Schedule Courses

2019/2020 Class Schedule

ALL CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

Upon initial enrollment students will receive
an official Wings and Rotors Academy polo shirt as part of their required uniform. (Effective 1 February 2020) Replacement polos are available for purchase at front desk.

Note to parents: We are a drop off facility. Parents have the option to wait at the French Valley Airport Cafe/ Terminal building nearby. Please pack a snack and water for your student(s). Closed toed shoes are required.

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 Now Introducing "Pilot Pals" for ages 5-7

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Pilot Pals is a unique, hands-on, activity based STEM class designed specifically for students ages 5-7 years old. This high energy class provides a variety of audio, visual, kinetic and sensory learning entirely aviation themed. Pilot Pals participate in a new mini STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) lesson each week that includes a variety of: experiments, crafts, group learning activities, biographical stories, songs, educational games,
tours and more! Age appropriate curriculum will have your budding aviator excited about flight and anxious to head to the airport each month.

Dates: 2/12, 3/4, 4/1, 5/13

Time: 9:30-11:30

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So... you wanna be a pilot? 

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Is your child interested in what it takes to become a pilot? This course will introduce your student to the basics of the flight training experience over the period of 3 weeks with an FAA certified flight instructor. This is the perfect introductory for the budding aviator in your family.

Week 1: Intro to Flight Training and Cockpit familiarization. Your child will head into the hangar, dispatch an aircraft, and learn the importance of preflight checking an aircraft from checking oil and fuel samples to proper tire inflation.

Week 2: Flight Simulator Lesson. Let the training begin. Starting with a pre and post flight discussions, we’ll be practicing takeoffs and landing in our FAA approved flight simulator.

Week 3: Discovery Flight in the airplane. Your student will have the opportunity to actually get in the cockpit and fly! With a flight instructor by their side they will put into practice what they’ve been learning from engine start procedures to take-off.

Includes:
6 hours of Ground /Flight Instruction
30 min Airplane Discovery Flight
Flight Simulator Instruction
Wings and Rotors Academy Souvenir Bag and Water Bottle

For Ages 9-17

3 Day Class Dates: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29

Time: 12pm-2pm

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Tuskegee Airmen Art Class- with Fly Girl Painter

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Join us in February as our artists paint The Tuskegee Airmen in honor of Black history month! 

Shayne Meder, also known as the “Fly Girl Painter” is a nationally recognized artist for her famous contributions to our U.S. military aircraft and ships. She’s painted over 65 active duty aircraft from helicopters, B-52 Bombers and SR-71 Blackbirds. Now retired from the Air Force she will engage students in an instructor led art course on canvas.  Check out more of her amazing work at:   www.flygirlpainters.com

Date: 2/12

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Cost: $50

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Pioneers: The Tuskegee Airmen

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Let no obstacle stand in your way from learning about the Tuskegee Airman, the first black military pilots that broke the mold of Army Air Corp aviators by banding together and fighting for one common goal. Utilizing our computer lab software, we’ll retrace their bombing mission over the Adriatic Sea, hear from a special guest speaker and discuss the aviators impact on the Civil Right Movement. Additionally, students will have use to our FAA approved flight simulator to fly the mission routes of the infamous Red Tails.

Date: 2/12

Time: 9:30-11:30

Cost: $50

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Flight Plan: Charles Lindbergh & The Spirit of St. Louis

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Students will have a seat in our FAA approved flight simulator as we navigate our Transatlantic flight following the exact flight plan of Charles Lindbergh. We’ll begin by mastering basic mappings skills, legends and cardinal directions. Using a computer based program students will load necessary supplies and emergency equipment to their aircraft without exceeding gross weight to cross the ocean.

Dates: 3/4 & 3/11

Time: 9:30-11:30

Cost: $100

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Space Challenge: Mars Rover 2020

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NASA’s mission to Mars is the new space race. In this class students will engineer a mini Mars rover. Engineering rubber band and air powered prototypes we’ll be learning the difference between potential and kinetic energy. Students will build, test, evaluate and redesign our creations as we grasp the effects of surface friction on our simulated mars surface inside the hangar.

Date: 3/11

Time: 12pm-2pm

Cost: $50

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Ultimate Drone Master

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Do you have what it takes to be our next Ultimate Drone Master? Our annual Ultimate Drone Master will have students competing hand eye coordinated flying skills to overcome obstacle courses, timed relay races and precision take -off and landing techniques. Awards for accuracy, time, and speed in various categories.

Date: 5/13

Time: 9:30-11:30

Cost: $50

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Aviation Meteorology

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This class meets the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and will give students a comprehensive look at basic weather theories as they relate to aviation. With plenty on hands on experiments we’ll be creating clouds, tornados and thunderstorms lines. Students will be graphing hot and cold front charts across the U.S., understanding climates, jet streams and be introduced to a variety of weather measuring instruments, both old and new.

Date: 4/1

Time: 9:30-11:30

Cost: $50


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