BAK Theory

Hangar 766, Camden Airport
02 4655 8780 & 02 4655 9602
[email protected]
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BAK Theory Course
Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) is the first subject that you will need to
study as a student pilot. The BAK subject is designed to equip you with
sufficient theoretical knowledge about your aircraft, its systems and how it
performs so that you can fly safely as a solo pilot within a limited area of
It is an introductory course that will give you an insight into a wide range of
topics but with a relatively low level of complexity. BAK is very important
because it used as a basis for more advanced studies. It is recommended
that you study BAK whilst completing your initial practical flying lessons.
Who is this course suitable for?
This Basic Aeronautical Knowledge course is intended for student pilots
undertaking training through both the Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAUS) and CASA systems.
What is your time commitment?
The course will run for four (4) consecutive Sundays commencing 23/3/2014
through to and including 13/04/2014, 0900 to 1600 hours local time with a
break for morning tea and lunch (tea and coffee are provided).
What subjects are included in the BAK exam?
The Basic Aeronautical Knowledge course provides the student with an
introduction to:
■VHF radio operation and procedures
■Aircraft components and controls
■The effects of the aircraft controls
■Forces involved in flight
■The effects of speed, angle of attack and angle of bank
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■Fuel Systems
■Oil Systems
■Electrical Systems
■Aeroplane performance
■The international standard atmosphere
■Density and pressure height
■Take-off and landing performance charts
■Loading systems
■Air Law
■Local meteorology
■Local area navigation
■Human performance and limitations
You will complete the exam as part of this course, your instructor will be
Michael Nolan. Mike is a Grade 1 Instructor, and also a CASA Approved
Testing Officer.
A complete and detailed copy of the BAK syllabus can be found on the CASA
What is my investment?
Your investment is $385 (plus study materials relevant to BAK see your CFI
or Instructor)
How do I enrol?
Reserve your space now by calling Rene Ledergerber 02 4655 8780, by
emailing [email protected] or by talking to one of our instructors.
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