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)
- 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 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). Closed toed shoes are required.

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So... you wanna be a pilot? 

JUNIOR CLASS: Elementary-Middle School ages 9-13
              DATES: JULY 15, JULY 22 & JULY 29
              TIMES: 9:30AM -11:30AM

SENIOR CLASS: High School ONLY ages 14-17
              DATES: JULY 15, JULY 22 & JULY 29
             TIME: 12:30PM-2:30PM

COST: $300 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

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

*The High School class series is identical to the Elementary-Middle school version but provides more in depth and advanced grade level teaching.

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Airplane Nose Art & History

with Acclaimed Artist Shayne Meder the “Fly Girl Painter”

 

OPEN TO STUDENTS AGES 7-12

DATES: JULY 10, JULY 17 & JULY 24

TIME: 10AM-12PM

COST: $120 (includes all materials and supplies)

 

Shayne Meder, also known as the Fly Girl Painter is a nationally recognized artist for her famous contributions and art work for our U.S. military. She has painted over 65 active duty aircraft from Marine helicopters, B-52 Bombers and even an SR-71 blackbird. Shayne is retired from the U.S. Air Force and will be lending her vast experience and talents to our Wings and Rotors Academy students. This summer students will engage in a 3 week instructor led art course on canvas with an emphasis on the history and importance of nose art in our U.S. military moral and defense. Shayne's creations can be seen on the U.S.S. America LHA-6 and military aircraft stationed around the world.

 

Check out some of her amazing creations below or by visiting

www.flygirlpainters.com

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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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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

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