- Risk Management
- Checklist Use
- The Traffic Pattern
- Learning Strategies
- Situational Awareness
- Basic Maneuvers
Every pilot’s journey begins as a student pilot. Regardless of how far one progresses in their flying, the foundation they receive as a student pilot will be with them for a long time. So, it’s important to start off right. Developing the proper mindsets and habits from the get-go can make the rest of the journey much more fun.
Recognizing this, we’ve crafted a free introductory course to welcome student pilots to the flying community. The course includes an overview of aerodynamics, flight controls, airplane systems, checklist philosophy, and the flight training environment. We selected these particular lessons because we’ve seen first-hand how a general understanding helps students make the most of their flight training.
We encourage pilots to anchor themselves to the “big picture”, employing a heuristic mindset in planning, flying, and studying. Accordingly, our courses emphasize fundamental concepts that save lives, including risk management, decision-making, situational awareness, and aerodynamics.
Your course includes
Simple, short lecture videos focused on helping you learn the fundamentals.
Review quizzes after each section.
Join our members-only Facebook Q&A group.
Your course can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection.
Instructors are available by email and text to answer questions.
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Corporate pilot, Gold Seal Flight Instructor and former FBO Director of Operations.
Airline pilot and aerobatics instructor with clients nationwide.
Flight instructor and airline pilot with five transport category type ratings.
- Introduction to the training process
- Simple but important aerodynamic lessons
- Quizzes to test your knowledge
- Give yourself a head start
- Make your flight training cheaper
- Understand the role of checklists
“You keep it simple and it’s really helping me SO much not to be overwhelmed.”
“Flight Apprentice is amazing! It is simplifying everything… That will be where I’ll send my students.”
“Both of these instructors deliver the sometimes difficult topics with an easy manner. They are pure professionals.”