FLIGHT SCHOOL: AN INTRODUCTION TO X-PLANE 11
Instructor: Mr. Martin Torres
Have you ever wanted to know how it would feel to pilot an aircraft? This course will introduce you to the basics of taking off, in-flight maneuvers and landing a single engine aircraft. X-Plane 11 flight simulator software is used throughout the world to train student pilots to obtain their pilot’s license in general aviation.
Session 1: Using X-Plane 11’s built-in Flight School you’ll learn the basics of flying, airplane cockpit controls and changing various aerial views. Learn to take off from a runway in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane. Participants will also be introduced to X-Plane’s free mobile app using a provided Apple iPad.
Session 2: Train how to land a Cessna 172 on a runway. Then learn to fly a simple traffic pattern from takeoff, fly a rectangular circuit, and then land back on the runway.
Session 3: Learn how to land a Cessna 172 using an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach with autopilot. We will then implement that new skill by landing a commercial Boeing 737-800 airliner.
Mr. Torres has been employed with Marist School for 11-1/2 years as a Technology Support Specialist. He received his IT Networking and Information Security education at Gwinnett Technical College. He is CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certified. Although not a licensed pilot himself, he’s had a passion and interest for aviation since his youth.
Marist School’s Alumni Engagement program, which is a key part of the Office for Institutional Advancement, focuses on building, maintaining, and strengthening relationships with the school’s 10,000 alumni as well as with the growing body of parents of alumni. Various alumni initiatives, events, awards, and publications are aimed at fostering relationships that bind the school and alumni in a sense of common purpose and advance the school’s mission and goals.