Curious about what it takes to learn to fly? We host a FREE Private Pilot ground school twice a year.  We do not currently have a date for our winter ground school but it will likely start around the end of January. Send us a message below to reserve your spot!

Items you’ll need:

Bolded items may be available at the Rochester Airport terminal building.

*Purchasing Rod Machado’s book is optional, but you may find that having the book is helpful!

Classes meet weekly and begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester airport terminal building.

Useful Links for Students

- FREE Ground School!  Click here to learn more!


- FREE "Study Buddy" from Sporty's: A test prep computer program.



  • Get weather briefings and plan flights
  • FREE app that does everything ForeFlight does
  • App on iTunes: FltPlanGO
  • App on Google Play: FltPlanGO


- Skyvector

  • Not a legal source for weather and navigation, but still good info.


- Video: How to Use the E6B Flight Computer






- Video: 5 Types of Altitude Explained




  • Find out all the information you ever wanted to know about any airport 🙂



  • Listen to real pilots and air traffic controllers in real time.


- Sectional Chart Symbols

  • Not sure what that symbol means?  Look it up here!


- AOPA Weather Briefing

  • This is not an official weather briefing site, but if you are a member of AOPA, you get to have free access to this helpful tool.




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