Coventry, UK. August 2016 through March 2017.
The first stage of training to become an airline pilot through the route that I took is ground school. Ground school consists of 14 subjects recognised by EASA giving the best theoretical knowledge basis for upcoming pilots. All 14 subjects were concluded by an exam.
Coventry Training Centre
One of the training centres that facilitates ground school is located at Coventry Airport. The training centre offers a nice view on the airport, which could sometimes lead to a distraction.
As mentioned, ground school consists of 14 subjects ranging from Air Law to Aircraft General Knowledge. The subjects have been spread out over three modules to ensure a consistent workload over the whole period of ground school. Exams are held at each end of the respective modules. The pass mark for these exams is 75%.
At the airside of the training centre, multiple classic airplanes are parked. An Avro Shackleton, several Douglas DC3's and a DC4 are just a few of the ones that can be found there. With permission from an instructor it was possible to capture these legends.