This course introduces participants to the exciting field of aviation as a hobby or possible career. The following aviation topics are included in this course: principles of flight; aircraft systems; airplane performance; flight operations; radio communication; Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations; the human factors associated with aviation; aviation weather; navigational charts and calculation; and cross country flying. This course prepares participants to successfully complete the FAA private pilot written examination. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a logbook endorsement to take the FAA private pilot written examination. Participants may be required to access instructional assignments through BlackBoard, the college's internet-based course management system. Prerequisites: Basic computer and Internet skills. Participants will also need to purchase the curriculum materials from the instructor at the first class session at a cost of approximately $250.