Ground School

The IGNITE Pathways Aviation Program offers coursework to complete the FAA Private Pilot written exam. Through this interactive course, participants gain valuable skills and knowledge, as well as the confidence to pursue a dream of becoming a pilot while providing opportunities to explore careers in aviation.

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Looking to pursue a career in aviation? The IGNITE Pathways Aviation Program offers a comprehensive Ground School class that can help put you on the path to becoming a pilot. This 16 hour interactive course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to ace the FAA Private Pilot written exam. You'll learn about flight planning, navigation, aviation regulations, aerodynamics, and more, all while gaining the confidence to pursue your dream of flying. With our expert instructors and engaging course content, you'll be well-prepared to take the FAA Private Pilot written exam and take the first step towards a career in aviation.


Participants must be 15 years of age or older. Government-issued ID. US citizen who can speak and read English.


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Aviation professionals play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of air travel. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through ongoing training and teamwork within the industry. This involves engaging with fellow pilots, flight crews, and other aviation staff to ensure smooth operations. It also means providing clear communication and guidance to passengers, helping them understand safety procedures and ensuring their comfort throughout the flight. Additionally, aviation professionals often collaborate with other departments, like ground crews and air traffic control, to create a seamless travel experience.

The aviation industry is essential for a connected global economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in aviation are expected to grow by 6% from 2021 to 2031, reflecting the continued demand for skilled pilots and aviation experts. Entry-level positions, such as first officers or flight attendants, typically offer competitive hourly rates, with many airlines offering additional benefits like travel discounts. Through their dedication to safety and customer service, aviation professionals play a key role in ensuring the smooth operation of air travel and contributing to the industry's overall success.


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Cost of course: $395 Payment in full must be made prior to the first class. Checks made payable to IGNITE Pathways. Cost covers course time, 1 hour of flight simulator time and the FAA course book. 


Email or call 712-647-3526 and an Admissions Representative will reach out to you to set up an appointment.

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