With the education of students about aviation as one of the goals at EAA AirVenture 2014, which is being held this week in Oshkosh, Wis., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University chose the venue to announced the launch of its free online Aviation 101 course aimed at introducing high school and middle school students to the aviation industry.
The class consists of 12 high-definition video lessons that cover topics such as aircraft systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, airports, airspace, air traffic control, aeromedical factors and aviation weather. Students who complete the program could receive one hour of course credit at the school’s Daytona Beach, Fla., or Prescott, Ariz. campuses.
“Aviation 101 is a great example of what Embry-Riddle can offer to students who are interested in pursuing a career in aviation,” said Ken Byrnes, the university’s Daytona Beach campus flight department chair. It’s professionally delivered, high-quality education that ensures that each student becomes a knowledgeable, safety conscious aviator.”