Ground Instruction

The Club will be running a Private Pilot Ground School course starting Sep 12, 2022. Please read the information below and sign up here if you are interested. We often offer an Instrument Pilot Ground School course each year as long as a sufficient number of students sign up.  Please contact Amanda, the Manager, if you are interested. 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 toward your forty hour annual training requirement. Also, your NAVAIR Group may pay for the school. Costs are shown on our rates page. Schedules for the next courses are as follows:

Private Pilot Ground School–2022
Mondays, Building 2189, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Session Date PHAK Chapter(s) Topic
1 12 Sep 1 Introduction
2 19 Sep 3 & 4 Aircraft Construction & Principles of Flight
3 26 Sep 5 & 6 Aerodynamics of Flight & Flight Controls
4 3 Oct 7 Aircraft Systems
5 17 Oct 8 Flight Instruments
6 24 Oct 9 & 10 Flight Manuals & Weight and Balance
7 7 Nov 11 Aircraft Performance
8 14 Nov 12 Weather Theory
9 21 Nov 13 Aviation Weather Services
10 28 Nov 14 Airport Operations
11 5 Dec 15 Airspace
12 12 Dec 16 Navigation 1
13 19 Dec 16 Navigation 2
14 9 Jan 17 Aeromedical Factors
15 23 Jan FAR/AIM Regulations
16 30 Jan 2 Aeronautical Decision Making
17 6 Feb All Review
Instrument Pilot Ground School–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.