Sport/Private Pilot Ground School
At Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose
We offer a new style of Ground School – one designed to prepare you for the knowledge and judgment required to be a safe, competent pilot capable of making informed decisions. Our class differs from others in that our focus is more on the knowledge to pass the checkride (the final flight test), rather than just pass the written test. Each class will go in depth on Tasks in the Airman Certification Standards (ACS), which are the standards you must meet or exceed during the final examination (checkride) to earn your pilot license. This course will develop your understanding of what to study, teach you the expectations of knowledge, skill and judgment to become a private or sport pilot, and prepare you for the oral portion of the checkride.
This class is a cost-saving alternative to much of the ground instruction you will need with your instructor. It is also a great way to meet other students and develop friendships with people of all ages going through the same experience you are. We recommend attending class as you begin flight training or concurrently if you’ve already begun flying. Class will be taught by our flight instructors, all of whom are actively teaching both flight & ground training with us.
Private/Sport Practical Test Ground School – $300
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have currently postponed all in-person ground classes until we can safely host again. To be listed for our next class, please call the office at (408) 320-9614 to enroll or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Week 1: Pilot Qualifications
- Week 2: Airworthiness Requirements
- Week 3: Performance, Limitations, Weight & Balance
- Week 4: Operation of Systems, Systems and Equipment Malfunctions, and Emergency Equipment
- Week 5: Aerodynamics, Spin Awareness, Human Factors & NTSB
- Week 6: National Airspace System, ATC Communication, Collision & Wake Turbulence Avoidance
- Week 7: Weather Theory
- Week 8: Weather Sources
- Week 9: Cross-Country Flight Planning & Night Preparation
- Week 10: Radio Navigation & Final Review
Cost is for the entire course, books and materials not included, or you may take individual classes for $40 per session. You can join the class at any point and continue through the next session, or simply drop in for sessions that interest you. To get the most out of the class, some homework and studying is required.
Ready to schedule a flight? Have a question? Give us a call!
Monterey/Salinas (831) 373-8320
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