Grade 7 - 12 (age 12 - 18)
Website: Falcon AeroLab
Mode: Online Teacher-supported
Falcon AeroLab is a lab-based STEM program with two courses available via a partnership with My Tech High.
- Fundamentals of Aerospace is designed to expose students to different aspects of aviation and aerospace and give them an opportunity to explore many facets of the industries.
- Introduction to Aviation is an in-depth study of aviation for prospective students completing the private pilot ground school requirements or pursuing a career in aviation.
To access Falcon AeroLab courses in Schedule Builder, select Technology > Exploring Technology (grades 7-8), Technology > Engineering, or Career & Technical Education > Transportation & Distribution.
Falcon AeroLab courses will reduce a student’s Technology Allowance by $50.
Withdrawal from Falcon AeroLab classes prior to the end of the year will result in a repayment of $300.
About Falcon AeroLab
Instructors are highly qualified professionals straight from the industry. These include engineers, managers, military and airline pilots, drone operators, cyber experts, and more. Their cumulative experience and expertise give students extraordinary insight.
Students can attend weekly live-streamed classes or access recorded sessions for a self-paced option. Fundamentals of Aerospace live-streamed classes are on Wednesday 4:30-7:00 pm. Introduction to Aviation live-streamed classes are on Thursday 4:30-7:00 pm.
Falcon AeroLab courses are recommended for middle school and high school students ages 12-18. The FAA Private Pilot License written exam results are good for 2 years. Please note that students interested in a private pilot license must be 17 years old in order to complete that exam, so it is not recommended to take the FAA exam at 14 years old (exam results will be good until they are 16).
Note: There is currently no demo available for this program.
What you will learn
Flight experience included in each course!
Access to Distinguished Speaker Series
Fundamentals of Aerospace Flyer
Introduction to Aviation Flyer
Q: How does the flight experience with Falcon AeroLab work?
A: Parents can set up the flight experience by using the Falcon AeroLab contact link. Parents will receive contact information for each flight experience vendor/ facility and can schedule individually. Once you have scheduled your flight experience, coordinate with Falcon AeroLab and they will pay the vendor/ facility directly at the time of service.
Q: Can we participate in flight experiences outside our state of residence?
A: Yes! Falcon AeroLab is happy to accommodate a flight experience vendor/ facility in a location convenient for you! Of course, some of the experiences may require some travel if you live in a rural area.
Q: Does the course include in-person AeroLab programs?
A: No. My Tech High students (including those in Colorado) cannot sign up for in-person AeroLab programs.
If you have questions, please reach out!