Ground school is designed to provide an enjoyable learning experience while covering the subjects necessary to pass the FAA Knowledge Exam for the respective rating. Lecture time is kept to a minimum to enable maximum participation by attendees in individual and team activity, accomplishing actual tasks encountered as pilots.
The emphasis is on safe piloting rather than examination preparation. While our instructors do an excellent job covering the required knowledge topics, they also teach for real-world situations.
Nonetheless, participants will be examined on all the materials that they will encounter on the knowledge test. Course time is logged as ground school and may be applied to the appropriate rating. Upon proof of passing, the practice examination attendees will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge test.
We strive to maintain coordination between our student’s ground studies and their flight training as well. While the ground school may be taken without stepping into the plane, our students maximize their training value when paired with flight instruction from us as well.
Contact the Morey Airplane Company office or your Morey flight instructor for more details.
Private Pilot Course
This 12-week, 18-hour class covers:
- All portions of the FAA knowledge examination, including regulations, aerodynamics, weather, navigation, aircraft performance, flight planning, communications, weight, and balance, etc.
- One class will be spent in the hangar learning pertinent facts about airplane mechanical issues and how the airplanes operate
Classroom practice involves actual weight and balance, navigation, flight planning issues, and communications on a typical cross-country flight. These exercises are discussed by the class to share experiences. For specific start dates and class times, please check our Events page.
Instrument Pilot Course
The instrument course is 12 weeks in duration with 24 classroom hours. All subjects of the knowledge test will be covered, including:
- Instrument operation and errors
- Human factors
- Principles of aircraft control under instrument conditions
- Weather and weather reports
- Flight planning, communications, approaches, and avionics
Heavy emphasis is placed on classroom participation in executing realistic, practice IFR flights in widely divergent areas of the United States. Participation will be team-based to enhance your learning experience.
Course fees include two hours of simulator time, which is logged by the CFII instructor and count towards the experience level required for the instrument rating. For specific start dates and class times, please check the Events page.