Spring program for homeschool students begins March 21, 2024. See below for details.
Summer program for all high school students begins June 17, 2024. Click here for details and online registration.

Real World Education For The Next Generation Of Pilots

Students practice navigation using our FAA-approved Elite BATD. They also have access to Microsoft Flight Simulator on xBox.

K-12 education is failing America’s kids.  Aviation 101 is our way to give back a little piece of what the schools are taking away from them.

Our program is designed for students in Grades 6-12 who have expressed an interest in aviation. Students who participate in the program will have the opportunity to learn valuable life skills that align with those of a competent and safety conscious pilot:

  • Personal Responsibility
  • Critical Decision Making 
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Resourcefulness and Teamwork
  • Discipline
  • Attention To Detail
  • Self Confidence
  • Respect For Self and Others

Homeschool Program (Spring 2024)

When will classes be held, and what is the cost?

Classes will be held on Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on the following dates:

  • March 21, 28
  • April 4, 18, 25 (NO CLASS April 11 – Sun and Fun, Lakeland, FL)
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23

This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Contact Meredith Holladay to enroll your child. 

What can students expect to experience in this program?

Students will work on fun projects as a team and learn valuable reasoning, problem solving and decision making skills that can be applied to anything they do in life – especially if they decide to become a pilot! All activities are ground based and will be conducted at our facility, in our classroom using Microsoft Flight Simulator. Each session will include a fun, hands-on activity. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Aerodynamics of flight
  • Aircraft systems
  • Reading and using aeronautical charts 
  • Weather considerations for pilots
  • Flight planning and execution

What is your attendance policy?

Students are expected to arrive 5-10 minutes early, so that we may start on time with minimal disruptions. Students should not attend if they are feeling ill for any reason, or if they have a fever. Parents must check in their child in person when they arrive and must remain onsite for the duration of the class. This is not a drop-off program. Holladay Aviation is not responsible for your children. Any student who misbehaves or fails to comply with the instructions of any Holladay Aviation staff member will be asked to leave immediately. 

Is there a dress code?

Yes. Students should dress respectfully as the classes will be conducted at our flight school, which is a professional business environment. We recommend longer length shorts or pants and t-shirts or collared shirts. No tank tops, short-shorts, exposed midriffs, swimwear or tight fitting sportswear. Because we will at times be venturing into the aircraft hangar and maintenance area, it’s important that the students wear closed-toed shoes or sneakers with good soles for their safety. No flip flops, crocs, etc. 

Holladay Aviation is a mask-free facility. The wearing of face coverings is not permitted.