Instrument Pilot
Price: $124.95





The Gleim Part 141 Approved Online Ground School - Instrument Rating uses our sophisticated Knowledge Transfer Systems to ensure that you master all of the information you will need to be a competent, safe pilot and to pass your knowledge test with confidence.

  • Average Length of Course: 35 Hours
  • Audiovisual presentations for each study unit
  • Testing center emulation (CATS and PSI/LaserGrade)
  • Sign-off to test - no instructor needed!
September, 2014
After finishing my first Gleim online course, to prepare myself for the private pilot FAA written exam I have to say that this is the best way to get ready. It's really useful and easy to go through. I completely recommend any person who is beginning his/her flight training. Not being more just thanks to Gleim.
- Juan Ramírez Ruiz


June, 2014
Thank you for availing such a great course to people like me who love learning so much! I am enjoying every bit of it, particularly the topic on Characteristics of learning. I am an international student and the material is so easy to follow through. I will love to continue studying with Gleim and to recommend your material to others.
- Tinashe


June, 2014
Thank you so much! I passed my exam with a 95! Gleim Prep Rocks.
- Bruce R.


April, 2014
Outstanding support by telephone and email. The courses are beautifully designed to enhance learning. The ATP book you publish provides all of the additional materials needed.
- Gordon Danielson


April, 2014
I would like to thank Gleim online ground school for making an easy to use and understand program. I purchased private pilot three and a half weeks ago and today passed my FAA knowledge test. I will be using Gleim again soon and highly recommend.
- John Williams


March, 2014
This is the first online Aviation course I have taken and I was thoroughly impressed with the entire process from the comprehensive study guides to the end of study tests and practice exams. I scored an all time high mark thanks to Gleim. I will include Gleim as part of my continuing studies until ATP and recommend Gleim to my students and fellow pilots.
- Martin Gyoroky, Canadian Class 2 Instructor and Professional Pilot


March, 2014
I passed the FAA ATPL exam successfully (88%) a few weeks ago. Many thanks to you. Your online learning program was an essential tool to success. Thank you 1000x. The ATP kit is very good because it allows needed transfer of knowledge in a very efficient & structural way.
- Michel Mesmaekers


March, 2014
I passed my FOI test on the first attempt using Gleim on the 25 of February 2014, I have been using Gleim since 1987 and Gleim is with no doubt the best online training course I have ever used. It is simple, clear and straight to the point. The course was not just to pass the exam but it is very informative, fun and easy to understand. Thanks to Gleim, as I highly recommend anyone attempting to take an FAA exam to choose Gleim!
- Garnett J Leerdam


February, 2014
Your courses are incredible. I tried "the other guys" and made them send me my money back after completion.
- HRSIII


January, 2014
Thank you very much for your course. I passed my written exam with a 92 back in May and then got my private license three days later. Since then I have gone on to get my seaplane rating and will be working on tail dragger next. I look forward to using your services again when I look to do my IFR rating in the future. Thanks again.
- Bradley A.


November, 2013
I have been preparing for FAA knowledge tests for a while now using various public resources. With the help of your ground school, I have been able to put together a comprehensive picture of what is expected during an FAA knowledge test. I found your material more in line with material the FAA knowledge tests presented, than other preparation material have I used, I was prepared for this. As a result of this, I was able to take, and successfully pass, on the first sitting, the FAA PAR, FAA BGI, and the FAA FOI, at an internationally accessible FAA authorized test center. I plan to continue using your on-line ground school content as, I find them unique and extremely useful, as I am more adapted to your type of course delivery method.
- Andrew


October, 2013
I am not a technical person and was therefore a bit reluctant on taking the test because I felt that my lack of technical knowledge would inhibit my ability to recall the information. The material was presented in such a way that I was able to recall and pass the first time around. Highly recommended study material and I am now looking forward to taking the next modules.
- Anonymous


October, 2013
Great course, pass my written with flying colors.
- Dennis


October, 2013
One of the best purchases I have made in my young piloting career. This online ground school was extremely helpful and I passed my knowledge test on my first try! I was very nervous going into the test but I remembered all the tips I learned from this course and I was very confident once I started taking the test. I will DEFINITELY be back when it's time for me to go onto my commercial license! THANK YOU!!!
- Brian F.


September, 2013
It has been an academic pleasure and exciting mental exercise working through the Gleim Private Pilot Airplane Online Ground School. I am looking forward to using the new FAA knowledge I have learned during my FAA knowledge test, as well as in my other General Aviation pursuits. I would recommend it to any other General Aviation Pilot, who may need a quick review and confidence boost on their FAA Knowledge, as I do!
- Andrew Ojwang, Private Pilot


September, 2013
Best educational resource I have ever used.
- Adam Williams


August, 2013
I started to prepare for the FAA Knowledge exam on my own using a few of the standard texts out there. I quickly realized that my preparation was disorganized and inefficient. I tried another online course first and canceled after the first lesson. Luckily, my school uses Gleim texts, so I decided to try the Gleim Online Ground School. It was a great decision. The course is well structured, organized, and very concise. I was able to efficiently get through the information in less than three weeks. I'm not saying that it was easy, it wasn't, but it allowed me to go from not knowing anything about flying, to mastering all the basic information necessary. Because you are able to take practice exams in the actual format offered by CAT or PSI, there are no surprises on test day. I felt completely relaxed taking the final test, because I was able to do it repeatedly, in the same format, during my Online Ground School course. This is definitely the most efficient and effective way to learn. Don't waste your time studying from a book. The test is administered on a computer and that's the way you should prepare for it. I didn't just pass the test, I CRUSHED IT.
- Doug Christenson


July, 2013
I want to thank you and the Gleim company for an outstanding Instrument Pilot Course. It is my pleasure to let you know that I took the test today and passed it with a 97! The course was very thorough and prepared me for my success! I thought about several other courses but am very happy that I chose Gleim. Also, it was nice to speak to such nice helpful people on the phone.
- Trey Brewer


June, 2013
I just got out of the testing center and I passed with a 90% mark. Your course is very well designed and it prepares any candidates to pass the test without any difficulties.
- Tanguy Castric


May, 2013
I would like to take this opportunity to say your online ground school was the best preparation for the FAA test I have seen on the market. I liked all the repetition, the study mode, and stage tests, and the large question database (other products have a much more limited database). I also purchased a hardcopy of your Sport Pilot Maneuvers and I think the combination of the two is the best organized, most comprehensive, and well thought out reference I have seen. At first, I loved all the DVDs out there and shunned the "plainness" of the Gleim resources, but now I really appreciate that simplicity! You get right down to business in the most efficient way possible. I have learned that I can really trust that Gleim has got all the regs and knowledge covered!
- TC


April, 2013
I took the instrument written test last Friday and received a high passing score. I am very pleased with the Gleim program and highly recommend it to aspiring pilots.
- Dan Cedrone


March, 2013
I recently used the Gleim Online Ground School to prepare for the Instrument Knowledge Exam. The Instrument written exam is an order of magnitude more complicated than the Private Pilot written exam, and I am extremely happy that my school recommended Gleim. I believe Gleim Online provides the best training for the most reasonable price. Using only the Gleim Online course and the Gleim Instrument test book, I passed the FAA written exam today on the first attempt with a score of 93%.
- Dale Young, Private Pilot (Airplane) and Instrument Student


What is FAA Part 141 Approval?

Under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 141 deals with pilot schools. These schools are specifically approved by the FAA to teach certain courses in a structured and organized way. The purpose of Part 141 is to ensure the highest level of student training possible.

Gleim sought FAA approval for our Online Ground School course as a means of satisfying the ground school requirement of Part 141 for each pilot certificate and rating. Detailed course materials were submitted to the FAA and approved. For more information, see the Gleim FAA Approval Letter and the Gleim Air Agency Certificate.

The Gleim Online Ground School is now overseen directly by the FAA. We are required to provide the FAA with detailed information concerning student success as a result of having taken this course. Our ability to continue to operate as an FAA-approved ground school provider is contingent upon our maintaining the highest quality of instruction possible. This has been the Gleim commitment for more than 30 years, and our recent FAA approval only further encourages us to thoroughly prepare our customers with the knowledge they will need to confidently pass the FAA knowledge test and operate safely as pilots.

Course Content

This course has the same study unit order as the Gleim Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test Book.

Instrument Pilot:
  1. Airplane Instruments
  2. Attitude Instrument Flying and Aerodynamics
  3. Navigation Systems
  4. Federal Aviation Regulations
  5. Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace
  6. Holding and Instrument Approaches
  7. Aeromedical Factors
  8. Aviation Weather
  9. Aviation Weather Services
  10. IFR En Route
  11. IFR Flights

Course Requirements

To Access the Website: We test the Gleim Online Courses exclusively in Internet Explorer 8 or higher. We cannot guarantee that the courses or the website will display correctly in any other web browser (AOL, Internet Explorer 7 or below, Netscape, Mozilla, etc..).
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Gleim Guarantee

Gleim offers you the best training materials available. When you complete this course satisfactorily, you will pass your FAA knowledge test. We are so confident that you will pass, that we offer your money back or a personal tutor if you do not pass on your first attempt.

Duration

Access to the Online Course will expire 12 months from the date of purchase. If you need access to the course after the expiration date, it must be repurchased.


Refund

You may return the course within 30 days of purchase for a full refund if you have not begun more than two lessons.


Currency

We regularly communicate with the FAA and continuously monitor its website for changes to the FAA's knowledge tests. While the FAA no longer releases the complete database of knowledge test questions, sample questions are released on a quarterly basis and incorporated into our material as appropriate.

Whenever changes are made, they will be automatically incorporated into the course with no input or additional work needed on your end. Thus, you can be confident that this course contains everything you will need to pass your knowledge test with ease.


Flight Schools or Instructors

Gleim Part 141 Online Ground School will only meet the training requirements of Part 141 if your school has the course approved in your Training Course Outline.

Call Gleim today at (800) 874-5346 ext. 471 to learn more about purchasing Gleim Online Ground School for your students as well as how to go about getting this course approved in your Training Course Outline. Alternatively, for general inquiries, feel free to email the chief instructor at OGS141@gleim.com.

How to Purchase Part 141 Online Ground School

OPTION 1
  1. You must be enrolled in a Part 141 flight school that accepts Gleim Part 141 Online Ground School as part of its Training Course Outline.
    To learn if your school participates in the course of training you are seeking, see our list of Gleim-Partnered Part 141 Flight Schools.
  2. Purchase or otherwise receive an activation code from your flight school and visit the login page to enter your code and begin your study.
OPTION 2
  1. You may train directly through Gleim if you agree to certain stipulations and complete an entrance interview before beginning the course. You must agree to:
    1. Participate in an exit interview after you complete the course before you are provided with an endorsement to take the knowledge test.
    2. Provide Gleim with acceptable proof of your score on the knowledge test.
  2. After you agree to the terms of the course, you may purchase it. You will electronically sign each agreement before beginning the Part 141 Ground School.

What to Expect in a Study Unit

  1. Each study unit in Gleim Part 141 Online Ground School is divided into several sections referred to as Instructional Elements.
  2. To assist you in your studies, there are four Instructional Elements in each study unit:
    1. Audiovisual Presentation (optional)
    2. Knowledge Transfer Outline
    3. Multiple-Choice Study Quiz
    4. Multiple-Choice Test
  3. After each quiz, you will be provided with an opportunity to review the questions that you missed. You will need to choose the correct answer to each missed question in each quiz before you can move on in the course.
  4. Your scores on the study quiz and final test will be averaged together to determine your final score for each study unit.

How to complete a study unit

To complete a study unit you must:

  1. Study the knowledge transfer outline for the study unit. The outlines are broken down into sections called "subunits" to make studying easier. We recommend you print the entire outline to study from and keep as reference. Use this printout for quick reference. When you have finished studying the outlines, you will be ready to take the multiple-choice quizzes.
  2. Answer all of the thought-provoking multiple-choice study questions. You must answer all questions in order to continue. After selecting your answer choice, you will receive immediate feedback explaining why your answer was either correct or incorrect. Your grade on the study quiz is based on the first answer you select for each question.
  3. Review the questions you missed. After completing the study quiz, you will be prompted to review the questions you missed on the quiz. Analyze and understand why you missed the questions you did. If you did not successfully pass the quiz, you will need to retake the study quiz.
  4. Pass the multiple-choice test. You will be given a test based on the material you covered in the study quiz and outline sections of the study unit. You may move back and forth between questions and change your answers until you are ready to grade the test. When you have answered each of the multiple-choice questions to your satisfaction, click the Grade button.
  5. Review the questions you missed. After completing the test, you will be given a review of the questions you missed. Analyze and understand why you missed the questions you did. If you did not pass, you will need to retake the test.

Note: It may take a few minutes for your grade to be delivered. Do not click the Grade button more than once. Also, do not hit the back button on your browser to try to return to the quiz after it has been graded. Please email us through our Online Support Email Form if you have problems.

Completing the Stage Tests

  1. After every 4-6 study units, a stage test will be given.
  2. The stage test will be made up of questions from each of the preceding study units.
  3. You will be required to pass the stage test with a minimum score of 80% before you are allowed to move on to the next study unit.

Completing the End-of-Course Test

  1. After you have completed all study units and stage tests for your Part 141 Online Ground School, you will be administered a cumulative end-of-course test.
  2. You will be required to pass this test with a minimum score of 80%.
  3. You will have two chances to pass the end-of-course test. If you fail twice, you will be locked out of the course and you will be required to send an e-mail to the Chief Instructor explaining the situation. It will then be at the discretion of Gleim whether you may continue the course or not.

How to complete the course

  1. Complete all study units of Gleim Part 141 Online Ground School.
  2. Complete all stage tests.
  3. Complete the end-of-course test.
  4. Complete an exit interview (only if training directly through Gleim).
  5. Print out the FAA Knowledge Test sign-off form and graduation certificate.
  6. Take your knowledge test within 60 days after completing the course and then submit your FAA Knowledge Test Report to Gleim in an approved manner within 10 days of taking your knowledge test.

How to Get Wings Credit for This Course

Gleim uploads Wings course completion credit every week for current course users. If you have completed this course but have not received Wings credit, follow the instructions below to ensure you are credited for your work.
  1. Go to http://www.faasafety.gov.
  2. Log in with your FAASafety email address and password.
    • If you have not created an account with FAASafety, you will need to do that first.
  3. Under the "Activities, Courses, & Seminars" tab at the top of the page, click "Activities."
  4. Type "Gleim" into the "Keywords" box and click "Search."
  5. Find the appropriate course title in the resulting list and click on the title of that course.
  6. Click the "Request Credit" button.
  7. Enter the date on your completion/graduation certificate into the "Date Completed" box.
  8. In the "Select Validator" section, click the "Email" tab.
  9. Type "wings@gleim.com" into the field and click the "Select" button.
  10. Click "Submit for Validation."
An email notification will be sent to Gleim. We will review your course records and either validate your credit or reply explaining why we are unable to do so (for example, the course completion date is incorrect). Either way, you will receive an email reply from FAASafety once our action has been submitted. If you have any questions or difficulties with this process, please email wings@gleim.com.


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June, 2014
Thank you for availing such a great course to people like me who love learning...
- Tinashe
November, 2013
I have been preparing for FAA knowledge tests for a while now using various...
- Andrew
August, 2013
I started to prepare for the FAA Knowledge exam on my own using a few of...
- Doug Christenson
April, 2014
I would like to thank Gleim online ground school for making an easy to use...
- John Williams
April, 2013
I took the instrument written test last Friday and received a high passing...
- Dan Cedrone
September, 2014
After finishing my first Gleim online course, to prepare myself for the private...
- Juan Ramírez Ruiz
October, 2013
One of the best purchases I have made in my young piloting career. This online...
- Brian F.
April, 2014
Outstanding support by telephone and email. The courses are beautifully designed...
- Gordon Danielson
March, 2014
I passed the FAA ATPL exam successfully (88%) a few weeks ago. Many thanks...
- Michel Mesmaekers
May, 2013
I would like to take this opportunity to say your online ground school was...
- TC
July, 2013
I want to thank you and the Gleim company for an outstanding Instrument Pilot...
- Trey Brewer
September, 2013
Best educational resource I have ever used.
- Adam Williams
February, 2014
Your courses are incredible. I tried "the other guys" and made them send...
- HRSIII
September, 2013
It has been an academic pleasure and exciting mental exercise working through...
- Andrew Ojwang, Private Pilot
June, 2014
Thank you so much! I passed my exam with a 95! Gleim Prep Rocks.
- Bruce R.
October, 2013
I am not a technical person and was therefore a bit reluctant on taking the...
- Anonymous
October, 2013
Great course, pass my written with flying colors.
- Dennis
January, 2014
Thank you very much for your course. I passed my written exam with a 92 back...
- Bradley A.
March, 2014
I passed my FOI test on the first attempt using Gleim on the 25 of February...
- Garnett J Leerdam
June, 2013
I just got out of the testing center and I passed with a 90% mark. Your course...
- Tanguy Castric
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