Welcome to the Student Pilot Fundamentals Course

This course covers the basic concepts that we, as instructors, wish our students knew before they started flight training. And understanding of these concepts is not only critical for all pilots, but we’ve found that when we teach it at the start of the training process students progress faster in the air. It pays huge dividends to understand the basics as you learn to fly. In this course you’ll learn about:

  • Basic aerodynamics
  • Flight controls
  • Cockpit controls
  • The briefing and debriefing process
  • Checklist/flow theory
  • Pitch/Power concepts
  • Basic flight

Students should use available material to practice procedures on the ground, using a cockpit training device (poster). Chair-flying is the best way to shorten training time and costs, no matter your training level.

About Instructor

Jake Roach

Jake is a flight and ground instructor, airline transport pilot, and one of our co-founders! He's been a flight instructor for nine years, but these days most of his flying is in jets at a 121 carrier.

3 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 5 Sections
  • 22 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate