The Internet's Premier
Online Ground School Since 2006

Gold Seal has helped over 100,000 pilots get their certificates. Start today and YOU could be next!

Self Paced Course

The Gold Seal Ground School is structured so that you can learn when you want and how you want. Any computer, anywhere you have internet access. Your progress is tracked and every quiz you take is archived for review. This means you can always pick up where you left off and review anything at any time. It’s training that fits your lifestyle. But Gold Seal goes a step further. Your instructor can join Gold Seal for free and monitor all your activity in the program. This is a wonderful way for the two of you to collaborate for success.

Powerful Quizzing Engine

Gold Seal covers everything from your written test, to your flight maneuvers, to your final checkride. And where test prep is concerned, you’ve come to the right place! Gold Seal doesn’t use canned software to generate quizzes. Our testing engine is the most sophisticated software on the market, specially designed from scratch to make sure that learning occurs. Our quizzes include built-in hints, charts and diagrams, explanations, and are archived for your later review. You can even print out PDFs containing questions you missed. This is a fantastic resource as you get close to testing day.

Unique Teaching Style!

Gold Seal has over 60 interactive modules in a unique lesson format. They are designed specifically for knowledge transfer. No powerpoints and no dull talking-head videos. This is fun material that will keep you engaged!

Complete Private Pilot Program

  • Get Started with Ease
  • Full Written Test Prep
  • Flight Maneuvers
  • Checkride Success
  • CFI Collaboration

Written Test Preparation

  • Full Database of Questions
  • Flashcards and Hints
  • Explanations Built Right In
  • Every Quiz is Archived
  • Knowledge Test Endorsement

Practical Test Preparation

  • FAA ACS Compliant
  • Develop Great Habits
  • Checkride Tips
  • Oral and Flight Test
  • Checkride Webinars

The Most Complete Ground School Program Available - It Covers Everything!


Welcome to the Airport Aircraft Basics Your First Flight Lesson Pilot Qualifications Aircraft Requirements
Aerodynamics Meet Your Instrument Panel Conventional Airplane Instruments Zulu Time Phonetic Alphabet
Latitudes and Longitudes Understanding Sectional Charts Class D Airport Communications Airport Operations National Airspace System
Stalls, Spins, and Spirals Airport Signs & Runway Markings Wake Turbulence Stall Recovery Basics The Stabilized Approach
Emergency Procedures Transponders Engines and Systems Ground Reference Maneuvers Steep Turns
Short Field Operations Soft Field Operations FAA Pilot Regulations Weather Theory Density Altitude
Weather Charts METARs, TAFs, & PIREPs Atmospheric Instability Calculating Crosswind Components VFR Weather Minimums
VOR Navigation GPS: What it is and How it works Night Flight Operations Weight and Balance Performance Charts
Aeromedical Factors Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) The Chart Supplement Publication Cross-Country Flight Planning Checkride Preparation

The Most Complete Ground School Program Available - It Covers Everything!


Aircraft Basics Your First Flight Lesson
Pilot Qualifications Aircraft Requirements
Aerodynamics Meet Your Instrument Panel
Conventional Airplane Instruments Zulu Time
Phonetic Alphabet Latitudes and Longitudes
Understanding Sectional Charts Class D Airport Communications
Airport Operations National Airspace System
Stalls, Spins, and Spirals Airport Signs & Runway Markings
Wake Turbulence Stall Recovery Basics
The Stabilized Approach Emergency Procedures
Transponders Engines and Systems
Ground Reference Maneuvers Steep Turns
Short Field Operations Soft Field Operations
FAA Pilot Regulations Weather Theory
Density Altitude Weather Charts
METARs, TAFs, & PIREPs Atmospheric Instability
Calculating Crosswind Components VFR Weather Minimums
VOR Navigation GPS: What it is and How it works
Night Flight Operations Weight and Balance
Performance Charts Aeromedical Factors
Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) The Chart Supplement Publication
Cross-Country Flight Planning Checkride Preparation

Pass All Your Tests

Gold Seal includes everything you need to be successful – from written test to checkride. But don’t just take our word for it, click the button below and give it a thorough test drive. It’s free and no credit card required.