Officials with Latitude Aviation at Coeur d’ Alene Airport in Idaho report a simulcast ground school kicks off today and runs through Aug. 18 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PDT.
The new Simulcast distance education is specifically targeted at students attending other schools or working during the day, officials noted. It is especially well suited to students who want to learn the knowledge they need to become a pilot, but for whom it is impractical to attend a live school, officials noted.
“As usual, some our best ideas come from our very own students,” said Jeff Fouche, owner and Chief Instructor for Latitude. “We are seeing live ground schools, and pre-recorded guided learning online schools, but not very many schools are doing a live distance learning program. We’re excited to lead the way and bring more students to the classroom with our new program.”
Covering the fundamentals of becoming a Private Pilot (also satisfies the requirements for learning to be a Sport Pilot), the class will use the Gleim Private Pilot curriculum to cover Aerodynamics, Airplane Systems and Components, Aviation Weather, Navigation and more.