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Southeast CC Offering Aviation Ground School On Beatrice Campus

A 12-week course that prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration written exam will begin in January on Southeast Community College’s Beatrice Campus.

SCC’s Continuing Education Division is offering Aviation Ground School Tuesday nights from Jan. 10 through March 27. The class will be held from 6-10 p.m. in Room 334 of the Kennedy Center on the Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road.

Instructors are Dean Doyle and John Cox. Cost is $525 per person. Persons wanting more information should contact Kelly Morgan, assistant director of continuing education, at 402-228-8244, 800-233-5027 ext. 1244, or kmorgan@southeast.edu.

Passing the FAA written exam is necessary for gaining a Visual Flight Rules pilot’s license. Course objectives include fundamentals of flight (pilot training, airplane systems and aerodynamic principles); flight operations (the flight environment, communication and flight information); aviation weather (meteorology for pilots and interpreting weather data); performance and navigation; and integrating pilot knowledge and skills (applying human factor principles and the flight planning process).

The required textbook and supplies are included in the cost of the course. Doyle and Cox are FAA-certified flight instructors.

 

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.