I am not doing normal ground school (I chose to do it online). I have passed my PSTAR, and will be doing my ROC-A in the upcoming weeks.

With this in mind, must I do the entire online ground school course? I do not know if my instructor (or worse, the FAA) will check if I have finished all of the online work.

  • $\begingroup$ There's an easy way to find out what your instructor will do: ask him/her. $\endgroup$
    – user8807
    Commented Jul 20, 2015 at 23:54
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    $\begingroup$ Forgive me, but are you sure that your attitude and flying are compatible? $\endgroup$
    – Simon
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 5:14
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    $\begingroup$ Just a brief reminder to everyone: Voting a question up or down is a comment on how good/bad the question is, not how good/bad the attitude of the questioner themselves is. This question is actually a very important one, and it's written well. I'm not sure why anyone is voting it down. $\endgroup$
    – Jae Carr
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 12:50

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You need at least 40 hours of ground school, according to the Transport Canada regulations (421.26). So you will need some sort of evidence to show that you have done so.

I do hope that you weren't seriously considering doing this. Please read the answers to this question.

You will see a common theme - most accidents are caused by the pilots themselves. Knowing aviation theory inside and out is the best protection you have against joining them in those statistics. It is not a stretch to say that your life depends on the attitude you bring to your flight - starting from the first lesson of ground school.


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