FAA Private Pilot Ground School (Part 61)

Course Name

FAA Private Pilot Ground School (Part 61)

Contact Hours: 35

Course Description

This course series is designed to give you the necessary ground knowledge to pass the FAA Private Pilot Airplane (PAR) Knowledge Test in preparation for the Private Pilot license or certificate. I specifically designed this material to be comprehensive and not just an overview. I will go IN DETAIL about each of the knowledge areas and provide explanations to not only pass the test, but also become a proficient pilot. Anybody can pass the test by memorizing the question bank, but that's NOT what this course is about.

Part 1:  FAA Private Pilot Ground School

Part 2:  Basic Aerodynamics, Aerodynamic Forces, Weight & Balance, Performance and Limitations.

Part 3:  Regulation, Inspections & Documents, Aeromedical Factors, Aeronautical Decision Making.

Part 4:  Weather Theory, Weather Services, Airport Operations, Radio Communications.

Part 5:  Airspace, Charts, Navigation, Flight Computer & Cross-country Planning + 2 Bonus Practice FAA Exams.

Optional Part 6, available by private message ONLY: Receive a paper written endorsement from the instructor to take the FAA test (requires enrollment in all 5 parts + proof that you are proficient with the knowledge).

Who this course is for:

  • Student pilots working towards an FAA Private Pilot certificate
  • Aviation enthusiasts interested in furthering their knowledge
  • Students enrolled in a Part 141 program looking for additional resources and alternate explanations
  • "Rusty" pilots who are looking to get back into aviation
  • Foreign students looking to get informed on US regulation

PLEASE NOTE: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated.

Outcome

Upon successful completion, students should be able to pass the Pass the FAA Private Pilot knowledge test (PAR) with a grade of 90 or more. Please note that the exam is not included with the course of study. Students are responsible for locating and paying for the exam.

Assessment

Five practice exams and FAA practice exam.

Outline

Part 1:  FAA Private Pilot Ground School

  • Introduction - 8 lectures
  • Introduction to flight training - 32 lectures
  • Aircraft Structure - 25 lectures
  • Aircraft Systems - 49 lectures
  • Flight Instruments - 47 lectures
  • Practice Exams (40 questions)

Part 2:  Basic Aerodynamics, Aerodynamic Forces, Weight & Balance, Performance and Limitations.
  • Introduction - 8 lectures
  • Basic Aerodynamics - 17 lectures
  • Aerodynamic Forces - 28 lectures
  • Weight and Balance - 26 lectures
  • Performance and Limitations - 28 lectures
  • Practice Exams (40 questions)

Part 3:  Regulation, Inspections & Documents, Aeromedical Factors, Aeronautical Decision Making.
  • Introduction - 8 lectures
  • Regulation - 18 lectures
  • Inspections and Documents - 15 lectures
  • Aeromedical Factors - 23 lectures
  • Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) - 9 lectures
  • Practice Exams (40 questions)

Part 4:  Weather Theory, Weather Services, Airport Operations, Radio Communications.
  • Introduction - 8 lectures
  • Weather Theory - 28 lectures
  • Weather Services - 30 lectures
  • Airport Operations - 42 lectures
  • Radio Communications - 19 lectures
  • Practice Exams (40 questions)

Part 5:  Airspace, Charts, Navigation, Flight Computer & Cross-country Planning + 2 Bonus Practice FAA Exams.
  • Introduction - 8 lectures
  • Airspace - 33 lectures
  • Charts - 16 lectures
  • Navigation - 23 lectures
  • Flight Computer - 15 lectures