishing on Sunday 5th April.

Course 2 commences Saturday 23rd May and runs for 8 consecutive Saturdays, finishing on Saturday 11th July.

Course 3 commences Sunday 6th September and runs for 8 consecutive Sundays, finishing on Sunday 25th October.

To express your interest in this course, and be kept up to date with course information, please register here. We will then contact you when enrolment is open.

Alternatively, if you require more information on the course, please use the ‘Enquire now’ button below.

Instrument Rating (IREX) Theory Courses

The CASA IREX examination is regarded as one of the most challenging ground theory courses you will sit. It requires an in-depth understanding of all topic areas in the syllabus. Allow our experienced IFR instructors to prepare you for this complex examination.

Price: $1,395

2020 course dates:

Course 1 commences Monday 17th February and runs for 2 consecutive weeks Monday to Friday only (10 days) finishing on Friday 28th February.

Course 2 commences Monday 25th May and runs for 2 consecutive weeks Monday to Friday only (10 days) finishing on Friday 5th June.

Course 3 commences Monday 7th September and runs for 2 consecutive weeks Monday to Friday only (10 days) finishing on Friday 18th September.

To express your interest in this course, and be kept up to date with course information, please register here. We will then contact you when enrolment is open.

Alternatively, if you require more information on the course, please use the ‘Enquire now’ button below.

Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Theory Courses

Over the past two years, we have delivered our successful ATPL ground theory courses in a unique collaboration between Rob Avery and Sydney Flight College. Thanks to enormously positive feedback, sold out classes and the ever increasing demand, we are pleased to announce that SFC will be running two intakes in 2020!

Rob Avery is the most prolific author and publisher of pilot theory manuals, courses and practice exams in the Australasian region. His products dominate the pilot training industry and there are dozens of products in the current range from full courses, study reference books, to practice exams. Rob has 25 years of experience delivering ATPL ground theory courses, and his pass rates are among the highest in the industry.

Enrolments are now open for our 2020 courses, and places are capped per course. Rob and his team are planning to deliver ground classes for the four most challenging ATPL subjects (Aerodynamics & Systems, Flight Planning, Navigation and Performance & Loading) in our state-of-the-art Sydney Flight College headquarters at Bankstown Aerodrome. The dates are now confirmed as:

Course 1:
ANAV Navigation: Monday 13/04/20 – Saturday 18/04/20 (6 days)
APLA Performance & Loading: Tuesday 28/04/20 – Saturday 02/05/20 (5 days)
AASA Aerodynamics & Aircraft Systems: Monday 18/05/20 – Friday 29/05/20 (4 days on/1 off – 10 days in total)
AFPA Flight Planning: Sunday 14/06/20 – Saturday 27/06/20 (4 days on/1 off – 12 days in total)

Course 2:
ANAV Navigation: Saturday 15/08/20 – Thursday 20/08/20 (6 days)
AASA Aerodynamics & Aircraft Systems: Monday 07/09/20 – Friday 18/09/20 (4 days on/1 off – 10 days in total)
APLA Performance & Loading: Sunday 04/10/20 – Thursday 08/10/20 (5 days)
AFPA Flight Planning: Monday 19/10/20 – Sunday 01/11/20 (4 days on/1 off – 12 days in total)

Course prices:

AFPA $1,699; ANAV $947; APLA $795; AASA $1,299; four subject discounted price: $4,699.

The world is in the grip of a severe pilot shortage, and your ATPLs may be standing in the way of your first right-hand seat. So if you have recently completed your CPL and are looking for that next step, this could be your opportunity.

To express your interest in this course, and be kept up to date with course information, please register here. We will then contact you when enrolment is open.

Alternatively, if you require more information on the course, please use the ‘Enquire now’ button below.

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