Admission to the Museum is free for Federal Employees and three family members through Feb. 21.
The Museum will be closing early on March 13 prior to our Apollo 9 event. Last tickets will be sold at 2:30, the Museum will close at 3:00.
A winning combination of the popular FAA-approved King Schools® materials, and the unique resources of the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Our 12-week series starts March 6, 2019.
Classes offered Wednesday evenings from 6 - 9 PM. Class runs from March 6 – May 29, 2019 (except March 13th).
Competitively priced at $269 ($249 for SDASM members) for the entire course—no additional materials needed to attend.
What is Private Pilot Ground School?
Ground schools help people acquire the knowledge they need to become safe and competent pilots, while also preparing them to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Test required for a Private Pilot certificate. A ground school provides a structured learning environment and personal interaction with qualified instructors, and is preferable to home-study courses for many people.
Why choose ground school at the San Diego Air & Space Museum?
Our nationally-recognized Education Department and King Schools™ have worked to build a curriculum superior to a traditional ground school. The extensive resources of the Museum add a unique dimension to this learning experience, with interactive applications of classroom material. Our staff includes FAA Certified Instructors, veteran pilots, and credentialed teachers—all providing a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to learning the essentials of flight.
Is the museum's course certified by the FAA?
The Museum’s course is not part of an FAA flight school nor is it certified by the FAA—but it does qualify as ground training under FAR Part 61 and provides all the information and documentation necessary to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test. Our FAA Certified Instructors can log instruction given to you and, upon completion, certify you as being eligible to take the FAA exam!
Do I need any books or equipment?
No additional equipment is required to participate in ground school at the museum: we provide materials for you to use in the classroom! Students preparing to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test may choose to purchase support material at any local pilot’s supply outlet.