Ground Instruction

The Club usually runs two Private Pilot Ground School courses and two Instrument Pilot Ground School courses 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 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, Winter/Spring 2017
Mondays, Building 2189, 5pm – 8pm
6 Feb Discovering Aviation
13 Feb Airplane Systems
27 Feb Aerodynamic Principles
6 Mar The Flight Environment
13 Mar Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual
20 Mar Communications and Flight Information
27 Mar Meteorology/Interpreting Weather Data
3 Apr Airplane Performance
10 Apr Navigation
17 Apr Human Factors Principles
24 Apr Flying Cross Country
1 May Overall Review & Final Exam


Instrument Pilot Groundschool, Winter/Spring 2017
Wednesdays, Building 2189, 5pm – 8pm
8 Feb Intro and Human Factors
15 Feb Federal Aviation Regulations/AIM
22 Feb Principles of Instrument Flight
1 Mar The Flight Environment
8 Mar Departure/Enroute
15 Mar Arrival
22 Mar Arrival & Instrument Approaches
29 Mar Meteorology
5 Apr IFR Considerations
12 Apr Practical Test Standard, Flight Test Prep, Local IFR Proc.
19 Apr 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.