Free Online Ground School (sample clips)

Online ground school helps in the acquisition of knowledge for the FAA written test, oral test on your check ride with the big guy, and general knowledge for safely flying the airplane.  Looking for a free online ground school experience?   We have some great video teachings below which are samples of our full version classes.  So enjoy, watch and learn! Ground School USA currently offers live, weekly ground school classes over the internet taught by experienced aviation instructor Derek Metro.  Visit aviation webinar for more details on this informative class currently in progress.  Ground School USA also offers a growing number of select subjects that are pre-recorded for your convenience.  Each class (subject) can be bought separately or all together, ranging from $19.99 – $29.99 per class.  To view these private pilot classes visit our private pilot classes. Ready to learn but not sure you are ready to spend any $$ on courses or classes just yet?  No problem, choose from our growing number of free online ground school class excerpts, found below, from classes you can purchase when you are ready.  These sample clips give you an idea of our instructor’s teaching style and what you can look forward to in our full classes.  Enjoy, and start learning now!


Session 1 – Aerodynamics Part 1

In this clip, you’ll learn about what causes a wing to fly.  We’re going to learn about airfoils, pressure differentials, and general reasons for lift by understanding contributing factors from Bernoulli and Newton. Purchase Full Version


Session 2 – Aerodynamics Part 2

In this clip, you’ll learn about how a basic 4-stroke piston engine works.  We’ll take you inside the cylinder through each of the 4 stages which complete an engine cycle.  Don’t know anything about engines?  No problem, watch & enjoy! Purchase Full Version


Session 3 – Flight Instruments

In this clip, you’ll get a sample of our cockpit instrument lesson and learn how a traditional airspeed indicator works! Purchase Full Version


Session 4 – FAA Regulations

In this clip, you’ll get a sample of the FAA regulations regarding pertaining to operations as a private pilot!  You won’t fall asleep! Purchase Full Version


Session 5 – Airspace for Pilots

In this clip, you’ll learn get a sample of the FAA airspace and how to understand it as a private pilot!  You’ll get it, trust us! Purchase Full Version


Session 6 – Airports

In this sample clip of session 6, you will gain a foundational understanding of airports. Purchase Full Version


Session 7 – Aviation Weather

In this sample clip of session 7, find out dewpoint, clouds, and cold fronts. Purchase Full Version


Session 8 – Weather Services

In this sample clip of session 8, learn how to read an aviation forecast called a “TAF” and also see how to access this information online. Purchase Full Version

Session 9 – Weight & Balance/ Performance

In this sample clip of session 9, you will watch some teaching excerpts on understanding and calculating weight and balance and performance computations. Purchase Full Version

Session 10 – Navigation

In this sample clip of session 10, you will watch some teaching excerpts on aviation navigation including how to a measure course headings, use E6B, and VOR tracking. Purchase Full Version 



ATC & Radio Communications

In this sample clip, you will watch some excerpts on a portion teaching of the ATC system (Approach Control) and learn some basics on radio communication techniques.  Purchase Full Version 

ForeFlight Lessons

Learning ForeFlight has never been easier! Learn to use ForeFlight with its vast functionality with ease. It’s ForeFlight Lessons that will make sense!   Purchase Full Version 



IFR – Session 1 – Flight Instruments

In this sample clip, we’ll look at the pitot-static system and you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the traditional airspeed indicator.  Purchase Full Version 

IFR – Session 2 – Instrument Flying and Aerodynamics

In this sample clip, you’ll learn about the interpretation of the instruments and corrective actions needed to recover from an unusual attitude (both full and partial panel).   Purchase Full Version