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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 1 decade ago

what do you study in flight school?

Math, dynamics? flight instrumentation obviously... but what else?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Flight training is a course of study used when learning to pilot an aircraft. The overall purpose of primary and intermediate flight training is the acquisition and honing of basic airmanship skills.[1]

    Although there are various types of aircraft, many of the principles of piloting them have common techniques, especially those aircraft which are heavier than air types.

    All training courses consist of some combination of theoretical learning conducted on the ground, and practical exercises conducted in the air. Initial training is often conducted in specialised training aircraft, which are designed for benign handling characteristics and lower costs compared to the aircraft which the pilot concerned is ultimately aiming to fly. Flight simulators are also used to train pilots in some circumstances, at much lower cost and risk than actual flying. The minimum amount of flight training required for private pilots is generally set at 40 hours, however most students require 50-80 hours of training.

    In basic training, the following fundamentals of safe flying are covered for almost all aircraft (with a few exceptions for the smallest ultralights missing some features):

    Principles of Flight

    Flight Regulations



    Radio Communications

    Flight Instruments

    Human Factors

    Medical Certification

    For powered aircraft:

    Airframes, Engines and Systems

    The FAA Knowledge Test is administered at designated testing centers and consists of a computer-generated 60 question multiple choice exam. Practical Tests are conducted by an FAA or FAA-designated examiner. Upon satisfactory completion of the practical test, a private pilot certificate is immediately issued.

    The oldest continuously operating flight school in the USA is Amelia Reid Aviation at Reid Hillview Airport in San Jose, CA. The school was started in 1960 and offers Sport Pilot, Private Pilot, acrobatic, tailwheel and other forms of flight and ground training and airplane

  • 1 decade ago

    What the others said is correct, but I'd like to add: If you goto a university to get a degree in Aeronautical Science, you will also learn about other aviation topics, including:


    Aircraft Systems & Components

    Domestic & Intl Navigation

    Advanced Avionics

    Flight Technique Anaylsis

    Crew Flight Management

    Airline Operations


    Aviation Psychology

    ...among others.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ground school basics include (always, for all kind of aircraft in the US): Federal Aviation Regulations, including air space, communication, navigation, airport, and governmental procedures and meteorology.

    The remainder of the training will be specific to the type, category and class of the aircraft and level of pilot certificate you wish to receive.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most of all how to fly the plane..and than calculate the weight of the plane+the weight of big A**ss and then the baggage...If every thing is below the maximum weight..then you can taxi to the runway..

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