Schedule Courses

2019/2020 Class Schedule

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Upon initial enrollment students will receive:
Official Wings and Rotors Academy T-Shirt, Water Bottle and Book Bag.

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.

*An approved vendor with Sage Oak, Inspire, Excel, Julian, River Springs, Compass, Community Collaborative, The Learning Choice Academy, California Enrichment Academy, Pathways, Sky Mountain, Empire Springs

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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.

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So... you wanna be a pilot? (Ages 9-17)

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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

3 Day Class Dates:

10/02, 10/09, 10/16

01/08, 01/15, 01/22

04/15, 04/22, 04/29

Time: 12pm-2pm

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 Airplane Nose Art & History (Ages 7-14)

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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 while emphasizing the importance of nose art in our military moral and defense. Check out more of her amazing work at:   www.flygirlpainters.com

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Load Master Math (Ages 7-14)

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How much cargo can one plane hold? Let’s dive into the math behind the amazing career of the load master. Join our aircrew as we learn to marshal aircraft with hand signals and the detailed responsibility of properly loading, securing and off- loading the largest cargo carriers in the world. Students will study weight and balance, weight shift theories, and take part in hands on activities in the hangar moving large objects with little to no effort but plenty of brain power. We’ll outsmart the biggest problems with simple physics!

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THE TOOLBOX: MECHANICS AT WORK (Ages 7-14)

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Rolup your sleeves, and find the right tool for the right job. The Toolbox is designed to give students a foundation for tool recognition and hands on experience in a controlled environment. We’ll be quickly memorizing tool classification groups and working in the maintenance hangar alongside real airplanes. Donning safety gear, students will be using a variety of hand and power tools to complete projects and master the mechanical comprehension for basic life skills and careers in shop work and repair.

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Air Rescue Pilots (Ages 7-14)

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Come learn about the first responders of aviation, air rescue pilots! We’ll cover basic first aid skills, distress signals, then simulate the challenges of a rescue extraction. As we load an injured passenger to an aircraft, we’ll study the effect of rotor wash and vortex rings amidst keeping composure in the intense flying missions presented to these daring pilots.

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Innovators: General James Doolittle (Ages 7-14)

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Necessity is the mother of invention. The year is 1942 and Pearl Harbor has just been attacked. General Doolittle is leading the raid attack on Japan. During this crucial war effort, he develops instruments for flying in zero visibility conditions which forever changes the face of aviation. Students will have the opportunity to look into the earliest prototypes and fly our FAA approved flight simulator as one of the Doolittle raiders relying solely on flight instrumentation.

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Drone Recon (Ages 7-14)

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A lost hiker and a wildfire! Call in the air support with Drone Recon! Get into search and recovery mode as we learn about and actually FLY drones while utilizing modern day radar technology. Take offs, landing and hovering through various obstacles and environments, we’ll view the science behind thermal imaging radar and learn to decipher images for a successful flight.

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Engineering: Build a Model Airport (Ages 7-14)

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What’s it take to build an airport from the ground up? As an engineer, you’re tasked by the city to build an international airport. You’ll have to stick to your budget and ensure your site has the basics: a tower, terminal, runway, taxiways and fire station of course! We will be building scale airport models, while learning the structure and requirements to develop a working airfield. All materials will be provided in this hands on, activity based class. Awards will be given for projects based on budget management, creativity, organization and more!

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Pioneers: The Tuskegee Airmen (Ages 7-14)

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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.

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Flight Plan: Charles Lindbergh & The Spirit of St. Louis (Ages 7-14)

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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.

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Space Challenge: Mars Rover 2020 (Ages 7-14)

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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.

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Ultimate Drone Master (Ages 7-14)

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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.

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Aviation Meteorology (Ages 7-14)

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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.


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