Savannah Tech to offer Private Pilot Ground School

SAVANNAH, GA – Savannah Technical College’s Aviation Division, in partnership with Savannah Aviation, will offer a six-week Private Pilot Ground School starting February 25. The class will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the STC Aviation Training Center (170 Crossroads Parkway).

Savannah Aviation Director of Operations David Scroggs is excited to partner with the College to offer flight training opportunities for Savannah and surrounding areas. “The Savannah Technical College Aviation Training Center is an ideal venue to teach the finer points of flying aircraft. We look forward to building a strong workforce of qualified aviators to meet the pilot shortage that is affecting the entire aviation industry.”

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.

Successful completion of this course, along with instructor endorsement, will authorize the student to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge examination.  After successfully passing the knowledge exam, the student can move on to flying lessons in an actual aircraft with a certified flight instructor who will endorse them for the FAA required oral exam/practical check ride.

Attendees must be at least 16 years of age. Cost for the six-week Private Pilot Ground School is $550 and includes course materials and 25 hours of instruction. Register by Feb. 18 at For more information, contact

Savannah Technical College’s Aviation division offers specialty aviation continuing education courses, like the new Private Pilot Ground School, and credit aviation programs for Aircraft Structural, Aviation Maintenance and Avionics training. For the past three years, graduates from STC’s credit aviation programs have a 100% placement rate and 97% placement in field (AY 2016-18).


2022 | January 30, 2020

Amy Shaffer, APR
Director of Communications, Savannah Technical College

Joseph I. Rodriguez.  CFI, CFII
Flight Instructor, Savannah Aviation



Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (