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Adsie 30th Nov 2014 01:49

Thought I would ask this question along with this post.

Does anyone know of an approved BGT course that is delivered online or by distance learning ?

Thanks in advance

Captain Nomad 30th Nov 2014 11:06

Does BGT as a course apply anywhere else in the world??
Across the ditch it is a stand alone 'course' with its own exam. I'm surprised they haven't done the same over here with the introduction of Part 61...

Adsie 3rd Dec 2014 21:36


Does anyone know where BGT course are conducted under part 61 ?

thorn bird 4th Dec 2014 06:47

Now lets see? BGT?, Basic Gas Turbine??

Okay, take a tube, put a fan at the front then an axial compressor or a centrifugal compressor or both (see Wickyleaks).

Draw air in the front by spinning the whole assembly, by either an electric motor, or bleed air impinging on a turbine wheel.

This compresses the air being drawn in the front.

Pass the compressed air into a can, add atomized fuel and chuck in a match.

Fuel burns and expands the air which passes across Turbine wheels, which are much the same as the compressor wheels.

Energy is extracted by turning the turbine wheels which in turn spin the compressor wheels.

The net result is the energy absorbed at the front then expanded in the middle is less than the energy expended out the back, known as thrust, and bobs your uncle the whole thing attached to the airframe is propelled forward.

Roll up roll up...pay money...BGT course available here!!!

Now don't get me started in explaining how a 4 cycle piston engine works!!

Much too complicated for normal people to comprehend!

yr wrong 8th Dec 2014 23:16

Can any kiwis guide me to an organisation over there that does a BGT theory course? I'd love to do one.

Weekend_Warrior 9th Dec 2014 01:28

I think most people self-study for it. Pretty easy from what I hear.

Pilot Books

These are more or less the gold standard for study in NZ.

But if you like to do it in company, check out;


yr wrong 9th Dec 2014 01:42

Thanks dub dub, I'll have a look at that, have you got that text? Is it ok?

Weekend_Warrior 9th Dec 2014 01:44

I haven't got that one but I have all the other CPL/IR books - they got me through no trouble, so I expect this one will be more than good enough.

yr wrong 9th Dec 2014 01:46



Captain Nomad 9th Dec 2014 08:45

I passed the NZ BGT with study reference to the Jeppesen Gas Turbine Power Plants book and the Rolls Royce Jet engine book from my Australian ATPL studies.

A syllabus specific text would probably be a good move to invest in however.

yr wrong 9th Dec 2014 21:17

Approved ground courses in Kiwi? Anyone?

Just N Cider 9th Dec 2014 22:17

Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow :O

HarleyD 10th Dec 2014 01:05

yeah, its simple


Colin has a series of instructional videos, build your own pulse-jet, then watch the other videos from your hospital bed.


Skiiiz 7th Sep 2021 07:47

Hi guys can someone please let me know what textbook(s) are used to sit for the BGT Exam given by CASA PNG ?

megan 8th Sep 2021 02:14

No idea of the CASA syllabus but the Rolls Royce book is pretty inclusive, free down load here.


Pinky the pilot 8th Sep 2021 10:02

the Rolls Royce book is pretty inclusive,
Way back when I did the course there were two reference books recommended.

First was the Rolls Royce book. T' other was the Pratt and Whitney.

The P&W was the cheaper (in purchase) cost of the two. Cannot remember now actually how much, but do remember that the RR one was around $30 more!!:eek:

The RR book was considered to be the better of the two.

Skiiiz 8th Sep 2021 10:46

Appreciate the help guys 🙂

Cedrik 9th Sep 2021 02:37

Originally Posted by MakeItHappenCaptain (Post 8676376)
How do overseas organisations interpret the data on the card?
eg, Hello Mr Gulftream Captain Fourbars...I'm from the FAA and here to help...do you have your license handy?
Unless CASA hands out readers to all that need them...

The old CASA card licenses weren't ICAO compliant. That's why they went to paper last time.

The 20 pages of A4 paper license we have now is hardly a useful thing. CASA will never get it right, they are CASA

oldpax 10th Sep 2021 01:05

Basic gas turbine
Its not rocket science!
Could not resist that!! Power industry gas turbines are basically the same only bigger and heavier!Industry standard for non aero derivitives is about 250 megawatts.

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