Ground School

Private Pilot Ground School
Instrument Rating Ground School
Commercial Drone Pilot Certificate Ground School
Private Pilot Ground School

Private Pilot Ground School is offered as a 10 week, 3-hour duration evening class which focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Private Pilot Airplane Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Each class begins with an in-depth lecture about the key knowledge areas, followed by a fun and non-intimidating classroom quizzing session and finishes with test taking strategies for the session.

While earning a pilot certificate requires that you learn new terms and concepts, your Sun Coast Aviation flight instructor will assist you in understanding these new terms and concepts with as much ease as possible. Your instructor is highly skilled in the various aeronautical knowledge areas and each class is supported by industry standard test preparation workbooks and online practice tests so that the learning is fun and engaging.

At Sun Coast Aviation, we like to say that a “Journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step” and completing our ground school is that “first” step to piloting to distant shores and adventures of a lifetime. Take that step.

Your learning is organized as follows:

  1. Class 1 Basic Aerodynamics
  2. Class 2 Aircraft Systems and Flight Instruments
  3. Class 3 Regulations
  4. Class 4 Procedures and Airport Operations
  5. Class 5 Weather and Weather Services
  6. Class 6 Aircraft Performance
  7. Class 7 Enroute flight
  8. Class 8 Navigation
  9. Class 9 Communications Procedures
  10. Class 10 Review and Practice
Instrument Rating Ground School

Our Instrument Pilot Ground School is offered as a 10 week, 3-hour duration evening class which focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Instrument Pilot Airplane Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Each class begins with an in-depth lecture about the key knowledge areas, followed by a fun and non-intimidating classroom quizzing session and finishes with test taking strategies for the session.

While earning an instrument rating requires that you learn new terms and concepts, your Sun Coast Aviation flight instructor will assist you in understanding these new terms and concepts with as much ease as possible. Your instructor is highly skilled in the various aeronautical knowledge areas and each class is supported by industry standard test preparation workbooks and online practice tests so that the learning is fun and engaging.

At Sun Coast Aviation we like to say that a “Journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step” and completing our instrument ground school is that “first” step to piloting your aircraft without visual refence and to fly through the clouds – just like the professionals.

Your learning is organized as follows:

  1. Class 1 Weather
  2. Class 2 Weather Services
  3. Class 3 Flight Instruments
  4. Class 4 Navigation
  5. Class 5 Regulations
  6. Class 6 Procedures
  7. Class 7 Departure and Enroute
  8. Class 8 Arrival
  9. Class 9 Approach
  10. Class 10 Review and Practice
Commercial Drone Pilot Certificate Ground School

Our Commercial Drone Pilot Ground School is offered as a one day, 8-hour duration weekend day class which focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Remote Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge Test. The class begins with an in-depth lecture about the key knowledge areas, followed by a fun and non-intimidating classroom quizzing session and finishes with test taking strategies.

While earning a Remote Pilot Certificate requires that you learn new terms and concepts, your Sun Coast Aviation flight instructor will assist you in understanding these new terms and concepts with as much ease as possible. Your instructor is highly skilled in the various aeronautical knowledge areas and the class is supported by industry standard test preparation workbooks and online practice tests so that the learning is fun and engaging.

At Sun Coast Aviation we like to say that a “Journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step” and completing our Commercial Drone Pilot Ground School is that “first” step to piloting your drone safely in the National Airspace System.

Your learning is organized in sections as follows:

  1. Rules and Regulations
  2. Airspace
  3. Weather and Weather Sources
  4. UAS Loading and Performance
  5. Resource Management
  6. Safety Management and Operations
  7. Radio Communications
  8. Emergency Procedures
  9. Maintenance