199 Airport Road

Sanford, Maine 04073

Open 7 days a week from 7 AM to 5 PM

Open until 7 PM from Memorial Day through Labor Day



Southern Maine Aviation is offering a Private Pilot Ground School Class


Next Class

June 9th to August 18th (10 weeks)

Saturdays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

If you are interested in this class please
email Andrew at ajbutton@flyingsma.com



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 10 weeks long, for 40 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.