For high-school and middle-school students, or anyone who dreams of becoming a pilot, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now offering a free online course, Aviation 101. Twelve video lessons give students an introduction to the industry, with topics including aircraft systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, airports, airspace, air traffic control, aeromedical factors, aviation weather, performance, navigation and more. Students who complete the course and later enroll at ERAU could be eligible for one hour of course credit. Students can take the course at their own pace.
“This is a great opportunity for any high school student who is trying to choose a career and wants to learn more about aviation,” says ERAU. “It is also ideal for anyone who wants to explore the essentials of aviation, or for experienced pilots to review some of the basics. If you have a computer or tablet, and an internet connection, you can register and complete this course.” A preview of the course and sign-up information is posted online.