How to Pick a Ground School

Learn how to pick a ground school as part of your flight training to become a pilot in this Howcast video.

Hi, my name is Josh Kallenberg and I’m here at the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California. I’ve been flying professionally for about 13 years, and now I have the pleasure of flying this Gulfstream G450 which is a lot of fun and exciting. And today I’m going to talk to you about becoming a pilot. How are you gonna choose your ground school? Well again, it depends if you’re doing it as a hobby or if you’re going to go do it as a career. Your local flight school will probably have some sort of formal ground school class. If you’re doing it as a hobby, it can be a little more relaxed when you’re in there. But if you’re gonna do it as a career, there are some ground school courses at the university level if that’s part of the program and the way you’re going. And then at some flight schools offer more of a stringent ground-school program. So again, if you’re doing this as a hobby, there are some sites online where you can get this information and the course study material, and again do it at your own pace. And that would probably be in lieu of actually buying books, but again the disadvantage is that you’re not necessarily going to have an instructor right then and there to answer your questions. Therefore, again, going to a formal ground school I think is more valuable.