What do you need to know to pass the required FAA written knowledge test? Basically, one needs to know the following five areas:  aircraft systems, aerodynamics (lift, weight, thrust and drag), weather, aeronautical navigation, and FARs (Federal Aviation Regulations). Ground School can be done with home/online study. Preferred is formal classroom instruction. 

You are in luck. BEFA designed a specific 60 hour (day or evening, 3 hrs/day, 2 days a week) private pilot ground school class taught by BEFA instructors at BEFA facilities.  The ground school class is offered in the fall and in the winter.

Enroll soon for Ground School Winter Class! 


Boeing covers tuition for their employees who take approved Ground School classroom curriculum through accredited colleges such as Renton Technical College (RTC) http://www.RTC.edu or Everett Community College (ECC) http://www.everettcc.edu/. These classes qualify for full tuition reimbursement with C or better final grade. Employees, see your Boeing LTP or QTTP for voucher.

The classes are also open to Boeing retirees, family members and the general public.