Private Pilot Ground School
Next Class Begins
June 17 to August 26
Saturday mornings 8:00 AM until
cost is $325
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Ground school sessions for the private or sport pilot knowledge test (the material is very similar) 3 times per year, in the spring, fall, and summer.
Each course is 9 weeks long, for 36 hours of classroom time, the total cost is $325 (books and supplies not included, call for pricing, see suggested list below). This course will cover all the information you need to pass the FAA knowledge test for your pilot license (the written exam).
The course is based on the Jeppesen Private Pilot Mannual (PPM), and all students are required to purchase minimum reference material(call for details), but other resources can be used such as the (free online) FAA Pilot Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. You will also need to purchase a flight computer (E6B), sectional and plotter. Former students of our classes are encouraged and welcome to sit in on any future class sessions for no charge, just to brush up on a topic.
Week 1: Overview, Airplane Systems and Structure (Chaps 1, 2)
Week 2: Aerodynamics, Safety, Airports (Chaps 3, 4.1, 4.2)
Week 3: Charts, Airspace (Chaps 4.3, 4.4, 5.1)
Week 4: ATC, Radio Communications, Flight Info (Chaps 5.2, 5.3)
Week 5: Weather (Chaps 6, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4)
Week 6: Pilotage & Dead Reckoning, VOR Navigation (Chaps 9.1, 9.2, 9.4)
Week 7:Flight Planning (Chapters 11.1, 11.2)
Week 8: Physiology, Decision Making, Regulations (Chaps 10.1, 10.2)
Week 9: Regulations and Summary
We also offer an instrument ground school class , Classes will be offered at a later date. It is also 9 weeks long and will run on Saturday's from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The cost is $350.00 plus books and materials.
For other ratings, all ground instruction is done one-on-one with the student and instructor unless a small group can be assembled to share the costs.
Private Pilot, Airplane, ACS
Private Pilot, GFD
Private Pilot Maneuvers
GFD, Private Pilot Syllabus
Private Stage Exam Book
Private Oral Exam Guide
Test Guide, Private
Far Aim 2017
Private Pilot Exam
Private Pilot Supplement Book
172SIM Nav II POH or 172s NAV III G1000
Student Flight Record Folder