Take your first step toward becoming a pilot, including a drone pilot. You will learn about aerodynamics, weight and balance, aviation weather, regulations and human factors. We will examine the function of flight controls, airports and airspace. Successful completion of the class will prepare you for the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam. Field trips to DuPage Airport will be available to: tour an active control tower, work with operational aircraft and fly a flight simulator. Finally, most new drone enthusiasts do not realize the liability risk of flying a drone without proper certification. Action is now enforceable by civil and federal authorities. This class will bring you up to date whether your intention is to fly a drone commercially or for recreation. Students may purchase these required course materials prior to the first class: 1. Jeppesen Private Pilot Text Book, 2. Federal Aviation Regulations and Airmen Information Manual, 3. Course plotter, 4. E-6B flight computer, 5. Private Pilot Written Exam Test Preparation Guide, 6. Chicago Area VFR Sectional. 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.