PRA Online Gyroplane
Sport Pilot Ground School (SPY)
NOTE: 2014 Ground School Registration will begin some time in October 2013.
Exact dates and instructions will be announced in the PRA E-Alert.
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: 2013 Ground School will be expanded to
24 hours of live instruction and will be using new software.
Therefore the new price will be $150.
Registration begins October 15th, 2012.
Registration ends January 2, 2013
PRA VP 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 running Windows (XP or newer, Mac OS 10 or newer, some tablets are supported), fast internet connection, sound card
and headphones. (Mic is optional.)
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 2013; 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 $150.00 for PRA members.
Class times: 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time
Note: Next Session Dates:
2013 January 10 - 17 - 24 - 31
2013 Febuary 7 - 14 - 21 - 28
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.
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 2013;
FAA Rotorcraft handbook. (Note you can also download this for free and print it)
Note: Only register during open registration times. Once the software license has been purchased for you the PRA can NOT refund your money.
1. Go To This Link:
2. Choose PRA Ground School and Donate $150.00 (if you are a PRA member). If you are NOT a PRA member you will need to join.
3. Forward a copy of your paypal receipt and the U.S Postal address where you want your student kit mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kits will be mailed out when registration closes, Confirmation of student admission will be emailed in 72 hours or less.
4. A few weeks before the first class you will receive a reminder email listing the required materials and where you can purchase them, and instructions for testing the class software.