Program clear for take-off
SOUTHERN suburbs school students can learn to be a pilot using a state-of-theart, industry-standard flight simulator housed at the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS).
The simulator was bought through funding by the Federal Government’s Trade Training Centres in Schools program, which aims to increase the number of students who achieve Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.
It can help students develop take-off, landing and 3D flight-manoeuvre skills.
Federal School Education Minister Peter Garrett says it will give young people in the southern suburbs who are interested in aviation a start on the specialist career path while still at school.
‘‘This is really an impressive training centre which will offer students at four Adelaide high schools the chance to train for a private pilot’s licence and undertake comprehensive studies in aerodynamics and navigation systems,’’ he says.
The simulator will be a tool for the specialised SACE Stage 2 Aviation course developed by the ASMS. School students at Blackwood, Seaview and Pasadena high schools as well as the ASMS can use it as part of a Scientific Studies program.