(CFI) Flight Instructor Ground School 365


Michael Lessard, CFII/MEI

Course Description:
An online, self-paced course.

We very firmly believe that ground and flight training programs are the backbone of aviation safety, and excellent CFIs are the last line of defense in creating the pilots who make up the safest national airspace system in the world.  Developing these flight instructors is a charge that we are humbled by and take very seriously.  The WINGsReality EDU Flight Instructor Ground School will prepare you for success in one of the most exciting and important careers in the world.  This course is highly interactive with students sharing ideas and working as a community on group projects.  By joining WINGsReality EDU as a self-paced student, you will be part of a fun and exciting group of students who will form the next generation of critically important flight instructors.  Your work in this field will affect flight safety for decades to come.

Course Format:
Online presentations and exams with 120 days to complete.

Video presentations of an actual full semester WINGsReality EDU Initial CFI Ground School. 365 students start each class by viewing the full length video presentation of the class. Following each presentation, students participate on our web-based Learning Management System (LMS) to complete homework assignments, weekly quizzes, mid-term exams, and group projects. Your virtual campus includes an extensive resource library, numerous videos, flight training and CFI resources, opportunities to network with other students and alumni, and more.

Cost for Tuition and Materials:
$399.95 for 120 days of unlimited access.

Course Contents:

  • Flight Instructor Ground School Syllabus
  • WINGsReality EDU Flight Instructor Handbook (eBook),
  • WINGsReality EDU Private Pilot, Airplane Flight Maneuvers course/manual with integrated ACS
  • FARs
  • AIM
  • Private Pilot and Remote Pilot Airman Certification Standards
  • Flight Instructor SE Airplane Practical Test Standards
  • Digital Chart Supplements (d-CS)
  • WINGsReality EDU CFI Ground School Learning Management System
  • WINGsReality EDU’s Col. Edward B. Sleeper Memorial Library
  • Flight Instructor's Lounge (A social network for private use by our CFI students and CFI’s.)
  • Hangar Hangout (Student Social Network)
  • Student Pilot Pre-Solo Written Exam
  • Gradebooks, transcripts, course completion status reports, student dashboard with course overview by timeline and course views, interactive community calendar of events, etc.

The Flight Instructor Handbook & Flight Instructor Ground School Kit:
This collection of digital books, materials, and products is for use by students in the WINGsReality EDU Private Pilot Ground School course. This digital kit contains the following publications: Federal Aviation Regulations, NTSB regulations, TSA regulations, Aeronautical Information Manual, Pilot/Controller Glossary, and the Digital Chart Supplement. Because these materials are updated frequently, WINGsReality EDU provides them in continuously updated versions. As a WINGsReality EDU student, your materials will always be current.

Private Pilot, Airplane Flight Maneuvers course/manual with integrated ACS:
This course provides detailed explanations and graphic illustrations of all private and commercial pilot flight maneuvers and discusses common errors made by students when learning them. We have married the content of this course with the associated references from the new FAA Private Pilot Airplane Airman Certification Standards (ACS) so students are prepared to practice and complete the maneuvers to check ride standards.

Retail value $91.75 (included in this course).

The following (eBook PDF) downloadable documents are included in the Private Pilot, Airplane Flight Maneuvers course:

  • Aviation Weather (eBook PDF) Download
  • Risk Management Handbook (eBook PDF) Download
  • Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (eBook PDF) Download
  • Airman Certification Standards: Private Pilot Airplane (eBook PDF) Download

WINGsReality EDU CFI Ground School Learning Management System:

The WINGsReality EDU Learning Management System is a powerful tool for students to use as they complete their coursework. It is your go to place for all course resources from classroom presentations, assignments, weekly quizzes, mid-term exams, book kits, videos, student grade books, and more.

WINGsReality EDU’s Col. Edward B. Sleeper Memorial Library is a dynamic resource for students, offering reference materials, numerous videos, ground and flight training resources, downloads, cockpit tools, digital products, aviation safety resources, aviation links, and more.

Your library is organized by categories for easy research in aviation topics such as Discovering Aviation, Airman Testing, Airport Operations, Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM), Human Factors, Aviation Medical Examiner (AME), National Airspace System, Weather, Spatial Disorientation, Situational Awareness, Risk Management, Crew Resource Management (CRM), Aircrew Survival, Upset Prevention and Recovery, Owner Maintenance, and more.

Flight Instructor Ground School section of the Library:
This section of the library is full of resources, links and downloads like ACS, AC's, forms, logs, checklists, and more directly pertaining to your course. Many of these resources are available only to students who are enrolled in the CFI course.

Flight Instructor's Lounge:
The Flight Instructor's Lounge is your instructor social network to chat with other instructor students about all things aviation.  You can ask questions, answer questions, collaborate on ideas, share thoughts and insights, stories and experiences, and announce your milestones in your training process.  This is a highly active community where everyone is really nice and amazingly supportive of each other!  You will even find alumni in there who are always excited to help current students along and offer ideas.

Hangar Hangout (Student Social Network):
The Hangar Hangout was created for all to enjoy with user accounts. Hangar Hangout is the main place for general aviation discussions between users and instructors. Share ideas, ask questions, and meet others in a community.

Student Pilot Pre-Solo Written Exam:
Our objective in the CFI course is to have CFI students functioning in a CFI capacity. One of the activities that we have created for you is to gain experience in writing effective exam questions. This is an ongoing activity where CFI students work collaboratively to create a question bank that you can use in your FAA required pre-solo written exams for your own students. This is how it works. CFI students create sample exam questions and submit them to a site where other students can review, comment, and critique them. Once they are edited in final form, they go into a collective question bank (with question credit to you) for use by all WINGsReality EDU CFI students.

Gradebook and reports:
Keep track of your successes! All WINGsReality EDU students have access to their grade books and progress reports at all times. Your grades help you to keep track of your progress, scores, and attendance records.

Certificate of Achievement:
The WINGsReality EDU Flight Instructor Ground School Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who have completed all tasks, assignments, and exams in a timely manner, and have achieved passing grades.  We will warn you that the WINGsReality EDU Flight Instructor Ground School course is a very challenging course.

This academic program is representative of the magnitude of responsibility it takes to perform as a Certified Flight Instructor. This program is a breakthrough in aviation training and produces the most knowledgeable, competent, and safe pilots of any training program available.  Earning this Certificate of Completion is a significant accomplishment and an award that you can be very proud of.