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Private Pilot Ground School

Ground School is divided into 3 sections:

  • Pre-Solo Knowledge Exam required for Solo under Part 61.87 (you complete short test and instructors evaluates and corrects with you all incorrect answers)
  • FAA Knowledge Exam Preparation which furnishes you with an endorsement to take FAA Written Exam under Part 61.105. (Most Ground Schools offered online and by the Flight Schools)
  • Ground School under Part 61.107 (with your Flight Instructor)

 

FAA mandates Ground School to be received and logged outside of the Knowledge Exam Preparation course which is required under Part 61.105

Part 61.107 specifically states that a person who applies for a private pilot certificate must receive and log ground and flight training from authorized instructor on the specific topics which cover entire ACS.

Any Ground School online or live class which furnishes you with only Knowledge Exam Endorsement complies only with Part 61.105 and not Part 61.107. You are still required to complete Ground School required under Part 61.107 with your authorized instructor.

If you are preparing for your written exam or if you passed it already, please make sure you have Ground School endorsement for all the topics listed under Part 61.107. If you are missing them, please contact me for consultation and I can customize reevaluation of your knowledge, provide you with required training and endorsements.


You should have following endorsements:

Pre-solo aeronautical knowledge:

§ 61.87(b). I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has satisfactorily completed the pre-solo knowledge test of § 61.87(b) for the [make and model (M/M) aircraft]. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Aeronautical knowledge test:

§§ 61.105. I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training in accordance with § 61.105. I have determined [he or she] is prepared for the [name of] knowledge test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

Flight proficiency/practical test:

§§ 61.107(b) I certify that [First name, MI, Last name] has received the required training in accordance with §§ 61.107. I have determined [he or she] is prepared for the [name of] practical test. /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19 Note: