This 90-hour Private Pilot Ground School course (40 hours class instruction + 50 hours homework) will prepare you for the FAA Private Knowledge Test, which is the first step in obtaining your Private Pilot's License.
Instruction includes basic aerodynamics, aircraft engine operation and flight instruments, navigation, weather information and dissemination services. It also includes FAA regulations, the Aeronautical Information Manual, radio communication and navigation.
About the instructor:
April Erhardt is a certified flight instructor, instrument flight instructor, holds airplane single- and multi-engine ratings, and is an A&P mechanic. She currently serves as a flight instructor at Missionary Aviation Repair Center (MARC) in Soldotna and has been flying for 10 years. She has been teaching Ground School for more than five years in Alaska and Washington State. April has been working on maintenance and inspections of aircraft since 2008. She loves flying and airplanes, and teaching others about flying and airplanes!
We have partnered with the IDEA homeschool program and offer dual credit of 1/2 a high school credit upon completion of the course for high school students. We are an IDEA vendor and can bill them directly. We are also willing to work with Connections homeschool program, speak to your advisor about high school credit eligible for this course.
Students must be at least 14 years of age and have successfully completed a pre-algebra course with a strong conceptual understanding.
*Note that this is a course that prepares you for the FFA Private Knowledge Test and we do not offer additional training or flight lessons.