Aviation Science is a year-long class that 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 to the semester-long classroom experience, students also have the opportunity to participate in the Aviation Science program's Pro Vita trip.
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:
Aviation Science Instructor
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