Introduction to Aviation

222 STUDENTS ENROLLED

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have gained a foundational understanding of all the aspects of flight presented in the modules. The student will also gain a broad knowledge of multiple aviation career pathways.

The Introduction to Aviation course is built around the following 10 modules:

  • AVIATION HISTORY
  • BASIC AERODYNAMICS
  • INTRO TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR
  • AIRPLANE INSTRUMENTS
  • AVIATION CHARTS
  • NAVIGATION
  • FLIGHT CALCULATIONS
  • AVIATION WEATHER
  • WEIGHT AND BALANCE
  • PREDICTING AIRPLANE PERFORMANCE

 

EXCITING CAREER POSSIBILITIES: Throughout the course we introduce students to a wide variety of aviation related careers that are presented through interviews with individuals working in those fields.

CHALLENGING COMPETITIONS: We also have two major national competitions for the students to participate in. These will deepen their understanding of the science of aerodynamics.

Needed supplies are included in the cost for the course and will be shipped to the address you provide.

Course Curriculum

Get A Look At The Course
Course Demo Video FREE 00:05:00
Course Syllabus FREE 00:00:00
Intro
Introduction who we are FREE 00:36:00
Death of a Dream 00:24:00
Life of a Dream 00:21:00
What it takes to get licensing 00:54:00
Jessica Cox Interview 00:30:00
The History Unit
History Lesson 1 00:11:00
History Lesson 2 FREE 00:25:00
History Lesson 3 00:23:00
History Lesson 4 00:33:00
History Lesson 5 00:25:00
History Lesson 6 00:38:00
History Lesson 7 00:37:00
History Lesson 8 00:05:00
History Lesson 9 00:19:00
Aerodynamics Unit
Bernoulli vs Newton 00:41:00
Aerodynamic definitions 00:35:00
Aerodynamics intro with the tumble wing 00:17:00
Big mouth glider 00:07:00
Foam walk along glider 00:11:00
Arctic Barnabas Interview 00:31:00
Parts of an airplane 00:48:00
Scaling up and down the tumble wing glider 00:25:00
Aerodynamics Quiz 00:00:00
Instruments and Flight Simulator
Flight Sim Download 00:13:00
Set up simulator, taxiing, first takeoff 00:45:00
Taking off, P Factor and flaps 00:21:00
Explaining the Main 6 Instruments 00:22:00
Forest Fire Interview 00:44:00
Starting The Landing 00:20:00
Runway Markings VASI, PAPI 00:17:00
Flight Sim – Turns and Landing 00:17:00
Flight Sim – Timed Takeoff and Landing 00:15:00
Flight Sim – Flying Pattern No Visability 00:13:00
Alaska Fish and Game Interview 00:43:00
Flight Sim – Continued Pattern Flying 00:17:00
Start-up and Shut Down Procedure 00:24:00
Know Everything in the Cockpit 00:24:00
Instrument systems (Pitot static, vacuum, electrical) 00:55:00
Instrument Checkpoint Quiz 00:45:00
Mark and Tom Interview 00:24:00
The Different Takeoff Procedures 00:18:00
Runway Markings 00:15:00
Flight Sim Checkpoint Quiz 00:00:00
Charts
Charts 1 – Intro and Coordinates 00:03:00
Charts 2 – Coordinates Continued 00:18:00
Charts 3 – Outer Edge of Charts 00:50:00
Tony Jenkins Weather Balloon Interview 00:00:00
Charts 4 – Worksheet with Symbols 00:28:00
Charts – Quiz 00:00:00
Navigation Part 1
Navigation 1 – Measuring Distance 00:30:00
Navigation 2 – First Flight 00:14:00
Navigation 3 – Plot a Course 00:20:00
Spencer and Carolyn Lyman Interview 00:23:00
Navigation 4 – Increased Difficulty 00:12:00
Navigation 5 – East Odd, West Even 00:15:00
Navigation 6 – Plot Over Mountains 00:08:00
Navigation 7 – More with Flight Plotting 00:32:00
Navigation 8 – Finishing Previous Flights 00:02:00
Interview – Zack Bailey 00:17:00
Navigation 9 – Take Off and Landing 00:17:00
Navigation 10 – Take Off and Landing 00:20:00
Flight Calculations
Flight Calculations 1 – Fuel Calculations 00:22:00
Flight Calculations 2 – DRT 00:20:00
Flight Calculations 3 – Fuel on E6B 00:14:00
Interview – NTSB 00:17:00
Flight Calculation 4 – Wind Correction 00:22:00
Flight Calculations 5 – Tailwind 00:16:00
Flight Calculations 6 – Crosswind 00:19:00
Flight Calculations 7 – Crosswind Day Two 00:14:00
Flight Calculations 8 – Worksheet 01:00:00
Interview – Jim Wittkopp 00:20:00
Flight Calculations 9 – Quiz 01:00:00
Navigation 10 – Cross Country Flight 00:13:00
Navigation 11 – Plotting A Course 00:28:00
Navigation 12 – Continued Plotting 00:28:00
Navigation 13 – Finish Mountain Pass 00:03:00
Interview – FAA 00:34:00
Navigation 14 – Night Cross Country 00:08:00
Navigations 15 – Quiz 01:00:00
Instruments
Instruments 1 – VOR Day 1 00:25:00
Instruments 2 – VOR Day 2 00:16:00
Instruments 3 – VOR Day 3 00:14:00
Interview – Brinkman 00:21:00
Instrument 4 – VOR Day 4 00:06:00
Instrument 5 – ADF 00:06:00
Instrument 6 – ADF and VOR 00:06:00
Instrument 7 – GPS 00:20:00
Instruments Checkpoint Quiz 01:00:00
Weather Module
Interview – VNAM – Tour with Mike Potter FREE 00:43:00
Weather Module – Day 1 00:43:00
Weather Module – Day 2 FREE 00:30:00
Interview – AIM 00:25:00
Weather Module – Day 3 00:22:00
Weather – Checkpoint Quiz 00:01:00
Predicting Performance
Predicting Performance – Day 1 00:17:00
Predicting Performance – Day 2 00:12:00
Interview – ANC intl Airport 00:45:00
Predicting Performance – Day 3 00:17:00
Predicting Performance – Day 4 00:12:00
Predicting Performance – Day 5 00:25:00
Interview – Josh and Kelly Pierce 00:30:00
Predicting Performance – Day 6 00:15:00
Predicting Performance – Day 7 00:05:00
Predicting Performance – Checkpoint Quiz 01:00:00
Weight and Balance
Interview – Magnuson Segment 00:29:00
Weight and Balance – Day 1 00:24:00
Interviews – Matthew Macri, Benji Grey 00:12:00
Weight and Balance – Day 2 00:32:00
Weight and Balance – Day 3 FREE 00:24:00
Weight and Balance – Day 4 00:24:00
Weight and Balance – Checkpoint Quiz 01:00:00
Finishing Up
Final Class! 00:03:00

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  1. Exceeds Expectations

    This is an incredible course. The instructions are thorough, the assignments are interesting, and the instructors always answer any questions promptly. I have learned a lot about aviation through this course.

  2. Best course ever!

    This is by far the most fun i have ever had with any course, I have learned so much and had a blast while doing so. I would definitely encourage anyone who wants to fly, or be involved with aviation to take this class! A special thanks to Grant & Barney Funk for working so hard to put this together!

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