Berkshire's Aviation Science course prepares students to pass the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Ground School Certification Exam, an initial requirement for anyone hoping to earn a pilot’s license. The course focuses on the study of aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation, radio communication, and instrumentation as they relate to flying an airplane; each student takes between six and ten hours of flight training at Great Barrington Airport, located about five miles from the Berkshire campus. In addition, Berkshire now boasts an on-campus aviation flight simulator which provides students with easily accessible training before they take flight in an airplane. To learn more, read our Berkshire Bulletin story below:
VIDEOS: Flight Training in Florida
In addition to Berkshire's Aviation Science course, students in the past have traveled to Florida during Pro Vita for a week-long flight training trip. Below are some student videos filmed during the trip.
STUDENT PILOT PHOTOS
Aviation Science Instructor
WHERE WE FLY
Located 10 minutes from Berkshire's campus, the Great Barrington Airport has been a training grounds for aviators for over 65 years.
Congratulations to Aggie Ryan '23 on her first solo flight! Aviation Science Teacher & Instructor Mr. Lee shared, "Aggie is one of a handful of students who have trained at Great Barrington Airport & flown 'solo' with less than 20 hours of flight time in their log book."🛩️👏 pic.twitter.com/FrJK1mfz4P— Berkshire School (@BerkshireSchool) July 18, 2022