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Do you dream of a career in aviation? Flying is addicting, and it can fuel your passion to make your dreams a reality. If flying is in your blood, then the sky’s the limit for a soaring career. Only About .2% of the US population has a pilot’s license, making this a select group of an exceptional few. Pilots get the unique opportunity to travel the world, experience exotic destinations, and learn about different cultures. The aviation industry opens doors to a variety of exclusive career paths. A pilot can climb the ranks, beginning as an officer and then progressing to captain, check and training captain, management, as well as transitioning to other types of aircraft such as charter flights, rescue missions, firefighting and aerial applications, just to name a few. Non-pilot aviation careers include: air traffic controllers, aircraft and aviation mechanics, airport managers, airfields operations specialists and aeronautical engineers.

7th Grade - Design & Modeling
9th Grade - Intro to STEM Careers & Technologies
10th Grade -  Intro to Transportation Systems
11th Grade - Aviation Technologies
12th Grade - Advanced Aviation Technologies

Program Highlights

• Students learn the physics of flying, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, how to operate radio transmissions, the importance of safety equipment, aircraft construction, flight planning, meteorology, and performance data

• Students learn how to read weather reports and weather maps, listen to weather-related warnings, use devices that assist in flying in rough weather and apply classroom scenarios to real-life flying situations

• In addition to FLYING SIMULATORS, students learn about airport operations, navigation, take-offs, landings, night flying and aircraft communications

• Students understand the performance of “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems”- a.k.a. drones - and use drones in the classroom 

• Students are equipped with the necessary information to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote Pilot Airmen Certificate, more commonly known as the “Part 107” Examination. This certificate, along with completion of proper FAA paperwork, will allow students to operate a small unmanned aerial system for commercial purposes

• Students are members of SkillsUSA, a national student youth group/organization. SkillsUSA allows students to participate in competitive events, fund-raisers, community service projects and social chapter activities

• Students have the opportunity to intern during their senior year in a (potentially paid) aviation-related profession by participating in the Global Internship Experience 

Industry Recognized Credentials

• Remote Pilot Certification (6 points)
• OSHA 10 hour (1 point)

State Approved Courses

• Aviation
• Aviation Meteorology
• Aviation Pilot Training
• Aviation Air Traffic Control

Cost Free College Credit Opportunities

Career Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGS) allow students, who demonstrate proficiency in career tech courses in approved secondary programs, to receive college credit at any Ohio public university

• CTAIR003-Aviation Meteorology
• CTAIR004-Introduction to Aviation
• CTAIR005-Private Pilot Theory
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