Aviation Private Pilot Ground Training

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The Private Pilot Ground Training course is offered during the Spring Semester. For additional information, please contact: Jennifer Scheri jennifer_scheri@ivcc.edu or call (815) 224-0427.

IVCC Continuing Education Center
(815) 224-0427 or continuingeducation@ivcc.edu
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed on holidays. Closed on Fridays during the summer.
Hours may be subject to change.
Location: CTC-219, IVCC Main Campus


Private Pilot Ground Training Course
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. Students ages 15 & up are eligible to participate. 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). 

The following materials (approximate $75 value) are included in the cost of the class: Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Private Pilot TEST Prep Book, FAA FAR/AIM, VFR Plotter, and a Flight Computer.

Thursdays     6-9 PM          Feb 6-Apr 30
Saturday      1-4 PM           Feb 24
14 Sessions                       Jospeh Nimee
CTC-214, IVCC                    Class ID: 12468     $349