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Sectional Chart Project by Ashley Birk '11

Monday, April 18, 2011

When people first think of ground school, the only thing in their mind is flying and learning how to fly, but in actuality it’s so much more. Every day in ground school the students learn so much about weather, airports, the rules to flying and when and where you can’t fly.

Recently we did a project that took a few days to complete. It’s called a sectional chart and in a way it’s like a route map for a car except it shows controlled, uncontrolled airports, power lines, the terrain, the layout of the runway, cities, obstructions, etc. etc.