Aviation Academy

Aviation Academy

Let your dreams take flight!

Do you aspire to be a pilot and desire for further knowledge in the aviation and engineering industries? Kinross College is one of six schools in WA to offer an Aviation program.

Our Academy offers:

  • Full motion Flight Simulator Students have the experience flying a 3 axis motion flight simulator. The simulator’s moving platform is sychronised with the flight simulator software, so as students manipulate the flight controls, they experience realistic sensations of rolling, pitching and yawing. The view from the cockpit provides an immersive perspective.
  • Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) related activities. This includes 3D printing, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Laser Cutting projects, Mechatronics and Electro Technology.
  • Flight Lessons Students are encouraged to participate in flying lessons outside of school. Lessons can also be booked at flying schools such as the Royal Aero Club of W.A.
  • Drone The use of drones has become increasingly popular for a wide range of fields such as aerial photography, videography, inspection, surveying and mapping. Students will develop skills and techniques in drone flying.

The Aviation Academy prepares students for a rewarding future in the board Aviation field. The program provides a pathway into the aviation industry, to be employed as airline pilots, drone operators, flying instructors, air traffic controller, maintenance engineers and in-airport management.

Our Aviation Academy is offered to select students. The program comprises of numerous subjects including mathematics, technologies, science, humanities and social science and design.

Students are also given the exciting opportunity to learn to fly a lightweight training aircraft, which strengthens their understanding of aircrafts and environment in which they function.

Throughout years 7 to 10, students will engage in the following topics:

  • Mechanics of Flight
  • Aviation Careers
  • Physics of Flight
  • Structure of the Aeroplane
  • Model making
  • Drones
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Robotics
  • Programming
  • Electrical Circuits

As this is an academic accelerated program prospective students must:

  • Have a genuine interest in aviation and a desire to learn more.
  • Complete an expression of interest form with a copy of the last school report.
  • Sit an Aptitude Test.

The Aptitude test covers literacy and numeracy skills and gives students the chance to show their interest and general knowledge of aircraft.
Students who are successful in obtaining a placement are expected tor remain in the program until the end of Year 10.

For further information about the program, please contact Michael le Donne – Coordinator – Kinross College Aviation Academy.

Michael le Donne is the coordinator of this Academy. Michael is an experience Aviation Teacher and Pilot, who has been involved in the aviation industry for over 10 years. Michael.ledonne@education.wa.edu.au