Ground School

 All Online Ground School Courses Feature...

Virtual Chalkboard

We start most lessons from a blank-slate. Students can watch concepts as they are developed. If a lesson is about carburetors, we'll draw the whole thing, piece by piece. This solidifies concepts in students' minds.


We supplement video-lessons with handouts, study guides and useful graphics to maximize learning and retention. Many handouts are also useful for quick-reference while studying.

Flashcard Questions

Flashcards are a very popular and useful method of learning. We've created hundreds of questions to assist students in making flashcards. With so much to learn, knowing where to start can be confusing. Our questions help students prioritize.


Graduation certificates are issued after a student completes a course. In the near future, these certificates will double as a valid written test endorsement.

Choose Your Pace

Courses are self-directed, and students can move as fast or slow as they'd like. Sections can be completed in any order, giving students and instructors flexibility.

Practice Tests

At the end of each section is a review quiz. At the end of the course, students can take practice tests designed to imitate the real FAA written exam. Our practice tests contain many of the same figures on the current written exam.

Virtual Blackboard

In a perfect world, every aspiring pilot would learn ground school information in the classroom from well-organized lectures. We think our virtual blackboard lessons are a close second. Each lesson starts from scratch, and lessons are to-the-point. No death-by-powerpoint, or mid-lecture marketing gimmicks. Your learning is our focus, and the material is organized accordingly.

Graphical Handouts

Dozens of handouts and study guides to complement video-learning

This traffic pattern guide is just one of many handouts included in our Private Pilot Ground School

These elegant handouts help students visualize difficult topics like the mechanics of raising landing gear, or chaining aerodynamic forces across an airfoil. Relevant handouts are included in each lesson and accessible any time in the Flight Bag, so that students can return to them any time they want.

From Our Pilots

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"Thank you for explaining pressure altitude in a more simplified way! You keep it simple and it's really helping me SO much not to be overwhelmed."

Julia Former Student

"Flight Apprentice is amazing! It is simplifying everything... That will be where I’ll send my students."

Christine Flight Instructor

"Both of these instructors deliver the sometimes difficult topics with an easy manner. They are pure professionals."

Kelly Former Student

Course Instructors

Andrew and Jake instructed together for several years, and they have very similar instruction philosophies. Both now bring their knowledge and skill from other flying careers to Flight Apprentice to give students a well-rounded education. They are passionate about helping students gain practical knowledge so that they can apply their skills as confident aviators.

Andrew Moon

Andrew is a Cessna Citation corporate jet pilot and a corporate pilot on a variety of light twins. He's also a former assistant chief flight instructor, FBO director of operations and sheriff pilot.

Jake Roach

Jake is a first officer on the Boeing 737 and is type rated in several other jet and turboprop airplanes.

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If you use the course and decide it isn't what you're looking for within two weeks, we'll refund your money, no questions asked.

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