West Houston Airport Convenient to Downtown Houston, the Galleria, Memorial City, and the Energy Corridor

INSTRUMENT PILOT GROUND SCHOOL

 

FLIGHT SCHOOL
PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL
FLIGHT PROGRAMS

 

The Instrument Ground School is designed to assist pilots in preparation for the FAA Instrument Pilot Written Exam, as well as provide a refresher course for experienced pilots wishing to brush up on their skills. The course is offered every Tuesday night for ten weeks from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. While beginning with the first class is recommended, entering the program mid-course or attending select classes is permitted. The course is taught in the flight school training classroom, located on the second floor of the main West Houston Airport terminal (directions).

 

This listing below outlines the scheduled subject matter for each class although changes may be made without notice. The ground school course utilizes the reference materials listed below, which are all available for purchase at West Houston.

 

For further information or to confirm class scheduling, contact the West Houston Flight School at 281-492-2130.

 


WEST HOUSTON AIRPORT
INSTRUMENT PILOT GROUND SCHOOL
TUESDAY 7:00 P.M. TO 10:00 PM

 

CLASS SUBJECT
Week 1

INTRODUCTION

Advanced Human Factors, Flight Instrument Systems, Attitude Instrument Flying, Instrument Navigation.
Chapter 1:B; Chapter 2: A, B, C

Week 2

WEATHER THEORY

Weather Factors, Weather Hazards.
Chapter 9: A, B and AC00-6A (Aviation Weather)

Week 3

WEATHER CHARTS

Printed Reports & Forecasts, Graphic Weather Products, Weather Sources.
Chapter 9: C, D, E and AC00-45E (Aviation Weather Services)

Week 4

REGULATIONS

Enroute Operations, FAR Part 91.
Chapter 5: B and FAR Part 91

Week 5

IFR FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT

Airports, Airspace and Flight Information; Air Traffic System, ATC Clearances.
Chapter 3: A, B, C; Chapter 10: A, B

Week 6

IFR CHARTS

Instrument Departures, Enroute, Area & Arrival, Approach Charts, Review.
Chapter 4: A, B; Chapter 5: A, B; Chapter 6: A, B; Chapter 7: A, B

Week 7

APPROACHES

VOR Approaches, NDB Approaches, ILS/LOC/BC Approaches, GPS & RNAV.

Chapter 8: A, B, C

Week 8

PLANNING

IFR Planning: DP's, STAR's, Alternates, Holding, Approaches.
Chapter 8: A, B, C; Chapter 10: C

Week 9

PLANNING

Continuation of lesson 8.
Chapter 10: B

Week 10

REVIEW & FINAL TEST

Students with 70% attendance of the course and at least 80% final test score may receive the endorsement to take the FAA Knowledge Test.

Recommended Study Material:
  • Jeppesen-Sanderson: Instrument / Commercial Manual
  • FAA AC-00-6A Aviation Weather
  • FAA AC-00-45E Aviation Weather Services
  • FAA-H-8083-3 Airplane Flying Handbook
  • FAA-H-8083-15 Instrument Flying Handbook
  • FAA-H-8261-1 Instrument Procedures Handbook
  • FAR / AIM Manual
  • Gleim's: Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test Guide