Grade 7 - 12 (age 12 - 18)
Provider: MTH Direct Provider
Website: Falcon AeroLab
Mode: Online Teacher-supported
Subject: Technology- Computer Technology, Exploring Technology
Falcon AeroLab is a lab based STEM program now partnering with My Tech High, to bring two new courses:
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.
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 gives students an 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 4:30-7:00pm. Introduction to Aviation live-streamed classes are on Thursday 4:30-7:00pm.
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).
What you will learn
Flight experience included in each course!
Access to Distinguished Speaker Series
Fundamentals of Aerospace Flyer
Introduction to Aviation Flyer
Q: Can my student sign up for in-person AeroLab programs?
A: My Tech High students (including those in Colorado) are NOT able to sign up for in-person AeroLab programs.
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 students outside of Utah have the flight experience?
A: Yes, flight experiences will be available in Utah, Colorado, and Oregon! Falcon AeroLab will provide flight experience vendor/ facility information for your state and location.
Q: What if we are living out of state, can we still participate?
A: Yes! Falcon AeroLab is happy to accommodate a flight experience vendor/ facility local to you! Of course, some of the experiences may require some travel if you are living in a rural area.
Q: What happens if I decide to withdraw from my Falcon AeroLab course?
A: Withdrawal from Falcon AeroLab classes prior to the end of the year will result in a repayment of $300.
Q: If I join My Tech High's mid-year program, can I still enroll in a Falcon AeroLab course?
A: Yes. Falcon AeroLab courses are designed to be a year long, and students meet weekly throughout the school year. Those who join the mid-year program could watch the recordings from 1st Semester to catch up.
Note about the Introduction to Aviation course: If your goal is to be prepared for the FAA written exam, you would need to watch the recordings from 1st Semester. Recordings are available all year, even after the end of the semester.
If you have questions, please reach out!