YES! GroundSchool features ACTUAL AND REALISTIC FAA QUESTIONS (current for
2020 - 2021
and continuously updated) like you will see on your acutal exam and is fully compliant with FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS).
Learn more about how our GroundSchool programs and apps feature superior learning content that leads to better study, testing, and learning outcomes.
a minimum of time and cost, YOU can
ACE your FAA Private Pilot
knowledge (written) test using our GroundSchool apps.
Regularly updated, actual and realistic FAA questions [Learn More]
Explanations for every question. Detailed, illustated, and intelligent. Written by professional pilots, instructors, and examiners
and fully compatible with official FAA regulations and guidance and Airman Certification Standards. Our explanations and learning content are the best in the business
for FAA knowledge tests, hands down.
All required charts and figures are included.
Polished user interface for fast and effective learning. Plenty of study and learning modes, including infinite practice tests.
Free lifetime updates means that you can use it to pass the test now and as a lifetime refresher later.
We filter our test banks so that you study only what you need to for the exact test you're taking.
Our GroundSchool - Private Pilot app can prepare you for any or all of the following FAA knowledge tests:
PAR - Private Pilot Airplane
PRG - Private Pilot Rotorcraft Gyroplane
PAT - Private Pilot Airplane / Recreational Pilot - Transition
PRH - Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter
PBG - Private Pilot Balloon - Gas
RPA - Recreational Pilot Airplane
PBH - Private Pilot Balloon - Hot Air
RPG - Recreational Pilot Gyroplane
PGL - Private Pilot Glider
RPH - Recreational Pilot Helicopter
PGT - Private Pilot Gyroplane / Recreational Pilot
PPP - Private Pilot Powered Parachute
PHT - Private Pilot Helicopter / Rec. Pilot Transition
PWS - Private Pilot Weight Shift Control
PLA - Private Pilot Lighter-Than-Air (Airship)
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Download / Get the Apps!
Our FAA Knowledge Test prep apps are updated regularly throughout the year. Updates are free for life!
The downloads are large because our apps include the best learning content in the business. Learn More
GroundSchool - Private and Recreational Pilot for Microsoft Windows™ PCs
(includes Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, Balloon, etc.)
Having difficulty? Pleasevisit our helpdesk for frequently asked questions and personalized support.
We believe (and scientific study validates) that the interactive activity of test preparation, when combined with the sort of detailed supplementary and explanatory material that we offer, is an excellent way to thoroughly learn and internalize key aviation information.
We are test prep specialists and the experience of thousands upon thousands of pilots proves that our method works. We do not use test prep as a "hook", as some of our advertising-based competitors do, to sell you expensive but ineffective passive video-based courses and similar products that do little besides waste your time and drain your wallet.
Use our material and study hard - not just the questions and answers, but the reasoning and explanations too, and be on your way, in a highly time and cost efficient way, to knowledge test and aviation success!
This app has a really cool feature. After you complete a study session, you can, choose to report your progress to our TestPrepStatus.com system where you will be able to see charts of your study progress so that you can identity your weak points.
The really cool thing, however, is that you can also invite your instructor (CFI, flight school, mechanic school, mentor, parent, study partner, etc) to log in and monitor your progress. This is neat because now you can prove to your instructor in a concrete way now your study is progressing.
Access to the TestPrepStatus.com system is completely free for you and your instructor! Only GroundSchool has this innovative system.
GroundSchool is designed to help you learn the material and score highly on your test in the most efficient manner possible. Our app represents years of listening to and understanding the needs of pilots and mechanics. The program is designed with the singular goal of helping you learn the material so you can pass your FAA written test with a minimum of time and effort. Sure, there are some study methods that are cheaper (and many far more expensive!)... but only if your time is worth nothing. Our app is fast, efficient, and proven.
Here are a few screenshots from the app:
With our FAA Written Test Prep app, you don't have to worry about having
an out of date version. Our authors work to update the data as FAA question
pools change. Groundschool has a built-in self-update feature that connects
to our servers and makes sure that you have the latest and greatest versions
of the app and data soon after they becomes available.
Additionally, the self-update can be used to install new test
data (such as Instrument Rating on top of Private Pilot) so you can have it
when and where you need it.
Passed the IFR (Airplane) and Flight Instructor Instruments tests in the same afternoon after using your apps!
I think your apps are very good. There was a guy next to me at the CATS testing center that failed after using She**** A**. ... I think the intuitiveness
of your apps is superb. ... Thanks for the help, I'll be using this for my commercial as well!
- JT - GroundSchool User.
wanted to express my gratitude for the FAA Ground School Test Prep
app. The features are outstanding with regard to knowledge
reinforcement, cross referencing, concentrating on weak points,
and ease of use. Even if you have one of the other home study courses
you still need this program."
- DM - GroundSchool User.
took my test yesterday, and scored 97%. I hd K***'s DVD set and an A** book too. None of them hit the mark in terms of meeting my needs as much as your app did.
I was able to load the app on my work laptop, and take practice tests everywhere: in airports, in-flight (in scheduled airlines), long meetings. It really helped that I could save my tests, and could
review the questions I got wrong later. Being able to search for questions ... was very valuable in keeping me efficient and focused.
You should all be proud of having created something so useful, so well thought out!
- DM - GroundSchool User.
A "test bank" contains
one or more tests. For example, the "Private and Recreational Pilot" test bank will contain the Private
Pilot Airplane, Private Pilot Helicopter, and other tests. You'll be able to see the exact tests in each
of the test banks in the screens to follow. Here
are the available GroundSchool test banks:
For the Professional Pilot of the future! One of our best Value
FAA written test prep packages. This is for those really focused on a career in aviation. This package includes
both the Takeoff and FlightLevel Bundles combined.
For the Professional Pilot of the future who also wants to operate in the dynamic Sport Pilot world! Our Best Value
FAA written test prep package. This is for those really focused on a career in aviation but who also love it enough and want the 'future proofing' security of also getting a
Sport Pilot license(s). This package everything from the Takeoff, Sport Pilot, and FlightLevel Bundles combined.
Complete preparation for the three written / knowledge tests (General, Airframe, and Powerplant) that you'll need to take and pass to get
get an FAA A&P certificate. Includes access to all three A&P test banks. Please note: choosing this is the same as choosing a "pick 3"
bundle above and then selecting the mechanic tests from there.
This is for purchasing the Military Competence test banks (Military Competence Airplane and Helicopter - MCA and MCH and/or Military Competence Instructor (MCI)) only. Purchase this option if you are a military pilot wishing to obtain your FAA civilian commercial pilot and/or flight instructor certificate(s) on the basis of your military experience. See the Military Competence page for full details.
This is for purchasing the prep for the Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) test only. This is for people who are sure that they need
ONLY the FOI prep. Most flight and ground instructor candidates should NOT get this, but rather the complete CFI test bank that includes all the flight/ground instructor tests plus the FOI.
To be clear: any purchase that includes
at no extra charge, so that if you selected as a title either as a 'single test bank' or part of the pick 3 bundle, you'd get both CFI and FOI and it would
only count as one test bank. This "FOI only" option here is at a lower price for those who know that they will only ever need FOI.
just completed my FAA Private Pilot Airplane test at the US Air
Force Academy Aero Club. I scored a 97%, thanks to your excellent
test prep! I'll definitely be working through my Instrument
Rating preparation with your GroundSchool."- JR (Private)
just wanted to take a moment and let you just how wonderful I
feel your Ground School product is. After purchasing your app,
for my Private Pilot Exam, I studied for about 5 days using your
app, along with my training book that the flight school uses,
and I am pleased to let you know that I passed my written exam
with a score of 98%. I can't even begin to tell you how pleased
I am with your product and how easy and effectively it was to
use. I will definitely be buying other modules as my training
progresses through Instrument and Commercial." - KH (Private)
am an Aviation Major at a top US university where I am consistently
at the top of my class with the help of your app... Thanks
for providing a great application at such a reasonable price!"
Dauntless, Just an update for you guys. I took my test today and passed with a 98%. Thank you. I found your app
very helpful for test practice. I like the way you can focus
on a specific FAA subject categories until you feel confident
in that subject then move on." - MB (Private)
scored a 97%. I missed two of 62 questions. GroundSchool is
an excellent tool to prepare for the written test. Thanks!"- MC (Private)
this is an excellent product and is a pleasure to use"
- Review by FlightSim.com
to the GroundSchool app, I got 59 out of 60 on the
written exam. It was very helpful to have the latest FAA questions" - BF (Private)
wanted you to know that I passed the PAR today with
a 95%. Virtually every question asked I had the opportunity
to see prior to the actual test. This app is an excellent
tool for preparation for the exam and when I am ready to continue
my flight training for the instrument rating I will definitely
being contacting you for the app. I would highly recommend
GroundSchool to anyone who has the desire to prepare quickly,
efficiently and effectively. Thanks again for your excellent
product and I look forward to contacting you when I begin the
instrument portion of my training."- LC (Private)
to let you know that I passed my PAR test the other day, with
a score in the 90's. I feel like your product did a lot to helping
me achieve that. Additionally, when I had a question on the
content your e-mail reply was fast, detailed and far better
than I ever expected from a product ordered over the web! You
guys do a great job, so keep it up, and I will be back to see
you when I go for my next rating."- SV (Private)
very pleased to work with your program. You've done a very good
job."- JCB (Private)
found your program to be very useful and have recommended it
to many fellow students and will continue to do so. I am keeping
your program loaded in my computer so that I may refresh my
memory from time to time. Learning something new at my age (51),
is not as easy as it used to be. I sincerely believe that your
program was the single biggest factor in achieving my [high]
test score. Many, many thanks." - JM (Private)
GroundSchool app is the best! I used it to study for my
Private Pilot written exam and I passed with a 90%. The emulation
of the CATS app was a lifesaver, everything looked very
familiar going into the test and it put me to ease right away.
I just wanted to personally thank you for a great product and
even better customer service! I have recommended you and this
app to many people. Thank you for an awesome product! A
very satisfied customer!" - JM (Private)
bought [GroundSchool Private Pilot]... It was wonderful, and
I passed the private pilot written with the highest score my
flight school has ever had." - LP (Private, now working
the way, the program is EXCELLENT. Intend to use for future
ratings when that day comes... Thanks!" - CC (Private (as
I just passed my written PAR. Thanks your app works great.
It seems to be better than the actual test app from 'LaserGrade'
for presentation and ease of use. My score is 95% with 3 wrong;
'LG' gave FAA subject codes of B08, H348 and I31. Using your
SW I looked up those codes and found the questions I missed.
8553, 9014 and 8909. Now my instructor wont have to hunt and
peck for the 3 questions, he's never happy. But I am. Thanks
PS it took me about 3 weeks using the SW and reading, I went
from middle 70s to the high 90s "- ML (Private)
found [FAATest.com GroundSchool] app to be much more time
effective for actually preparing for the test than [competitor's]
DVD set. The DVDs had colorful animations, but of
mostly simple things. With your app, I was able to really
go through the material quickly and efficiently." - SS
(Private / IFR)
am very satisfied with the results (and cost) of your product."- JP (Private / IFR / Comm)
... after studying for just two nights ... thanks!"- TP
explanations were very helpful... 98%." - LAF (Private)
to your app [I] passed my private written with a 100%"- JH (Private)
'I only used GroundSchool for learning the material needed for my test taking. The questions and answers were literally identical, making the test extremely easy to pass. As for my results, I passed on the first attempt with a 97%" - RW
feedback keeps rolling in. Our users routinely score very highly
on their knowledge tests. We invite you to be next. It's hard
to say for sure, but we're confident within reasonable doubt
that we have helped "hundreds get hundreds" with our
app by this point. Check out even more user feedback.
Actual and realistic FAA questions. 100% Compatible with FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS).
Detailed explanations for every question. The best in the business by a long way. Often illustrated.
All reference charts and figures are included right in the app for quick access and study.
A polished User Experience optimized to help you learn quickly and efficiently.
Questions Filtered by Specific Test so that you study only exactly that which applies to your specific test.
Customizable study and learning modes in=cluding the ability to take aninfinite number of simulated/practice tests!
flaggable and searchable questions, an integrated aviation glossary, built-in quick updates, and much more!
Private Pilot Airplane (PAR)
for checking out the app! Good luck on your test, and blue
Thinking about learning to fly but not
sure what this app is for or how to proceed?Click
average score reported to us by users of
this app on their actual PAR (Private Pilot
Airplane) test during a recent 3 month
Note: Any score over than 70% "passes" -
any score higher than 90% is superb. 74 users
"I believe that your product is
ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT. I has been a joy to work
with. All the more so due to your very prompt
response to my questions.." - EF
"I was about to order the
[competitor's product] when I noticed
your product. Because it was downloadable, I
could start practicing right away. And, the
price was right. I'm a 64 year old 1000 hour
private pilot with instrument rating
who suddenly decided to get my Commercial
and CFII as a retirement vocation. I don’t learn
as fast as I did 40 years ago. GroundSchool has
been a great learning and practicing tool." -
"I will tell you that I think your
app is a wonderful product and I have
personally recommended it to many students at
[FBO] ground school classes... in fact as a
result of using your program, my wife blew by
the other students in her class! This has been a
tremendous confidence builder for her as she was
somewhat intimidated by the other students (all
male) Kind of fun to watch their faces when she
completes a multiple chapter review in 1/4 of
the time they took. Now, they make comments
during the correction like..." well I had answer
A but [wife's name] has answer B and I'm sure
she has the right answer "
We're having a
great time with your app even I use it to
keep myself fresh... Thanks!" -
This product undergoes Continuous Refinement.
We continually work to
upgrade both the content and functionality of
our software and apps.
Upgrades are always
available free of charge and with minimum hassle through
straighforward, built-in self-update features.
Our products can help you not just pass your test now, but will also be there for you when you want to review and update your knowledge down the line.
"When once you have tasted flight, you
will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned
skyward, for there you have been, and there you
will always long to return."