Private Pilot Ground Theory Course - Fixed wing

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Aviation

A Collective Content project covering the ground theory modules for the Private Pilot rating (PPL). Includes sample quiz and exams for the FAA ground theory written exam.

1. Introduction
  • 1. FAA Requirements to Obtain a Private Pilot Certificate

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  • 2. FAR Part 91 (Large file, loads slowly)

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  • 3. Flight Manuals and Documents

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  • 4. Pilot Rules of Thumb

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2. The Airplane and its Components
  • 1. Airplane Components

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  • 2. Flight Controls

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  • 3. Powerplant

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  • 4. Propellers

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3. Aerodynamics
  • 1. Bernoulli's Principle

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  • 2. Newton’s 3rd law

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  • 3. Four Forces of Flight

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  • 4. Principles of Flight

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  • 5. Aircraft Center of Gravity

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  • 6. Angle Of Attack

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  • 7. Load Factor

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  • 8. Aircraft Stability

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  • 9. Stalls Introduction

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  • 10. Induced and Parasite Drag

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  • 11. Ground Effect

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  • 12. Lift Drag Ratio

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  • 13. Stalls and Spins

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4. Airplane Systems - Flight Instruments
  • 1. Magnetic Compass

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  • 2. Outside Air Temp Guage

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  • 3. Pitot Static System

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  • 4. Airspeed Indicator

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  • 5. Pressure Altimeter

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  • 6. Vertical Speed Indicator

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  • 7. Gyroscopic Instruments

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5. The 3 Axes
  • 1. Axes of Rotation

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  • 2. Longitudinal Stability

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  • 3. Lateral Stability

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  • 4. Directional Stability

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  • 5. P Factor

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  • 6. Left Turning Tendencies

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6. Basic Aircraft Performance
  • 1. Air Pressure

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  • 2. Density Altitude

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  • 3. Calculating Density Altitude

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  • 4. Aircraft Performance

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  • 5. Climb Peformance

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  • 6. Why Vx & Vy Change With Altitude

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  • 7. Takeoff Distance Graph

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  • 8. Weight and Balance

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7. Aircraft General Knowledge and Systems
  • 1. Powerplant

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  • 2. Constant Speed Propeller

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  • 3. Fuel System

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  • 4. Electrical System

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  • 5. Carburetors and Fuel Injection

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  • 6. Turbocharging and Supercharging

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8. Meteorology
  • 1. Air Masses and Fronts

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  • 2. Layers of the Atmosphere

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  • 3. Atmospheric Stability

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  • 4. Coriolis Force

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  • 5. Wind

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  • 6. Cloud Types

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  • 7. Thunderstorms

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  • 8. Land and sea Breezes

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  • 9. Types of Fog

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  • 10. Mountain Flying Weather

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  • 11. Windshear and Microburst

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9. Navigation
  • 1. Pilotage and Dead Reckoning

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  • 2. VFR Sectional Charts

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  • 3. VOR Navigation

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  • 4. NDB / ADF Operation

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  • 5. Instrument Landing System ILS

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  • 6. Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)

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  • 7. 1 in 60 Rule

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  • 8. Radar and Transponders

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10. Aeronautical Decision Making and Aeromedical Factors
  • 1. Aeromedical Factors

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  • 2. Aeronautical Decision Making (Part 1 of 4)

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  • 3. Aeronautical Decision Making (Part 2 of 4)

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  • 4. Aeronautical Decision Making (Part 3 of 4)

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  • 5. Aeronautical Decision Making (Part 4 of 4)

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11. Airports and Airspace
  • 1. General Airspace

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  • 2. Special Use Airspace

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  • 3. Airport Operations (Part 1 of 3)

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  • 4. Airport Operations (Part 2 of 3)

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  • 5. Airport Operations (Part 3 of 3)

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  • 6. Airport Markings And Signs

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12. FAA Documents
  • 1. AIM - Aeronautical Information Manual

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  • 2. Airplane Flying Handbook

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  • 3. Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

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  • 4. Student Pilot Guide

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  • 5. Weight And Balance Handbook

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Exams
  • Aeromedical factors and Aeronautical Decision Making Quiz

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