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New classes at Kilgore College for students wanting to become a pilot

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(KYTX) - Kilgore College is offering a course this fall for people interested in becoming a pilot.

An information session is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center, 220 N. Henderson in Kilgore

The information session gives prospective students an opportunity to meet the instructor, review course materials and have questions answered.

The 16-week course, “Private Pilot Ground School,” is the basic ground school for the Federal Aviation Administration Private Pilot Certificate that provides the necessary aeronautical knowledge used for private pilot certification.

Topics include principles of flight, radio procedures, weather, navigation, aerodynamics and Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

David Skidmore, Federal Aviation Administration Certified Flight Instructor and FAA Support Specialist at the Gregg County Regional Airport, will teach the class which is set for 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from Oct. 1 through Feb. 4, on the Kilgore campus. Cost of the course is $525.

PowerPoint and assignments will be available online to students. A book and supply list will be provided at registration.

For more information, call Trudie Jackson at (903) 983-8661 or e-mail her:

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