The philosophy of the Flight Program is to attract young people to the world of aviation and flight. The aviation and aerospace industries are growing rapidly and currently have a shortage of qualified pilots and professionals. A number of our students have chosen to attend our institution because of the Aviation Program, and Randolph-Macon Academy is proud to offer them the chance to explore the world of aviation.
For flight instruction, two academy owned aircraft (2001 Cessna 172S models) are utilized to provide the students with first rate training in basic and advanced flight maneuvers and cross-country navigation techniques. The students quickly learn of the delicate balance of aerodynamic forces and procedures that have to take place in order to be a successful aviator.
We teach young men and women to fly, earn solo wings, earn Private Pilot Certification, and in some cases, earn an Instrument Rating. As students reach their goals in the program they gain self-confidence, self-esteem, and broaden their career options.
Here at Randolph-Macon Academy, the Aviation Program is proud to be providing our students with such a unique opportunity at the secondary school level.
- Private Pilot Ground School 1
- Unmanned Systems Lab (Drones)