Over the next 20 years, estimates predict that the United States will need more than 635,000 new airline pilots. The Landmark Aviation Program provides early training to launch the pilots of tomorrow into lucrative and exciting career in the skies. The field of aviation offers several opportunities:
Pilots: The airline industry will need qualified pilots. Moreover, it won’t just be large commercial companies. There exists a need for commercial, medical, missionary, military, cargo, and corporate pilots as well. The Aviation Program provides the perfect preparation for pilot certification.
Mechanics: In 2017, the average age of a flight mechanic was 51 years old. Younger, talented personnel will need to take their place as those mechanics retire, but they will need the education and instruction to do so. Our Aviation Program offers students an ideal introduction to flight mechanics to give them a competitive edge.
Flight Dispatchers: Dispatchers are needed on the ground to fulfill flight plans and ensure the safety and success of thousands of daily flights. In our program, students review dispatcher knowledge such as crew times, weather, routes of flight, field requirements, and more.
Air Traffic Controllers: There are no flights without air traffic controllers on the ground. There can be no air traffic controllers without professional instruction to teach them how to guide planes and pilots using sophisticated systems and equipment.
Cyber Security:Last year, more than $3 billion was spent on airline cybersecurity. The Landmark Christian School Aviation Program helps students discover and learn how to defend potential digital security roles in the modern world of flight.
The Landmark Aviation Program was founded in response to the worldwide shortage of professional pilots. Even though a student pilot cannot complete their Private Pilot Certificate until the age of 17, the Aviation Program designs it courses to give future pilots a major head start regarding ground school concepts. As Aviation Academy students move on to colleges with dedicated flight training programs, graduates will be well prepared for an intense and focused training environment whether on the ground or in the air.
The Aviation Program is available for students in grades 9 through 12 and explores many essential aviation topics in-depth, such as:
Careers in Aviation: The global pilot shortage in the airline industry will create abundant opportunities for future Landmark graduates, such as commercial pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers, and more.
History of Aviation: Students learn from past aviators and events. We travel through time, examining such legendary figures as Da Vinci, the Wright brothers, Bessie Coleman, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, the Tuskegee Airmen, Chuck Yeager, Stephanie Johnson, and Dawn Cook.
Physics of Flight: The Aviation Program offers a practical study of lift, thrust, gravity, and drag, and how they influence the movements of every aircraft in the sky.
Navigation: Students learn how to read and interpret aviation maps, study radio frequencies and why they are important, and experience flight simulations on field trips where navigation is critical to success.
Meteorology: A firm grasp on weather is essential to any pilot. Aviation students learn about the impact of various weather patterns, key differences in the types of clouds and what they mean, and the principles behind flight pattern changes and reactions to the weather while in flight.
In addition to these topics, the Aviation Program course of study also includes: