FMFA Ground School Classes

Private Pilot Ground School

POC: Vicki Bevan
Tuition is $200.
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Tipton Operations Building Annex (old Tipton Airport Fire house)
Date: This is an 8 week course meeting twice a week. For class dates click here.

Materials: The materials for Private Ground School vary depending on what the student already has, to a maximum of about $90 for the classroom materials (plotter, E6B, Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Gleim PVT Test Prep, FAR/AIM, and a logbook for end-of-course endorsement).

These topics will be covered in the following classes:

  1. Introduction & Pilot Document, Ch 1 Aircraft Structure
  2. Ch 2 Principles of Flight, Ch 3 Aerodynamics of Flight
  3. Ch 4 Flight Controls, Ch 5 Aircraft Systems
  4. Ch 6 Flight Instruments, Ch 7 Flight Manuals & Other Documents
  5. Stage 1 Exam & Review
  6. Ch 8 Weight & Balance, Ch 9 Aircraft Performance
  7. Ch 10 Weather Theory, FAR Exercises Due
  8. Ch 11 Weather Reports, Forecasts and Charts
  9. Stage II Exam & Review
  10. Ch 12 Airport Operations, Ch 13 Airspace
  11. Ch 14 Navigation
  12. Ch 14 Navigation (Continued)
  13. Ch 15 Aero-medical Factors, Ch 16 Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)
  14. Stage III Exam & Review for Final
  15. Practice FAA Exam
  16. 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.