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2019 Private Pilot Ground School
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This course will cover the basic knowledge required of a private pilot to pass the Private Pilot Airplane written exam, and will prepare you for your flight training in an actual aircraft with your flight instructor. It is broken up into LESSONS, and each LESSON has several TOPICS.

20 Lessons

2018 Private Pilot Online Ground School

This course will cover the basic knowledge required of a private pilot to pass the Private Pilot Airplane written exam, and will prepare you for your flight training in an actual aircraft with your flight instructor.

It is broken up into LESSONS, and each LESSON has several TOPICS.

TO GET STARTED:

  1. Click on TAKE THIS COURSE to sign up for the course
  2. Click on LESSON 1 and watch the corresponding video and read the material
  3. Click on the TOPICS within the lesson to view the videos and read the material
  4. Once you have viewed all the topics, complete the QUIZ to move onto the next LESSON

Watch the How to Use This Course Video!

Important Notes:

  • Set realistic goals for yourself.
    • There is A LOT of material here that will prepare you to become a Pilot.  Take your time going through the lessons
    • Realistically expect to complete only one or two lessons in a day.
    • ENSURE YOU MARK YOUR LESSONS and TOPICS COMPLETE using the MARK COMPLETE button in the bottom left of each lesson and topic.  You must spend the minimum time shown on the TIMER in the bottom left of the screen to be able to mark the topic complete.
    • Feel free to work ahead, and even complete the entire course before you ever take your first flight lesson.  You can always go back and review later if needed.
    • Complete this course and earn 500 FLY8MA Points! (use your points to unlock free rewards!)
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Lesson 1: Your First Flight

Lesson 2: Maneuvers and the Traffic Pattern

Lesson 3: Understanding the Wind and Turns

Lesson 4: AOA, Stalls, and Other Scary Things

Lesson 5: Ground Reference, Maneuvers, and FARs

Lesson 6: Building Good Landings

Lesson 7: The Less Busy Airspace: G, E, D

Lesson 8: Class A, B, and C Airspace: The Busier Side of the Sky

Lesson 9: Flying Blind and Performance Calculations

Lesson 10: Soft and Short Field T.O.'s + Landings

Lesson 11: Start Your Engines: Engines, Systems, and Instruments

Lesson 12: Weight and Balance, Navigation Systems

Lesson 13: Luck with Weather

Lesson 14: Your First SOLO!

Lesson 15: VFR Charts and Navigation

Lesson 16: Weather Charts and Services

Lesson 17: Aeromedical Factors, ADM, FARS

Lesson 18: Flying at Night

Lesson 19: Cross Country Flight Planning

Lesson 20: Test Prep

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Top Student Reviews

  1. By CRJdriver on December 28, 2017
    This is by far the best ground school I have taken. Everything makes sense and Jon makes it so easy to follow! Thanks FLY8MA!!!
  2. By Dan Jeffreys on January 22, 2018
    Still going through the course but I'm finding it very good so far.
    The section explaining different airspace was especially helpful.
  3. By sprevatt on July 31, 2018
    I start my Private Pilot flight training next week and having just finished this course I feel I should be ahead of the curve. Jon's love for flying and teaching is apparent. Thank You for your time.
  4. By Jon Baker on December 31, 2017
    I absolutely am loving this course. It is giving me all the information I had always wanted to know about flying, and hopefully will be a springboard to me being able to get my own pilot's license. Thank you so much, Jon, for making these videos!
  5. By Ariel Israel Ben-Zion on February 22, 2018
    The information is easy to retain due to Jon's unique teaching method. What could be a dull and boring subject matter, Jon makes it exciting to learn. It is quite rare to find such a passionate aviation instructor willing to share his knowledge, talent and finances to provide a FREE World Class Private Pilot Ground School Course. He deserves BEST CFI of the Year award. Thank You!
  6. By sabatsuk on November 12, 2018
    I learned planty from this course. Thank you so much!!
  7. By David on January 6, 2018
    I would recommend this course to anyone wanting a private pilot license. Great starter course, LOT’s of great info and videos!! Thanks so much!!
  8. By Walkersat on April 21, 2018
    Many thanks for this free course ! This is the best resource ,and Jon is the best CFI. I enjoyed it too much and learned a lot of things , I really appreciate it man..!
  9. By Jamey Burris on December 29, 2017
    It’s very hard to believe someone would take the time and effort to put together such a comprehensive free course! I’m very appreciative of fly8ma.com!
  10. By Scott Douglas on January 26, 2018
    I found the explanation for the information to be super easy to understand and digest. I just completed the Fly8MA online ground school to get a different approach to my Jepps books and my CFI syllabus. This course helped fill in holes I was missing in my training.

    Thanks for everything 8MA

    Scott