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Visit Us in Greenwood, IN

The ACT is located at Indy South Greenwood Municipal Airport. Our facility is Hangar F-1, which is located by Runway 19, on the North side.

If you are interested in learning more about aviation and want to familiarize yourself with our program, the Greenwood airport and the airport environment, then schedule a tour.

You may contact us at esalazar@aerotechcenter.org to arrange for a tour.

New classes begin in August 2024 and seats are filling fast. The tour is FREE!

"Until you spread your wings, you have no idea how far you'll fly" 

                                               - Unknown

Please contact us to learn more!  317-851-5245.

TAKE OFF ON YOUR AVIATION JOURNEY 

ACT offers an aviation program for High School Juniors and Seniors.  We also offer aviation themed after school clubs for ages 12 and up.

Multi-Disciplinary Projects 

These projects not only provide a platform for students or professionals to apply their expertise, but also promote collaboration, creativity, and a broader understanding of complex issues.

Career Counseling

We offer 1-on-1 career counseling that helps our students explore and navigate different aviation career paths. This is a valuable resource and crucial investment that guides our students towards a fulfilling and successful career path. Seniority is everything in the aviation industry. The sooner the better.

ACT Flight Training Program

We offer a structured curriculum designed to provide our students with the knowledge and skills required to become licensed pilots. ACT students can continue beyond the book work to pursue their commercial pilot career with us. Our program involves a combination of ground school, simulator training and flight hours with our CFI.

Dual-Credited Courses

Our courses provide students with the opportunity to experience college-level coursework while still in high school. 

Internships 

We offer valuable opportunities for students to gain practical, hands-on experience in a specific aviation industry or field.

After School Clubs

Participate in either one or both of our after-school clubs. Our clubs are a rewarding and enriching experience for our students. They offer opportunities to explore interests, develop new skills, and build lasting friendships.

Our After-School Clubs:

Why ACT?

The foundation of our curriculum will give students a solid understanding in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, inspiring them to pursue careers in the aviation industry. Our program will provide our students a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of the aviation industry, preparing them for careers in aviation or related fields. Our courses cover a range of subjects, including flight training (Manned & Unmanned Flight), meteorology, aviation operations & management, safety, and air traffic control.

Whether aspiring to be a pilot, aviation manager, air traffic controller, aircraft mechanic, or an aviation professional, our students are a part of a special program tailored to their career goals within the broader field of aviation education. High school students have an opportunity to attend dual-credit courses to earn credits for both high school and college simultaneously, which will earn them an early start to propel them into their respective career.

 

Our mission to develop ethical standards that promote responsibility, good citizenship, respect for authority, and solid core values in our students.

Our aviation curriculum provides students the opportunity to engage in;

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ACT 101: Career Exploration 1

This is a one-year course that will introduce the student to aerospace studies and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 

Aerospace Studies focuses on the physics, mechanics, and environment of space exploration. Launch systems and procedures will be covered.

ACT 110—Beginning Apprenticeship (Corequisite ACT 101)

This begins the second semester of the first year. Students will have opportunities to apprentice with aviation operators and local airports. The apprenticeships will be for up to three hours a week.  Evaluations will have an impact on ACT 101’s grade. This begins the second semester of the first year.

 

Students will have opportunities to apprentice with aviation operators and local airports. The apprenticeships will be for up to three hours a week.  Evaluations will have an impact on ACT 101’s grade. 

ACT/AVIT 111 –Introduction to Aviation Technology (2 Credit Hours)

Provides the student with the opportunity to develop an understanding of various aspects of the aviation industry, including general regulations and laws associated with the field. Included is an overview of the aviation field and all employment opportunities. 

ACT/AVIT 120—Private Pilot Theory (6 Credit Hours)

This is the required FAA private pilot ground school leading to preparation for the FAA Private Pilot written exam.  This class will explore the topics required for certification as a private pilot with an airplane single engine land rating. Areas of study include aerodynamics, aircraft systems, performance, weight and balance, physiology, regulations, cross country flight planning, and weather. 

ACT 121—Basic Flight (Corequisite ACT/AVIT 120)

Beginning flight training through the student’s first solo flight. This will start in the second semester. This will take approximately 20 dual flight instruction hours and 10 ground instruction hours. This course is optional with extra costs. 

ACT 122--Simulator Lab (Corequisite ACT/AVIT 120)ACT 122--Simulator Lab (Corequisite ACT/AVIT 120)

This class is the lab for ACT/AVIT120. The grade and credit will be part of ACT/AVIT120. This class is for the students to familiarize themselves with and begin using our basic flight simulators and FAA test preparation computers under the guidance of our instructors.

ACT/AVIT 132-Aviation Operations (3 Credit Hours. Corequisite ACT/AVIT 111)

The course is designed to give the student a foundational understanding of the different segments and the forces affecting commercial and general aviation. This will include the infrastructures, services, and entities that support the aviation industry as a whole and the interrelations between them.

1st Year Courses

These are open to high school juniors and seniors. All AVIT courses are dual credited through Ivy Tech Community College. 

Indy South Greenwood Airport

Center Grove

Ivy Tech Community College 

Tuskegee Airmen - Indianapolis Chapter

Roncalli High School

Perry Township

City of Greenwood

Meet Our Partners

With our new Aeronautical Center of Technology, we now have the opportunity to expand our program. Partnering with the following school corporations and organizations, our project-based learning STEM programs will soon be open to over 100 students per semester. 

Our team at the ACT and your experienced CFI will be on hand to guide you every step of the way, offering personalized training and career counseling to help you reach new heights in your aviation journey. 

Explore & Enjoy

Get in Touch

The ACT has had a turbulent start due to a number of circumstances from funding to Covid-19, but none of them have stopped our dreams from coming into fruition.

 

We need your help. This year we've had our grand opening and our first semester of students. We also acquired a plane for our flight training program, were awarded a grant to towards a flight training simulator and have a lot planned for 2024!

 

But there is a lot more that needs to be done. If your ambitious, have a passion for aviation and want to make a difference then join the ACT today.

LET YOUR AMBITIONS TAKE FLIGHT!

Soar With Us! 

ACT/AVIT 135—Aviation Safety Management Systems (3 Credit Hours. Prerequisite ACT/AVIT 111)

This course introduces the challenges and complexity of aviation security faced by aviation professionals across the industry. It traces the evolution of current security approaches and explores technologies and processes targeting threat mitigation and improved operational efficiency.

ACT/AVIT 138—Meteorology and Aviation Weather Services. (3 Credit Hours) 

Basic to advance meteorology concepts will be covered. The students will learn to interpret and explain weather reports, forecasts, weather charts, and flight briefings. The role of the National Weather Service, Flight Service Stations, NOAA, and ARTCC weather units will be explained. Hazardous weather conditions to flight will be studied.

ACT 201—Aeronautical Career Exploration 2 (Prerequisite ACT 101).  AVIT 279--Aviation Career Planning (1 Credit Hour)

This is a one-year course that will introduce the student to aeronautical engineering and maintenance careers. Aeronautical engineering will include exploration of the different engineering disciplines involved in aviation. Practical experience will be gained in 3D printing and design

ACT/AVIT 208—Air Traffic Control (3 Credit Hours. Prerequisite ACT/AVIT 111)

This course introduces students to the significant regulations impacting airline operations. Students will receive a comprehensive education on the structure of the National Airspace System with a focus on Air Traffic Control. Areas of study include airline operations, safety, and air traffic control operations, including how these areas work together to maintain scheduled operations, and air traffic control procedures.

ACT 210—Advanced Apprenticeship (Prerequisite ACT110)

Students will have the opportunity for placement in apprenticeships with aviation entities. These positions will place more responsibility and require a deeper level of aeronautical knowledge from the students than in ACT110. This apprenticeship can be up to six hours per week. Evaluations will have an impact on ACT 201’s grade. 

ACT 221—Advance Flight (Prerequisite ACT 121)

The students will advance from their solo flight to their Private Pilot license (PPL).  This course will include all the required cross-country flights, night flights, and practice for the FAA private pilot check ride.

ACT 222—Advance Simulator Lab (Prerequisite ACT 122. Corequisite ACT 221)

Flight students will have use of both the BATD and AATD flight simulators. These are FAA certified flight simulators. Simulator time is beneficial to flight training. It reduces the amount of flight time needed and gives the student a safe, inexpensive way to practice difficult flight maneuvers.

2nd Year Courses

These are open to high school seniors that have successfully completed ACT’s first year courses.

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