Aircraft Build

Executive Flight Institute – Field Trip

SJVA’s Aviation Club took a field trip to French Valley Airport and toured Executive Flight Institute’s operations. Students experienced and learned about pre-flighting an aircraft, aviation maintenance, ground instruction, flew in an FAA approved flight simulator, talked with Mr. Oshinuga, aerobatic and air racing pilot, and received a gift certificate for 1/2 hour of flight instruction.  The field trip was a great success, thanks EFI and Anthony Oshinuga ! Please visit their websites @ flyefi.com and anthonyoshinuga.com

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Aviation 101 Course

Students in aviation club have an opportunity to take this free course offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. You can access and register for the course here: Aviation 101

“AVIATION 101 is comprised of nine video lessons, which will introduce you to a variety of topics in aviation.

  • Aircraft Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Flight Instruments
  • Airports
  • Airspace
  • Radio Communication & ATC
  • Aeromedical
  • Aviation Weather
  • Performance and Navigation

No matter your age or your goals, whether you are taking your first steps toward an aviation career, or if you are an experienced pilot, AVIATION 101 has something for you!”

 

Fuselage Construction

Over the last few weeks, students  constructed roughly a 1/2 scale wing. The purpose was to provide hands on learning about the basic structure of a wing. Continuing with that objective, we constructed roughly a 1/2 scale fuselage to go with the wing. The plan is to finish off the airplane with the empennage or tail section of the airplane.

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