MIT Private Pilot Ground School Spring 2015

The MIT Private Pilot Ground School course is open to current students, staff, and wider community members. Registration is open for students – others who may be interested should contact the instructors directly.
16.687 Private Pilot Ground School
3 units (P/D/F)
Spring 2015 schedule:  Wed 7-9 PM, Room 37-212
Intro session and first class is February 4, 2015 at 7pm, 37-212
The private pilot ground school class is designed to prepare students for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test. The class covers comprehensive knowledge required when pursuing an airplane single engine land (ASEL) pilot’s certificate. Course objectives include developing an understanding of human factors, airplane systems, aerodynamic principles, flight environment, communication, meteorology, airplane performance, navigation, regulations, and cross country flight planning. It will give students well-rounded exposure to aviation, regardless of whether the student is interested in formally pursuing a pilot’s certificate. Students with sufficient course performance will be eligible for an endorsement to take the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge Test.
Contact:  Luke Jensen,
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Upcoming events — Panel discussion: Insights into aviation and aerospace consulting – with BCG & McKinsey

Panel discussion: Insights into aviation and aerospace consulting

— with MIT/Harvard alumni, senior consultants from Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey

When: Thursday, Nov.6th, 6:00 ~ 8:00 PM

Where: MIT Building 4-163

Discussion Topics including:

>  What trends are emerging in AeroAstro sectors ( technologies, strategies) ?

>  What types of problems consultants help resolve for aviation or aerospace companies?

>  What to prepare as an engineering student for a career in AeroAstro consulting?

Organizers:  MIT Consulting Club & MIT Flying Club

Please RSVP here, so we know how much foods to prepare.

*If you plan to apply job or internship with these companies, please bring your resume to the event.

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When: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Harvard Business School, Building Aldrich # 012
Organizer: Harvard Business School Aerospace and Aviation Club
About: Join Tom Horton, former CEO of American Airlines, for a discussion about the State of the Global Airline Business.
Tom Horton was the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of AMR Corporation until it merged with US Airways Group to form American Airlines Group,Inc. Through his quarter century tenure, Mr. Horton has been credited for bringing American Airlines through one of the most successful large-scale restructuring efforts.
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MIT AeroAstro 100th Anniversary Symposium — October 22-24, 2014

The high point of the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department’s 2014 Centennial celebration is the October 22-24 Centennial Symposium featuring some of the most illustrious names in aerospace reflecting on past achievement, celebrating today’s innovative research and education, and offering their perspectives on what lies ahead.


All Symposium sessions will be available online via a live webcast, viewable at:

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Welcome BBQ + Meet Matt Guthmiller, the new Guinness World Record™ holder

Join us for the semester’s welcome BBQ — to learn more about our club, meet other pilots or just get some free food and meet new people!

We also invited Matt Guthmiller, a current MIT student who completed around the world solo flight this summer, and thus became the new Guinness World Record™ holder as the youngest person to fly solo around the world! Matt will share his summer flight experience with us during this event.

When: Saturday, September 27, 1:30 ~3:30 PM
Where: Kresge BBQ Pits, behind the Kresge Auditorium, front of the Zesiger Center

— MIT Flying Club Exec Team

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Info: AeroAstro Centennial Symposium

Dear Members,

Here is an event we thought you may be interested in:

MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics is holding a Centennial Symposium from October 22-24, 2014. The Centennial Symposium features some of the most illustrious names in aerospace.

More details:

Blue skies,

MIT Flying Club Exec Team

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Semester Kick-Off BBQ Friday Oct 12

Open to members of the MIT community:

We’ll be having our semester kick-off BBQ on Friday, Oct 12 (Tomorrow) at 5:15pm at the Kresge BBQ pits. That’s behind the Kresge auditorium and in front of the Z-Center. Come over if you would like to hear more about what the club has to offer, you would like to go flying, or just watching planes fly over your head. You would like to meet other pilots, or just get some free food and meet new people!

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