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

PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL

 

FLIGHT SCHOOL
INSTRUMENT PILOT GROUND SCHOOL
FLIGHT PROGRAMS

 

The Private Pilot Ground School is designed to assist the student pilot in preparation for the FAA Private 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 Monday night, for twelve 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 West Houston Airport terminal (directions).

 

The ground school course utilizes the Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual, available for purchase at West Houston. Chapters referenced for each class are listed below. This listing outlines the scheduled dates and subject matter for each class although changes may be made without notice.

 

For further information, go to the FAQs or contact the West Houston Flight School at 281-492-2130.

 


WEST HOUSTON AIRPORT
PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL
MONDAY 7:00 P.M. TO 10:00 PM

 

CALL FOR CURRENT SCHEDULE.

 

CLASS SUBJECT
Class 1

DISCOVERING AVIATION

Pilot Training, Aviation Opportunities, Human Factors, Aviation Physiology

Chapter 1 A, B, C; Chapter 10, Sec. 2

Class 2

AIRPLANE SYSTEMS

Airplanes, Power Plant & Related Systems, Flight Instrument

Chapter 2 A, B, C

Class 3

AERODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES

Four Forces of Flight, Aerodynamics of Maneuvering Flight, Stability

Chapter 3 A, B, C

Class 4

THE FLIGHT ENVIRONMENT

Collision Avoidance, Airports, Aeronautical Charts, Airspace

Chapter 4 A, B, C, D

Class 5

FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS

FAR/AIM

Chapter 1, 61, 76, 91, 135, NTSB 830

Class 6

COMMUNICATIONS & FLIGHT INFORMATION

Radar & ATC Services, Radio Communications, Sources of Flight Information

Chapter 5 A, B, C

Class 7

METEOROLOGY FOR PILOTS

Basic Weather Theory, Weather Patterns, Weather Hazards

Chapter 6 A, B, C

Class 8

INTERPRETING WEATHER DATA

The Forecasting Process, Printed Reports and Forecasts, Graphic Weather Products

Chapter 7 A, B, C, D

Class 9

AIRPLANE PERFORMANCE

Predicting Performance, Weight & Balance, Flight Computers

Chapter 8 A, B, C, D

Class 10

NAVIGATION

Pilotage & Dead Reckoning, VOR Navigation, ADF Navigation, Advanced Navigation
Chapter 9 A, B, C

Class 11

INTEGRATING PILOT KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Aeronautical Decision Making, Cross County Flying

Chapter 10 B, Chapter 11 A

Class 12 FIELD TRIP TO AN ATC FACILITY
Recommended Study Material:
  • Textbook - Jeppesen-Sanderson: Private Pilot Manual
  • Gleim's: Private Pilot Knowledge Test Guide
  • FAA-H-8083-3A Airplane Flying Handbook
  • FAAH-8083-25 Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
  • FAR / AIM Manual