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Fall 2020 – Intro to Aviation Series III

October 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Dates: Sunday, October 18th and Sunday, October 25th from 1PM – 5PM. Introduction to Aviation Ground School:  Taught by Senior FC members.  Grades: 9th – 12th. Recommended donation: $300.  Includes class, club t-shirt, first flight (Young Eagle Flight), Sporty’s online ground school and use of Redbird Simulator. (If you cannot contribute this recommended amount – then chose the “other” option).  This class is a pre-requisite to Flight Club 502 Membership. Text or Call CFI Paul Wirkowski on his cell, 516-695-8924, to schedule your young eagle flight. Membership:  Yearly membership for flying members (AKA Flight Crew) is $150 and for nonflying members (AKA Ground Crew) (less than 5 hours per year or under 16 years old) $50. Information to be covered: Learn to fly orientation
  • Requirements for Private Pilot Certificate.
  • Aircraft Components
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Flight organizations and Jobs in Aviation
Aircraft Systems
  • Aircraft Engines
  • Flight Instruments
  • Flight Controls
  • Use of Checklists
  • Taxi procedures
  • Fundamentals of Flight (Climbs, Descents, Straight and Level and Turns)
Flight planning
  • Introduction to the section chart
  • Weather Theory
  • Weather services
Flight planning continued
  • Airspace and Airport Operations
Medical factors and decision making
  • Aeromedical Factors
  • Aeronautical Decision Making


October 18, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM