09-Introduction To Aviation

Prerequisite:

None

Credit:

.5

Grade Level:

9 *Required for all 9th grade students

This Introduction to Aviation course is designed to expose students to the exciting field of aviation and provide a solid foundation of knowledge, skill, and strategies that will be refined, applied, and extended in future aviation courses. In Introduction to Aviation, students will explore the basics of aeronautics and aerodynamics, fundamentals of flight, rockets and space, navigation, basic weather principles and the exploration of the aerospace community. West Michigan Aviation Academy freshman will use this course to begin to define and expand their individual interest in one of four core areas of study: Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Engineering, Aviation Administration, or Aviation Flight Science. The course will also be used to ignite and kindle a life-long passion for aviation.