Courses

Pilot Training Program Information Sessions

Dates: Choose your date & location

Times: Referenced in the Schedule 

Course Description: Fly high with GovState's School of Extended Learning in partnership with D14 Aviation! Join us at one of the information session dates to learn more about aviation ground school at GovState and flight school at Bult Field South Suburban Airport. 



Saturday, April 27, 2024, Bult Field

Pilot Training - Discovery Flights

Course Fee: $200 

Register here for your Discovery Flight with GovState and a Continuing Education representative will contact you to schedule your flight. 

Course Description: This is a one-hour flight experience with an instructor.  You will learn essential aviation principles, safety procedures, and aircraft controls.  You will get to fly the plane. 



March 5, 2024 to May 31, 2024, Bult Field

Private Pilot Ground School

Course Fee: $2,724

Dates: April 15 through July 31, 2024

Times: Monday & Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. 

Course Description: The objective of this course is to orient the incoming student to flight training and provide the theory and concepts needed for preparing for the FAA private pilot aeronautical knowledge test (airplane). Flight time fees not included. 

Topics include: airplane systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, procedures & airport operations, communications procedures, weather, regulations, weather services, aircraft performance, navigation, route flight, and cross-country flight planning. Prerequisite: None. Recommended to be 16 or older, may begin training at an earlier age. 

Required Flight Time Hours will be scheduled and billed separately. This will be discussed in the first class. 



April 15, 2024 to July 31, 2024, Governors State University - Room TBA

Instrument Rating Ground School

Course Fee: TBA

Dates: Coming Soon! 

Times: TBA

Course Description:  The objective of this course is to train for an instrument rating where students will receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor on several aeronautical knowledge areas. Prerequisite: Private Pilot License. Recommended to be 16 or older, may begin training at an earlier age. 



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Drone Programming in Python

Course Fee: $99

Dates: March 16 to April 6, 2024

Times: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Course Description: In this course, we will be going to learn the following, using a drone that can fly indoors. Drone operation using Python, face recognition with OpenCV using the drone camera, web framework and web camera, automatic tracking, and drone flight game.



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LiDAR 3D Drone 

Course Fee: $159

Dates: January 20 to February 10, 2024

Times: 1 to 5 p.m. 

Course Description: LiDAR drones are any drones made to carry a LiDAR sensor. They collect data that can be used to create detailed 3D models for a variety of applications and industries. Whether you're surveying a forest preserve, investigating the cause of an accident, or mapping a shoreline, LiDAR can help provide some of the most accurate and high resolution 3D models available. 



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Drone Combination #1

Course Fee: $399

Dates: June 1 - June 2, 2024

Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Complete 3 Courses in 1 Weekend!

FAA Part 107 License Test Preparation Course

Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Course Description: Join GSU Professor Dr. Sam to prepare to pass your FAA Part 107 License to fly commercial drones. There are a variety of freelance jobs available to individuals who are FAA Part 107 licensed and familiar with piloting drones. Whether you have experience in piloting drones or not, this class is for you! Anyone can earn their Part 107 certified drone pilot license. Students will have 5 Online Practice Test and FREE Online resources to prepare for the FAA Part 107 Exam.

Drone Flight School / DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Thermal

Time: Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.

Course Description: Thermal Drone (Fire/Heat) with 56 X Zoom, Law Enforcement (Loudspeaker and RTK centimeter accuracy), Mapping, Waypoint, Roof Inspection, Solar Panel Inspection, Features, Settings, AI, Safety, Return To Home, Software, lens and filter theory, earn money, GIS, and so much more.

DJI Mini 3 Pro

Time: Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 

Course Description: Cinematic Drone Flight with Video, Picture, Features, Settings, AI, Safety, Return To Home, Software, lens and filter theory, earn money, GIS, and so much more.

 

 



Saturday, June 1, 2024, TBD
Saturday, July 13, 2024, TBD

Drone Combination #1

Course Fee: $399

Dates: June 1 - June 2, 2024

Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Complete 3 Courses in 1 Weekend!

FAA Part 107 License Test Preparation Course

Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Course Description: Join GSU Professor Dr. Sam to prepare to pass your FAA Part 107 License to fly commercial drones. There are a variety of freelance jobs available to individuals who are FAA Part 107 licensed and familiar with piloting drones. Whether you have experience in piloting drones or not, this class is for you! Anyone can earn their Part 107 certified drone pilot license. Students will have 5 Online Practice Test and FREE Online resources to prepare for the FAA Part 107 Exam.

Drone Flight School / DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Thermal

Time: Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.

Course Description: Thermal Drone (Fire/Heat) with 56 X Zoom, Law Enforcement (Loudspeaker and RTK centimeter accuracy), Mapping, Waypoint, Roof Inspection, Solar Panel Inspection, Features, Settings, AI, Safety, Return To Home, Software, lens and filter theory, earn money, GIS, and so much more.

DJI Mini 3 Pro

Time: Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. 

Course Description: Cinematic Drone Flight with Video, Picture, Features, Settings, AI, Safety, Return To Home, Software, lens and filter theory, earn money, GIS, and so much more.

 

 



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Pix Hawk Flight Controller & Scratch Build Drone from 3D Printer

Course Fee: $99

Dates: April 20 to May 11, 2024

Times: 1 to 4 p.m. 

Course Description: 

Scratch Build Drone from 3D Printer. Materials kit will be required $400. Flying drones is fun, but it's almost more gratifying when you can fly a drone that you built yourself!



April 20, 2024 to May 11, 2024, Take with, Drone Flight School / DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Thermal