Private Pilot Ground School - Next Class Beginning January 14, 2020

Petaluma Pilot Training Center is proud to be offering its own ground school run by two of Sonoma County's premiere flight instructors, Barbara O'Grady & Marc Ashton. 

Ground School the ideal class for anyone interested in getting their license, working towards their license or the experienced pilot just looking for a refresher! It's 13 classes packed with information such as rules and regulations, weather, how an airplane works, planning a cross county trip and much more!

It teaches everything you'll need to know to pass the FAA Computer Knowledge Test (previously known as the written test) for a Private Pilot Certificate.


Sign up online or call today to reserve your space.
  • Petaluma Pilot Training Center Spring Ground School Private Pilot

    Started Jan 21


Course Information:

Start Date:   Tuesday January 14th, 2020

Time:   7PM   - 9:30PM

Location: Petaluma Community Center, 

             320 N. Mcdowell Blvd, Craft Room 1,

             Petaluma, Ca 94954

Class Cost: $295

Course Materials List:

  • Jeppesen Guided Flight Discovery - Private Pilot - $80

  • Jeppesen FAA Airman Knowledge - Private Pilot Test Guide - $22

  • Jeppesen CSG Student Flight Computer - $15

  • ASA Ultimate Rotating Plotter - $15   


Course Materials Cost = $132 

(After Tax = $142.90) 

Course materials will be available for purchase on the first day of class. 

*You may purchase your books ahead of time online.  Be aware if purchasing online on your own, course books MUST be the latest revision to come from Jeppesen.  

Contact Information:

Petaluma Pilot Training Center 707-765-1889

Barbara O'Grady (AGI, CFI): 707-765-1889


Marc Ashton (AGI, CFI): 707-765-1889


From US-101

Head southeast on US-101 S

Take exit 474 for E Washington St toward Central Petaluma

Turn left onto E Washington St

Continue straight to stay on E Washington St

Turn left onto N McDowell Blvd

Turn right


Destination on your right

Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954

*Notice: All Sales Are Final


The newest addition to the fleet!

A Cessna 182P!

Do you have any pictures you've taken while flying with us? We'd love to share them! Send them to us here


PPTC, located at the Petaluma Municipal Airport (O69), is dedicated to providing top quality aircraft for rental and flight training.

Online scheduling allows you to choose when you want to fly, instead of being told when you can. Once you are registered, you can reserve your preferred plane in advance for either a training session or, if you already have your certificate, log on to rent a plane.

You can benefit from decades of accumulated knowledge about our planes and pilot training from our great instructors. We also do all of our maintenance on site through our parent company, Mangon Aircraft.

Call us at (707) 765-1889 to schedule an introductory flying lesson today! 

 Click here to see what the requirements are to become a pilot

Private Pilot, Instrument, and High Performance training

Always dreamed of flying a plane? We can help you achieve that dream! But why stop once you get your private pilot certificate? You can continue your training and get your instrument rating! Or if want to get your high performance and complex endorsement? We've got the aircraft for you!

Planes for Rent


Already have your certificate and just want a plane to fly? We have a few different options for you depending on what kind of plane you like.
Pilot Supplies



Need supplies for ground school? Charts? General pilot supplies? Or been out of the flying game for a while and need to pick up some refresher books? We've got you covered! If we don't have it, we can get it for you!


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