Science & Nature
Learn to Fly! Level II--The Aviation Environment
In this 6 week course, students will learn about the unique world in which pilots operate their airplanes.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$24 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
55 minutes per class
Welcome to Part 2 of the Learn to Fly! series, based on the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's Private Pilot Certificate general knowledge base. Now that you've mastered the basics of controlling an airplane in all phases of flight, it is time to broaden your understanding of the world in which pilots operate. Using an online, browser-based flight simulator (no download required), the instructor will teach you about aviation weather considerations, the National Airspace System, the unique...
Night flying considerations and physiological factors Visual Flight Rules weather requirements The National Airspace System structure and procedures Basics pilot radio communication procedures Uncontrolled airport traffic pattern operations Airfield markings and procedures
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... http://webglreport.com If you want to play using a joystick, you will need a GamePad API compliant browser (test it here... https://gamepad-tester.com) (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. Test... https://caniuse.com/gamepad).
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 maybe some time outside of class.