Flight lessons and ground school program overview
Flight Simulator/Virtual lessons follow the Hamilton Pilot Training System (HPTS) and can be used as:
- Supplemental course before or along with actual flight training, ground school for a FAA pilots license or
- Simulator flight training course itself using FAA pilot standards before as a virtual aviator.
Here we will tell you about the training system and provide guidence for using the flight training system along with your flight lessons or performinng the lessons as a virtual aviator.
About This System and Getting Started
Congratulations on using the most comprehensive pilot training system available for sport and private pilots. This is a training system for learning to fly, passing your FAA knowledge and practical tests, and becoming a safe and confident pilot.
This Pilot training system is designed to provide a comprehensive flight training and/or ground school program with three options for schools and students:
- Comprehensive flight training and ground school fast track or typical pilot license training program
- Classic ground school self directed and/or classroom utilizing new technologies
- New virtual flight training with the flight simulator to supplement a FAA pilot training pilot license or
- Mirror FAA pilot training for a virtual aviator.
In the typical “Comprehensive Flight training and Ground School Training Program”, the instructor would progress through the training syllabus flight and ground lessons flight training and ground school together.
Pilots using classic “self-directed and /or classroom option” simply follow the flight and ground lesson plan assignments in order. When you meet with a flight instructor, you will have the background to progress quickly and efficiently through their flight training and have most of your classical ground school completed. This is an efficient method for those who are constrained with time or economics.
The new “virtual flight training” uses the flight simulator to learn flight training as a supplement to enhance knowledge for an actual sport pilot or private pilot license/certificate learning in a real airplane. Additionally this can be used for a virtual aviator perusing the same aeronautical knowledge and flight skills required to pass the FAA knowledge test and checkride.
An overview of the stages provides a summary of the program
- Stage 1 First Flights – Learn to Fly
You’ll start reading selected chapters in the FAA Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge and FAA Airplane Flying Handbook while watching the DVD’s (or on line videos) in the Fixed Wing Kit. Using the flight simulator option, the flight simulator airplane and program is selected and utilized for basic flight maneuvers and procedures as described in the lesson plans to learn to fly.
- Stage 2 Flight Maneuvers and Aeronautical Knowledge to Solo
Continue with additional chapters in the FAA Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge and FAA Airplane Flying Handbook. Using the flight simulator option, the flight simulator is utilized for flight maneuvers with same tolerances and procedures to solo. Flights are made with succesful takeoffs, flight maneuvers, airport operations and landings. Winds and some turbulance are added for flight in more challenging conditions.
- Stage 3 Student Pilot – Regulations – To Cross-country
Begin by flying cross country navigating the airways. Fly to new and different places. You plan out a course get to know use the flight computer, plotter and sectional charts. Learn some of the regulation flight rules.
- Stage 4 Preparation To Pass the FAA Knowledge and Practical Tests
Use the Prepware to study for the first FAA test you must take– the Sport or Private Pilot Knowledge Test which is a written/computerized multiple choice test.
Then use the “Sport Pilot Check Ride” book, “Sport Pilot Checkride DVD”, as well as the FAA Sport Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS) FAA-S-8081-SPORT to prepare for your checkride (or practical test, as the FAA calls it), to obtain your FAA Sport or Private Pilot certificate. Using the flight simulator option, the flight simulator is utilized for flight maneuvers with same tolerances and procedures for the checkride.
“HPTS Sport Pilot Guide of What to Study” what to study and especially what not to study in the four books for Sport Pilots-
1) FAA Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (8083-25A)
2) FAA Airplane Flying Handbook (8083-3)
3) FAR/AIM (Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual)
You can get the training materials all in one kit or you can buy the training materials seperatly at AP-Stores
You simply follow the Training Syllabus and study the materials as outlined in flight and ground lesson plans “Assignment for this Lesson”.
“Virtual flight training” uses the flight simulator to learn flight training as a supplement to enhance knowledge for an actual sport pilot or private pilot license/certificate learning in a real airplane or for a virtual aviator perusing the same aeronautical knowledge and flight skills required to pass the FAA knowledge test and checkride.
Next: Follow the simulator flight lessons