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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;

  • Get inspired through a guided visit to the ACT and Indy South Greenwoo...

ACT 101: Career Exploration

Aerospace Studies is focused on the physics, mechanics, and environment of
space exploration. Launch systems and procedures will be covered. These are
studied using both lecture and model rocketry. Commercial and governmental
space agencies are studied as are the different aerospace careers available.

Aerospace Studies is focused on the physics, mechanics, and environment of
space exploration. Launch systems and procedures will be covered. These are
studied using both lecture and model rocketry. Commercial and governmental
space agencies are studied as are the different aerospace careers available.

ACT/AVIT 111:  Intro to Aviation Technology

Provides the student the opportunity to develop an understanding of various
aspects of the aviation industry to include general regulations and laws associated
with the field. Included is an overview of the aviation field and all employment
opportunities. Students will also learn about the departments associated with an
airport and their impact on the industry. Students will also study practical

mathematics for aviators, risk management, and decision making for aviation.

ACT/AVIT 120: Private Pilot Theory

Exploration of 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 planning, weather, and decision making skills.

 

ACT/AVIT 132:  Aviation Operations

This 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.

ACT 201:  Career Exploration II

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. Aviation maintenance
careers will be explained, and practical experience will be gained in both aircraft

build and maintenance on ACT aircraft. Also covered will be career planning for
students starting a career in aviation. Topics of study include resume building,
interview process, and the routes to employment. Class will meet four hours a
week.

ACT/AVIT 135: Aviation Safety Management Systems

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. Airport safety, security,
emergency services, and the role of law enforcement in aviation will be studied.
The role of the TSA and NTSB will be explained.

ACT/AVIT 138: Meteorology and Aviation Weather Services.

Basic to advance meteorology concepts will be covered. The student 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 in depth.

ACT/AVIT 208: Air Traffic Control

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.

Enroll for Classes Beginning August 2024!

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. 

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! 

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