Class to provide introduction to flying
CALERA – Those interested in learning more about aviation will have a chance to do so in March during a program held at the Shelby County Airport called Introduction to Flying.
The Introduction to Flying course will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, March 14, 21 and 28. The classes are taught by Johnny Ward, a commercial pilot who has logged more than 3,500 hours of flying time. The cost of the three-week program is $45 and requires advanced registration.
The course will cover the following topics:
-Parts of an airplane
-Flight line tour
-What makes an aircraft fly
-Runway headings and markings
-Navigation and charts
-GPS and transponders
-Pilot license requirements
The course is an introductory program. Participants will not fly airplanes. At the end of the course, students may be taken for a courtesy flight with Ward to get a real-world look at what they learned during the course.
Class sizes are limited and only open to those age 13 and older.
To register for the program, contact Ward at email@example.com or call Ward at 205-914-5984.
The Shelby County Airport is not involved with this program. Calls should not be placed to the Shelby County Airport regarding this event.