Winona State University's FAA-approved private pilot ground school begins Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in Room 106 of WSU's Stark Hall. The course meets Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. during spring semester.
Successful completion of the private pilot ground school represents completion of the combined WSU Physics 200 and Physics 205 courses and enables students to earn four semester hours of university credit. Students who complete the ground school will be better prepared to take and pass the required written examination for the private pilot airplane certificate.
Topics included in the course are basic meteorology, communications, federal aviation regulations, safety, radio navigation, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and medical factors for pilots.
The course will be instructed by Dr. George Bolon, airline transport pilot and FAA safety counselor. Bolon is a Winona State professor of physics and director of the WSU Airway Science program.
Certified pilots who wish to review their training and keep current are also encouraged to attend this course.
Registration may be completed at the first two class meetings on Jan. 18 and Jan. 23. For more information contact the WSU Physics Office at 507-457-5585.