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This course is designed to serve as a general introduction to aviation and to assist the student in preparing for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot, and the Sport Pilot written exams.
Federal regulations require that those planning to take an FAA written test must first complete an approved course of study. This course provides the necessary training. In addition, if you are interested in aviation, but not yet ready or able to become a licensed pilot, you can take this course.
Areas of Study
This course will offer 20 hours of instruction in 2.5 hour blocks. Areas of study include theory of flight, communication procedure, use of the flight computer, aviation weather, visual and radio navigation, and federal aviation regulations. There will be extensive use of visual aids during the material presentation. The course presentation and discussion will include examination questions typical of those given on the FAA exam. The FAA written tests are computer tests and are administered at designated testing sites. Missouri testing sites are located throughout the state, including Springfield, St. Louis, and Fulton. Discussion of how to prepare for and schedule the computer test will be included at the completion of the ground school. The course course fee of $100 does not include the cost of taking the computer test.
Professor Emeritus Robert B. Oetting, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Missouri University of Science and Technology. Prof. Oetting is an experienced pilot and licensed by the FAA as a ground school instructor.
Missouri S&T's Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics through Distance and Continuing Education.
Fees & Registration
Course Fee - $100
The textbook will be available at the start of the course for an additional fee (approximately $13).
DO NOT include the textbook fee in registration payment to Distance and Continuing Education. This fee will be collected on the first evening of class.
Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel its programs in the event of insufficient registrations, instructor illness, severe weather, or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately and all fees will be returned in full. Persons wishing to cancel their registrations must do so by close of business October 19, 2015. Refunds will not be made after this date.