Ground School - Spring 2024

New Private Pilot Ground School begins February 8, 2024

Have you ever thought about learning how to fly? Here's a great opportunity to get started...

The Majors Flying Club will be offering a Private Pilot Ground School beginning February 8, 2024. Classes will be held on Thursdays for 14 consecutive weeks (through May 9, 2024) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in the L-3Harris Recreation Hall in Greenville, Texas.

    The Private Pilot Ground School is designed to help the student learn the basics of aviation and to pass the FAA Written Exam which is required for the Private Pilot Certificate. The ground school instructors are highly qualified and experienced pilots who are FAA certified instructors. During the course of the ground school, the following topics will be covered:

  • Airplanes and Aerodynamics
  • Airplane Instruments, Engines, and Systems
  • Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
  • Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Airplane Performance and Weight & Balance
  • Aeromedical Factors and Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Aviation Weather and Aviation Weather Services
  • Navigation: Charts, Publications, Flight Computers
  • Navigation Systems
  • Flight Planning

This course is open to the public. There is no obligation to join the Majors Flying Club nor is there a requirement to take flying lessons.

Registration is open until January 29, 2024. The course fee is $489 and includes a full set of course materials (books, plotter, E6B "whiz wheel", etc.), plus an orientation flight in our Archer. A minimum deposit of $150 is due by January 29. The remainder is due on the first day of class. (A $25 late fee will be applied if registering after January 29, 2024)

To pre-register for the class without any obligation send an email to Please make 2024 Ground School the subject and include your full name and telephone number(s) in the email. You may also register by contacting one of the instructors below.

To talk with one of the instructors about the ground school, please contact:

  • Dennis Mathis - (903) 461-5725
  • Mark Armstrong - (903) 457-6195