The King’s Academy recently announced that it will offer a new semester-based Aviation 101 Honors course for students in 11th and 12th grade beginning next spring.
Studies show that in the coming decade, thousands of new pilots will be needed each year because of attrition and retirement. The school is partnering with two highly regarded Cessna pilot centers to enable students to work toward their private pilot license: Platinum Aviation at the North County Airport and Palm Beach Flight Training at the Lantana Airport.
Students must be 17 years old by the end of the course to enroll and must pass the 3rd Class FAA Medical Exam. Students will be expected to complete an online ground training course and pass a 60 question FAA exam by an FAA designated flight examiner within the semester.
“We are excited to partner with two reputable, local aviation schools to provide an opportunity for our students to earn a private pilot’s license and perhaps launch a passion within students to pursue future careers in aviation,” TKA High School Principal Sonya Jones said.