Sport/Private Pilot Ground School
San Jose at Reid-Hillview
We offer two types of Ground School – one to prepare students for the oral portion of the practical test (checkride) and another to prepare students for the written knowledge test. Both classes can be taken at the same time and before or concurrently with flight training.
Private/Sport Practical Test Ground School – $300
Our 2019 summer session begins June 1st and ends July 20th. Class is every Saturday from 2 pm to 5 pm for 8 weeks. Call the office at (408) 320-9614 to enroll or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule and Topics: This class will cover the oral portion of the practical test (the final examination to earn your license). We will go in depth on the ACS (airman certification standards) topics that will be covered during the checkride.
- June 1: Pilot Qualifications
- June 8: Airworthiness Requirements
- June 15: Performance and Limitations
- June 22: Operation of Systems, Systems and Equipment Malfunctions, and Emergency Equipment & Survival Gear
- June 29: Spin Awareness, Human Factors & Night Preparation
- July 6: National Airspace System
- July 13: Weather Information
- July 20: Cross-Country Flight Planning
Cost is for the entire course, books and materials not included, or students may take individual classes for $40 per session.
Private/Sport Knowledge Test Ground School – $240
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Wednesday classes 6pm to 9pm
May 1 through Aug 14
$240 (books and materials not included)
You can join any time or just attend sessions that you are interested in
$25 Drop-in for single classes payable at each class[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
|Introduction, Aircraft Structure, Principles of Flight
Aerodynamic of Flight & Flight Controls
Flight Manuals, Documents, Weight and Balance
Airspace, Air Traffic Control, Aeromedical Factors
Federal Aviation Rules and regulations – FAR Part 61
Federal Aviation Rules and regulations – FAR Part 91
Weather Services, Charts and Briefings
Navigation & AIM
Radio Navigation, Aeronatical Decision Making (ADM)
Cross-Country Flight Planning, Review, & Final Exam
You can join the class at any point and continue through the next session, or simply drop in for sessions that interest you.
The ground school is a guided tour of the information you will need to fly safely and to pass the knowledge test. Some homework, in the form of extra reading is required. Required materials and books will be available for purchase.
Single sessions, at a cost of $30 per session. Licensed pilots who want a refresher are welcome. You can join the class at any point, and continue through the next session.
Call the office on (408) 320 9614 to enroll, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ground School Classes, San Jose: There are three sessions per year, and each session lasts for 15 weeks with one week off between sessions. There are 3-hour Wednesday night classes starting at 6:00 pm and finishing at 9:00 pm, and 3-hour Saturday morning classes starting at 9:00 am and finishing at 12:00pm, for each session.
About the Instructor
Larry Reed, CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, BS in Professional Aeronautics, Embry Riddle
Larry had his first airplane ride at six, and he has loved airplanes and flying since including building and flying model airplanes, being an aircrew man in the US Navy, flying in radar-equipped Super Constellations (EC121K) and P3A Orion antisubmarine aircraft. In parallel with Larry’s 50 year career in Electronics and Aerospace he obtained his Pilot and Instructor, certificates and ratings beginning in 1964 as a student pilot, at the Navy Memphis flying club, soloed at Reid Hillview Airport in 1966, became a Certified Flight Instructor in 1977, also at Reid Hillview. Learned aerobatics in 1978, taught in taildraggers and tricycle-geared airplanes at Amelia Reid Aviation and other flight schools since 1977. Larry began teaching ground school to his flight students in his garage thirty-five years ago. Twenty five years ago, started a ground school for EAA Chapter 62 and has been teaching the Private Pilot Ground School almost continuously, to the present. He has been teaching at Amelia Reid & AeroDynamic Aviation for about twelve years. Larry teaches quality aviation classes that prepare students to safely pilot an airplane, and to pass the knowledge exam. He has taught hundreds of students in the past thirty five years.
Ready to schedule a flight? Have a question? Give us a call!
Monterey/Salinas (831) 373-8320
You can also reach us via email with our Contact Form