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The perfect companion to From the Ground Up®, the From the Ground Up Workbook accurately reflects its status as a significant value-added partner to its source reference namesake. Each chapter of this publication refers to a specific section of From the Ground Up® and provides students with challenging questions, and an excellent means, to test their knowledge and consolidate their understanding of the material covered in From the Ground Up® itself.


The From the Ground Up Workbook is a highly recommended study tool for students reading From The Ground Up®. It is perennially the nation’s best-selling study guide, alongside the textbook from which it draws its name, at flying schools from coast-to-coast.

From the Ground Up Workbook

About the Author


A native of Toronto, Canada, Andrew Fasan has been a Flight Instructor since 1994. Having harboured an ambition to fly from an early age, his introduction to flying came with a spell as a student at Toronto Airways in Markham, Ontario. Convinced from these initial flying lessons that an aviation career beckoned, his keen appetite for flying soon led him to the prestigious Flight Safety International training facility in Vero Beach, Florida where he earned his private, commercial, multi-engine and IFR ratings. 


After obtaining an instructor rating, he taught on a full-time basis at Toronto’s City Centre Airport (now Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) during which time he developed the material for Flight Test Notes. Seeing a strong need to assist students to a greater degree with their flight test preparations, Andrew developed Flight Test Notes to help his students gain greater understanding and confidence in the application of the air exercises required of them to obtain their licences. 


Now flying as a full-time captain, (and with over 10,000 hours of flight time accumulated), Andrew maintains his instructor rating and continues to take a keen interest in bettering flight instructional methods, and in furthering the education of students. 

Flight Test Notes

Written for the benefit of all students preparing for their Transport Canada flight test, Flight Test Notes takes licence candidates step-by-step through every exercise on which they’ll be tested. Its purpose is, thus, to ensure that students are thoroughly prepared for the experience of the flight test examination.


In Flight Test Notes, every exercise from Transport Canada’s Flight Test Guides is analyzed in detail with the objective of providing students with a very clear understanding of what examiners expect of them during their test. Ultimately, its aim is to maximize student performance, thereby assisting students towards achieving the highest grade possible at the conclusion of the testing process. 


Jitters and nerves can break the most skillful of students. Therefore, knowledge of the flight test process ahead of time, combined with systematic preparation for the testing process, eases the butterflies and calms any anxieties. Students who are prepared for what’s coming won’t be faced with any unexpected surprises. That’s what Flight Test Notes is about. It describes the performance criteria expected for every exercise, tells students what they need to know and do, highlights common mistakes, and reviews essential elements of the testing procedure. A comprehensive review of the ground briefing process provides readers with a combined total of 250 questions (along with their answers) of the explicit type to anticipate from examiners during the pre-flight phase of the examination.


Flight Test Notes is recognized as an excellent exam preparation tool that thoroughly describes what to anticipate for the Private Pilot Licence and Commercial Pilot Licence exams. It is also used by candidates seeking their Recreational Pilot Permit. It is written to ensure that students are fully aware of, and prepared for, the standards and criteria upon which their skills in the air will be checked and confirmed. In the final analysis, Flight Test Notes is written to help prepare students to become the best pilots that they can be.

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Intended for all individuals preparing to write the examination for their Canadian Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), this latest edition of this popular study guide remains the nation’s most trusted and effective means by which to review essential subject matter in advance of one’s writing of the Transport Canada CPL examination.
As a predominant resource for students preparing for that all important final test, the Canadian Commercial Pilot Answer Guide takes you systematically through all of the aeronautical subjects you need to know thereby giving you a complete and representative cross-section of the questions you’ll face on the CPL exam itself. Unique and comprehensive explanations set this study guide apart from all other exam preparation material. Learning is expanded, valuable information is better retained, and subjects requiring further review are more easily identified.
To consolidate your understanding of commercial operations, references are provided to the CPL textbook, Flying Beyond: The Canadian Commercial Pilot Textbook, as well as to the Canadian Aviation Regulations, and to the Aeronautical Information Manual. As always, From the Ground Up serves as your baseline from which the added knowledge requirements for CPL studies are based. All of these important resources provide readers with information critical to their overall understanding of CPL standards.
Containing over 500 questions, a thorough index and a sample 100-question practice exam, the Canadian Commercial Pilot Answer Guide is your leading source for exam preparation. It is written to ensure that you have as an essential learning and exam preparation tool a conclusive means by which to meet the challenge of successfully passing your CPL examination.

Canadian Commercial Pilot Answer Guide

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Canadian Commercial Pilot Answer Guide

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Canadian Private Pilot Answer Guide

Intended for all individuals preparing to write the examination for their Canadian Private Pilot Licence, use of this latest edition of this well-established question and answer book is an excellent way for students to study and review essential subject matter that must be known in advance of their written examination.

The latest Canadian Private Pilot Answer Guide contains significantly expanded content and a multitude of new questions in addition to challenging, upgraded and revised, navigation exercises. Detailed explanations are provided for all answers to questions, making the learning of theory and content more thorough than ever before.

The Canadian Private Pilot Answer Guide is as productive a source for reviewing crucial examination material as student pilots will ever find. Current, challenging and thorough, feedback from students across Canada continually rates this title as the most useful private pilot exam preparatory book available in the Canadian market.

For those who like to learn interactively, a dedicated website allows readers who purchase this title to access the book’s questions via the Internet.

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Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide

For pilots seeking their Instrument Rating in Canada, Aviation Publishers Co Limited is pleased to offer the Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide. Written for IFR exam preparation, the unique format that characterizes our popular PPL and CPL exam prep material also forms the backbone of this new IFR study guide.


The Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide has been written from scratch. It is the first release of this title since it last appeared, as a 1st Edition, in the 1990s. As with its PPL and CPL study guide siblings, the Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide combines advanced and challenging questions with detailed explanations for each and every question and answer that make up its content. IFR students can, thus, benefit enormously from this enhanced format leading up to their written IFR exam.


Resources from which to draw upon to tackle content in this Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide include the Instrument Procedures Manual, From the Ground Up, the Canadian Aviation Regulations, the Aeronautical Information Manual, the Canada Flight Supplement, and AWARE Aviation Weather. Combined with author Chris Hobbs’ exceptional explanations for each answer, the content of this Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide provides the most thorough of means by which IFR students can study and review essential subject matter to achieve the high standards required of IFR pilots.


Twinned primarily to the highly regarded Instrument Procedures Manual, the Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide takes readers through the subjects they’ll encounter in their written Instrument Rating exam. These include: Air Law & Procedures, Meteorology, Instrumentation, Navigation, Radio Aids, Human Factors and Airmanship. A 50-question Sample Examination is found within the book, as is required Reference Material for all pertinent questions. The author’s extensive Notes on the Questions play an advanced role towards solidifying reader understanding of study guide content.


The Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide is authored by respected ground school instructor, Chris Hobbs. Chris’s work also includes the Canadian Private Pilot Answer Guide, the Canadian Commercial Pilot Answer Guide, and the CPL textbook, Flying Beyond: The Canadian Commercial Pilot Textbook.

See our website at for information on how purchases of our study guides gives you access to the electronic versions of these titles.
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