• Description: 

    The Pilot Ground School course (FAA Approved) offers a structured curriculum to learn all the knowledge required to pass the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge. Passing this exam is a requirement for obtaining an FAA Private Pilot license, which is the first step to becoming a career pilot. The knowledge learned is also applicable to any career in Aviation. Topics include aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight instruments, performance, weight and balance, and the FARs. Students will demonstrate acquired flight skills in a state-of-the-art flight simulators as well as learning basic navigation, weather and weather reports, aeronautical decision making, and aerospace physiology. Additionally, students will receive instruction on everything needed to pass the FAA 107 UAS Pilot (drone) license.  



    In the aircraft maintenance component of this program, you will learn the essential skills and knowledge needed to inspect, maintain, and repair various types of aircraft. Topics covered include:

    • Aircraft structure and systems
    • Powerplant and engine maintenance
    • Avionics and electrical systems
    • Basic Flight Instruction (Simulators)
    • Preventive maintenance practices
    • Troubleshooting and diagnostics
    • Safety procedures and regulations
    • Documentation and record-keeping

    Hands-on training and practical experience will be a key focus in this section, providing you with the skills necessary to ensure the airworthiness of aircraft.  Students will prepare a resumé, learn employability skills and visit a variety of aviation related job sites.  

    Year 1
    Any combination below that = 3.0 (1.5 max per semester)

    1.0 Lab Science (.5 max per semester)  
    3.0 Occupational of General Elective (1.5 max per semester)

    Year 2
    3.0 Occupational of General Elective (1.5 max per semester)

    Certification Opportunities: 

    College Credits Available:
    Green River College
    GRDSN 171: Animate (2 credits)
    GRDSN 175: After Effects (2 credits) 

    Course Syllabus
    Program Uniform Information     

    Instructor: Edward Sponenburg EdwardSp@SpokaneSchools.org