Frequently Asked Questions
What are a few of the topics that are taught in Ground School?
Topics include but are not limited to: principle of lift, gravity, drag control, airspeed and basic instrumentation of the aircraft.
Is taking Ground School a requirement for a private pilot’s license?
No, it is not. It is designed to assist the student in preparing for the FAA Private Pilot written exam. Furthermore, there are significant benefits to attending the class. It will increase your knowledge of safe air travel, and you will be learning from highly experienced instructors who will help you prepare for your exam.
Do you offer Ground School for your Instrument Rating?
Yes, but they are not as frequent. To receive further details, call our Customer Service Representative.
What equipment or books are used in class?
Colgan Air Services uses the Jeppesen Private Pilot kit, which includes: a Private Pilot Textbook, Maneuvers Manual, Practical Test Standards, Practical Test Study Guide, FAA Airmen Knowledge Test Guide, Pre-solo Written Exam, FAR/AIM Manual, E6B, PN-1 Navigation Plotter and logbook.
How is the class conducted?
The class is taught through a series of lectures and discussions with the instructor encouraging class participation. The instructor frequently uses videos, powerpoint presentations and guest speakers. The instructor uses an aircraft to demonstrate where aircraft components and parts are located. Overall, the class is taught through different methods that has proven to help the students retain the material.