Ten local high school seniors will be given an exciting and unique opportunity to take part in a one-year Aviation course sponsored by Capital Region BOCES, Questar III BOCES, Richmor Aviation and Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) beginning in September 2013.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved Aviation program will prepare students to earn their private pilot certificate while also earning college credits through SCCC.
Students will learn through the Jeppesen Private Pilot Training Kit, which includes textbooks, Maneuvers Manual, Plotter and Flight.
Aviation is one of more than 40 educational programs offered by the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School, which serves high school and adult students from Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie and southern Saratoga counties, and Questar III provides programs and services for students in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties.
On April 18th the program will offer an Aviation Visitation Day at the Schenectady County Airport in Scotia, where current high school juniors will have the opportunity to fly with a certified flight instructor (weather permitting) and learn about the new program.
Transportation and lunch will be provided through the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School in Albany.
Students can sign up for the school-day event through their high school guidance counselors, and more information about the Aviation course is available from Ted Hennessy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-477-8771.
What do you think about this exciting new program coming to the capital region?