Learn to fly a plane, and explore aviation safety, engineering, and history.
Students learn to fly using Microsoft Flight Simulator, a program used by real pilots to sharpen their skills.
Flight instruction includes instruments and controls, pre-flight checklists, radio comms, takeoffs, ascent, level flight, navigation, banking, descent, and landings. Students practice reacting to extreme weather and other emergencies, and also recreate historic aviation events.
Each student will use a gaming PC and a flight stick controller that Fairfax Collegiate provides.
Students take a practice exam with questions drawn from the Private Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge Test.