Dgca Cpl Ground Classes
In order to become a Commercial pilot one has to go through 2 verticals of training ground theory training and practical flying training . It is always advisable by renowned aviation experts that one should undergo his CPL theory classes first and should develop a good understanding about subjects like Navigation , Meteorology , Regulations , Technical etc . It is also advisable that one should pass his Dgca theory exams first so that he does not have to worry about his exams later on ,one can just concentrate on flying part later on . Also good thorough understanding of theory subjects definitely helps in your flight training phase .
These days both online and offline classes for cpl subjects are available ,one on his personal choice can decide which way he/she would like to study . In Navigation one studies about general navigation , instrumentation , radio navigation aids , mass and balance , flight planning , performance . Successful air navigation involves piloting an aircraft from place to place without getting lost, not breaking the laws applying to aircraft, or endangering the safety of those on board or on the ground . Air navigation differs from the navigation of surface craft in several ways; Aircraft travel at relatively high speeds, leaving less time to calculate their position en route. Aircraft normally cannot stop in mid-air to ascertain their position at leisure.
In aviation meteorology cadet studies about atmosphere , heating , pressure , fog , visibility , clouds thunderstorm , national climatology , metar , taf , different weather reports , jetstreams . Aviation meteorology covers many interrelated subjects . These include ground-based operations that are related to adverse effects of frost, ice, snow, and visibility on aircraft performance and in-flight icing and turbulence.
Air regulations talks about rules of air , national law , conventions , nationality and registration marking , flight duty time limitations , visual aids , instrument procedures .
Technical talks about theory of flight , principles of flight , different systems in an aircraft , different types of an engine etc .
It is very important you study all these subjects from a master of each subject as he can explain each and every topic very well to you . He can also share a lot of real life examples with you which will be very helpful during flight training . Generally it takes 3-4 months to complete these ground classes if you are attending full time 5 days/week classes . Keep testing yourself with questions after each chapter as that tells you if you are good with that particular topic or not .