This private pilots ground school is-a 45 hour course (divided into 15 3-hour classes) that is offered as a full-credit college training at some major universities. It’s thorough and both theory and practical based. Even so, given the enthusiasm of our student pilots and instructors, it has always been a rewarding and fun experience for all! All classes are held in the air-conditioned classroom at our facility.
Once you complete the pilots ground school, you’ll be required to write a practice examination and also obtain a letter of recommendation for you to write the FAA exam. Palm Springs Flying School has an Authorized Exam Invigilator onsite, making it easy for one to book a suitable time to write the test that is convenient for them.
We will help you decide what you want to fly. FAA’s regulations for obtaining a pilot’s certificate (license) differ depending on the aircraft type you fly. You can pick among gyroplanes, helicopters, gliders, airplanes, airships, or balloons. If you are interested in flying ultra-light vehicles, you do not need a pilot’s license. Training for the commercial pilot license is not all that different from your private pilot license. The difference is in the tolerances you are going to be held to. Not only will the training cover all of the FAA mandated subject-material for the Commercial Private Pilot, we’ll also take an indepth look at the issues related to safety and operations. The FAA requires that you pass a knowledge exam covering these subject fields with a grade of 70 per cent or better.
For optimum benefit, we recommend that the knowledge test be done after the student pilot has completed a solo cross-country flight. This is because the operational knowledge gained by the experience can be used to gain in the knowledge test. We have access to computer testing centers that have been certified for administering FAA knowledge tests. You’ll be charged a reasonable charge for the administration of FAA knowledge tests. Palm Springs Flying School training is fun and engaging and offers a unique method of conveying aviation knowledge directly to you. This ensures that you master all of the flying information you will require to be a competent, safe pilot as well as pass your knowledge test with confidence.