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2019 FREE 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

2019 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!)

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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  1. 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!!
  2. 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..!
  3. By cpeterson on March 2, 2019
    Jon provided a high-quality, effective online ground school for those, like myself, looking to obtain their Private Pilot Certificate. I was able to take this course at my own pace, and by complementing my learning with other available resources, I feel more prepared than ever to take the written exam. Couldn't have done it w/out Fly8MA!
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. By JAJPilot1 on August 31, 2018
    I cant say enough about how much I appreciate these Ground School Courses. I was well into my training with the standard books when I found out about these courses, and it's been a major blessing! The videos coupled with your breakdown of courses information is the prefect bend, and it all just makes sense. THANK YOU for all your hard work on this!
  7. By Niko Lin on January 2, 2018
    Just a couple months ago, after I experienced my first trial flight in NZMA. I started looking up some flying tutorials on YouTube , and I am very lucky to discover this website. After completing 30% of the course, I went to take some real flying lessons. My instructor was so impressed by the knowledge I have learned from this course, he actually thought I have done flying somewhere else before.
  8. By Matt Erickson on February 23, 2018
    I want to thank you all at Fly8MA.com for such a great Ground school. I feel much more prepared to take my knowledge test now. Great videos and explanations.
  9. By Lindsey N. Craig Jr. on November 12, 2018
    This course was engaging and informative. thanks!
  10. By Michael W. Malone on January 7, 2018
    I have completed several online ground schools and this is by far
    the best at keeping you entertained while learning. Jon has a knack for explaining complex info in an easy to understand format that just makes sense. Thanks and keep up the good work!