AVS-1200F Commercial Pilot Ground School – Fixed Wing

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
15 weeks

Course Dates & Locations
Online - October 1, 2019, January 1, 2020, March 1, 2020

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This comprehensive instructor-facilitated online course prepares students to become a commercial-rated airplane pilot. It examines commercial operations in the National Airspace System; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations; aerodynamics; aircraft systems, performance, weight, and balance; VFR cross-country planning and navigation; weather theory, charts, and services; human factors; decision making; and safe flying practices. Successful graduates gain the requisite ground-school knowledge to pass the FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane Knowledge Test and to pursue flight instruction to become safe and competent FAA-certified commercial-airplane pilots.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in becoming a commercial-rated airplane pilot. 

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of aviation by:

  • Locating, explaining, and applying applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) as they relate to commercial pilot privileges, limitations, and flight operations and the accident reporting requirements of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
  • Explaining and apply basic aerodynamics and the principles of flight.
  • Explaining basic meteorology and recognize critical weather situations, explain how to recognize wind shear recognition and avoidance methods and techniques, and how to use aeronautical weather reports and forecasts.
  • Explaining the safe and efficient operation of aircraft.
  • Correctly performing weight and balance computations; and aircraft performance calculations using performance charts, and explain the significance and effects of exceeding aircraft performance limitations.
  • Demonstrating the correct use of aeronautical charts and a magnetic compass for
  • Pilotage and dead reckoning and explain how to correctly use air navigation facilities.
  • Explaining and applying aeronautical decision making (ADM) and judgment.
  • Explaining the principles and functions of aircraft systems.
  • Explaining the maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations appropriate to the aircraft.
  • Explaining night and high-altitude operations.
  • Explaining procedures for operating within the National Airspace System (NAS).

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This course is asynchronous and instructor facilitated. You will not be required to log in at the same time as your instructor, but you will have assignments due each week. You can log in at any time to complete course assignments.