Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955
Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955

Ground School to Prepare for the FAA Written Exam


Ground school is a fundamental and necessary path to understanding the flight environment, aircraft systems, FAA rules and many other integrated subjects. These are fundamental subjects that you must not have first experience in the air.


A formal Ground School meeting provides a regular pattern of study on organized subject matter in a way that builds your complete library of knowledge. Studying in a group helps bring out a variety of questions that round out a learning experience.


Ultimately, Ground School perpares you to take the required FAA Written Exam. The exam is comprehensive, requires your best attention to detail and costs about $225 to take at a designated test site.


When a minimum of four students are available, CEFS Ground school is conducted on two evenings per week, usually for about two hours per session. Sometimes more, sometimes less depending upon the energy level of the classroom. This is the flexibility of a Part 61 flight school.


Many students work long days, holidays occur and so this is taken into consideration. It simply makes common sense to progress as time, energy and understanding of new concepts allows. The classes run for about six weeks time.


As of June 2018 our CEFS Instructors recommend the My-Pilot-Store ground school (book set and accessories) as our best recommendation for economy and quailty of materials. There are many kits by other vendors like Jeppensen, etc but we find it best to standardize on an economical product for your benefit.


Take a look at the ASA Private Pilot Kit Part 61 -


Subjects of Study include:

  • Private Pilot Introduction
  • Aerodynamics of Aircraft
  • The Airport Environment
  • Maintenance and Regulations
  • The National Airspace System
  • Aeromedical Considerations
  • Weather and Flight Planning
  • Aeronautical Decision-making
  • Weight and Balance Coniderations of Aircraft
  • Cross-country travel and planning methods
  • (a few more subjects)

Once your instructor is assured you are prepared for the FAA Written Exam then you are encouraged to take the exam and complete a major step in your flight training.


Contact us for more information about when the next CEFS Ground School begins.

Curtis Eads Flight School
1200 Gene Bolton Dr.

Hangar #6

Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ)

Suffolk, VA 23434

Phone: (757) 465-1692



Business Hours

24 Hours.

Our office number is a cell. We respond to text messaging as well during reasonable hours


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