Ground Classes for Student Private Pilots 


 – –  Welcome to Sebastian’s ground class page – – 

After almost 3 years as the Chief Ground Class Instructor of the Air Adventure Flying  Club, I am pleased to invite all students and pilots to my ground classes for students and private pilots. 

Here you not only find useful information and reading material reference, but also videos. Albert Tee, Joel Kuan and I have put together some videos to enhance your understanding of the subject matter.


As an ATPL license holder graduated from the Malaysian Flying Academy with twin rating i am ready to share knowledge with you.  My Canadian background allows me to teach you in french and english, and being here in Malaysian for more than 8 years a bit in bahasa Melayu.

If you like to be part of my video team, please let me know as the project is massive and I always look for assistance. 0183707550 just whatsapp me and i get back to you asap.



IMG_6636Ground Classes are a must and you will need to pass 80 hours to meet the regulation by the DCA.

once a week i conduct group study classes at Subang International Airport or at one of the offices of our members. ( picture here was taken in August 2017 at a students office in KL) 

most of the time however I dedicate in a  one on one ground class at the convenience of the student, either at the airport, his office or even evening time at his home.

  • The hangar talk; something we started some time ago and is very popular with the students and seasoned pilots. Coffee & tea will be available as well as nasi leak and cookies. The dates are always on the 2nd Sunday of the month and all interested new students as well as all members of the club are invited. Please send a WhatsApp to 0137232345 or 0183707550

Schedule for the Hangar talk is:

  • Sunday July 8, 09:00 – 11:00
  • Sunday August 12 09:00 – 11:00
  • Sunday September 9 09:00- 11:00
  • Sunday October 14 – 09:00- 11:00
  • Sunday November 11 – 09:00 – 11:00
  • Sunday December 9 – 09:00 – 11:00


For some students that reside overseas, and we have some in Jakarta, Labuan and East Malaysia, there is always Skype and FaceTime. That works magic and safes all of us a lot of time, allowing you to learn at the comfort of your home, without traveling back to Malaysia. 



Ground class subjects:


  • Air law  –  15 hours
  • Radio telephony written  – 10 hours
  • Radio telephony verbal  – 5 hours
  • Aircraft rating or general knowledge  – 20 hours
  • Navigation  – 10 hours
  • Meteorology  – 10 hours
  • Human Performance and Limitations  – 10 hours


Study material like books and test questions as well as lots of paperwork is available on Google drive, I will share the files with you, as soon as you are a member.

You will be amazed what we have in store for the AAFC members, as we have we have visited aviation labourites in the Universities, spoken to the Aerospace lecturers, visited cliniques and spoken to medical aviation doctors. we even went to the meteorological department of Malaysia to get a better understanding on how weather is predicted and how forecasts are done. We have gone to the Fire fighters unit at the airport just to find out on how they will come to our rescue in case of an incident. We show you amazing trucks and recovery vehicles and explain how a recovery will take place. We have gone to the Radar units and see how search and rescue ( SAR) or even the simple tracking of our training aircraft is being done, we interviews traffic controllers whom we talk to when we are going to our training area and get tipps on how to improve communication.

The Aviator on line library;  books, test papers and videos needed.


Air law – the study book – the sample test paper – Chicago convention – 

Human performance and limitations – 

Navigation & meteorology – the study book – the sample test paper  I – II – III – IV – V – 

Aircraft technical

Aircraft type tech

Cessna 172 P  ( 9M-NCU) pilot operating handbook

Cessna 172 M ( N1188U) pilot operating handbook

Cessna 172 N ( 9M-TFC) pilot operating handbook

Cessna 150 M ( 9M-JFA) pilot operating handbook























The tests for 2017 will be conducted at the Putrajaya Examination Centre

Level 4 Blok Podium A
No 27 Persiaran PerdanaPrecinct 4
62618 Putrajaya
 for the schedule please refer to the Google drive with all the dates there ( for members only)
Time table for the PPL examination subjects:

Navigation & Meteorology 0900 – 1000
Air Laws 1030 – 1100
Aircraft general 1115 – 1145
Radio Telephony Theory 1200 – 1230
HPL 1400 – 1430
Aircraft Type Technical 1445 – 1615






Flight training is conducted as per the DCA approved flight training syllabus that AAFC  and members can obtain their copies of the student study guide the that was compiled specifically for the AAFC by captain Chow, Head of Training and Chief pilot keeping in mind our training aircraft.

For the flight training we have mounted cameras to allow the student to understand each sortie and what needs to be taken into account to make this a meaningful and safe flight from hour one to the final flight test.


Flight training syllabus

Screen Shot 2017-08-06 at 12.55.55 PMFamiliarisation, this lesson be be for 1.5 hours and your flying experience will be 0.6 hours or around 35 minutes and will include: aircraft systems, checklists and controls, emergency drills, current flying regulations, tech log and authorisation, external checks, engine start and warm up: to get your aircraft ready for the flight, this is important and should be done for before EACH flight. In this video student pilot Joel Kuan and student Albert Tee do a pre flight check on our training aircraft Cessna 172 P – 9M NCU. 

Effect of control I is lesson number two and in this lesson you will learn the effects of primary flight controls, effect of airspeed and slipstream, effects of trim, effects of power change. 0.8 hours or 50 minutes lesson. 

Effect of control II is all about introduction to taxi, effects of power, flaps, engine controls, mixture leaning – carburettor heat use and about airmanship. this lesson usually lasts for 0.8 hours or about 50 minutes.

Straight and level 1, looks easy, not easy. the instructor demonstrate to you a take off, thank a straight and level at constant poor and direction maintaining a constant hight. you will be show how to rejoin the airfield and the limitations of the engine.

Straight and level 2, follow through in take off, and we will in this lesson see how the aircraft flies straight and level at different power settings, as well as on specific airspeed. you will learn the effects of flaps . this lesson will take one hour.

Climb and descend I, after your take off , we exerciser the climbing and descending of the aircraft and review straight and level. a one hour training flight.

Medium turns, here we learn to do a 30 degree angle of bank from a straight and level flight and do climbing and descending turns. a challenging sortie that will take apron 0.8 hours or 50 minutes.

Descending 2, effects of flaps, power , base technique and a normal rejoin is being done in a one hour training flight.

Clean stall, in this sortie we will enter a clean stall, see the signs of an approaching stall, the indications and actions when a wing drop is occurring. than we are recovering from this stall. A one hour sortie. 

Stall 2, here we revise the previous lessons, and do a stall on the finals approach, as well as the go around procedures, we demonstrate a circuit, overshoot and a flow through for a normal landing. A one hour sortie.

Circuits 1 we are doing some circuit work, the upwind and downwind, base and final leg as well as normal landings. A one hour sortie.

Circuits 2 short field take off, revisions on the circuits and practice flawless landings. A demonstration of a EFATO.

Circuits 3 is all about cross wind techniques as well as revision for circuits 1 and 2. gliding techniques and go around practice.

Steep turns & unusual attitude is practiced in this 0.8 hour sortie and steep turns of 45-50degree AOB as well as unusual attitudes recovery is on the menu.

Instrument flying 1, is all about learning to with without the hood, practicing rate 1 turns, medium turns & steep turns. clump and descents and coordinated manoeuvres as well as unusual positions recovery technique

Instrument flying 2 is about a one hour sortie same as instrument 1 but this time with the hood.

Instrument flying 3 is as per 1 with hood and we are including a VOR approach in the training.

Instrument flying 4 is as per 1 with the hood and a limited panel, a challenging flight that will last one hour.

Practice Diversion is a 0.8 hour flight with practice diversion to WMKF. Demonstration of a instrument approach into WMSA.

Navex 1 will be a 1.6 hour navigation flight via kapar, kuala selangor, tangoing malim, rawang and back to subang

Navex 2 that is a 2.4 hour trip wmsa port klang, morib all the way to melaka and back.

Practiced forced landing, a short field take off, a clean stall, selection of a forced landing site, high key, low key and emergencies like WFATO and engine failure in the Air, a total of one hour sortie.

Circuites 4 is a practiced abort take off, normal circuits, EFATO, low level circuits and short field landing a one hour sortie.

circuits 5, revision of all types circuits, cross wind landings, demo radio failure all part of a one hour sortie.

basic handling test / pre solo check by the QFI after a 3 times normal landing with the instructor.

circuits 7 will be your first solo, that can be 10 minutes but will feel like one hour.

circuits 8 is the revision of all circuits as well as selected emergencies. total of 0.8 hours.

circuits 9 is the second normal circuit.

circuits 10, this is the 3rd solo and should be a normal circuit only.

General handling 2 is all about the normal take off to the training area, GH revision and PFL training areas, rejoining to subang airfield for a PFL, do a circuit revision.

General handing 3 will be the first solo to the training area

General handling 4 will be a one hour revision for circuits

General handling 5 same as 4 but a solo flight.

General handling 6 will be your basic handling test

General handling 7 another solo flight

NAVEX 3 will be a dual  flight, subang rawang tangoing maxim, slim and back via sekinchan kuala selangor kapar and subang

NAVEX 4 will be as per 3 but a solo sortie.

NAVEX 5 is a dual 2.4 hour flight to Melaka, going coastal and back inland.

NAVEX 6 is as per 5 but as a solo flight

Pre test is all about a revision of all general handling exercises and will take 1.2 hour

Genera Handling 9 is a solo revision 1.1 hour estimated.

Final Test with the DCA examiner Captain Chow or captain Farid