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Here’s Your Chance to Learn to Fly At VGCC’s Franklin County Campus

Persons interested in getting a private pilot license may want to check out a course being offered in January at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus.

Private Pilot Ground School will be taught at the Franklin Campus on N.C. 56 west of Louisburg with some time at the Franklin County Airport. The school is a comprehensive course designed to prepare students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot written test, a prerequisite to earning a private pilot license.

Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30, beginning Jan. 24 and ending April 20.

The school will cover how an aircraft flies, instrument training, communications and navigation, as well as flight planning. It will also cover weather, airport operations and aeronautical medical considerations. This course is oriented toward the current FAA regulations. During the course, students will tour the Flight Tower at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.

Leigh Osbourn, an FAA certified flight/ground instructor, will teach the course. She has earned private, instrument, commercial, multi-engine, instructor instrument, flight instructor airplane and ground instructor certifications.

She has served as an FAA-commissioned safety counselor for the Raleigh-Durham area.

Persons interested in the Private Pilot Ground School should call the Franklin County Campus at (919) 496-1567 to register and for more information.