FMFA Ground School Classes

Private Pilot Ground School

POC: Vicki Bevan
Tuition is $200
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Hanger 80, FMFA upstairs classroom
Date: This is a 9 week course meeting twice a week. For class dates click here.
To Register: Contact Vicki Bevan. Please put 'Private Ground School' in the subject line.

Materials: The materials cost about $100. This varies according to what the student already has. Text for the class is the “Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge”. Other materials are the Gleim Private Test Prep., a FAR/AIM, a navigation plotter & E6B, and a logbook for the endorsement at the end of the course.

These topics will be covered in the following classes:

  1. Class 1 Ch. 1 Introduction and Pilot Documents, Ch. 3 Aircraft Construction
  2. Class 2 Ch. 4 Principles of Flight
  3. Class 3 Ch. 5 Aerodynamics of Flight, FAR exercises hand out
  4. Class 4 Ch. 6 Flight Controls, Ch. 7 Aircraft Systems
  5. Class 5 Ch. 8 Flight Instruments, Ch. 9 Flight Manuals and other Documents
  6. Class 6 Stage 1 Exam & Review
  7. Class 7 Ch. 10 Weight and Balance, Ch. 11 Aircraft Performance
  8. Class 8 Ch. 12 Weather Theory, FAR Exercises due
  9. Class 9 Ch. 13 Aviation Weather Services
  10. Class 10 Stage II Exam & Review, Review of FAR Exercises
  11. Class 11 Ch. 14 Airport Operations
  12. Class 12 Ch. 15 Airspace, chart symbols
  13. Class 13 Ch. 16 Navigation
  14. Class 14 Ch. 16 Navigation, cont.
  15. Class 15 Ch. 17 Aeromedical Factors, Ch. 2 Aeronautical Decision Making
  16. Class 16 Finish Ch.2, Review & Questions, Snow day
  17. Class 17 Stage III Exam & Review for Final
  18. Class 18 Practice FAA exam

Instrument Ground School


POC: Rick Niles
Tuition: $150
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Top Floor Hanger 80 FMFA Classroom
Date: This is a 8 week course meeting twice a week. For class dates click here.

Materials: Gleim Instrument Pilot FAA Knowledge Test book

These topics will be covered in the following classes:

  1. Ch 1 - Building Prof Experience
  2. Ch 2 - Principe of Instrument Flight
  3. Ch 3 - The Flight Environment
  4. Ch 4 - Departure
  5. Ch 5 - En-route
  6. Ch 6 - Arrival
  7. Ch 7 - Approach
  8. Ch 8 - Instrument Approaches
  9. Ch 9 - Meteorology
  10. Ch 10 - IFR Flight Considerations
  11. Ch 11 - FAA Regulations
  12. Review, FAA Practice Exam

GPS GX60 and GNS430 Ground School


POC: Bob Carpenter
Tuition: $40 Payable to CWF
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Tipton Operations Building Annex (old Tipton Airport Fire house)
Date: This is a 2 week course. For class dates click here.

These topics will be covered in the following classes:

  1. GNS 430 & GX60 GPS Introductory Operations
  2. GNS 430 & GX60 GPS Approach Procedures

FMFA Instructor Standardization Meeting

(Open Only to FAA, FMFA Mgt, All FMFA Instructors (Mandatory))
POC: Bob Carpenter
Tuition: N/A Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Tipton Operations Building Annex (old Tipton Airport Fire house)
Date: For class dates click here.