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Private Pilot Ground Training

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ClassGraphic Interested in learning how to fly? This course is designed to prepare you for the Private Pilot Knowledge Exam. At the end of this course series, you will understand operations of the flight controls and instruments, airport and airspace considerations, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft performance tables, basic weather meteorology, federal aviation regulations, flight psychology, and emergency preparedness.

A session of the course will be held at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport where students will tour the airport and complete a hands-on experience in an airplane flight simulator. After successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the F.A.A. Private Pilot Knowledge Exam (additional fee for the F.A.A. Exam). 
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Class Details

10 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Thu.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Oglesby Campus
  Illinois Valley Regional Airport.

Instructor : Joseph Nimee 



Please read:  The following textbooks (a $75 value) are included in the cost of the class: Federal Aviation Regulations Aeronautical Information Manual, Private Pilot Test Prep, and the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. Flying or airtime is not included in this class. Please contact the Illinois Valley Regional Airport for this information. (Students ages 15 & up are eligible to participate) There is not class on 2/23 and 3/9.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 03/09/2023)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
2/9/2023 - 4/13/2023 Weekly - Thu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Oglesby, Oglesby Campus  Map, Room: CTC-123 Joseph Nimee  In-Person
2/25/2023 - 2/25/2023 Weekly - Sat 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Peru, Illinois Valley Regional Airport  Map, Room: Meeting Room in Main Building Joseph Nimee  In-Person