Aviation course takes off at LIT

image004LIMERICK Institute of Technology (LIT) has teamed up with the Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre in Shannon to get a new aviation course off the ground.

The 10-week Certificate in Aviation, which commences on February 11, will be delivered at the aviation centre in Shannon. Validated by the Department of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering at LIT as part of their flexible learning programme, the course will be delivered by professionals within the aviation sector.

The course aims to give those working within the aviation industry or individuals who wish to explore career opportunities within the sector, a knowledge of the fundamentals of aviation and the aerospace industry. Students will be introduced to modules on a variety of topics from basic aerodynamics, aircraft engines, aircraft instrumentation and navigation methods, composite technology and air traffic control.

Flight training, including a simulated flying lesson will also form part of the course.

Atlantic AirVenture director, Jane Magill said the course would provide practical information on training options and routes available within the industry from engineering to flight training.

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“This is a fantastic opportunity to get a good understanding and foundation level of knowledge of the fundamentals of flight and aircraft before entering further training, studies or employment,” she said.

Further details are available on www.atlanticairventure.com.