Theory Exams

As of September 2013 there are now nine theoretical exams to complete as opposed to the previous seven. The exams are:

  • Air Law
  • Operational Procedures
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Principles of Flight
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Human Factors
  • Radio Communications

The overall content of the exams has not varied a great deal from the previous syllabus however it is now split up and organised differently. The regulation changes that came into effect have caused a few issues and confusion. This page will hopefully explain how the new exam format will affect you.


Westair uses the Pooley’s textbooks which cover the entire syllabus. In addition we offer a Pooley’s revision guides with focus on the core elements of each subject and include a number of practice exam papers.

We also hold regular Ground School courses. These are highly recommended as course leaders can of course give you first hand guidance. We currently hold 4 courses covering Air Law and Operational procedures, Meteorology, Navigation and Aircraft General Knowledge and Principles of Flight. Each course runs for 4 consecutive weeks in the Winter, typically from September through to March. Alternatively if you are interested in private tuition this can be arranged.


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