PRA Online Gyroplane
Sport Pilot Ground School (SPY)
Do not wait until the end of registration to sign up,
last year the class sold out before the end of registration and
some students had to be turned away.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2016 Ground School will be expanded to
24 hours of live instruction and will be using new software.
Therefore the new price will be $250.
Registration begins October, 2015.
For the most current information goto:
Tim O'Connor, a gyroplane CFI, is making available an online ground school for the
Sport Pilot/Gyroplane certificate.
Here is a chance for those seeking the certificate to complete the preparation for the FAA Knowledge
The course will total 24 hours of virtual classroom instruction, and students will be
You'll need a computer, with a good internet connection, and headphones with microphone (no speakers please).
Other required class materials include: Electronic E6B Flight Computer;
Sectional Chart Plotter, must be rotating type; a supply of sectional maps,
one must be Cincinnati; one or more FAA Airport Directories, one must cover Ohio;
a bound notebook; a copy of FAA FAR/AIM; a selection of FAA handbooks,
circulars, fliers and publications relevant to your exam; several packs of index cards;
Post-It notes (several packs).
Students will recieve a bundle of materials after they have registered for the class,
including exam supplement diagrams, worksheets and practice links.
Students achieving a 90% or higher score on test prep will receive a logbook endorsement
to take the knowledge test at an FAA authorized testing center.
Tuition is $250.00 for PRA members.
Class times: 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time
Note: Next Session Dates:
2016 Jan 7 - 14 - 21 - 28
2016 Feb 4 - 11 - 18 - 25
Note: possible (optional) additional flight planning date of March 3 could be added.
Note: A software test session will be held before the first session. See the instructions you were emailed after your payment cleared for the date(s). The time will be, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Eastern. After this session we will ship training materials and no refunds will be possible.
We can NOT guarantee that recorded sessions will be available if you miss a session.
For Registered Students:
Here is a list of the required materials for class. Please purchase before the 1st day of class.
Please do not purchase until your registration is confirmed
NOTE: If links do not work, contact instructor for new link.
Ground School Materials:
Electronic E6B Flight Computer;
Sectional Chart Plotter, must be rotating type;
FAA Airport Directories, one must cover Ohio.
a copy of FAA FAR/AIM 2016
FAA Rotorcraft handbook. (Note this will be provided for free on CD but you may want to print it)
For DIRECT LINKS to these items please go to the ground school web page here:
Note: Only register during open registration times. Once the software license has been purchased for you the PRA can NOT refund your money.
IMPORTANT: We must meet the minium of registrants. If an insufficient number of students register your money will be refunded minus the PayPal or Credit Card processing fees.
Be sure to attend the software test session. We can NOT refund your money after the class materials and software have been purchased.