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, human factors associated with aviation, aviation weather, navigational charts and calculations, and cross country flying. This course prepares participants to successfully complete the FAA private pilot written examination. Upon course completion, participants will receive a logbook endorsement to take the FAA private pilot written examination. Prerequisites: Students must be at least 15 years old and be able to read, speak, write and understand English. Participants will also need to obtain the Jeppesen Private Pilot Manual (current edition), E6-B flight computer and plotter. All three items cost $120 and are ordered through the instructor. The instructor is Jim Stover, the Chief Instructor of JLS Aviation based at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, VA. He is a Gold Seal Flight Instructor and is also designated as a Master Instructor. To obtain additional details about the course, please contact Jim at email@example.com, or the flight school at 540-373-4431.