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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 Steve Frisby on December 29, 2017
    The combination of videos and written material covers everything you will need to pass your written exam and gives excellent insight on what to expect for your flight training as well.
  2. By Jeremy Jett on January 26, 2018
    This is the best course out there as far as I am concerned. Lessons are broken down into easy to understand segments and Jon does a great job of explaning things as he moves though each subject. Looking forward to taking more courses from Fly8MA.com!
  3. By bmcgarrahan on August 31, 2018
    This course is well put together and very professionally edited. There is great flow through the material with incremental building blocks to ensure retention. The tests are spaced out well and do a great job of improving knowledge. One issue, however, with the tests come in the form of the images (get them in a pop-up). I learned a lot and I appreciate your desire to teach and share knowledge
  4. Wow
    By Ddavis7093 on January 3, 2018
    I now feel I have the knowledge and skills to pass the written test. Guess I need to find an instructor and get started with my private pilot certification. Very good material and video instruction.
  5. By Ian McDonald on February 26, 2018
    I completed and get my certificate. I didn't expect that.

    It is never too late to start following your dreams. I recently celebrated my 50th birthday.

    Fly8ma makes it easy and FREE, with tons of great videos, extraordinary content with plenty explanations. The illustrations are great. As a result, I am now confident to start my Private Pilot Training after 50 years.

    Thanks Fly8ma
  6. By Superduck92 on November 12, 2018
    I'm new to aviation and this is exactly what I needed to jumpstart my goal of obtaining a PPL! Thanks Jon!
  7. By Christian Cormier on January 8, 2018
    Jon does a super job of breaking everything down. I am really enjoying this course. Thanks Jon
  8. By dsanders32 on April 25, 2018
    I'm so glad i decided to take your private pilot ground school course . I learned a lot of really interesting and useful knowledge and I appreciate all the effort and dedication put into the course itself. Thank you .
  9. By Mark Wilson on March 2, 2019
    January 18, 2019: COMPLETED TEST-UNABLE TO PRINT CERTIFICATE!

    November 2018: When I came across FLY8MA’s (FREE) Private Pilot Ground School I couldn’t believe it! I’m on a very tight budget & can’t afford the high costs associated with getting a PPL, so I take full advantage of the downloads from the FAA & read/study them constantly. I’m beyond grateful! Thank you!
  10. By Bawazir on December 29, 2017
    Thumbs Up ,to John and all the fly8ma team . I wish People with Means ($) could support these Free courses. Thank You