AVG 101 - Private Ground School

Course Description

This course will provide the aeronautical knowledge required of a private pilot and prepare the student to take the FAA Private Pilot written examination. Topics include: aerodynamics, engine and aircraft systems, airport operations, weight and balance, aircraft performance, Federal Aviation Regulations, meteorology, airspace, navigation, and flight physiology. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

Instructor Permission Required

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge on the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge test.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge as it applies to private pilot operations.
  • Incorporate problem solving strategies based on course concepts in aviation related situations.
Human Dimension:
  • Recognize themselves as pilots and decision makers.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Develop an increased appreciation of the importance for pilots to possess a solid foundation of aviation knowledge.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Recognize the importance of self-learning to continually develop themselves as safe and current pilots.