• Private Pilot Ground School

    Course Outline and Syllabus  - click here for PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION


    Teacher:  Levi Rollman




    Course Description and Objective:  This course prepares students for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test and gives students a basic understanding of aviation and flight concepts.  Topics will include basic aerodynamics, aircraft engine operation, flight instruments, navigation, weather information and aeronautical decision making. Other core topics include FAA regulations, the Aeronautical information manual and radio communication. Students will also be using videos and flight simulators to supplement class materials.



    Course Textbooks: We will be using the Jeppsen Private Pilot- Guided Flight Discovery as a key references for this course. This text book will remain in class and is not allowed to leave the room. If students would like to take a textbook home, they may check one out of the library.


    Course Delivery: We will cover the course content in a variety of different ways including class lecture, handouts, PowerPoint’s, field trips, guest speakers and videos.


    Materials: Organization is the key to success!

    ü  2” Three ring binder

    ü  College ruled paper

    ü  Pen/Pencil

    o   Bring these items to class every day. This is an expectation and will constitute a large portion of your grade.


    Classroom Expectations/Citizenship:

    1.       In your seat prepared to learn when the bell rings. (Quietly sitting with materials ready for instruction and prepared to answer the bell questions).

    2.       Be Respectful, courteous and considerate to all. There are no stupid questions. The more discussion that can take place, the better we will all learn.

    3.       Ask for and receive permission to leave class. Your cell phone is your pass.

    4.       Clean up your area and remain seated until the bell rings. Do not crowd the door!

    5.       Learn and have fun every Day!

    6.       Cell phones are not permitted to be out during class. If the instructor sees it, you will be losing points. Cell phones will be permitted on certain assignments and activities and your instructor will clearly let you know when that is.


    Ø  Assignments, Home-Work, Make-up assignments, Employability: 


    o   Late Work-Assignments will be given full credit if turned in by the end of class on the day due.  Late work will not be allowed. You will have plenty of time during class to complete assignments.

    o   Make-up Work- It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with the instructor regarding a prearranged absence and to obtain class handouts and assignments.  A student has as many days as they were absent, to make up work. School sponsored trips such as athletics and field trips are considered excused absences.

    o   Homework- There will be no assigned homework for this course; however, if a student plans to pass the FAA exam an extensive amount of time studying out of class will be required. The only homework that you will have for this class will be due to an absence, or wasted class time.

    o   Employability- Students will receive full employability points each day they are in class participating, and are ready to learn. Students will be give five “free” participation days meaning they can miss up to five days without penalty.


    Tests/Quizzes: A test will be given out at the conclusion of each two chapters in the book and will focus on the book material and some lecture material. A quiz will be given out at the end of each chapter and will focus solely on the FAA questions that the given chapter covered. A mid-term and final test will be administered. There will also be mid-term and final quizzes.


    Class Activities This category will primarily include your chapter notes but will also include handouts, guest speaker notes as well as question and answer discussions.


    Bell Work: Students will receive bell questions on the projector board at the beginning of each class period. Students are expected to attempt to answer the question to the best of their ability. If they do not know the answer they may use the text as a reference to find the answer.


    Rubrics: At the conclusion of each pair of chapters’ and usually the day before a test, students will be given a rubric that includes all of the handouts, bell work, and any other assignments given during that section. Students will generally have one or more class periods to complete and turn in the assignments from that section. Students will not turn in assignments at the conclusion of each class period, only at the end of each section or pair of chapters. 

Last Modified on December 14, 2018