Science & Nature

Learn to Fly! Level I--Flying the Airplane

In this 6 week aviation course, students will use a flight simulator to learn the basics of piloting an airplane.
98 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 51 learners
🔥  All classes have sold out.

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Aircraft control principles
Managing the 4 forces of flight
Aircraft flight instrument function and usage
The crosscheck concept
The pitch and power concept
The control and performance concept
Aircraft maneuvers: takeoff, climb, level off, turns, descent
I served 20 years and an active duty Air Force pilot, flight instructor, and academic teacher. For the past seven years, I have taught a high school Aviation Science course. I remain an active pilot and aviation enthusiast! 
Students are encouraged to practice the in-flight exercises in between classes in order to build their basic skills
Students will need a computer with a keyboard with arrow keys (a mouse or a joystick can be used in place of arrow keys). To use this flight simulator, you will need a WebGL compatible web browser. You can test this here...
If you want to play using a joystick, you will need a GamePad API compliant browser (test it here... (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. Test...
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The instructor will observe and coach each student through the basic maneuver practice sessions and provide timely, relevant feedback in realtime--just like actual flight lessons!
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Captain MattAir Force Pilot, Leadership Educator
98 total reviews
99 completed classes

About Me

I am a retired Air Force pilot and current high school teacher. I love flying, and I love teaching! 

I graduated from the US Air Force Academy with a degree in Military History. During my 20 year Air Force career, I amassed over 3000 flight hours... 
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