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MCC offers introductory aviation course at night

McHenry County College is offering an aviation course for those interested in flying as a hobby or a career as a private airplane pilot.

Take a first step toward becoming a pilot by enrolling in Aviation Ground School, a night course offered by MCC’s Continuing Education Department from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 7 through May 16 in Room A241.

In this three-month class, participants will learn about aerodynamics, weight and balance, aviation weather, regulations and human factors. The function of flight controls, airports and airspace also will be explored. Successful completion of the class will prepare participants for the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam.

Instructors from the Illinois Aviation Academy use a varied format including lectures, computer animated presentations, group projects and field trips to the DuPage Airport to keep the course lively and engaging. Students should buy these required course materials before the first class: Jeppesen Private Pilot Text Book, Federal Aviation Regulations and Airmen Information Manual, Course plotter, E-6B flight computer, Private Pilot Written Exam Test Preparation Guide and Chicago Area VFR Sectional.

The cost is $269. Use course ID NBR S02 002 when registering. To register, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588. For information, call Tracy Berry at 815-455-8758 or Dori Sullens at 815-455-8559.

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