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Aeródromo de Cascais 2785-632 S.Domingos de Rana, Portugal

B1.2 Piston airplanes

Fixed wing: aircraft with piston engines

Piston engines: (also known as reciprocating engines) use technology fundamentally similar to those used by cars and motorcycles, where the pistons in the cylinders are used to build driving force into propulsion, turning the pressure into a rotary motion. These engines always move a propeller.

Piston Airplanes course modules

 Module 01 – Mathematics
 Module 02 – Physics
 Module 03 – Electrical Fundamentals
 Module 04 – Electronic Fundamentals
 Module 05 – Techniques/ Electronic Instrument Systems
 Module 06 – Materials and Hardware
 Module 07A – Maintenance Practices
 Module 08 – Basic Aerodynamics
 Module 09A – Human Factors
 Module 10 – Aviation Legislation
 Module 11B – Piston Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems
 Module 16 – Piston Engine
 Module 17A – Propeller

Course timeline

The approved training course has a total of 2000 hours of class time. The distribution of training hours corresponds to 1100 hours of theoretical training and 900 hours of practical training.

Inclusions and exclusions

These are the items included and not included, upon registration.

First attempt of 13 exams
Practical Assessment
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Subjects Digital Manuals
Airport Card

Not Included:
Transfers to and from airports
Extra theory classes
Extra practical training (if required)
Visa process
Exams repetitions
On Job Training (2 years for B1.1 or 1 year for B1.2)

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