STUDENT LEARNING ASSESSMENT (ACADEMIC STANDING) POLICY
Student assessments occur at the conclusion of each flight lesson. Comments and evaluations
are entered in a Pilot Training Record (PTR) and are available for the student’s review at any
time during the progress of the training. Final assessments are completed by Transport
Canada appointed persons who conduct flight tests and written examinations. Feedback is
given directly by Transport Canada in these cases. Failure of either of these implies that the
individual cannot hold the license or rating. Should a student consistently fail these
assessments then there will be discussion with the Chief Flight Instructor as to whether the
student should continue training or terminate. Measurement of learning is an essential part of
training. It ensures both the training organization and the student know whether learning
objectives are being met and whether the student is ready to advance to the next lesson or
phase of training. We measure to know whether our training methods are effective and
whether the desired competencies are being achieved. No student will be recommended for a
Transport Canada written examination until they have completed all ground school
requirements to write that examination and they have met the minimum experience
requirements in CAR 421.13.
GRADE APPEAL POLICY
All final examinations and flight tests are conducted by Transport Canada (or appointed
delegate). Therefore, any appeals with respect to final grades or failure of examinations must
be directed to the appropriate individual at the local Transport Canada office. Should a
student feel that the assessment of a preflight test conducted by Adventure Aviation Inc.
instructors for the recommendation for a flight test was not performed or assessed correctly;
the individual should discuss the situation with the Chief Flight Instructor.
STUDENT PROBATION POLICY
Adventure Aviation Inc. does not operate a formal academic probation policy as there are no
formal interim assessments assigned during the courses. However, if an instructor is
concerned with the rate of progress of an individual student, this will be brought to the
attention of the CFI, who will review the training program. If it is deemed necessary, the CFI
(or delegate) will meet with the student to discuss the concerns and assist in developing
appropriate plans for achieving satisfactory performance. In extreme circumstances, the
student may be advised that a program of flight training is perhaps not suited to them and a
withdrawal from the program may be suggested.
Adventure Aviation Inc. is continually assessing its own performance as a high
quality Flight Training Unit.
Adventure Aviation Inc. will act should it become apparent that a higher than normal
proportion of students on a particular course are:
- Failing flight tests,
- Failing written examinations and/or achieving lower marks on lesson plans or progress tests than previous classes,
- Having disciplinary problems, or
- Showing other indications of poor performance.
Should it be considered that any of the above are directly attributable to training or operational deficiency, Adventure Aviation Inc. will take
action that could include:
- The Chief Flight Instructor will conduct an Irregular Internal Audit.
- Interviews with instructors and other personnel
- Requests for further student feedback, or
- Any other action deemed appropriate by the Chief Flight Instructor.