Students learn the principles of flight, navigation, weather, aircraft design and construction. Students will explore each of the principles through study and hands-on experiments. Students use CAD software and 3D printing technology along with Aircraft Flight Simulation Trainers. Those enrolling at Grimes Airfield also have the opportunity to work with real aircraft at a working airports. Students will repair sheet metal, paint, weld, machine, grind, rivet, recover, sew, form, punch, dill, troubleshoot and assemble aircraft parts and components onto real flying aircraft. Students will study Flight and Ground operations and participate in the restoration of a historic WWII B-17 and other vintage aircraft. Certifications that are available through a capstone include: Remote Pilot Certification (14 CFR Part 107), Private Pilot Ground School Certification, and Private Pilot Certification.
Instructor: Mark Curtner