Save money by utilizing an online ground school
LET'S START WITH THE TRUTH, MOST FLIGHT SCHOOLS WILL NOT TELL YOU THAT 85% OF STUDENT PILOTS NEVER EARN THEIR PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE! MOST SCHOOLS WON'T TELL YOU THEIR DROPOUT RATE EITHER.
Note that you are about to spend a minimum of $7,500 to earn your first license, understand that flight schools out there want your money, you need to do some major research before you even begin to choose your flight school! One way to significantly save money is by doing ground school via books or online courses. THIS WILL SAVE ON FLIGHT TRAINING BECAUSE YOU WILL ALREADY HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT THE INSTRUCTOR IS TRYING TO TEACH YOU SINCE YOU STUDIED. THEN YOU CAN FOCUS ON WHAT CAN'T BE TAUGHT IN A BOOK.
There are many free resources but we will share our favorite two which are both a must have!
- MzeroA ~ Jason Shappert started MzeroA and shared his love of flying with students around the world through his online ground school program. He put together a book which we now make ALL of our prospective students read before we begin their training. You can find it on Amazon here, BUT there is a cheaper way to get it! Go to http://privatepilotblueprint.com/ and you can buy it for the cost of shipping. A bargain!
- AOPA ~ The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association have been trying to figure out a way to attract more student pilots for years. They made prospective student pilots a guide to help you find your flight school and flight instructor. Find it HERE.
Complete all of your online ground school training before you even sign up at your flight school!
If you do this you can save up to $1,000 on your flight and ground training. Why have someone teach you at the rate of $50-$60 an hour when you can learn on your own?
SO, NOW THAT YOU'VE READ THE FREE RESOURCES! YOU SHOULD HAVE AN IDEA ON WHAT KIND OF INSTRUCTOR AND CLUB OR SCHOOL YOU ARE LOOKING FOR! NOW YOU NEED A ONLINE OR DVD GROUND SCHOOL PROGRAM.
I am coming up on six years of flight instruction now. My students have used Gleim, Sporty's, King Schools and the Cessna Pilot Kit. Last year I heard of MzeroA from a student. I had a few of my students give it a try and now that's all we suggest at iFLYPLANEZ! Jason and his team at MzeroA have the best program for the Private Pilot rating. They also have an incredible Instrument Rating program. Their training includes both IFR and VFR and even your written test prep. You are about to learn how to fly a plane, why would you not want to learn with the best program out there!?
Sign up for the MzeroA Ground School Academy HERE
The other thing you must have is the MzeroA Pass your Checkride eBooks. MzeroA has one for the Private and one for your Instrument. You can do the hard copy if you want but with the eBook you also get an audiobook for free! With the eBook you also have the ability to make notes and highlights on your tablet, this is incredible for training. With the hard copy why would you want that extra weight in your flight bag!? Grab your copy of the eBooks HERE