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 guidance for using the flight training system along with your flight lessons or performing the lessons as a virtual aviator.
The Paper version of the system can be obtained at http://pilot-stores.com/
The on line version can be obtained at https://elearning.sportaviationcenter.com/
Congratulations on using the most comprehensive pilot training system available for ultralight, 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 also applies to ultralight pilot training ONLY as a supplement. For all potential pilots, flight simulator training does not substitute for actual flight training. You MUST get actual flight training from a FAA Certificated Flight Instructor before getting any Ultralight, Light-Sport and General Aviation Aircraft.
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 ultralight or FAA 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.
“Virtual flight training” with the flight simulator is a great supplement to enhance knowledge for acquiring a sport pilot or private pilot license/certificate and learning to fly a real airplane. It’s also great for the virtual aviator pursuing the same aeronautical knowledge and flight skills required to pass the FAA knowledge test and checkride.
- 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 successful takeoffs, flight maneuvers, airport operations and landings. Winds and some turbulance are added for flight in more challenging conditions. This would complete the training for Ultralight Pilots.
- 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 (8083-25B)
2) FAA Airplane Flying Handbook (8083-3B)
3) FAR/AIM (Federal Aviation Regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual) Note that Ultralight Pilots only need to study Part 103
A complete checklist is provided here. Once you have finished your training, this type of list will be your routine each time as you prepare to leave the ground, as you enter the craft you will fly, and as you navigate the sky.
You simply follow the Training Syllabus and study the materials as outlined in flight and ground lesson plans “Assignment for this Lesson”.