Part 1 FAA Private Pilot Ground School (Part 61)
What you'll learn
- Pass the FAA Private Pilot knowledge test (PAR) with a grade of 90 or more
- Understand the various parts of an airplane and the systems and instruments associated with it.
- Understand the aerodynamics of flight including forces in various phases of flight, stability, stalls, and spins.
- Understand the importance of weight and balance and be able to compute real life examples using various methods.
- Understand the performance and limitations of various general aviation aircraft and be able to compute various calculations based on charts and graphs.
- Become familiar with the Federal Aviation Regulation, including Parts 1, 61, 91, 43, 71. 73, and many more.
- Understand the various required documents necessary for flying legally, along with the required inspections.
- Recognize and correct the effect of several aeromedical factors on the human body while flying.
- Become familiar with the concepts of aeronautical decision making (ADM) and apply them to real life situations.
- Willingness to study hard
- Basic math and physics skills (high-school level)
- Free links to the study material are provided for each lesson
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This course series is designed to give you the necessary ground knowledge to pass the FAA Private Pilot Airplane (PAR) Knowledge Test in preparation for the Private Pilot license or certificate. I specifically designed this material to be comprehensive and not just an overview. I will go IN DETAIL about each of the knowledge areas and provide explanations to not only pass the test, but also become a proficient pilot. Anybody can pass the test by memorizing the question bank, but that's NOT what this course is about.
The first part of this five-part series goes over an introduction to flight training (including tips on picking a flight school from a 15-year flight school executive), aircraft structure, aircraft systems, and flight instruments. I included links to the free FAA publications as well as over 100 practice questions. This course follows the guidance of the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) under Part 61. You should definitely start flight training while taking this course.
Over 150 hours went into preparing the slides, and recording/editing this course, I hope you will find it valuable and helpful towards your training.
The other courses are:
Part 2: Basic Aerodynamics, Aerodynamic Forces, Weight & Balance, Performance and Limitations.
Part 3: Regulation, Inspections & Documents, Aeromedical Factors, Aeronautical Decision Making.
Part 4: Weather Theory, Weather Services, Airport Operations, Radio Communications.
Part 5: Airspace, Charts, Navigation, Flight Computer & Cross-country Planning + 2 Bonus Practice FAA Exams.
Optional Part 6, available by private message ONLY: Receive a paper written endorsement from the instructor to take the FAA test (requires enrollment in all 5 parts + proof that you are proficient with the knowledge).
Who this course is for:
- Student pilots working towards an FAA Private Pilot certificate
- Aviation enthusiasts interested in furthering their knowledge
- Students enrolled in a Part 141 program looking for additional resources and alternate explanations
- "Rusty" pilots who are looking to get back into aviation
- Foreign students looking to get informed on US regulation
Hi, I'm Greg or Professor R as my students call me.
I am an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Commercial Pilot, and Remote Pilot. I am the founder of Pilot Institute, one of the largest and fastest-growing online aviation training companies in the country.
In the last 20 years, I have worked for two of the biggest aeronautical universities in the country (managing flight training programs of up to 500 students and 50 aircraft) and in teaching roles as a professor. I am the co-founder of Pilot Institute, one of the leading online training platform for drone and airplane pilots.
I enjoy teaching both in the classroom and online as well as sharing my knowledge using newer technology. When I don't teach, I'm an avid long-distance runner in the beautiful mountains surrounding Prescott, AZ.
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