Free Online Private Pilot Ground School SEPT 21 – OCT 16

CLASS 1: INTRO & AERODYNAMICS
⦁    Course Introduction
⦁    Private Pilot License Requirements & Privileges 
⦁    Practical Test Standards
⦁    Medical Requirements
⦁    Aircraft Components Review
⦁    The Four Forces: Lift, Weight, Thrust, & Drag 
⦁    Stability & Controllability
⦁    Control Surfaces
⦁    Basic Aerodynamics

CLASS 2: ENGINES, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS
⦁    Basic Engine Overview 
⦁    Magnetos 
⦁    Fuel & Oil System Overview
⦁    Carburetor Engines
⦁    Fuel Injected Engines
⦁    Intro to Electrical Systems 
⦁    Batteries, Alternators, & Circuit Breakers 
⦁    Electrical Diagrams
⦁    Flight Instruments
⦁    Pitot Static System
⦁    Vacuum Systems
⦁    Transponder
⦁    Compass Errors
    
 CLASS 3:  AIRSPACE & AVIATION MAPS
⦁    Controlled Airspace: Class A, B, C, D, E
⦁    Uncontrolled Airspace: Class G
⦁    Special Use Airspace (Restricted, Prohibited, MOA, Alert, Ect.)
⦁    Airspace Weather Requirements: Visibility & Cloud Clearances 
⦁    Airplane Equipment Requirements 
⦁    Aviation Sectional & TAC Charts
⦁    Chart Supplement 

CLASS 4:  FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS
⦁    Introduction to Federal Aviation Regulations
⦁    FAA Definitions (Part 1)
⦁    Student and Private Pilot Privileges & Limitations (Part 61)
⦁    VFR Flight Rules (Part 91)
⦁    Aircraft Airworthiness ARROW / AVIATED
⦁    Inoperative Equipment 91.213

CLASS 5: INTRO TO AIM & AIRPORT OPERATIONS
⦁    Finish Federal Aviation Regulations 
⦁    Advisory Circulars 
⦁    Pilot Operating Handbooks / Approved Flight Manual
⦁    Runway Incursions and Avoidance
⦁    Visual Scanning Techniques
⦁    Aircraft Right of Way
⦁    Wake Turbulence Avoidance

        
CLASS 6: AIRPORT OPERATIONS CONTINUED 
⦁    Traffic Patterns
⦁    Controlled vs. Uncontrolled Airports
⦁    Taxi and Ground Operations 
⦁    Airport Lighting & Diagrams 
⦁    Visual Glide Slope Indicators – VASI, PAPI
⦁    Night & Low Visibility Operations 
⦁    Land & Hold Short
⦁    Airport Hot Spots
⦁    Light Gun Signals

CLASS 7: RADIO OPERATIONS 
⦁    Radio Communications Introduction and Techniques
⦁    Overview of the National Air Traffic Control System
⦁    Clearance, Ground, Tower, Departure, Center, Etc.
⦁    Automated Terminal Information (ATIS)
⦁    Flight Service Stations (FSS)
⦁    Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisories (HIWAS)
⦁    Lost Communications Procedures

CLASS 8: RADIO NAVIGATION
⦁    Electronic/Radio Navigation
⦁    Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR)
⦁    Non-Directional Beacons (NDB)
⦁    Area Navigation
⦁    GPS 


CLASS 9: AVIATION WEATHER  
⦁    Weather Theory 
⦁    Atmosphere Composition
⦁    Weather Fronts: High & Low Pressure Systems
⦁    Temperature Inversions 
⦁    Identifying Clouds 
⦁    Types of Fog
⦁    METARS 
⦁    TAFs 
⦁    Surface Analysis Charts 
⦁    Radar Charts 
⦁    Area Forecasts 
⦁    Winds & Temperatures Aloft 
⦁    AIRMETS & SIGMETs
⦁    Introduction to Flight Planning

 CLASS 10: PERFORMANCE, LIMITATIONS, WEIGHT & BALANCE
⦁    How to Determine: Takeoff, Climb, Cruise & Landing Performance 
⦁    Aircraft Limitations 
⦁    Pressure & Density Altitude 
⦁    Descent Planning 
⦁    Time, Fuel, Distance Calculations
⦁    How to Use an E6B Calculator
⦁    Crosswind Component
⦁    Calculate Weight & Balance
⦁    Effects of Center of Gravity Shifts on Performance 

CLASS 11: FLIGHT PLANNING 
⦁    In-Class Exercise on Flight Planning
⦁    Pilotage & Dead Reckoning
⦁    Radio & Electronic Navigation
⦁    Route Selections and Planning
⦁    Altitude Selection
⦁    Weather for Flight Planning
⦁    Sectional & Terminal Charts 
⦁    Chart Supplement
⦁    Choosing Alternates 

CLASS 12: FAA ORAL PREPARATION & ADM
⦁    PAVE Checklist Oral Preparation
⦁    IMSAFE
⦁    Aeronautical Decision Making
⦁    Hazardous Attitudes
⦁    Personal Limitations
⦁    Pilot Currency
⦁    Privileges & Limitations
⦁    Aircraft Required Documents & Inspections
⦁    Aircraft Inoperative Equipment
⦁    Aircraft Systems

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