Welcome to Aviation Class!
I look forward to having your (son/daughter) in class this year. We will be doing many exciting things including flying an aircraft, building a model aircraft and taking field trips to the airport.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me. The easiest way to contact me is via e-mail, which I check regularly. (Use the staff tab at the top of the website) You may also leave a voicemail at my office number. I look forward to communicating with you throughout the year.
Bismarck Career & Technical Education Center Career Academy
Office: 701-323-4340 ext. 3029
Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12 …….2 credits (Block Class)……….Full Year
This aviation program is one-of-a-kind in North Dakota. We prepare our students for the private pilot verbal and written exam, utilizing the flight simulators along with the Kerbal Space Software Program. Some of the topics we investigate and apply are aerodynamics, weather forecasting, navigation, air traffic control, aircraft engineering, aviation law, physiology, performance, career opportunities, airframe and power-plant. A highlight is the opportunity students will ahve to take control of an aircraft in flight.
Grade Placement: 11, 12 Full year…….2 credits (Block Class)……….Full Year
Prerequisite: Aviation I
This course prepares future pilots, air traffic controllers, mechanics and educators for the 21st century. The students learn advanced aerodynamics, airmanship and navigation. Focus is placed on aircraft manufacturing and assembly of an aircraft. The students work as a team to build a full-scale aircraft that when completed, will be flown. Students also receive training for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and research how they are going to affect our society in the future. At the completion of the course, students will be prepared to pass the FAA private and unmanned aerial vehicle written exams.