Embry-Riddle Offers Free Aviation 101 Online Class for Public Signup

For those who dream of becoming pilots, strive for jobs in aviation or are curious about the marvels of modern flight, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now offering Aviation 101, a free online class developed by the world’s leading aviation educators.

Meant primarily for high school and middle school students but open to all ages, Aviation 101 (available for signup at aviation101.org) is composed of 12 high-definition video lessons that will give students an introduction to the industry. Course topics include aircraft systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, airports, airspace, air traffic control, aeromedical factors, aviation weather, performance, navigation and more.

“Aviation 101 is a great example of what Embry-Riddle can offer to students who are interested in pursuing a career in aviation,” said Ken Byrnes, flight department chair at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. “It is professionally delivered, high-quality education that ensures that each student becomes a knowledgeable, safety-conscious aviator.”

Students who complete Aviation 101 could be eligible for one hour of course credit at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., or Prescott, Ariz., campus.

For more information, contact Flight Media Coordinator Bob Thomas at bob.thomas@erau.edu.

About Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 70 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.