Private Pilot Ground School: Your First Steps to Flying
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Private Pilot Ground School: Your First Steps to Flying

Get started with the basics of flight!
4.1 (40 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
707 students enrolled
Created by Chris Dupin
Last updated 5/2014
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
At the end of this course, students should be able to achieve 70% or greater on the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test
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Requirements
  • None
Description

This course is designed to give you the ground knowledge to pass the FAA's Private Pilot Knowledge Test ...but I'm not there yet. Right now, I have about three chapters of useful material complete. It's valuable stuff, though. There's 3+ hours of material. I'd charge my students $60 per hour for that. This is an incredible deal!

Definitely start your flight training concurrently with this course. I've added a few useful handouts and put FAA sample questions throughout the material.

Who is the target audience?
  • Private Pilot Students
  • Those interested in earning a private pilot's license
  • Aviation enthusiasts
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 63 Lectures Collapse All 63 Lectures 04:39:49
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Intro
1 Lecture 05:00
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Aircraft Structure
7 Lectures 17:52

Axes and Controls
03:29

Airplane Components
02:44

Landing Gear
02:42

Wing Components
03:20


Empennage Components
02:56

Aircraft Structure Quiz
4 questions
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Aerodynamics
15 Lectures 01:06:39
Newton's Laws
05:10

Magnus Effect
03:13

Bernoulli's Principle
04:06

Lift
02:48

Airfoil Parts
03:10

Center of Pressure Movements
03:08

Wing Tip Vortices
04:31

Forces of Flight ...Again
07:41

Weight
02:19

Thrust
03:40

Drag
11:04

Lift ...Again
04:33

Flaps
02:25

Wing Tip Vortices ...Again
03:47

Ground Effect
05:04

Aerodyamics Quiz
8 questions
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Advanced Aerodynamics
12 Lectures 51:37
Forces During Turns
04:18

Load Factor
06:50

Adverse Yaw
02:08

Turn Quality
03:24

Torque Effect
03:18

Spiraling Slipstream
01:03

Gyroscopic Effect
02:29

P-Factor
03:31

Stall Basics
04:04

Stall Speed
07:01

Spin Aerodynamics
07:19

Flight Envelope
06:12
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Aircraft Systems
14 Lectures 01:40:58
Basics of Combustion
04:23

Combustion Cycle
02:38



Basic Reciprocating Engine Design
04:46

Propeller Types
07:25

Carburetors
10:02

Carb Icing and Carb Heat
06:01

Fuel Injection
04:52

Engine Controls
07:31

Oil System
06:52

Ignition System
14:25

Starting System
04:53

Electrical System
12:19
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Private Pilot Basics
3 Lectures 21:23
Private Pilot Privileges and Limitations
03:30

Categorization of Airmen
06:00

Categorization of Aircraft
11:53

Covers how the FAA categorizes both aircraft and airmen

Categorization of Aircraft and Airmen
2 questions
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Required Documents
11 Lectures 12:20
Intro
00:58

Air Worthiness Certificate
00:53

Registration
01:02

Radio Station License
01:02

Operating Handbook
00:35

Weight and Balance
01:33

Aircraft Documents Quiz
2 questions

Pilot Certificate
01:49

Medical Certificate
03:04

Photo ID
00:46

Radio Operator's Permit
00:38

Pilot Document Quiz
4 questions

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About the Instructor
Chris Dupin
4.1 Average rating
40 Reviews
707 Students
1 Course
Certified Flight Instructor

Chris is currently an active duty US Air Force officer and a weekend-warrior flight instructor. In the Air Force, Chris has over 1,000 hours in the F-15E and is a graduate of the US Air Force Test Pilot School. As a Test Pilot School graduate, Chris has experience in 40+ different aircraft types ranging from the Goodyear Blimp to the Swedish JAS-39 Grippen fighter jet. In the civilian aviation realm, Chris is an active flight instructor at East Coast Aero Club in the greater Boston metropolitan area. On the side, Chris is pursuing a MBA through Boston University