Basic Membership

Basic Free Membership

Get access to our Open online courses, including the complete Private Pilot Online Ground School.

Note: The “Basic Free Membership” is no longer open for users to register for free.  The fee is $99/yr annually.  This is due to the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the courses we have posted for free and the large number of users who have signed up and taken the courses.  Unfortunately with that, comes spam, hackers, and a very expensive bill each month for our server to be able to store all the user’s data (everytime you answer a question, complete a lesson, etc).  To be able to keep the courses open for free for everyone, we have instituted a $8.25/mo fee that is billed annually for those users who still wish to be able to log in, post questions and comments, record their progress through the courses and receive completion certificates for the courses.  All of our original free courses are still open for you to access without a membership, but you will only be able to view the content and not log in to track your progress, etc.

Thank you for supporting us and helping to keep this site available for future generations of pilots!

You’ll be able to track your progress and print certificates you earn studying our online courses, as well as earn points for the more courses you take and comments you post.  The best way to earn POINTS is complete courses including the quizzes, and participate in our online forums, making posts, asking questions, or responding with your thoughts and answers to others.

You can use your POINTS to unlock more courses and earn free rewards, like discounts on premium memberships and even stickers and t-shirts, all for FREE!

Track Your Progress
Unlimited Retakes of Courses
Access to Members only forum
Access to all Pilot Resource Documents
Access to BFR and IPC ground prep
Get Answers to your questions from our CFIs directly

Please note: For Private Pilot Written Prep and to earn the endorsement for the FAA written exam you will need the Silver Membership or higher available here.


  1. Ariel Israel Ben-Zion

    I am a 58 year old Jewish (currently bedridden) man living in a nursing home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I have a passion to fly. I purchased X-Plane 11 flight simulator software and am learning to fly the Cessna 172. I am using the CH Yoke. I watch the live streaming webcam from (KTRK) Truckee-Tahoe Airport daily and listen to communications between pilots, tower, ground and unicom. I email and call the airport staff with questions. I track flights with and I utilize the FAA website for publications, notifications and other aviation information. I will be out of this bed within 2 years and I WILL be FLYING! I don’t know how all this is going to happen, but G-D willing, it will come to pass. I want to thank you for the many training videos that you have shared with everyone. May the Holy One of Yisrael BLESS you and your family.

    Ariel Israel Ben-Zion – Student Pilot