| Ground School instructed by Garry Lee (530-519-1400) and Dave Donnelly (530-828-8775). Classes are conducted at the commencement of each season. Please call for the current schedule. Click here here for Table Mountain's Glider Operations & Instruction site.
Ground School Instruction:
Private/Commercial and Instrument Pilot COURSES are run concurrent -- and for both
airplane/glider --for the FAA Knowledge/Written Exam. Announcement of courses is
made once each quarter - March, June, September & January.
Course Objective: Sole purpose of the ground school course is for Student to
acquire the necessary information to take and score at least 80% or higher on the FAA
Knowledge Test. (Students who do not can repeat the ground school course free-of-
Meeting Time: MON or WED; 1745 to 2100; 6/7 weeks @ $20/ session.
Course Materials: PVT/COMM PILOT 2010-Test Prep, FAR/AIM 2010, San
Francisco Sectional, Plotter & E6B Flight Computer (can be purchased thru
Course Materials: INSTRUMENT PILOT 2010-Test Prep., FAR/AIM 2010,
SF Sectional, IFR Enroute Low Altitude (L-2), NARCO Approach Plates (SW-2), FAA
Instrument Flying Handbook (www.asa2fly.com), <$60.
Pilot Rating & Certification
PRIVATE PILOT License. Applicant will need a minimum of 40 flight hours,
both solo and dual flight training from a CFI-A, pass written exam, & FAR
INSTRUMENT PILOT Rating. Applicant needs a Private License along with a
minimum of 40 hours of simulated or actual instrument, 15 hours minimum
with a CFI-I (Instrument Instructor), pass written exam, FAR 61.65(b).
COMMERCIAL PILOT License. Applicant needs a Private License along
with a minimum of 250 hours of flight time, 10 hours in complex aircraft, pass
written exam, & FAR 61.129.
FLIGHT REVIEW (BFR)). Every active pilot is required to do recurrency
flight training every other year with a CFI-A, CFI-I, or CFI-G.
FAR 61.56: a minimum of one hour ground and one hour flight review at
the level of the pilot's license.
INSTRUMENT PROFICIENCY CHECK (IPC). An instrument rated pilot
needs constant practice to stay current, and FAR 61.57(d) requires recurrency
training every 180 days if the pilot maintains his or her instrument
PRIVATE GLIDER OR COMMERCIAL GLIDER pilot (add-on rating). Have either a PVT or
Commercial Airplane (ASEL or AMEL), no written exam, solo in glider, and either
minimumof 15 flights for the PVT Glider or 20 flights for Commercial Glider pilot's