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Private Pilot Written & Checkride Combo

Private Pilot Written, Checkride, 5 Pilot Skills Courses + Online Library

Both Written and Practical (Checkride) Courses + 5 FREE Pilot Skills Courses + Online Library

Retail Price: $653

You'll learn from your complete and always current King Schools Private Pilot Ground School & Test Prep Course all the subject areas that you need to know in order to pass your FAA Private Pilot Written Test and become a safe & smart pilot. All courses in this bundle are mobile friendly and designed to go anywhere you need to study.
Pass Your FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test — Guaranteed!
The KING Private Pilot Ground School & Test Prep Course is your complete and always current ground school and test prep rolled together in one package.
KING thoroughly covers the subject areas in a fun and easy to understand presentation with short, bite-sized interactive lessons.
Your learning is reinforced by answering FAA-style Private Pilot Test Questions that follow each segment of instruction.
The subject areas covered include:
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft performance
  • Airspace
  • Communications & Radar Services
  • How to read & understand sectional charts
  • Flight Operations
  • FAA regulations
  • Safe Flight Operations
  • Navigation
  • Weight and Balance
  • How to Ace Your Test
Save time and money by mastering maneuvers quicker before you enter the airplane
The included Maneuvers for the Private Pilot course features pilot’s point-of-view video and animated graphics. You will learn short and softfield takeoffs and landings, turns around a point, forward slips, and more.
The in-flight video will show you step-by-step procedures and you’ll learn how to set up optimally for each maneuver. You’ll also see how to avoid or correct common errors with techniques that will help make you the master of your aircraft, and impress both your Instructor and your Examiner along the way.
Ace Your Private Pilot Practical Test (Oral Exam & Flight Test) — Guaranteed!
The KING Private Pilot Online Practical Test Course covers all the ACS (Airman Certification Standards) knowledge areas and flight maneuvers that you need to know and demonstrate in order to pass your FAA Private Pilot Oral & Practical Test (a.k.a. Private Pilot Checkride).
You'll feel much more confident when you have the inside advantage of witnessing a practical test (including the oral!) with an actual FAA designated examiner.
The subject areas covered include:
  • What to expect during your test
  • Learn how to flawlessly execute in-flight maneuvers
  • Cross-country flight planning
  • Preflight start and runup
Understand both the Knowledge and Flight Concepts
You'll be so engaged by KING's clear, simple, fun presentation and you'll get the big picture you need to be the true master of your flight. You'll have the practical tools to really use your license. And having the big picture means you'll be ready to deal with the unexpected. You'll know how to make timely decisions and take action before you and your passengers are at risk—so your flying will be confident and fun. In short, you'll be ready to be Pilot-in-Command.
Includes 4 Pilot Skills Courses for Reviewing & Understanding Techniques
Before Your Training Flights
You will learn from 4 King Schools Online Pilot Skills Courses that help you prepare for your flight training by covering subject areas specific to the practical aspects of flying.
The subject areas covered include how to:
  • Communicate with ATC
  • Execute the perfect takeoff & landing
  • Prepare for VFR cross-country flying
  • Prepare for emergencies
  • Tame stalls & spins
Intimate, Personal Learning from Legendary Flight Instructors
Through intimate video instruction, you'll learn directly from John and Martha King. Their clear, simple and fun teaching has made aviation learning accessible to hundreds of thousands of pilots world-wide. You'll remember their vivid and often humorous presentations as long as you fly. Pilots have frequently told us that as they faced critical situations in the air, the Kings' words replayed in their mind right when they needed them. You will always consider John and Martha your personal aviation mentors.
Additional features...


This Course Provides These Special Benefits:

  • FREE lifetime automatic course updates
  • FREE companion app for offline learning on your iPhone or iPad


{0} Interactive Video Ground School and Test Prep - Your solution for acing the FAA written test

  • {0} test question review with explanations
  • Unlimited randomly generated {1} practice tests
  • Access to a staff of pilots and flight instructors via phone or email
  • Personalized graduation certificate suitable for framing
  • {7}
  • {6}


{0} Practical Test Course - Your solution for acing the FAA oral & practical tests (a.k.a. checkride)

  • Watch an actual FAA Checkride as it happens so you will know what to expect during yours
  • FREE {0} Practical Test Standards


4 King Schools´ pilot skills courses

  • {2}
  • {3}
  • {4}
  • {5}


The Top 3 Reasons Pilots Choose KING:
  1. King Schools provides a method that will ensure your success as it has for pilots over the past 40 years by delivering over 1 million courses. In fact, KING courses have helped 1 out of 2 pilots flying today. Check out the "Customer Reviews" tab to see what some of those pilots have to say.
  2. If you are not 100% satisfied with your course, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price.
  3. If you take, but don't pass your FAA test within one year of purchasing the course, you get your money back. (This is very rare!)
Get the Knowledge You Need to Fly Safely
KING's clear, simple, fun presentation means you get the big picture you need to be the true master of your flight. You´ll have the practical tools to really use your Private Pilot Certificate (aka - Private Pilot License). And having the big picture means you´ll be ready to deal with the unexpected. You´ll know how to make timely decisions and take action before you and your passengers are at risk—so your flying will be confident and fun!
KING´s Training System Ensures You Will Ace Your Test
  • Learn by watching full-screen, bite-sized video segments, averaging 5 minutes in length
  • Reinforce your learning by answering FAA-style Private Pilot written test questions that automatically follow each segment
  • Receive instant feedback if you have answered correctly ... or not
  • Immediately access answer explanations, if needed
  • Retake missed questions on the spot
  • See your progress through the course with automatic tracking
  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses with intuitive reports & charts
  • Review FAA questions by any combination of subject area, questions missed, FAA Learning Statement Code, or questions not yet answered
  • Type in any phrase and find all FAA questions available containing that phrase
  • Take unlimited random practice Private Pilot exams
  • And when you´re ready, you´ll get your FAA Private Pilot written test sign-off (endorsement) and graduation certificate instantly online!
Humor Helps You Learn
Humor is part of our style because it makes learning more enjoyable, but there´s always a more important point to humor: to make key concepts easier to remember.

  1. Is this kit right for me?
    These courses are designed to prepare you to take and pass the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test & take and pass the FAA Private Pilot Practical Test (a.k.a. Private Pilot checkride).
    The King Schools pilot skills courses teach you not only the required skills that the FAA wants you to know, we teach you how to manage risks and how to handle situations that can arise unexpectedly during a flight.
    This kit will save you money with your flight training as you will be steps ahead of your training reviewing & understanding techniques before your training flights.
    Not sure about the process of becoming a pilot, check out King Schools How to Become a Pilot page.
  2. What are the system requirements for this course?
    Any device with an Internet browser and broadband Internet connection.
  3. Can I use my smartphone to view the course materials?
    Apple iPhone and iPad
    We recommend using the Safari browser.
    Free bonus! You can download your lessons and take them later on an iPad or iPhone—even when not connected to the Internet. The free King Schools Companion app allows you to view and complete lessons in your course when no Internet connection is available. The app will automatically sync progress between all of your devices when your iOS device returns online. The free app is available through the iTunes App Store by searching for "King Schools Companion."

    Follow the steps below to access your courses on your iOS device offline:
    • After you have created your iLearn account by following the instructions in the email you'll receive after you complete your order,
    • Download the King Schools Companion app through the iTunes App Store onto your iOS device while you are connected to the Internet.
    • Once your course(s) have finished loading, you can start studying offline!
    Your course is compatible with the Google Chrome browser on your Android device. The Chrome browser is available for free download from the Google Play Store by searching for "Chrome".
  4. Are the courses current?
    Your online course is always current and kept up-to-date. Courses are automatically updated with the latest information, rules and regulations the FAA wants you to know.
    KING Interactive Video Ground School and Test Prep courses contain FAA-style questions which are representative of all the subject areas on the FAA tests.
    Warning: You can’t just memorize test questions and expect to pass your FAA Private Pilot Written Test. Why? The FAA used to make their test question banks publicly available; however, they have not done so for many years. In fact, the FAA has recently gone through their entire database and changed every single test question and answer in order to eliminate test question memorization. No one, including test prep educators, has access to the FAA question banks. To be a safe and competent pilot-in-command, and to pass your required tests, there is no shortcut. You must acquire the necessary pilot knowledge.
  5. What do I study first?
    First view the "Your Success Begins Here" video on how to use the course effectively and gain insight to the features and benefits of the course. If you scroll down past the video, you will find an outline with additional tips and information. Once you start the course, just follow the path from start to finish; it's that easy. Of course you can skip around if you chose but we recommend staying on the lesson path.
    The advantage of having a home study course is you can repeat any lesson over and over again. You can always call or send us feedback about concepts or questions for further clarification.
  6. How long is this course?
    • The Private Pilot Ground School & Test Prep Course contains approximately 15 hours of video lessons.
    • The Private Pilot Practical Test Course contains approximately 6.5 hours of video.
    • Each pilot skills course vary in running time from 34 minutes to 134 minutes. On average, each course is approximately an hour.

    King Schools courses are self-paced so completion time will vary from person to person. Some folks spend a full week to complete the course and others will take longer depending upon how much time they have allocated for their studies. If you have 10-15 minutes of time, you can complete a course lesson.
  7. What if I have a question? Is there a CFI available?
    If you still have a question about your course, you can call us during our normal business hours at 800-854-1001 or +1 858 541-2200. You can also email us at - We have a full staff of pilots and flight instructors available to answer your questions. Please be aware that it may take 24-48 hours to respond to an email so please call us if you need immediate attention.
    Of course, when you take a King Schools course, it is like having a flight instructor with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can review the material as often as you like at any time. Sometimes, you may want to review a video segment a couple of times.
    King Schools Private Pilot Ground School & Test Prep Course contains a text question explanation icon that contains a thorough explanation of the test questions. Click on the icon when you are in the question review that follows each lesson segment and you will have a pop-up window containing a thorough explanation of the test question.
  8. How Long Does It Take to Become a Pilot?
    Your Private Pilot’s license does not have a set completion time, but rather, a certain amount of time in the air required, and certain qualifications met. Because the pace of training and accumulation of experience is not fixed, the time to completion varies quite a bit. 9 months is a good goal if you can take 2-3 lessons per week, but if you learn full time, you can have it done in a month or two.
  9. How Much do Private Pilots Make?
    Private Pilots are not eligible to make money flying. They can do many other wonderful things, such as take their family and friends flying for fun, but the most they can charge passengers is an equal share in the flight expenses. If you wish to pursue a career in flying, or even work part-time as a pilot for compensation, you will want to continue your training to acquire an Instrument Rating and then a Commercial Pilot certificate once you are a Private Pilot.
  10. How Much Does It Cost to Become a Pilot?
    There are many factors to this question, such as your location, your ground school (like us!), and the cost of aircraft and instructors in your area. A rough estimate for a Private Pilot License in the United States is about $9,000.
  11. What is Ground School?
    To become a Pilot, you need to master aeronautical skills (flying the aircraft) and academic knowledge. Ground school is where you study that essential academic knowledge. You can do ground school at home on your own device with King Schools, attend an in-person classroom, or find 1 on 1 instruction. Home study will save you time and money and is preferred by most students.
  12. How do I access my course completion certificate?
    Once you have completed all the lessons and answered all the questions in each lesson, you´ll be able to print out your completion certificate. Click on the Course Complete icon on the main menu to print your completion certificate.
  13. Can I still access the course material after I complete the course?
    You have lifetime access to your Online Private Pilot Ground School & Test Prep Course. Remember, with the online media, the course is also automatically updated and will always be current.
  14. How do I receive my endorsement to take the FAA Knowledge Test?
    Once you complete the three practice exams with a score of 70% or higher, you can print out your endorsement.
  15. Where do I take my FAA Knowledge test?
    Check the PSI Exams website at to find a testing location near you.
  16. How do I find a FAA Medical Examiner to schedule my physical?

    Check the website at to find an examiner. You need pass your physical before you can solo.

  17. How do I get my WINGS credit for taking the course?

    Just make sure the email address in your King Schools iLearn account matches your WINGS account. We will automatically grant WINGS credit when you complete the course. For more information, click here.

Unedited Customer Reviews
Private Pilot Maneuvers
You website is fine.
Kirk J. 05/15/2024
Maneuvers for Private Pilot
Course Completion Review
King's School Private Pilot Ground School and Test Prep Course broke down topics in a simple way and made learning the content really fun!
Odell H. 05/15/2024
Private Pilot Online Ground School & Test Prep
Great course
Great review and course for BFR
Ed M. 05/13/2024
Pilot Communications - (King Classic)
King of stalls
You 2 are great  at explaining everything about the art of flying!
Jeff M. 05/13/2024
Taming Stalls & Spins
Course Completion Review
Well done.  Great prep material.
Oren R. 05/12/2024
Private Pilot Practical Test (Checkride) Prep
Course Completion Review
Excellent review of landing and take off short of actual landing and takeoff.
Samer A. 05/11/2024
Takeoffs and Landings Made Easy
An endless source for learning
As someone with no prior aviation experience or knowledge, the courses put together by John and Martha King make everything digestible and easy to understand. I feel confident in my ability to take the FAA test based on everything I've learned from them.
Nathan N. 05/10/2024
Private Pilot Online Ground School & Test Prep
Course Completion Review
Thanks for thecomms review
Richard H. 05/10/2024
Pilot Communications - (King Classic)
Good refresher course
Guilford M. 05/09/2024
Maneuvers for Private Pilot
John and Martha-Forever Young
I have watched King Schools since I was a student pilot in 1992 and have gained a lot of knowledge.
Greg J. 05/08/2024
Pilot Communications - (King Classic)
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