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Online Ground School will get you ready for your FAA Exam and Checkride
FlightInsight was created by a University Aerospace Professor who wanted pilots everywhere to have access to the same comprehensive, rigorous training curriculum that students have. Read the Course Syllabus here!
Instrument Online Ground School includes over thirty hours of videos, lectures, and tutorials designed to give you the knowledge you need to excel in the cockpit.
You'll also have access to the FlightInsight Test Prep resources. Practice from a test bank of hundreds of questions modeled on the real test. Drill down specifically on topics and questions of interest.
Give us a try! Preview the first few lectures of the Ground School below!
30+ Hours of Content
This course is the full Ground School curriculum taught in universities and flight schools across the world. With over 800 illustrations, tutorials, and videos accompanying the lectures, you'll gain insights into flying you won't see anywhere else.
Free Test Prep
Also included is full access to the FlightInsight test bank. Hundreds of questions modeled on the real FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane Knowledge Test. Take fully timed, graded practice tests, and drilling down on specific topics of interest. Feedback is specially written to enhance your understanding of each topic.
Free Instructor Endorsement
Upon completing the course you'll receive an endorsement signed by a CFI which you'll need in order to take your Knowledge Test.
Take This Course Anywhere
The entire course, including texts and supplemental materials, is provided virtually. You can take this course from any device, picking up where you left of before.
Take Simulated Practice Tests
With a test bank of hundreds of practice questions modeled on past FAA exams and updated constantly, you can drill on specific concepts and take timed, graded practice tests with detailed feedback for each question.
Train with the Best
Thousands of pilots have used these lessons to become better pilots and earn their FAA certification. Join them!
A Comprehensive Ground School
Dan George is a Certified Flight Instructor based in Maryland. He has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours, mostly through instructing students. He has guided dozens of pilots through the challenging process of attaining their Private or advanced ratings. Dan serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, teaching Aviation in the Aerospace Engineering Department. He is an instrument rated Commercial Pilot with Single and Multiengine Land ratings, and is an FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor and Instrument Instructor.
Email Dan at [email protected]
- Flying a Backcourse (9:26)
- Circle to Land (11:19)
- DME Arcs (6:59)
- Fly the DME Arc into Martin State (36:53)
- Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STAR) (15:19)
- Terminal Arrival Area (8:59)
- Visual and Contact Approaches (8:28)
- Charted Visual Procedures (5:40)
- Localizer Type Directional Aid (LDA) (4:45)
- Transitioning to Jeppesen Charts (8:07)
- Approach Profiles (6:35)
What is "Ground" School?
Becoming a pilot involves both flight training in the cockpit and ground training outside the airplane. Flight training gives you the practical experience you need to become a pilot, while ground training gives you the knowledge you need to apply those skills. In our experience, the more time you spend in ground training the easier you'll find flight training and the less time you'll need to repeat tasks, saving you money!
You can take ground school whenever you want. The most successful students, however conduct flight and ground training at roughly the same time, so that the one reinforces the other. FlightInsight can help you do this by streamlining your ground training schedule. With the flexibility of taking this training whenever you want, you'll be able to more easily match it up with your flight training.