Flight School

Rising Grades 7 to 9

Learn how to fly aircraft with a realistic simulator used by professional pilots.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is no typical video game. In this course, students will quickly come to see why real-life pilots regard it as a realistic simulation of flying actual aircraft.

Class activities include basic and advanced flight maneuvers, learning to deal with changing weather conditions and emergency scenarios, and recreating historic moments in aviation.

Students also learn about the process of becoming a pilot in real life, with a focus on the steps to earn SUAS (drone) and Private Pilot certifications. At the end of the course, students take a practice exam with questions drawn from the Private Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge Test.

Each student will use a gaming PC and a flight stick controller that Fairfax Collegiate provides.