This program is offered through a partnership with Aero-Tech Services Incorporated (ATS) and is also known as “Ground School.” During the program, the student will work independently using an FAA certified online program to learn the basic principles of flight needed to be ready to pass the FAA private pilot written exam.
Topics of study include airplane systems, aerodynamics, airport environments, proper communications and phraseology, meteorology, FARs, aircraft performance, charts and navigation, and human factors. Most students participate in this program simultaneously with flight school.
A student must be at least 15 years of age to participate in “Ground School,” 16 years of age to be able to do a solo flight, and 17 years of age to receive a private pilot license.
*Completing the program alone does not earn the student her private pilot license. She will be required to fulfill additional flight lessons to satisfy all the requirements needed to obtain a private pilot license.