Private Pilot Ground School

Savannah Technical College in partnership with Savannah Aviation is offering this course for those individuals who would like to prepare for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge exam. Participants have to be at least 16 years of age and has an interest in aviation, but is not yet a licensed pilot.



 Please check back for session schedules for 2024!

For more information, please send an email to Patricia Boyles at


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the certification of every pilot from the initial private level all the way to the airline transport category and as such requires a three pronged approach in the form of a knowledge test, an oral exam, and a practical check ride before granting any individual a pilot license.  Within this course students will have a thorough understanding of the science, theory, history, and regulations pertaining to flight which is not only critical, but necessary for anyone who seeks to fly whether as a hobby or pursuing a lifelong career in aviation.

At the conclusion of the course, students will take a mock Private Pilot Knowledge Exam to evaluate how well they learned the subject matter discussed in the class.  Students who score 80% or higher are encouraged to continue studying until they can score at least 85% or higher on three consecutive mock exams available from the ASA Test Prep Booklet provided in the course material.  Successful completion of this course, along with instructor endorsement, will authorize the student to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge examination.  However, at any time students can begin actual flight training with Savannah Aviation or any flight school of their choosing so long as the FAA Knowledge Exam is completed prior to the student’s final oral and practical examination.

Please check back for session schedules for 2023!


Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm – 8 pm for 6 weeks for a total of 25 hours.

Class will cost $625 which includes course materials.

The cost above does NOT include the cost of the FAA exam which can be taken at any approved FAA test facility (to include Savannah Aviation).