Why not come to radio ground school to pass the practical – first time!

To be confident and competent on the radio; means that when you are airborne, you have more time to navigate and aviate. The people you speak to on the ground will understand your needs and controlled airspace does NOT have to be an impenetrable barrier.

The written exam must be passed followed by the practical which is carried out on two networked computers-one in the classroom and one in the simulator room.

To achieve success ground school is available individually and in a group environment. The classes are run as needed, usually in the evening from 19.00 to 21.00hrs at a nominal fee.

Practice will usually be in a group in the planning room using the standard  500,000 Southern England Aeronautical chart following a simple fight plan. The group members learn as much from one another as they do from their own endeavours.

As candidates progress, use will be made of exercises available on the computers. These exercises may be “stand alone” or networked as needed.

Candidates need to have an up to date copy of CAP413-RTF Manual and the “General Aviation” supplement to the CAP413 available from www.caa.co.uk/publications

A copy of FRTOL Practical Training Syllabus SRG\1171 Issue 1 will be needed.

Recommended reading includes:-

  • LASORS
  • AIP-Aeronautical Information Publication
  • AICs –Aeronautical Information Circulars
  • Trevor Thom Vol 7 (Latest edition)
  • Cap452- Air/Ground Operators Manual
  • CAP427 Manual of Flight Information Services

For more information or bookings contact: Steve Thorogood – DCFI

Mobile: 07905 007643; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.