Ground Instruction

The Club usually runs one Private Pilot Ground School course and one Instrument Pilot Ground School course each year as long as a sufficient number of students sign up. Once members have taken a ground school course, they are welcome to re-attend lessons in subsequent courses for life.  You do not have to be a PRNFC member to take a ground school course. For government employees, PRNFC ground schools may be counted towards your forty hour annual training requirement. Also, your NAVAIR Competency may pay for the school. Sign-up lists for the courses are kept in the Clubhouse.  Costs are shown on our rates page. Schedules for the next courses are as follows:

Private Pilot Groundschool–Not Currently Scheduled
Mondays, Building 2189, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Session Date PHAK Chapter(s) Topic
1 TBD 1 Introduction
2 TBD 2 Aeronautical Decision Making
3 TBD 3 & 4 Aircraft Construction & Principles of Flight
4 TBD 5 & 6 Aerodynamics of Flight & Flight Controls
5 TBD 7 Aircraft Systems
6 TBD 8 Flight Instruments
7 TBD 9 & 10 Flight Manuals & Weight and Balance
8 TBD 11 Aircraft Performance
9 TBD 12 Weather Theory
10 TBD 13 Aviation Weather Services
11 TBD Review Review and Exam 1
12 TBD 14 Airport Operations
13 TBD 15 Airspace
14 TBD 16 Navigation
15 TBD 17 Aeromedical Factors
16 TBD FAR/AIM Regulations
17 TBD Review Review and Exam 2
Instrument Pilot Groundschool–Not Currently Scheduled
Wednesdays, Building 2189, TBD
TBD Intro and Human Factors
TBD Federal Aviation Regulations/AIM
TBD Principles of Instrument Flight
TBD The Flight Environment
TBD Departure/Enroute
TBD Arrival
TBD Arrival & Instrument Approaches
TBD Meteorology
TBD IFR Considerations
TBD Practical Test Standard, Flight Test Prep, Local IFR Proc.
TBD Final Exam, Course Completion Certificate

Flight training may be commenced at any time before, during or after groundschool; prospective students are encouraged to contact us or attend any monthly safety meeting to meet our flight instructors and arrange lessons. Monthly safety meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5.30pm in the Clubhouse.