Knowledge takes flight with UW-Green Bay and CAVU Flight Academy aviation training

Aviation and Aerodynamics for Private and Sports Pilots course to be offered this February

GREEN BAY – Students ages 16 and older can expand their horizons through the realm of flight and aerodynamics with “Aviation and Aerodynamics for Private and Sports Pilots,” a UW-Green Bay Education Outreach offering. The course will meet each Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning February 06, 2018 and running through April 24, 2018.

Designed to help participants understand the aerodynamic principles and physics of powered flight as well as to explore the exciting field of aviation as a career or hobby, the course prepares students for successfully passing the FAA Private Pilot or Sport Pilot written exam. There is no prerequisite for the course, which is held at CAVU Flight Academy in the Executive Air Building at Green Bay’s Austin Straubel Airport. Upon completion of the 12-week course, participants receive an endorsement to take the FAA Private Pilot or Sport Pilot Knowledge Test.

Aviation and Aerodynamics for Private and Sport Pilots is taught by Dr. Sherwood (Woody) Williams, flight instructor and owner of CAVU Flight Academy in Green Bay, along with other certified instructors. This program is made available by CAVU Flight Academy in cooperation with Executive Air and UW-Green Bay.

The course fee is $375 for private or sport pilots and includes course materials. Registrants must specify their choice for private or sport pilot track upon registration. Course fee does not include taking the FAA Knowledge Test or any associated materials.

Interested individuals can register online or contact Crystal in the UW-Green Bay Education Outreach Office at (920) 465-2480. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to register is January 23, 2018 or until all spots are filled.

For questions about this training, please contact Dr. Williams at (920) 850-0263 or

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