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

$170 / Course

2014 Private Pilot Course

WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class TopicsEvent Date
Airplanes and AerodynamicsJan 8
Airplane Instruments, Engines, and SystemsJan 15
Airports, Air Traffic Control, and AirspaceJan 22
14 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations)Jan 29
Airplane Performance & Weight and BalanceFeb 5
Aeromedical Factors & Aeronautical Decision MakingFeb 12
Aviation WeatherFeb 19
Aviation Weather ServicesFeb 26
Navigation: Charts, Publications, SystemsMar 5
Cross-Country Flight PlanningMar 12

2014 Instrument Course

THURSDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Class TopicsEvent Date
Airplane InstrumentsJan 9
Attitude Instrument Flying and AerodynamicsJan 16
Navigation SystemsJan 23
14 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations)Jan 30
Airports, Air Traffic Control, and AirspaceFeb 6
Holding and Instrument ApproachesFeb 13
Aeromedical FactorsFeb 20
Aviation Weather & ServicesFeb 7
IFR EnrouteMar 6
IFR FlightsMar 13

2014 Private Pilot Courses

WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

SeasonBeginsEnds
WinterJan 8Mar 12
SpringMar 26May 28
SummerJun 11Aug 13
FallAug 27Oct 29

2014 Instrument Courses

THURSDAYS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

SeasonBeginsEnds
WinterJan 9Mar 13
SpringMar 27May 29
SummerJun 12Aug 14
FallAug 28Oct 30