Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question Answer
Is Gold Seal ACS compliant? Yes. The Ground School is fully ACS compliant and provides you with a complete program as required by 14 CFR Part 61.105.
How much does the Ground School cost? Many of the lessons are free. Once you register you'll have instant access to them. When you are ready to continue into the full program, you may enroll for just $149.00. This provides you with complete access for a full year.
Can I try the Ground School for free to see how I like it? You certainly can. Simply register and you'll get immediate access to over a dozen lessons without charge. No credit card, no strings attached.
Is there a money back guarantee? Yes, and it is absolutely the strongest guarantee you will find anywhere. We call it the "Forever Guarantee". If, at any time after enrolling, you are less than 100% satisfied we will give you a FULL, PROMPT, and COURTEOUS refund. There's no time limit. This guarantee lasts for as long as you are enrolled and until you have completed the course.
Does the Ground School provide me with a Certificate and a written test endorsement? Yes. After you have viewed all the lessons you can print out a signed Private Pilot Ground School Certificate of Completion. This proves that you have completed a course of home study as required by the FAA in Part 61.105 of the Federal Regulations. If you wish to take the FAA Written Test, the Online Ground School will provide a signed endorsement allowing you to sit for the Knowledge Test at any testing center in the United States.
How do I view the lessons? The lessons are divided up into six sections. Click to select a section, then click on the lesson title to take the lesson. Click here to watch a short video that shows how to do it.
How do I take quizzes? Most lessons have an associated quiz. Click the button on the lesson page that says "Take the Quiz". You may also access a full list of all the quizzes by pressing the large white button that says "Practice Quizzes". Click here to see a page that describes this in more detail.
I'm already a pilot. Is there anything here for me? Absolutely. There is no easier way to stay current with aviation topics. When Flight Review time comes around, it'll be a breeze for you. You'll find that you come here frequently to brush up and stay sharp. Review any of the lessons and materials at your leisure.
Will the Gold Seal Online Ground School run on an iPad? To a great degree, yes. Most of the lessons will run on your iPad. In fact, these will also run on your standard laptop/desktop computer, so you have your choice. Lessons that will run on your iPad are marked with an orange icon containing the numeral “5”. For more information, click here
Can I talk to a real person if I have questions? Yes. You can contact us via email from several "Contact" links throughout the Ground School. Or, feel free to give us a call at 888-514-1945
Monday-Friday, 10:00am (eastern) to 4:00pm (eastern).
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