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Online Sport Pilot Gyroplane Ground School

October 8, 2015 - Tim O’Connor, a gyroplane CFI and Advanced Ground Instructor in collaboration with the Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA) and FAASTeam (FAA Safety Team), is making available a live online ground school for the sport pilot/gyroplane certificate. Here is a chance for those seeking the certificate to complete the preparation for the FAA Knowledge Test online.

The course will total 24 to 27 hours of live virtual classroom instruction, and students will be assigned homework.

An additional (optional) three hours of flight planning may be added to the schedule if time permits for a total of 27 hours of live online training.

You’ll need a computer with a good Internet connection, and headphones with microphone (no speakers please).

Students will receive a bundle of materials after they have registered for the class, including exam supplement diagrams, worksheets, and practice links. Students achieving a 90 percent or higher score on test prep will receive a logbook endorsement to take the knowledge test at an FAA authorized testing center. Students completing the course will also receive FAASTeam educational credits for the FAA WINGS program. Students who already hold a gyroplane pilots certificate can use the class for recurrent training or remedial training requirements.

Required class materials include: electronic E6B flight computer; sectional chart plotter, must be rotating type; a supply of sectional maps, one must be Cincinnati; one or more FAA airport directories, one must cover Ohio; a bound notebook; a copy of FAA FAR/AIM; a selection of FAA handbooks, circulars, fliers, and publications relevant to your exam; several packs of index cards; and Post-it notes (several packs).

Tuition is $250 for PRA members. Contact for details and registration:

Next Session Dates:

Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. Eastern, January 7 - February 25

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