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Private Pilot Ground School, April Classes

At DeKalb County Airport

Becoming a Pilot is Within Your Reach

Sweet Aviation offers a 13-week course designed to prepare you for passing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Knowledge Exam, one of the requirements for obtaining a private pilot certificate.*

This course offers several classes to choose from at two locations and we are confident that we will help you obtain your dream of flying no matter your schedule.

Three Sessions to Choose from:

  • Saturdays, 9AM-12PM at Smith Field Airport
  • Tuesdays, 6–9PM at Smith Field Airport
  • Wednesdays, 6–9PM at DeKalb County Airport

Let our experienced instructors provide you with the in-depth knowledge required to pass the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam, putting you one step closer to becoming a certified pilot.

FAQs

Q: Is ground school all I need to receive a pilot’s certificate?
A: No, much like a driver’s license, there are both a ground knowledge portion and a practical portion of flight training.

Q: Do I need to finish ground school before I start flying?
A: No, you do not. We actually encourage you to partake in flying and ground school concurrently so that you will be able to apply your knowledge from class to your experience in the aircraft.


Class Information

  • Entire course is just $599 and includes a flight bag, plotter, flight computer, and logbook
  • Interactive course of study with certified instructors from Sweet Aviation
  • 13-week course with three sessions to choose from each week
  • Pass your FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam – guaranteed!*
Classes begins April 20! Each of the 12 weeks you have the option to attend either Saturday mornings from 9AM to 12PM, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 6PM to 9PM! There are no classes May 25, 28, and 29 for Memorial Day, and June 29, July 2, and 3 for Independence Day. See a detailed schedule.
 
Week 1: Introduction to Private Pilot Ground School
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, April 20
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, April 23
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, April 24
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 2: Airplanes and Aerodynamics
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, April 27
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, April 30
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, May 1
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 3: Airplane Instruments, Engines, and Systems
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, May 4
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, May 7
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, May 8
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 4: Airspace
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, May 11
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, May 14
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, May 15
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 5: Airports and Air Traffic Control
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, May 18
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, May 21
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, May 22
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 6: Charts and Publications
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, June 1
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, June 4
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, June 5
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 7: Federal Aviation Regulations
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, June 8
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, June 11
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, June 12
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 8: Airplane Performance, Weight, and Balance
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, June 15
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, June 18
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, June 19
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 9: Aviation Weather Theory and Services
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, June 22
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, June 25
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, June 26
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 10: Navigation Systems, Aeromedical Factors, and ADM
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, July 6
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, July 9
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, July 10
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 11: Cross-country Flight Planning
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, July 13
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, July 16
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, July 17
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 12: Final Exam Review
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, July 20
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, July 23
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, July 24
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)
Week 13: Final Exam
Choose from three dates and locations to attend:
Saturday, July 27
9:00AM– 12:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Tuesday, July 30
6:00PM– 9:00PM
Smith Field Airport (SMD)

OR
Wednesday, July 31
6:00PM– 9:00PM
DeKalb Co. Airport (GWB)

*Taking Ground School or passing the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam are just two parts of obtaining a private pilot certificate. A minimum of 40 hours of flight training with a certified flight instructor is an additional requirement and is not part of this course. Certain requirements apply — see instructor for details.

Email us or give us a call at (260) 267-5505 if you have questions or would like more information.

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