Learn to Fly!

Course Description

Are you interested in becoming a professional or recreational airplane pilot?  This aviation class will allow students to learn about aerodynamics, weight and balance, aviation weather, regulations, and human factors at the Harper College Campus. Further exploration will take place on field trips to DuPage Airport where students will sit in aircraft to learn about aircraft systems and flight controls, visit the control tower to see how ATC works then fly flight simulators.  This is a practical class that can be used for, FAA 141 credit or just an exciting life experience.  This class may be eligible for credit through the Illinois Aviation Academy. Successful completion of the class will prepare you for the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam.


For in-person classes, students may purchase these required course materials prior to the first class: 1. Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, 2. Airplane Flying Handbook, 3. FAR/AIM, 4. E-6B flight computer, 5. Private Pilot Written Exam Test Preparation Guide, 6. Chicago Area VFR Sectional Chart and Course plotter. If unable to purchase any of the required materials, the instructor will assist you. For more information, contact instructor Robert Werderich at: 630-330-8097.

For on-line classes, students may purchase the Cessna Pilot Program and Chicago Area VFR Sectional Chart and Plotter. The instructor will assist you with the details. Contact instructor Robert Werderich at: 630-330-8097.


Thank you for your interest in this course. While we currently do not have a section open for enrollment, we invite you to join us the next time the class is offered. To ensure you don’t miss out, please complete a Course Inquiry and we’ll be sure to notify you as soon as the next enrollment opens.
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