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SCC offering Aviation Ground School at Beatrice Campus

Persons interested in obtaining their Visual Flight Rules pilots license can take a course on Southeast Community College’s Beatrice Campus beginning Jan. 15.

“Aviation Ground School” is being offered in Room 334 inside the Kennedy Center on SCC’s Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road. The course prepares students to take the FAA written exam, which is necessary to obtain a VFR pilots license.

The class will be held from 6-10 p.m. each Tuesday from Jan. 15 through April 2. Cost is $525 per person. Dr. Dean Doyle, a certified flight instructor for more than 30 years and a commercial pilot, is the instructor.

For more information, contact Kelly Morgan at 402-228-8244 or kmorgan@southeast.edu.

VFR is a set of FAA rules for flying aircraft in good visibility.

This is a 12-week course that prepares students for the FAA written exam, which is necessary for gaining a VFR pilots license. Course objectives: Fundamentals of Flight – Pilot training, airplane systems, aerodynamic principles; Flight Operations – The flight environment, communication and flight information; Aviation Weather – Meteorology for pilots, interpreting weather data; Performance and Navigation – Airplane performance and navigation; and Integrating Pilot Knowledge and Skills – Applying human factor principles, the flight planning process.

The required textbook and supplies are included in the cost of the course.

Doyle has been an FAA-certified flight instructor since 1977.

About Derek Nester

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.