Private Pilot PPL

This course provides a means of training pilots with little or no previous flight experience to a standard well above the minimum accepted for FAA Private Pilot certification.

The primary objective of ground training is to provide students with well above normal Private Pilot level knowledge, in understanding the following subjects.

Aircraft Systems, Airworthiness, Aerodynamics, Loading, Performance, Airspace, Airports, Air Traffic Control, Safety of Flight, Aviation Weather, Federal Aviation Regulations, Aeronautical Information Manual, Flight Physiology, Navigation Planning, Avionics, Flight Physiology, Navigation planning.

There are 5 ground training curriculum segments that include a total of 37 modules. The end module in each segment is a testing module. The testing module is a knowledge test, which includes questions drawn from a question bank pertinent to the segment being tested. The passing grade for each knowledge test is 70%. Upon successful completion of Ground Training Curriculum Segment V, the student will be ready to take the FAA knowledge test for the Private Pilot Certificate, which is the sole activity in Ground testing segment VI. Ground training is programmed to require 50 hours of instruction.

There are 3 flight training curriculum segments, which include a total of 29 modules The student must successfully complete all flight training maneuvers outlined in the FAA practical test standards before the final evaluation for the Private Pilot Certificate.

Systems Integration Training correlates aircraft systems training with light aircraft normal, abnormal, and emergency procedures and checklists. Students become familiar with the cockpit layout, checklists, and American Flight Training Center procedures prior to and during flight training. Flight training is programmed to require 50 Hours dual instruction and 5 Hours solo.