11-Private Pilot Ground School

Prerequisite:

Algebra I (B or higher), Introduction to Aviation Flight Planning

Credit:

1.0

Grade Level:

11

The Private Pilot Ground (PPG) School course is designed to prepare students for successful completion of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot written examination. Additionally, this course will provide the necessary foundation for students to successfully begin formal flight training. In PPG, students will examine aviation topics such as: principles of flight, aircraft systems, airplane performance, flight operations, radio communication, FAA regulations, human factors associated with aviation, aviation weather, navigational charts and calculations, and cross country flying. Additionally, the integration of desktop flight simulation will allow hands-on opportunities to explore classroom concepts as well as exposure to basic flight maneuvers. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) logbook endorsement to take the FAA private pilot written examination. Successful completion will require a final examination grade of 80% or higher.