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16.687 Private Pilot Ground School (January IAP 2019, MIT OCW). Instructors: Dr. Philip Greenspun and Dr. Tina Srivastava.

This is a three-day workshop that took place during the MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January, 2019. This workshop aims to provide information for students to prepare for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test. Topics include airplane aerodynamics, aircraft systems, navigation, meteorology, aircraft ownership and maintenance, aircraft performance, multi-engine and jets. (from ocw.mit.edu)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Airplane Aerodynamics Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Learning to Fly Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Aircraft Systems Unlimited
  • Special Lecture 1 – Oshkosh 2018 Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Charts and Airspace Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – The Flight Environment Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Navigation Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Helicopter Aerodynamics Unlimited
  • Special Lecture 2 – F-22 Flight Controls Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Meteorology Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Communication and Flight Information Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Aircraft Ownership and Maintenance Unlimited
  • Special Lecture 3 – The How and the Why of IFR Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Aircraft Performance Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Interpreting Weather Data Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Human Factors Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Flight Planning Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Seaplanes Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Small UAS Operations Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Weight and Balance Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Multi-Engine and Jets Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Flying at Night Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Weather Minimums and Final Tips Unlimited

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