Private Pilot Ground School

Get a jump start on getting your Private Pilot Certificate by attending our Private Pilot Ground School! Our 12-week group course covers the entire spectrum of aviation knowledge required by a Private Pilot, including an emphasis placed on preparing you for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test. Our Ground School combines interactive and fun styles while covering the required FAA knowledge that is augmented with experiences from the current world of General Aviation. We regularly provide bonus sessions that give students hands-on experience with topics such as radio communications, airplane systems, and weather analysis. 

Due to COVID-19 and the directive from San Mateo County, our ground school is temporarily being held online-only. You can join at any point. All lessons will be recorded and available. 

Your registration allows you to access the content for up to 2 years.

Cost:  $350

Instructor: Herb Patten

Required Materials

– Ground School Workbook for Private Pilots (provided by SCFC)
– FAA Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25B), 2016
– ASA Private Pilot Test Prep
– Rotating Plotter
– E6B Flight Computer