Spend less time studying and more time flying! This is the FAA Flight and Ground Instructor (CFI) version of GroundSchool, our FAA knowledge (written) test preparation featuring up-to-date questions, free updates, and illustrated explanations written by a professional team of pilot examiners and instructors.
GroundSchool is fully compatible with FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) and our editorial team is working to keep it so as ACS continues to evolve.
Don't be fooled by imitators! Competing apps use only the limited set of questions that the FAA publicly releases via its website - that is not enough to adequately prepare you for your test! Our GroundSchool app, on the other hand, features a much more comprehensive database (typically about 2-4 times the size of the demo FAA public one) of actual and current FAA questions that you likely can and will be asked on the actual test! This along with our detailed, professional explanations and easy to use interface are major reasons why pilots have come to trust GroundSchool.
* Actual FAA Questions Current and Valid for Right Now. As soon as you install the software, use the 'update' feature and the software will connect to our servers, grab the latest questions, images, figures, and explanation content, and you'll be good to go.
* Detailed Explanations written by an experienced editorial team of examiner and instructor pilots.
* All Charts and Figures Included
* Share Your Results with your instructor
* Compatible with all FAA "ground school" classroom-based courses
This CFI version of GroundSchool will prepare you for any or all of the following tests:
* FIA - Flight Instructor Airplane
* FRH - Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter
* FIG - Flight Instructor Glider
* AFA - Flight Instructor Airplane (added rating)
* AFG - Flight Instructor Glider (added rating)
* BGI - Ground Instructor Basic
* AGI - Ground Instructor Advanced
* FRG - Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Gyroplane
* GFA - Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Gyroplane (added rating)
* HFA - Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter (added rating)
* FOI - Fundamentals of Instruction
* MCI - Military Competence Flight Instructor
With Dauntless Aviation's GroundSchool, you don't need to worry:
* Our material is UP TO DATE. No matter what date is listed here in regarding the 'Release date', this date refers to the program itself only. Once you get the program on your device, use the built-in update feature and it will connect to our servers and download the latest and greatest version of the test prep content and our explanations that we have available. To learn more about this, please visit our website.
* We pride ourselves on the quality of our explanations. This is not some idle boast - our explanations are more detailed and more illustrated than that of ANY other FAA knowledge test provider, period.
* Tens of thousands of people have used our products to prepare for their FAA knowledge tests. Ours is a system that works.
Fundamentals of Instruction?
Yes! This software will prepare you for the FAA Fundamentals of Insruction (FoI) exam that is required of most flight and ground instructor candidates. You do not need to buy this software 'twice' if you want to study for the FOI and another test, for example, the FIA Flight Instructor Airplane. Rather, you can switch through the included tests as often and as much as you'd like.
Military Competence Instructor?
Yes! This software will prepare you for the MCI military competence instructor test that is required to convert US military flight instructing experience into FAA instructor ratings. What you need to do is select the MCI test within the software and then go to take the test. For details on this test, please visit our website.
Good luck on your test!
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Thank you for making us the most trusted FAA Flight and/or Ground Instructor (CFI) Test prep! This significant update looks better and works faster than ever before to help you learn the material and pass that test! Our test prep content is fully FAA ACS (Airman Certification Standards) compatible, and contains up to date and regularly updated questions. As always, this app features the best and most illustrated explanations in the business. Save study sessions and share them between devices using our cloud features and share your study progress with your instructor or school through the cloud. When you get the app, make sure to immediately check for content updates using the 'updates check' main menu option to make sure you have the latest learning content. This app is 100% what you need to pass your FAA knowledge test.
Ratings and Reviews
Does the job
I prepared for FOI with this app. I got 96 at the test, but about 3/4 of the questions were to some degree different from the app’s database. However, I like the explanation and discussion portion of the study as well as different levels of practice. I have been using Dauntless test prep software for all my knowledge tests because I like to understand what’s behind the correct answer. Also I find making a phone call to get Shepherds Air app way too … unnecessary
Great way to study
I have tried to use other applications to help me study for various FAA tests but they would have outdated questions or it would only be a final test and not help with the preparation of the test. I believe that the work that was put into this app but all the other apps that they have made is extremely well thought out and done in a fashion that makes it easy for the user to customize what they need to study for and what they are having trouble remember for the test. They also have amazing customer support for any questions that you have or any problems you have with the app. I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to study for an FAA test and be able to study anywhere at anytime.
Good course, UX not so much
I’ve been using the app for a couple of months now. I am pleased with the course, and the explanations are well written and the illustrations aare exceptionally informative. I particularly appreciate the author's commentary frequently provided!
But the problem is that the UI is only adequate. I really appreciate the ability to adjust the font size on the questions but why doesn't the explanation pages offer the same capability, there is a lot more to read and it is way too small. Worse, it is not responsive, when you do zoom in, it doesn't reflow so you are constantly panning left to right and back. That is very distracting making it very difficult to learn.
Also, there should be a score shown as you progress through the questions.
Finally, I would ask that the session be saved automatically and offered to resume when returning. Ideally saved, not just on the device but, the session saved in the cloud so that the switch from phone to tablet, or vice-versa, is seamless.
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- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
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