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2:13 PM Fri, Sept. 21st

Mountain Institute’s aviation technologies student takes off

Quad-City Schools

Aviation Technologies is a two-year program. Year one is devoted to fixed-winged flight, with students completing simulation labs in take-off, landing and maneuvering an airplane in real-world situations. MIJTED’s year-two students in Aviation Technologies have the opportunity to take classes in air-traffic control and unmanned aircraft systems. Though they are in different rooms, students in the air-traffic control lab can send voice commands to students in the fixed-wing or helicopter simulators. This technology enables them to realistically direct aircraft to take-off, land, or go into a holding pattern, and enables the students in the flight simulators to become experienced in processing air-traffic control commands.

Jaqueline Beltran, who is a former Chino Valley High School graduate, has completed her first solo flight. Jaqueline completed her MIJTED Aviation program in 2016, and was the first MIJTED student to pass her FAA Certification in Basic Ground Instructor.

Jaqueline’s experience flying with Northaire has allowed her to understand how the skills in the aviation courses are used in real-life situations. Jaqueline has completed 35 put of the required 40 flight hours and will sit for her private pilot’s license around May. Both MIJTED and Northaire have provided the experience needed to fully understand a career in being a pilot.

As the Aviation industry continues to grow, MIJTED and Northaire both understand the value of Career and Technical Education programs and the impact they can have on high school students’ career goals.

Information provided by MIJTED.