Welcome to AviaTech Concepts' communication board for the ground-school course in the fundamentals of aviation. You will become familiar with the usual basics of aerodynamics, navigation, human factors, weather patterns, flight rules, communication, and terminology, among other concepts. Upon completion of the course, you should be able to successfully complete the written portion of the FAA exam for the Private Pilot certificate and will know what to do to obtain the necessary flight hours.
However, throughout this course we also study the dynamics of diverse populations within the aviation industry and community, and investigate inherent biases in aviation training and procedures. Such topics as system design, social dynamics, and language factors are addressed, as well as intergroup relations and subtle conflict resolution in a specific professional setting. We are ASL-friendly and use multiple sensory modes to supplement auditory communication, thus increasing safety and proficiency for all pilots. Students also study and apply research skills to find job and training opportunities, explore personal interests, and successfully and practically manage any existing systematic biases they may encounter.
Each course cycle depends upon the amount of material covered during instruction, as well as collective and individual student needs. Classes are generally conducted at the Van Nuys airfield (VNY) or California Statue University Northridge (CSUN) campus, though a good portion of course material and interaction can be promoted online. Students can study as individuals or in groups of up to five (5). This is a very flexible, interactive structure, so constructive feedback is always welcome at any stage. Messages and updates are posted to this message board as they are available... please be welcome to ask questions and interact with one another here at anytime!