Syllabus

Course Meeting Times

This is a three-day workshop that took place during the MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January, 2019.

Course Description

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.

Prerequisites

None

Course Objectives

  • Prepare for FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test, available in Airplane, Helicopter, Balloon, Glider, etc. variants
  • Concentrate on the Airplane variant
  • Prepare for FAA Remote Pilots UAS Test
  • Help you get the most out of flight training
  • Learn about the engineering behind aviation

Resources

FAA Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

FAA Airplane Flying Handbook

FAA Helicopter Flying Handbook

Assessment

This course does not have in-class assessment. However, this course aims to help students acquire the private pilot’s license and prepare for the following steps/exams:

  • Flight Training
  • Apply for Student Pilot Certificate
  • Exam for 3rd class Medical Certificate
  • FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Exam
  • Checkride (Practical Exam): Oral section and Flight section

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

theaters Lecture Videos
notes Lecture Notes
co_present Instructor Insights