Excel High School has partnered with Pilot Institute to offer students pilot and drone training entirely online while earning high school credit.
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. Furthermore, the nation is suffering from a severe shortage of commercial pilots. According to Oliver Wyman, there will be a shortage of 12,000 commercial airline pilots in North America by 2023. According to the US Department of Labor Statistics, the average wage for an airline pilot is $147,200. Is the sky calling you?
Private Pilot Ground School Course Description
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.
By the end of this 2 credit, 4-semester course, you will be able to:
• 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 Regulation 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 report 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 on board instruments,
• master the use of flight computers,
• and more importantly, successfully plan a cross-country flight!
Lecture training videos are clear and concise, and this course is mobile and user-friendly.
The course dives deep concerning the knowledge areas and provides explanations to not only pass the test but also become a proficient pilot. This will give you the confidence you need when you are in the cockpit. The course is divided the course into five logical sections.
(1) 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.
(2) The second part goes over Basic Aerodynamics, Aerodynamic Forces, Weight & Balance, and Performance & Limitations.
(3) The third part covers Regulation, Inspections & Documents, Aeromedical Factors, and Aeronautical Decision Making.
(4) The fourth part focuses Weather Theory, Weather Services, Airport Operations, and Radio Communications.
(5) The fifth and final part discusses Airspace, Charts, Navigation, Flight Computer & Cross-Country Planning.
Included in this course are links to the free FAA publications as well as over 800 practice questions and several practice exams.
This course follows the guidance of the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) under Part 61. If possible, students should start flight training while taking this course and previous experience is NOT required to start.
Excel High School is committed to serving students by proving innovative courses in STEM and CTE fields that will help young men and women develop an interest in various in-demand careers.
Check out the E-book "So you want to learn to fly?"
Excel High School is the only online high school in the world to offer online flight school for high school credit.