Advanced Flyers

Silicon Valley's Premier Flying Club, Palo Alto

Call (650) 494-1646

Ground School Classes & Courses

Whether you're ready to start flying, already a pilot, or simply interested in learning more about flight training, our ground school classes and complete courses are a cost-effective and easy way to learn what is needed to pass a FAA Private or Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test.

Call (650) 494-1646 to reserve your place for any classes or courses

Attend a Single Class

Learn specific topics with individual classes
  • In-person, experienced instructor (19 years teaching)
  • Interactive environment: ask questions, meet other student pilots
  • Limited to small groups for better focus
  • Choose from a wide selection of 20 classes

$20 / Class

Attend a Full Course

Learn everything needed to pass FAA Knowledge Tests
  • 10 individual classes (see course details below)
  • Free admission for two years to any class in the purchased course
  • 1 hour of tutoring if you don't pass the knowledge test on 1st try
  • Saves 15% over buying individual classes

$200 / Course

Private Pilot Course Topics

  • Airplanes and Aerodynamics
  • Airplane Instruments, Engines, and Systems
  • Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
  • 14 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations)
  • Airplane Performance & Weight and Balance
  • Aeromedical Factors & Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Aviation Weather
  • Aviation Weather Services
  • Navigation: Charts, Publications, Systems
  • Cross-Country Flight Planning

Instrument Course Topics

  • Airplane Instruments
  • Attitude Instrument Flying and Aerodynamics
  • Navigation Systems
  • 14 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations)
  • Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
  • Holding and Instrument Approaches
  • Aeromedical Factors
  • Aviation Weather & Services
  • IFR Enroute
  • IFR Flights

2014 Private Pilot Courses

WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

SeasonBeginsEnds
SummerJul 2Sep 3
FallOct 1Dec 10

2014 Instrument Courses

THURSDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

SeasonBeginsEnds
SummerJuL 3Sep 4
FallOct 2Dec 11

2015 Private Pilot Courses

WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

SeasonBeginsEnds
WinterJan 15Mar 19
SpringApr 2Jun 4

2015 Instrument Courses

THURSDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

SeasonBeginsEnds
WinterJan 16Mar 20
SpringApr 3Jun 5