Group Ground School

Group Ground School workshops

Third Coast Aviation LLC’s (“TCA“) Group Ground School workshops consist of a comprehensive survey of items necessary to pass the FAA’s Private Pilot Knowledge Test and oral portion of the check ride.  Items covered include pilot certification requirements specified in FAR Part 61, general operating rules in FAR Part 91, Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM), aerodynamics of flight, principles of operation of aircraft systems and instruments, weather and aviation weather products, aircraft performance, airspace, flight planning and navigation using both charts and radio aids to navigation.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will understand the fundamentals of safe flight planning and be prepared for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test.

TCA recommends that student pilots supplement their dual instruction time with their Certified Flight Instructors (“CFI“) by attending one of our Group Ground School workshops – this does not replace the time with your primary CFI, but adds to your training experience.

See our Flight Training page, our TCA brochure – Group Ground School, 3 day, or TCA brochure – Group Ground School, 2 week brochure.

Group Ground School required materials

  • TCA Ground School Workbook (Included)
  • Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
  • E6-B Flight Computer
  • Plotter
  • Current FAR/AIM (2018)
  • Current Houston Sectional Chart
  • Airplane Flying Handbook

If you do not have these materials, a complete private pilot training kit may be purchased for $300.00 or you may opt to purchase a Private Pilot Ground School kit for $75.00.


2 Week Course – $350 registration

The 2-week course is available to begin every third Tuesday of the month, with a minimum participation level of three students.  For confirmation of a seat in the course, $350 must be paid at time of registration. Progress checks will be given throughout the course based on the modules being worked on.

Requirements for endorsement is that student successfully completed all stage checks prior to the final Instructor exam with a score of 90 or higher.  Students allowed to retake any session one time during another normally scheduled course with available seats. After a second attempt within any stage check, one-on-one training with a CFI is available at $55.00 per hour.

3 Day Course – $500 registration

The 3-day course is available to begin every second and third Friday of the month, with a minimum participation level of two students.  For confirmation of a seat in the course, $500 must be paid at time of registration. Progress checks will be given throughout the course based on the modules being worked on.

Requirements for endorsement is that student successfully completed all stage checks prior to the final Instructor exam with a score of 90 or higher.  Students allowed to retake any session one time during another normally scheduled course with available seats. After a second attempt within any stage check, one-on-one training with a CFI is available at $55.00 per hour.

Register for our next class…

Call us at our headquarters at (979) 473-9822 or e-mail us at info@ThirdCoastAviation.com for scheduling.  For those interested in Brazoria County, Texas, you can contact Brazosport College Continuing Education for continuing education opportunities with Third Coast Aviation, both in the classroom and in our Student Association.


About Third Coast Aviation LLC

Founded in January 2017, Third Coast Aviation LLC is a general aviation company serving the Texas Gulf Coast region, providing CFR Part 61 flight training, aircraft acquisition services, and  aircraft sales services.  With ranks of seasoned Certified Flight Instructors (CFI, CFII, and MEI), we deliver services to student pilots, from Discovery Flights through their Private Pilot License (PPL) and beyond – creating safe, competent pilots!  We don’t stop there, but continue serving pilots with TCA Group Ground School Workshops, BSA Aviation Badge Workshops, and a TCA Student Association.

Third Coast Aviation EFD / headquarters
11200 Blume Avenue, Houston, TX 77034
info@thirdcoastaviation.com
(979) 473-9822


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