• Aviation Technology II/Private Pilot Knowledge Test





    Mr. Peter Groebner CFII, MEII (Multi-Engine Instructor Instrument)                                                                                


    Phone:  763-433-4001  

    E-mail:  peter.groebner@ahschools.us



    Monday-Friday 1400-1500



    Monday-Friday 800-945, 1210-1400



    This course offers students are given the opportunity to obtain their Private Pilot Knowledge Certificate (written).   Pilots, air traffic controllers, aviation mechanics, airport service/management positions, aircraft dispatchers and meteorologists benefit from the completion of this exam, for pilots the test is required. With the use of current software and FAA teaching strategies this course is designed to prepare the student to pass the Federal Aviation written exam (the Knowledge test).                                                                            

    Prerequisite: Completion of Aviation Technology (recommend a “B” in Aviation Technology).

    Course Credit

    District #11=1 trimester-2 periods-1credit

    Minnesota State, Mankato (Department of Aviation Credits)

    AVIA 150 Private Pilot Ground School/4 credit hours



    Required texts:  

    -Private Pilot Manual (Jeppesen, provided)

    -Gleim Private Pilot test bank and software (provided)

    -Flight computer (E6B) and plotter (provided)

    -Certification test $125 (cost for student)



    Academic dishonesty of any form will not be tolerated in this class. Anyone cheating on a test, homework or lab will automatically receive a grade of zero.

    Further disciplinary action consistent with Anoka-Hennepin District 11 policy will be considered.



    All of the assignments are due at the beginning of the hour of the assigned date, any homework turned in after the beginning of the hour will be considered late and the grading process will begin with a value 70%. On the second class period the assignment will be scored less 50%.   After two class periods the home work is no longer scored and the assignment is given the value of 0%.  Due to class alignment with college articulation all late assignments will receive a score of 0%.


     Due to the concentrated, accelerated nature of the program and emphasis on participatory learning, all students are expected to be in attendance at every class session scheduled.  Students are responsible for the content and activities of the class, even if they are/were not in attendance.  Make up work will be assigned by the instructor in the event of an absence.  If more than 10% (6 days) of class time is missed, you will not qualify for University credit regardless of class grade or test results.  Attendance at all class meetings is important.  Make up testing will only take place prior to or after the regular class period the day following the student absence. Testing will only take place in the presence of the instructor.

     Tardy Policy After the 3rd tardy 30 minute detention will be assigned before or after school. Failure to serve detention will result in assistant principal referral.



    Participation points will be 10% of you grade, participation points will be awarded at 5 points per day and cannot be made up.  Participation Points will not be awarded for student inattention or distracting behavior (i.e. cell phone use or hovering around the door prior to dismissal). 


    Grades will be posted every Wednesday for review on A-H Connect


    All scores are given in RAW scoring the value is as follows:








    • Airplanes and Aerodynamics
    • Airplane Instruments, Engines, and Systems
    • Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
    • Federal Aviation Regulations
    • Airplane Performance and Weight and Balance
    • Aeromedical Factors and Aeronautical Decision Making
    • Aviation Weather
    • Aviation Weather Services
    • Navigation: Charts and Publications
    • Navigation Systems
    • Cross-Country Flight Planning
    • Note that this is a required list of topics to be covered.
    • All testing is conducted to Federal Aviation Administration private pilot standards.