Schedule Courses

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN OUR WORKSHOPS?

- Admission to the Wings and Rotors Air Museum at French Valley Airport
- An official Wings and Rotors T-Shirt and Lanyard ID (issued upon registration/attendance)
- A commemorative pin at the conclusion of each workshop
- 1:1 flight instruction or 1:5 group instruction with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor
- A homework/work sample that can be used for Science or Math
- Access to our FAA approved Flight Simulator *
- Entry into our monthly Discovery Flight Raffle at every workshop attended
- Interaction and guidance from dozens of aviation career professionals both current and retired
- Opportunity to get up close and personal in a variety of aircraft cockpits*
- Tons of hands on, interactive experiments, leadership building exercises and more...

*varies with workshop

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)

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AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL WORKSHOP 

Price-$50  

Date/Time- Wednesday MARCH 13th 9am-11am

Thousands of planes take-off and land every day. The person directing those flights ISN’T always the pilot. Take a look into the multi-tasking career of air traffic control; where clear and concise communication is essential, and quick mental math and organization can spell success or disaster. Students will use our air traffic simulation to guide airliners on successful flight paths to meet arrival time deadlines, all while adjusting the speed, distance and direction of jets on their very own radar screens.

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ULTIMATE DRONE MASTER- INTERNATIONAL

Date/Time: Friday, March 22nd 9am-11am
Price: $50

Available to students ages 9-14

With Special International Wings and Rotors Academy guest students from Japan AND China!

Teams will don their battle gear and compete in a series of obstacle and scenario based challenges to see who will be the next Ultimate Drone Master! Each student will need to master their hand eye coordination flying skills to overcome each obstacle while representing their country and competing WITH (not against) international students.

 

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WRENCHING 101 WORKSHOP 

Price-$65  

Date/Time- Wednesday APRIL 3rd 9am-12pm 

Think you have what it takes to be an airframe mechanic? With the assistance of an FAA certified mechanic this workshop will require students to don flight suits and get to work wrenching, riveting and working with real tools on real planes in our aircraft restoration hangar. We’ll be studying the nuts and bolts of mechanics, but be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to work. *Closed toe shoes and additional waiver required.

 

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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING WORKSHOP

Price-$50  

Date/Time- Wednesday MAY 8th 9am-11am

You can keep your feet on the ground and still be involved in aviation! Aerospace Engineers design and create the state of the art aircraft we see flying every day. While engineers are known for their math skills, a great deal of creativity and artistry come into their designs as well. We’ll be matching and examining blue prints to various aircraft and utilizing streamlining techniques into our designs. Students will be building their very own model airplanes to take home during this workshop, that actually fly!

 

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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING WITH X PLANE- 6 week program

“The Wright brothers were engineers first, pilots second.”

OPEN to Junior High and High School Students ages 12-17

This program will last 6 weeks and offer students the opportunity to learn in our new computer lab on the latest technology devices. During the course of six weeks, students will work step by step to design, create and fly their own aircraft while incorporating all aspects science, technology, engineering and math. Students will be using the world renowned X Plane flight simulator program paired with our customized aerospace engineering software. Our curriculum will cover Newton’s Laws, Motion and Momentum, Aspect Ratios, Conservation of Energy and Force Balance Equations and be actively aligned with the new STEM & National Science Standards.

Cost per student $36/ class TOTAL for 6 weeks $216.00

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Air Traffic Control- Scenario Based Problem Solving- 4 Week Program

 

Open to students Grades 2-5

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

 

TIME: 12:30-2:00PM

DATES:

WEEK 1 WEDNESDAY, 4/3

WEEK 2 WEDENSDAY 4/10

WEEK 3 WEDNESDAY 4/17

WEEK 4 WEDNESDAY 4/24

Over the course of 4 weeks students will participate in our new computer lab facility and engage in various discussions on the quick mental math required by air traffic controllers while actively participating in online computer challenges to align and navigate aircraft routes around the world. Students will be exploring a variety of methods, such as words, numbers, symbols, charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, and models, to explain mathematical reasoning. Aligned to NCTM and California State Standards for mathematics.

Some of the topics covered will be:

Mathematical Reasoning, Applying mathematics to solving distance, rate, and time problems for aircraft conflict scenarios, Geometry, Algebra, Measurement, Numbers and Operations..

 

 

 

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HELICOPTER DISCOVERY FLIGHT-45 Minutes

$155 for 45 minutes

AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AGES 10+

What's included?

- flight suit rental and headset rental
- 15 minute pre/post flight briefing and ground instruction with a FAA certified flight instructor
- 30 minute flight in the local area and flight training pattern in one of our Robinson 22 helicopters
- personal pilot log book to document your 1st flight
- educational pamphlet with aerodynamic lessons, quizzes, puzzles and games all pertaining to aviation
- an official Discovery flight certificate signed by your flight instructor
* additional passengers unavailable except instructor and student

What's a Discovery Flight?

A Discovery Flight is also known as an Introductory Flight Lesson. Students interested in pursing a career in aviation or looking for a fun and educational experience are welcome! Your experience will begin with meeting an experienced FAA certified flight instructor, getting a preflight briefing, then hopping in one of our aircraft for some one on one personal flight instruction. After takeoff, students will be able to take the controls and get a hands on feel for flight, tour the local area and be actively engaged in the flight pattern with other aircraft. *Parents are encouraged to ride along! This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to inspire the budding aviator in your family!

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AIRPLANE DISCOVERY FLIGHT-45 Minutes

$140 for 45 minutes.

What's included?

- headset rental
- 15 minute pre/post flight briefing and ground instruction with a FAA certified flight instructor
- 30 minute flight in the local area and flight training pattern in one our Cessna 172 or Piper 180 airplanes
- personal pilot log book to document your 1st flight
- educational pamphlet with aerodynamic lessons, quizzes, puzzles and games all pertaining to aviation
- an official Discovery flight certificate signed by your flight instructor

What's a Discovery Flight?

A Discovery Flight is also known as an Introductory Flight Lesson. Students interested in pursing a career in aviation or looking for a fun and educational experience are welcome! Your experience will begin with meeting an experienced FAA certified flight instructor, getting a preflight briefing, then hopping in one of our aircraft for some one on one personal flight instruction. After takeoff, students will be able to take the controls and get a hands on feel for flight, tour the local area and be actively engaged in the flight pattern with other aircraft. *Parents are encouraged to ride along! This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to inspire the budding aviator in your family!

 

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STUDENT FLIGHT SIMULATOR TRAINING-

1 HR TIME BLOCK- $75

Private Pilot thru Advanced Pilot Training Rate

$60 Per Hour Simulator
$30 per Hours Instruction

Student Discounted Rate (age 18 years and under)

$60 Per Hour Simulator
$15 Per Hour Instruction

*Block Times must be purchased in a MINIMUM of 1 HOUR but can be used/redeemed in a MINIMUM of 1/2 hour increments per lesson.

What is a Flight Simulator?
A flight simulator is a computer device that electronically simulates and creates a flight training environment in the cockpit of various aircraft through the use of computers, screens and replicated flight control systems.
What type of Flight Simulator is used at Wings and Rotors Academy? We use FlyThisSim FTS TouchTrainer V2.71 Airplane Single & Multi Engine Land. It is an FAA qualified and approved FTS Touch Trainer device as an Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) section 61.4 (c)

Do I need an instructor?
Because of the complex set-up, features, and liability involved in running a flight simulator, a FAA certified Flight Instructor is required for all "initial" training regardless of experience level and at the discretion of the instructor and owners alone.

Can I log my flight training in my pilot log?
Yes. Our FTS TouchTrainer is authorized for use in satisfying the following sections of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations parts 61 and 141.
61.51 (b)(3)
61.51(h)
61.57 (c)(3)
61.65(i)
61.109 (k)(1)
141.41 (b) Appendix B and C

 

 

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Intro to Helicopters Workshop

Price-$50  

Class Fulfilled

Rotor Time! We’ll be doing an instructional walk through the hangar while diving into the history and airframe of helos. Looking back at some of the earliest models we’ll explore the purposes, successes and failures throughout rotor history, Students will be sitting in the cockpit and at the controls while running flight checks in our own static Robinson R22 helicopters.

 

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AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION WORKSHOP 

Price-$65

Class Fulfilled

Calling all Navigators! We’ll be opening up charts and plotting our flying adventures on the air highways. Calculating airspeed, direction and distance we’ll navigate various terrain, zero visibility conditions and practice approaches to airports around the U.S. Then let’s navigate our way home using lines of latitude and longitude while students fly our FAA approved flight simulator.

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Uncovering the mystery of Amelia Earhart Workshop

Price-$50

Class Fulfilled

How could a record breaking pilot that had navigated the world vanish without a single trace? We will be following Amelia’s flight plan while listening to the last known radio transmissions made by her and her navigator Fred Noonan. Students will have the opportunity to retrace her flight while sitting at the controls of our FAA approved flight simulator. Let’s follow clues and investigate scientific theories while learning the history, life and achievements of one of America's great aviation pioneers. Was it a weather phenomenon, engine failure, abduction or emergency water landing? 

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ASTRONAUT  TRAINING CAMP WORKSHOP

Price-$65  

Class Fulfilled

Let’s get to know some of NASA’s greatest legends… Buzz Aldrin, Neill Armstrong, and more….
This workshop will take students through a simulation of the physical and mental training of space cadets. We’ll tackle obstacle courses and sensory overload activities, G-Force simulation, try actual freeze dried space food, all while developing tactile & fine motor skills in our zero gravity hand submersion tanks.

 

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AERODYNAMICS WORKSHOP-

The Foundations of Flight

Class Fulfilled

Date/Time- Wednesday JAN. 9th 9am-11am OR Saturday JAN. 12th 9am-11am

Back by popular demand, this is a workshop that will answer the ever lingering question, “What makes an airplane fly?” This is an amended version of our original Aerodynamics class including a variety of hands on and high flying experiments, team building activities with an in-depth look at Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion and Bernoulli’s Principles of flight. Students will rotate through experiment stations getting up close and personal with flight controls and gain a deeper understanding of aviation knowledge. This is a great intro to all things aviation!

 

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DRONE WARS WORKSHOP 

Price-$50  

Date/Time- Wednesday FEB. 13th 12pm-2pm NOW OPEN

This will be a battle of the flying bots. Students will engage in competitive drone flying to conquer and defeat. Put your skills to the test. Utilizing military flying tactics they will be guided through lessons on some of the latest advances in UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technology. *Students are encouraged and permitted to bring their own drones at their own risk