R-MA News & Blog

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.

Flight Lesson by Birahim Thiam '12

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It was on February 23rd, 2011 that Mr. Koch and I flew in a Cessna 172. The difference this time was that I would fly in the Cessna 172 352SU opposed to the common one throughout my experiences the Cessna 172 841SP. It was a good experience but the main difference was that the GPS and the guidance system were a little better than the one on the 841SP. The plane was the same otherwise.