What to expect in Ground School and Flight School

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If you dream of becoming pilot, you know you will need to attend both ground school and flight school, but you may wonder what each entails. What type of training should you expect in ground school and flight school? The short answer is that in ground school and flight school you will learn to fly master flight maneuvers and gain crucial knowledge regarding safety and aeronautics. The fact is both pieces make the whole, training you for a successful career as an aviator.

Ground School

Ground school training will give you the tools and knowledge you need to pass the pre-solo test so you can fly solo for the first time. What’s on the pre-solo test? On the test, you will find the airport procedures and the airspace rules where you will have complete you first solo flight. In addition, you also need to confirm you have the needed knowledge about the airplane you will be flying. Ground school covers all this and more. 

In private pilot ground school, you’ll cover all the information you need to pass the aeronautical knowledge test, which features a myriad of subjects including radio communication procedures, aerodynamics, navigation, and Federal Aviation Regulations. In commercial pilot ground school, you’ll add to the knowledge gleaned in private pilot ground school by completing studies in advanced topics like emergency operations, performance charts, and the use of air navigation facilities.

Flight School Training

In flight school, you are taught the performance of procedures, tasks, and maneuvers needed for safely operating an airplane. From take offs to communication with air traffic controllers to recovering from stalls, you’ll learn it all beginning in a flight simulator. By your flight instructor’s side, for up to 40 hours of training, you will get comfortable with the handling of a plane until you are ready for your first solo flight.

In private pilot flight school, following the completion of your first solo flight, you will continue learning more and more complex procedures including emergency procedures, instrument operations, night and cross country flying. After approximately 60 to 75 hours, you should earn your private pilot certificate.

In commercial pilot flight school, the training takes on a greater intensity and includes further high-altitude training, instrument maneuvers, and challenging aircraft operations. Commercial pilots fly between airports, so they will be trained in flying safely in controlled and uncontrolled airspace. After 200 to 250 hours of flight training, you should earn your commercial pilot’s license.

Get Started Today with Airlink Flight School

To become a pilot you need to master the skills taught in both ground and flight school including complete aviation knowledge as well as the ability to fly. Whether you hope to become a private pilot or dream of becoming a commercial pilot, you want to select a premium flight school like Airlink to start your journey.

Today is the perfect time to start your training at Airlink Flight School. At Airlink, the flight training experts will train you in ground school and flight school to be a private pilot or taking the first step toward your commercial pilot’s license training.

With two locations to serve you – Florida and Maine – at Airlink Flight School, you’ll have access to year-round training with experienced instructors who provide the best available aviation education as well as limitless opportunities once you successfully complete your training.

Start your training today with ground school and flight school at Airlink Flight School where you will gain the knowledge and experience needed for your successful completion of the program. Call Airlink Flight School today and let’s begin.