10-Aerospace Design & Simulation

Prerequisite:

None

Credit:

.25

Grade Level:

10

The Aerospace Design & Simulation course will be an adventure in the investigation, construction and flying of aircraft. Students considering aerospace engineering or the Private Pilot Flight School will enjoy the hands-on activities associated with this class. This course will incorporate aspects of aeronautical engineering and design while working in small student groups. Activities include multiple experiments flying various aircraft in X-Plane flight simulators to discover how aircraft fly and how an aircraft’s design affects its stability and performance. Additionally, students will use balsa wood aircraft in small group experiments to expand upon the knowledge learned in the simulators. The class culminates with the design and construction of a custom balsa wood glider.