Want to learn how to fly a plane?
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
Those interested in learning about the basics of taking to the skies in an airplane will have a chance to do so next month, as the Shelby County Airport is set to host a four-week introduction to flying course.
The airport’s introduction to flying class will be held on four Saturdays in September: Sept. 1, Sept. 8, Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 from 9-11 a.m. in the conference room at the airport off Interstate 65 near the Alabaster-Calera line.
The course will cover the following topics:
-Parts of an airplane
-What makes an airplane fly
-Navigation/aeronautical chart reading
-Runway headings and markings
-GPS and transponders
-Pilot license requirements
The cost of the four-week program is $40, and includes many handouts, according to event organizers. At the end of the course, every student will be taken for a flight with local pilot Johnny Ward to get a real-world look at what they learned during the course.
Those interested in taking part in the program should contact Ward at email@example.com or call 914-5984.