Private Pilot Ground School

The F.A.A. requires all private pilot candidates to pass a Private Pilot Ground School written examination that assesses knowledge. (F.A.A. regulation 61.105) This course reviews all the requirements and meets for ten weeks, a total of twenty class sessions. Sessions will start at 6:00 p.m. and end promptly at 9:00 p.m, Mondays and Thursdays. Senior instructors teach this course. It is not a video or computer orientation course, but offers interaction between student and teacher, supported with the latest training aids and devices. The fee is $300 plus required Jeppesen Private Pilot training materials, all available at our Pilot Shop.

To become a Private pilot you must:

  • Be 16 years old to solo.
  • Be 17 years old to receive your pilot certificate.
  • Read, speak, and understand English.
  • Hold at least a third-class medical certificate


Course Contents

  • Airplanes and Aerodynamics
  • Airplane Instruments, Engines, and Systems
  • Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Airplane Performance and Weight and Balance
  • Aeromedical Factors and Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Aviation Weather
  • Aviation Weather Services
  • Navigation: Charts and Publications
  • Navigation Systems
  • Cross-Country Flight Planning