High School Private Pilot Course
Excel High School is pleased to partner with Pilot Institute, one of America’s premier flight schools to offer private pilot and drone pilot training online. In the private pilot course, students learn what it takes to become a private pilot and pass the FAA written exam. The FFA requires pilots to be age 15-years or older, so students can begin their training in high school.
The Private Pilot Ground School course is a meticulously structured program designed to provide the comprehensive ground knowledge needed to pass the FAA Private Pilot Airplane (PAR) Knowledge Test. This foundational course is ideal for those aiming for their Private Pilot license or certificate, offering a complete understanding of essential aviation principles without any prior experience required.
Students embark on a journey through the realms of aviation, from the basics of aircraft systems and flight instruments to advanced concepts like aerodynamics and weather phenomena. The course's well-paced, digestible video lectures are crafted for clarity and ease of understanding, ensuring that students are not just prepared to pass the FAA exam, but to excel as informed and competent pilots.
With this self-paced program, students worldwide can gain a deep understanding of the 'why' behind flight, which promotes true learning over rote memorization. By the end of this extensive 2-credit, 4-semester course, learners will have mastered a wide range of skills, from aircraft operation and navigation to communicating effectively in the aviation community and planning cross-country flights.
Private Pilot Training
This course is designed to give you the necessary ground knowledge to pass the FAA Private Pilot Airplane (PAR) Knowledge Test in preparation for the Private Pilot license or certificate. This is a comprehensive course and is designed to ensure you pass the FAA exam.
In this course, you won’t feel overwhelmed. The private pilot course will ensure students are well prepared to challenge the FAA exam with confidence. Previous aviation experience is not required for this course. The course is designed to take you from beginner to private pilot.
The online private pilot course is self-paced and available to students worldwide. Each lecture video is 3-5 minutes long, and you can always pick up where you left off. Students can watch videos as many times as they’d like to ensure mastery.
Our goal is to teach you the ‘why’ behind flight concepts so you really understand the material instead of ineffective memorization. This course brings flight to life.
The first part covers an introduction to flight training (including tips on picking a flight school from a 15-year flight school executive), aircraft structure, aircraft systems, and flight instruments.
The second part goes over Basic Aerodynamics, Aerodynamic Forces, Weight & Balance, and Performance & Limitations.
The third part covers Regulation, Inspections & Documents, Aeromedical Factors, and Aeronautical Decision Making.
The fourth part focuses on Weather Theory, Weather Services, Airport Operations, and Radio Communications.
The fifth and final part discusses Airspace, Charts, Navigation, Flight Computers & Cross-Country Planning.
Private Pilot Training
Lecture training videos are clear and concise, and this course is mobile and user-friendly.
Included in this course are links to the free FAA publications, as well as over 800 practice questions and several practice exams.
Student pilots can complete their practical flight training at Safe Flight Aviation.
- Ask tough questions to flight schools and avoid spending unnecessary money,
- Know what it takes to become a private pilot and what you can do with your license,
- Understand how aircraft systems operate so you save time during your preflight inspection,
- Learn how instruments in the cockpit work and what information they provide you in flight,
- Explain how airplanes fly and the effect of various aerodynamic forces,
- Compute weight and balance problems and properly load the aircraft,
- Calculate density altitude and understand its effect on performance,
- Interpret the Federal Aviation Regulations and stay out of trouble,
- Understand the factors that affect flight performance, including hypoxia and various illusions,
- Assess and mitigate risk,
- Identify and predict dangerous weather phenomena,
- Read and understand aviation weather reports such as METAR, TAF, and PIREPs.
- Understand how airports are organized and how to decode airport data,
- Communicate on the radio and understand what controllers and other pilots are saying,
- Identify airspace on charts,
- Read charts and extract useful information to safely conduct your flights,
- Navigate the aircraft using onboard instruments,
- Master the use of flight computers,
- Plan a cross-country flight!
How Much Does It Cost?
Standard high school courses are priced at an affordable $225 each. This cost-effective rate makes quality education accessible for every student.
Enrolling is Easy!
Begin the Enrollment Process
When you're ready to take the next step towards your education, simply click 'Enroll Now'. This will direct you to our dedicated student information system, Learnstage. Once there, simply click 'Enroll Now' located in the top right corner of the page.
Create Your Learn Stage Account
Next, you'll be asked to create your student account. This process begins with entering a valid email address and selecting a secure password. Following this, you'll be prompted to provide some essential information such as the students full name, date of birth, and address. On the last page, you will be asked to choose a security question.
Single course options at Excel High School range in price depending on their difficulty. Single course prices are below:
- Standard High School Courses: $225
- Honors High School Courses: $325
- (AP) High School Courses: $599
You're Ready To Start!
Once your payment has been received, you'll get an email with your student account details. This will be your portal to submit any previous academic transcripts, view vital account information, and navigate other critical resources. Your classes will be added automatically and adjusted based on your submitted transcripts (if applicable).