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Private Pilot Ground School - PAO

Next Class Start Date - Tuesday October 3rd

Ground instruction in a classroom setting. This course is oriented towards learning what you need to know to obtain your private pilot's license for single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft. Upon satisfactory completion of this course you will be authorized to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test necessary to obtain your private pilot's certificate.

This course is open to anyone interested in obtaining their private pilot certificate, or just interested in learning more about flying. You do not need to be a member of West Valley Flying Club. Ground school is a great complement to those taking flight instruction. It is also a good way to learn more about what it takes to earn your pilot's certificate before making the commitment to flight instruction.

When: Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 pm, 10 classes total. The next course starts Tuesday October 3rd 6:30PM.

Where: Palo Alto Airport (PAO), West Valley Flying Club clubhouse: 1901 Embarcadero Rd Suite 100, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

Sign-up: Contact the instructor, Marc Kaufman , at marc@kaufmanresearch.org to sign up for this course. Seating is limited and is available on a first come basis. The cost is $250 and is due the first day of class (cash, check, or credit cards accepted). Those wishing to secure a seat before the start of class may do so by pre-paying the course fee - contact Marc for details.

Additional details: Click here for the course filer.  Click here for course syllabus.


Private Pilot Ground School - SQL

Next Class Start Date - Thursday November 30th

Ground instruction in a classroom setting. This course is oriented towards learning what you need to know to obtain your private pilot's license for single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft. Upon satisfactory completion of this course you will be authorized to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test necessary to obtain your private pilot's certificate.

This course is open to anyone interested in obtaining their private pilot certificate, or just interested in learning more about flying. You do not need to be a member of West Valley Flying Club. Ground school is a great complement to those taking flight instruction. It is also a good way to learn more about what it takes to earn your pilot's certificate before making the commitment to flight instruction.

When: Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 pm, 12 classes total. The next course starts Thursday November 30th 6:30PM. (No classes on 12/28/17 and 1/4/18)

Where: San Carlos Airport (SQL), West Valley Flying Club clubhouse: 655 Skyway Road, Suite 101, San Carlos, CA 94070

Sign-up: Contact the instructor, Steffen Franz , at steffen-franz@sbcglobal.net to sign up for this course. Seating is very limited and is available on a first come basis. The cost is $300 and is due the first day of class (cash, check, or credit cards accepted). Those wishing to secure a seat before the start of class may do so by pre-paying the course fee - contact Steffen for details.

Additional detailsClick here for the course filer. Click here for course syllabus.


Instrument Ground School - PAO

Next Class Start Date - Monday January 8th, 2018

Ground instruction in a classroom setting. This course is oriented towards learning what you need to know to obtain your instrument license for single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft. Upon satisfactory completion of this course you will be authorized to take the FAA Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test necessary to obtain your instrument pilot's certificate.

This course is open to anyone interested in obtaining their instrument pilot certificate, or just interested in learning more about instrument flying. You do not need to be a member of West Valley Flying Club. Ground school is a great complement to those taking instrument flight instruction.

When: Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, 12 classes total. The next course starts Monday January 8th, 0218 6:30PM. 

WherePalo Alto Airport (PAO), West Valley Flying Club clubhouse: 1901 Embarcadero Rd Suite 100, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

Sign-up: Contact the instructor, Steffen Franz , at steffen-franz@sbcglobal.net to sign up for this course. Seating is very limited and is available on a first come basis. The cost is $400 and is due the first day of class (cash, check, or credit cards accepted). Those wishing to secure a seat before the start of class may do so by pre-paying the course fee - contact Steffen for details.

Additional detailsClick here for the course filer. 








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