Free private pilot ground school
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FREE Private Pilot 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.

20 Lessons

2020 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 LESSON 1 below
  2. Click on the first TOPIC 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 (navigation bar right-hand side)
  4. Once you have viewed all the topics, complete the QUIZ to move onto the next LESSON
  5. To keep track of progress in the course and earn a completion certificate you must be logged in to the site.

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.
    • This course is completley free (does not require an account on the site) and does not come with a completion certificate or endorsement for the written exam.  To earn an endorsement for the written exam you are required to complete our Written Prep Bootcamp course available here.

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

Ratings and Reviews

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jerryreimer
Posted 2 months ago
Comprehensive and fun

This course has been a huge help in my preperation for my PPL. Every lesson is well explained and fun to watch/read.

Dfwmancover
Posted 5 months ago
GREAT INSTRUCTOR!

GREAT INSTRUCTOR! Engaging teaching style.

Scott Bissi
Posted 5 months ago
absolutely amazing

some awesome information that is easy to understand

angela
Posted 5 months ago
I love the video's they are short but a ton of info.

Iam just learning and its amazing they do a great job if you have no prior training.

austinmaisey89@gmail.com
Posted 9 months ago
This is a great course

This course really helped me understand the details and prepare me for my checkride

caleblofstrom
Posted 9 months ago
This made me being dumb easy, thanks Jonk 🙂

Please excuse my husband, he is actually very smart. I will be a frequent passenger, so I took the ground school with him. It was very fun, educational, and thorough. We really appreciate all the time and effort that went into these courses. Thanks again! Caleb and Ashley

Antoine Smith (Instrument/PPL)
Posted 2 years ago
Passed (Mock) Oral Check Ride

Jon your online PPL Ground School is phenomenal... I used Glen PPL kit and scored 87 on FAA written... I used FLY 8 MA as a add on/refresher course and I passed my Mock Oral/Flight check ride with flying colors... I was signed off to take my FAA check ride that day... This corse is well structured.. There was nothing I didn't know on the ground and in the air... Thanks Jon...

RippedDave
Posted 2 years ago
Catapult

Outstanding job developing this online ground school, Jon! I feel it expedited my time to take the written! I look forward to utilizing more of your resources through my training. Thanks!

castro2gh2003
Posted 2 years ago
Thank u Fly8m

The course has been very helpful, Fly8ma should try introduce Flight Dispatch online course too

hillbillyman52
Posted 2 years ago
Great place to start

Thank you Jon for providing this very comprehensive and complete course for free. You have great teaching skills and your love for flying comes thru in all the lessons.I feel that I know what i need to do next.

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