Welcome to the Aviation Immersion C.A.M.P. (AIC) website!
This webpage is under constant development exclusively by students who attend the AIC.
Please Contact Aaron Murphy (AIC Director) for more info.
If you are developing this website, please refer to the Website Development Rules
AVIATION IMMERSION C.A.M.P.
CRITICAL THINKING - CONFIDENCE - LEADERSHIP
- Communication: Flying airplanes requires excellent communication skills.
Students will learn how to communicate with other crew members and also
simulated ATC on the aircraft radio, using standard aviation phraseology.
Command students will earn their Radio Operator's Certificate.
- Analytics: Aviation is in a state of constant analytical revision.
Safety increases in direct proportion with situational awareness and analysis.
Definition of Analytics: Logic. The Science of logical analysis.
Enough said, moving on!
- Management: Flying an aircraft requires the development and maintenance of a complex skill set;
Commanding an aircraft on the other side of the world with multiple failures in bad weather requires
superior inter-personal and systems management skills.
Students will experience the challenges and triumphs of Command.
- Professionalism: Professionalism is keeping calm and collected in difficult situations.
Professionalism is being able to see the big picture by knowing every detail of the operation.
Like Management, Professionalism is a skillset that is hard-learned and internalized. It doesn't come easy.
What is the AIC?
The end of another exciting day at the AIC!
The AIC is highly structured and intellectually challenging with 4 amazing workstations: (The camp is located at uFly Simulator)
Inter-active flight briefing in progress.
- Boeing 777-200 (replica): fully-encosed, non-motion, full-scale flight deck. Up to 12 students.
- Boeing 737 NG (replica): partially enclosed, non-motion, full-scale 3/4 flight deck. Up to 12 students.
- Light Aircraft Familiarization Trainers: four, two-seat flight trainers with computer,
monitor and flight controls. Up to 12 students
- Flight Briefing Classroom: 160+ interactive slides on Power Point, white boards, model airplanes,
interactive lectures and flight physics experiments. Up to 48 students.
The Aviation Immersion C.A.M.P. (AIC) is a dynamic, fast-paced, hands-on aviation immersion program designed to allow students
to master the fundamentals of fixed-wing aviation, while travelling in the virtual world of simulation to various exotic
international destinations; Depart Toronto, land in Hong Kong. Depart Sint Maarten, land in Dubai. From inter-active flight briefings
in the classroom to learning to communicate on the aircraft radio with Air Traffic Control (simulated), while flying an
ILS autopilot approach and automatic landing in zero visibility with a failed engine in the Boeing 777 simulator.
The entire experience is designed to put the responsibility of communications, analytics and management of the aircraft operations
directly under the command of each student. The AIC environment is identical to a team sport environment where everyone must
synergistically pull together in a coordinated, planned effort, recognize and work through the challenges and make progress and success
the goals of the adventure.
777-200 Command Program flight operations training in progress.
(The clouds are courtesy of Photoshop!)
As mentioned above, students will master the basic fundamentals of fixed-wing aviation. “Fixed-wing” meaning “conventional” aircraft with
two main wings and a tail with horizontal and vertical aerodynamic surfaces.
(*higher levels of knowledge retention is expected of students attending the First Officer and Command Programs. Self-study and research before
your camp session begins is required in order to pass the Radio Operator's and P-Star exams.)
- Be able to identify and explain the purpose of all main controls, systems and equipment on the flight deck of a modern passenger jet aircraft.
- Be able to identify and explain the purpose of all main exterior features of a modern passenger jet aircraft.
(First Officer and Command Program).
- Be able to operate the Boeing 777-200 simulator through all phases of flight from flight planning to landing to
securing the aircraft at an international destination. (Command Program)
- Write the exam for the Restricted Radio Operator (Aeronautical) Certificate. Successful candidates will actually be certified
to operate radio equipment in an aircraft.(Command Program)
- Write the P-star pre-solo student pilot permit exam all student pilots must pass prior to their first solo flight in a real training aircraft.
(Command Program, this is for practice only as the P-star must be administered by a Transport Canada certified flight school.)
- Exam Study Guides are HERE
- Command Program flight crews will solo the B777 simulator for one circuit on Day 5 to “earn their wings”.
The Fundamentals of Flight:
- Theory of flight: Weight, lift, thrust, drag. Aerofoils, flight controls, propellers, turbines. Newton and Bernoulli.
Lots of cool graphs and stuff.
- Air law and regulations: The rules and regulations of flight. Airspace, pilot training and licensing.
See if you can NOT break any rules, regulations or SOPs during your training! (It's OK if you do!)
- Meteorology: Weather theory and weather’s effects on aviation among other things we do on the planet.
- Aircraft Systems and Mechanics: How airplanes work. Mechanical, electrical, avionics…and how they break.
- Human Factors and Decision Making: Human behaviour and its effects on decision making. It seems we all have the innate ability
to be incredibly smart and incredibly stupid – simultaneously! "Are you talkin’ to me?"
- Flight Operations: Putting all the fundamentals together to command an aircraft. "I’m sorry, what did you say this lever does…? Oops."
(lucky for us, it’s a simulator!)
Programs and Costs:
777-200 walk-around pre-flight inspection
- Aviation Fundamentals Program*: 1 day, 9am to 4pm, $95 per student. Students will gain a basic overview of the fundamentals of flight
through classroom briefings and simulator flying.
- Cadet Program*: 2 days, 9am to 4pm, $185 per student. Students will gain a more detailed overview of the fundamentals of flight
through classroom briefings and simulator flying.
- First Officer Program*: 3 days, 9am to 4pm, $315 per student. Students will be set up in flight crews and are expected to prepare for
the next day’s briefings and flying each evening of the program, with online assistance from their flight instructor.
The pace accelerates as the program progresses. The focus is on flight crew coordination, SOPs, and aircraft familiarization and operations.
- Command Program*: 5 days, 9am to 5pm, $499 per student. Students will be set up in flight crews and are expected to prepare for
the next day’s briefings and flying each evening of the program with online assistance from their flight instructor.
Each crew will develop presentations on an instructor assigned aircraft system to be presented to all crews at the end of each day.
Command students will write the P-star student pilot permit exam (for practice) and the Restricted Radio Operator (Aeronautical) Certificate
exam (actual exam). An optional Boeing 777-200 familiarization homework assignment will be distributed to all Command students.
In order to be able to accomplish both exams, Command students must study the exam guides before starting and during the Command program.
Number of students per program and cost per student:
(Maximum daily student enrollment: 40.)
(*Programs run as shown on the Ourkids.net schedule. 10 students minimum per program. Cost per student shown is based on 30 students in each program.
Cost per student increases as attendance drops below 30. Cost per student reduces as attendance increase above 30. Please add HST to all pricing.
Command and First Officer students receive an AIC crest and t-shirt. Additional shirts, hats and crests can be purchased on request.
Cost per student reduces as attendance numbers increase)
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Contact Aaron Murphy at uFly Simulator for more information and camp program bookings. 416-738-6272
Exam Study Guides:
Groundschool flight briefing in progress.
P Star Student Pilot Exam study guide is HERE
Restricted Radio Operator (Aeronautical) Certificate study guide is HERE
Government of Canada Flight Training website is HERE
Transport Canada Flight Training Manual: Copy and paste this link into your favourite search engine:
Website Development Rules:
- All development plans must be approved by Aaron Murphy (AIC Director) before they are implemented.
- Existing text content must not be changed or deleted but style of presentation can be altered using CSS etc.
- Only pictures of students participating at the Aviation Immersion Camp may be posted on the website.
- Pictures of students appearing on the website must be approved by the parents of the students in the pictures.
- Absolutely no profanity, racial statements, bullying statements or political views.
777-200 flying a S.T.A.R.
- Your pilot callsign and school
- (example) Pebbles from Havergal
- (example) Gonzo and Viper from Willow Woods