Distance Learning


CPL(H) Distance Learning Course

Advanced Flight Theory’s Distance Learning Course is the perfect option for pilots who cannot attend our Full-Time Ground School here on the Sunshine Coast. There is no doubt that a Full-time Ground School course is the best way to complete your CPL study however for some pilots, finding the time to do this can be difficult. The best alternative, is to complete your CPL(H) study via a Distance Learning Course from home.

Distance Learning course support from our experienced instructors is included with all of our Distance Learning theory courses. Phone and email course support ensures you are never left on your own when there is something you don’t fully understand or need to discuss. Please Click Here for details on course support.

The Distance Learning Course fee includes all course note amendments and updates at no charge for 12 months. Amendments and updates are still available to you after 12 months has passed for a small printing and postage fee. You continue to receive full course support until you gain your exam qualification, regardless of how long it may take.

Because all the notes you are provided with have been specially written by AFT, should you decide to change from Distance Learning Course and attend a Full-Time Ground School Course, you can be guaranteed a seamless changeover.

On completion of each subject module you can attempt Advanced Flight Theory’s Practice CyberExams before attempting the actual CASA PEXO Exams. Please see below for more details and a demonstration of our very comprehensive Practice CyberExam system.

Our fees include all course notes, revision tests, answer sheets, additional textbooks, Practice CyberExams, Navigation equipment and charts. There is no requirement to purchase any other study material as all relevant references and manuals are included.

Our Distance Learning courses can be sent to you free of charge to anywhere in Australia. We are happy to post the package overseas, however due to the considerable expense of International postage, we must charge an overseas postage fee. We will contact you prior to dispatch to quote overseas postage charges.

Course Outline

Attempting the study of the CPL(H) subjects requires great devotion and study discipline. You can study the seven subjects in any order that suits your available study time. For an indication of the time required to complete each subject, please consider the course outline information for our Full Time Ground School, where you study all day with an instructor to guide you all the way.

While you can contact our CPL Course Instructor anytime for course support if you have questions during your study, you would be very wise to allow additional study time if you are attempting the entire syllabus with only the Distance Learning reference material in front of you.

Important Things To Do

Getting an Aviation Reference Number (ARN)

Before you attempt our course you should apply for a CASA Aviation Reference Number known as an ARN. This number will identify you right through your entire aviation career..

You will require an ARN before you can sit any of the CASA PEXO Exams.

If you haven’t previously had an ARN issued, you will receive one as part of the process of undergoing your first Aviation Medical Examination.

Getting an Aviation Medical Examination

Before you get started on any of the training required to gain your CPL(H) we would strongly recommend you undergo a full Aviation Medical Examination. Investing in a medical before you start training is a very wise thing to do.

If you don’t know anything about medicals you can read about Medical Certificate Requirements before you look for your closest Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) and book in for your Aviation Medical.

While an average student pilot should have no trouble passing a medical, there have been student pilots in the past who found they had previously undiscovered medical conditions or problems that needed to be fixed before they were allowed to fly. It is much better to find out if you have a problem before you start training, rather than after you have started spending your money on trying to get a pilot licence.

Airservices Supply Shop

Advanced Flight Theory operates an Airservices Supply Shop and can provide the complete range of CASA documents, maps and charts. Flight computers, protractors, WAC rulers and a full range of basic stationery items are also available. Supplies can be purchased by phone or internet order and dispatched to you at any time.

Contact Brett Adamson for further details or to place an order.

Practice CyberExams

All of Advanced Flight Theory’s professional theory courses contain our Practice CyberExams for each subject, including a personalised username and password with eight Marking Credits per subject.

While our Practice CyberExams do not contain actual CASA exam questions, they are designed to ensure you become familiar with the style and workload involved in the actual CASA PEXO Exams and help you become familiar with the layout and format of the exams. The sole purpose of our Practice CyberExam system is to help you determine if you are fully prepared to attempt the actual CASA PEXO Exams for each subject.

Our Practice CyberExams have proven to be very popular with our students. Since our system was first created, we have had over 5000 different aeroplane and helicopter pilots attempt our exams and approximately 20,000 Practice CyberExams are sat via our system every year.

Please click here for a demonstration of our system.

When And How To Apply For A CASA Exam

IMPORTANT NOTE: CASA and ASPEQ Exam fees are NOT included in our course fees for Full Time Ground School or Distance Learning Courses. You must book your own CASA PEXO Exams for any Distance Learning subjects you study.

All CASA Flight Crew Examinations are booked through ASPEQ.

CASA PEXO Exams used as credits towards CASA flight crew licences can only be sat in Australia.

Before booking any CASA PEXO Exams candidates need to be sure of their eligibility and timing before making a booking. When booking exams candidates should be aware of the retraining periods required after exam failures and make allowances for this. ASPEQ recommend that you do not book for more than three exams at a time to ensure there are no transfer fees or that exam fees are not forfeited.

How To Enrol

The easiest way to enrol and purchase our CPL(H) Distance Learning Course is through our secure Online Store.