Instrument Ground School


Classes held monthly

Program: 3-Day Comprehensive Extended Weekend Course.
Facilitated by Advanced Flight Instructor with extensive knowledge of FAA regulatory and airman’s certification standards (ACS).


Course fee: $490 (not including *knowledge exam fee – approved test center)
FAA approved training manuals recommended for purchase prior to ground school. (not included in course fee)
*Knowledge exam endorsement provided upon successful quiz completion.

Course content

• Instrument Flight Rules Requirements (certification and equipment)
• Flight Instruments and Attitude Flying
• Airspace and the En Route Environment
• Meteorology and Weather Services and Theory
• Radio Navigation Aids
• Air Traffic Control (ATC)
• Instrument Approach Charts and Instrument Approaches (including Tower En Route Routes (TEC) and Preferred Routes
• Precision Instrument Approaches
• Non-Precision including LPV
• Holding Procedures
• Flight Planning
• Aeromedical Factors and Emergency Operations
• Risk Management and Mitigation

Requirements for Ground School

E6B Navigation Computer, Electronic AND Manual
Navigation Plotter
Pencils, pens and note pad
Standard Calculator

Reference Material (recommended)

Low En Route Chart

FAR Part 61.65 (instrument rating requirements) PDFFAR61

Airman Certification Standards (instrument) PDF


FAR/AIM 2020


Instrument Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-15B PDF


Aviation Weather FAA AC 00-6A


Advanced Aviation Weather (Peter F. Lester)


Chart Supplement (Hard Copy)



Daily itinerary including subject area breakdown, lesson quizzes and breaks provided after receipt of class reservation and fee*. (*fee can be paid on day one of selected class)

In order to be fully prepared for the ground school, we recommend fee payment is made at least one week prior to the selected course start date and following receipt of class confirmation. This will allow time to review the itinerary and order of subjects covered.

Request for payment and options for payment will be provided with class placement confirmation. On receipt of payment a welcome package will be sent by email including class schedule subject modules and timetable.

Class location details provided following placement confirmation. 

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