Ground School

San Carlos Airport (SQL)
Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Dates:  January 10 - March 28, 2013

This course covers the aeronautical knowledge included in the FAA knowledge test (also known as the "written test") for the airplane instrument rating. It meets the Aeronautical Knowledge requirements of Section 61.65(b).

The course fee includes attendance, course materials, final examination, and certificate of completion. The final examination redproduces the content and format of the actual computer-administered FAA test.

Pilots completing the course receive a graduation certificate and instrument instructor endorsement qualifying them to take the FAA instrument rating knowledge test as specified in Section 61.65(a).


Registration is required. Enrollment is limited.

Course fee: $280

Register by calling San Carlos Flight Center at: (650) 946-1700


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  • Aerodynamics
  • Air Traffic Control principles and procedures
  • Instrument navigation charts
  • GPS and RNAV
  • Airplane instruments
  • Navigation
  • Departures, en route, arrivals, and approaches
  • Flight planning
  • Regulations
  • Weather



The course is conducted over twelve Thursday evenings beginning at 7:00 pm. Each evening will last two to three hours.  The dates (all Thursdays) are:  January 10 - March 28, 2013.


Brian Eliot


San Carlos Flight Center
655 Skyway Road
Suite 215
San Carlos, CA 94070

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