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Learn to Fly: RCC, UP Aviation partner for Ground School

ASHEBORO — Ready to get off the ground? Whether you want to learn to fly as a hobby or are looking to become a commercial pilot, Randolph Community College and Unlimited Possibilities Aviation have partnered to offer Ground School training next month.


With instruction provided by Austen Vaden of UP Aviation, the course covers aerospace history, weather, navigation, instruments, preflight planning, computer and wind triangles, regulations, radio communications, the aviation field, and procedures necessary to become a safe private pilot. The course is oriented toward the latest material available from the Federal Aviation Agency and will prepare students to pass the written exam required by the government.


“We have eight planes, eight instructors, and three locations — Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Asheboro,” Vaden said. “When COVID hit, there was zero interest, but now it’s back. Students can fly with our company while taking the [Ground School] class.”


The course (#81732) is Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 9-May 15, from 6-8 p.m. in room 102 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $180.


For information, call 336-633-0216 or visit https://selfservice.cloud.randolph.edu/Student/instantenrollment/Search?keyword=aviation.