Aviation & Air Transportation

  • Program Description:

    The Air Transportation instructional program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the flying and/or navigation of fixed wing aircraft. This program includes instructions on principles of aircraft design and performance, aircraft flight systems and controls, flight crew operations and procedures, radio communications, navigation procedures and systems, airways safety and traffic regulations, and governmental rules and regulations pertaining to piloting aircraft.

    Program Location:

    Desert Sunrise High School

    Median Salary Range:


    Related Careers:

    • Aircraft & Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians
    • Air Traffic Controllers
    • Flight Attendant
    • Remote Pilot
    • Water Transportation Workers
    • Aerospace Engineers

    Student Organization/CTSO: 

    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.


    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Ground School
    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Remote Pilot Certificate (Unmanned Aircraft Systems)

    Advisory Board:

    Air Transportation Committee
    Curt Benningfield- Commercial Pilot- American Airlines
    Tia Benningfield- Flight Attendant- Southwest Airlines
    Clifford Snyder- Private Pilot
    Bo Hounshell- Apache County Drone Unit
    Jarad McCleve- Air Traffic- Virginia Operations Supervisor 
    Tim Tardif- Commercial Pilot- United Airlines
    Tim Crowe- Engineer, Retired- Boeing


  • Corey Drury