This book is an essential companion to the FAA's main ground school reference
text, Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
(8083-25A). It contains study questions and exercises designed to help a student better
learn and understand the material in the FAA text. With Dyer's Dan
Dyer's Ground School Workbook for Private Pilots, a student pilot
- Focus in on key topics in the FAA reading
- Take apart and master complex topics in aviation
- Go beyond rote memorization
- Develop a deeper understanding of the material
- Have fun in the process!
Whether you are studying on your own or working under the
direction of a Certified Flight Instructor, Dan Dyer's Ground School
Workbook for Private Pilots will be an essential aid in your mastery
of the ground school topics required of all student pilots.
Why was this workbook created?
FAA source materials are comprehensive, but can often be dry or
poorly-worded. It is easy for student pilots to get lost in the
details. By itself, reading the FAA materials does not provide
enough chance to actually use the new information in context or to
connect it with prior lessons. As an instructor, Dan Dyer vowed to
make the flight training process better for his students. Mr. Dyer
decided to create a set of exercises to walk a new student through
everything that was needed of a private pilot.
What makes this workbook different from other quizzes or test
This is a workbook. It is NOT a quiz booklet. There are a number
of quiz books or oral test prep guides available to student pilots.
This book is different. The goal of this workbook is to teach. While
you won't find any new reference material in this workbook, you will
find yourself learning the material better through the use of
guiding questions, practice questions, and discussion questions. The
goal of every exercise in this workbook is to increase your
understanding of the material. Some of the questions are designed to
lead you to the correct answer. Some are designed to make you think.
Some questions are included specifically to draw your attention to
minor points in the FAA text that could otherwise get overlooked.
Working through these questions should leave you better informed
than when you started. Some of the questions may include humorous
answers - anything that helps you learn the material and enjoy the
About the Author
Dan Dyer is a flight instructor living and flying in the San
Francisco Bay Area, certified in both airplanes and helicopters.
After receiving his MBA and having a career in management consulting
and software marketing, he left the corporate to focus instead on
aviation. Throughout his many careers, he developed a reputation for
being a charismatic public speaker, and an effective educator. In
one way or another, he has been involved in classroom training and
one-on-one instruction for over 20 years.