Petaluma Pilot Training Center is proud to be offering its own ground school run by two of Sonoma County's premiere flight instructors, Barbara O'Grady & Marc Ashton.
This class is a comprehensive ground school that teaches the material needed to pass the FAA Computer Knowledge Test (previously known as the written test) for a Private Pilot Certificate.
Course materials will be available for purchase on the first day of class.
*You may purchase your books ahead of time online. Be aware if purchasing online on your own, course books MUST be the latest revision to come from Jeppesen.
Call today to reserve your space.
One day a week from 7-9:30pm
Location: Petaluma Community Center,
320 N. Mcdowell Blvd, Craft Room 1,
Petaluma, Ca 94954
Class Cost: $295
Course Materials List:
Jeppesen Guided Flight Discovery - Private Pilot - $80
Jeppesen FAA Airman Knowledge - Private Pilot Test Guide - $22
Jeppesen CSG Student Flight Computer - $15
ASA Ultimate Rotating Plotter - $15
Course Materials Cost = $132
(After Tax = $142.90)
Coming back January 2022
Petaluma Pilot Training Center 707-765-1889
Barbara O'Grady (AGI, CFI): 707-765-1889
Marc Ashton (AGI, CFI): 707-765-1889
Head southeast on US-101 S
Take exit 474 for E Washington St toward Central Petaluma
Turn left onto E Washington St
Continue straight to stay on E Washington St
Turn left onto N McDowell Blvd
Destination on your right
Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
*Notice: All Sales Are Final
A medical examination is required to get a private pilot certificate. You do not need it before you start your training, however you will need it before you solo. Most people pass the medical examination with no problem. We do however recommend you get your medical sooner than later in order to avoid any delay in you being able to solo! If you have a medical condition and you're not sure if it will keep you from getting a medical or not, feel free to talk to an instructor or a medical examiner.
You can preview the MedXpress form here: Practice Application
Below are a list of designated medical examiners. Please be aware that your normal physician may or may not be certified to issue airman medicals.
Before you take your medical be sure to go online and fill out the require paperwork: MedXPress
*You must print and bring paperwork with you to your appointment!
For a lost license, change of address, or new hard copy of your license go to this website: