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Private Pilot Refresher Course

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Contact: David Neville
San Diego Air & Space Museum
(619) 234-8291, Ext. 140 – Direct

(619) 723-0955 – Cell

 For Immediate Release:

 San Diego Air & Space Museum to Begin Offering Private Pilot Ground School Program
The 13- week course prepares attendees to take the written examination for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Private Pilot certificate.

 San Diego, CA – Feb. 25, 2019 – The San Diego Air & Space Museum is not just a place to see aircraft: now you can learn what it takes to fly them too!  Enrollment has begun for a Private Pilot Ground School program at the Museum’s location in Balboa Park, with classes beginning in March 2019.

The 13-week course prepares attendees to take the written examination for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Private Pilot certificate.  Students can take the course either prior to or in conjunction with their own outside flight training.

Classes are held in the Museum’s state-of-the-art Education Center.  Experienced Museum educators and FAA certified Advanced Ground Instructors present the course using the King Schools’ FAA-approved materials, augmented with “special touches” unique to the Museum, including hands-on applications of lesson objectives.

The curriculum material for the Museum’s course is centered on the most current courseware from King Schools, Inc.  John and Martha King, co-founders and co-owners of King Schools, are widely known within the aviation industry.  At least half the people who have earned their private pilot certificates in the United States in the last several years have trained with the Kings’ video and computer media.

“Our Ground School is very basic training for the beginner or a solid refresher for former pilots,” said Museum educator Ross E. ‘Rossco’ Davis.  “We aim to reach new and non-traditional audiences for pilot training — the skeptics, the unsure, and the uninitiated — who might shy away from formal commercial flight schools.  We have no planes to rent, no fuel to sell, and no ulterior motives.  We just want more people to learn what it takes to fly!”

Classes are planned for a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 30.  Each class is offered once weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Classes are priced at $269 (or a discounted $249 for Museum members) for the entire 12-session course.  Registration begins immediately via the Museum’s website at and can be accessed via links from the home page.  More information is available through the Education Department at (619) 234-8291, ext. 119.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California’s official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.  Opening in March: SPACE: Our Greatest Adventure, an informative, educational, interactive — and most of all — fun experience for the whole family, with selfie stations on the Moon, Mars and in the International Space Station, and hands-on learning experiences for explorers of all ages.  The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with admissions until 4:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


Thanks for your support over the years, and please let us know if you’d like us to pass the word on summer youth activities!


Ross E. Davis

Education Resources Coordinator

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