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Courses High School Online Aerospace

Private Pilot: Ground III (HAV1023B)

This course is the third and final part of a three-part series designed to prepare student pilots to pass their FAA knowledge and oral private pilot exams. Students who do not intend to become pilots but wish to learn more about aviation may also enroll in this course. However, they should not expect to be adequately prepared for the FAA exams if they do not complete the entire three-part series in sequence. This course will help students better understand weather, weather charts and briefings, flight planning, airplane performance charts, and weight and balance, as well as provide a review of material covered in the first and second semester courses. This curriculum was created by Rod Machado, a world-renown, veteran ground and flight instructor with over 8,000 hours of experience as an instructor. The course is presented in a user-friendly, conversational manner and spiced with humor. With a quarter century of teaching experience, Mr. Machado's tried-and-true methods of instruction have achieved exceptional results with thousands of students. He has the unique ability to simplify the difficult and his humor helps students remember each lesson.


This course is designed to prepare students for the Federal Aviation Administration exam normally taken after completing the "ground school" segment of training. As such, students grades 10-12 and adults may take this course. Students grades 10-12 may receive high school credit for completing the course.

Optional Course Materials - Not Provided by NDCDE

A hard copy of the book this course is based upon is available here in both hardcover and paperback. The content in the book is identical to what is in the online course. The book contains the content for all 3 (I, II and III) of the Private Pilot courses offered. Only purchase once if a hard copy book is desired.

Course Syllabus

This computer generated PDF syllabus provides an exact outline of all topics and assignments presented to the student.

North Dakota State Course Codes (MIS03)

Click here to look up the MIS03 code for this course. This is a single semester (0.5 credit) course.

Course Duration and Extension

This course is designed to be completed in a 20 week semester. Students may extend the time for completion to 40 weeks by purchasing one of the following course extensions ...

Computer Requirements for Online Courses

This is an online course. Click here to view minimum computer requirements. Phones, tablets, and other computing devices, while they may work for some NDCDE services, are not supported for submitting assignments, posting discussions, or taking assessments.

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