What boy hasn't dreamed of being a pilot? I know my boys have been interested in airplanes since they were little. That is why when we were picked to review Doctor Aviation I was so thrilled. I knew my son, who is 17, would love to take these online classes that would teach him Aviation History.
When I went to log on to our account I immediately saw something that caught my attention. When you purchase this course, 70% of the revenues are donated to Young Life, Cru, Campus Outreach and other organizations working to restore wholeness to America's youth; the future of our country. Here is what they state about why they donate: "Doctor Aviation is deeply concerned about the cultural pressures hurting young people today. We want health and healing for America." This just warmed my heart and I was even more excited to have my son learn from such a reputable company.
As my son began the classes he was impressed with the knowledge that the instructor had. His credentials include 24 years in the Air Force as a pilot and instructor, a research pilot, the author of a book on aviation and now a college professor. I believe his years of experience is what brings life to this course. He knows what he is talking about and is passionate about teaching it to young people.
The course includes 15 sessions that last about an hour. The courses included are:
Each session also gives you PDF downloads that include:
- guided notes to use while you watch the videos
- a list of resources to allow you to research about what is being covered during the session with a list of You Tube videos, hands-on activities and writing assignments to name a few.
Some sessions include a download to help prepare you for the exams. I think this is a great resource for students who want to study and do well on the exams.
The site is easy to navigate and it keeps track of your progress. It is geared for people 16 years and older, but I think a family could take the class together and learn so much about aviation.
My son has enjoyed the sessions he has completed so far and is looking forward to finishing up his classes soon. He said that he wishes he could be an Air Force pilot, but certain medical conditions will not allow him to pursue this field. However, I am praying one day that he will be able to go flying as a pilot who owns his own personal plane.
Are you interested in learning more about Doctor Aviation? I encourage you to check out his social media pages listed below:
We also have some more reviews of this wonderful resource over on the Homeschool Review Crew website. Please come on over and see what other families have to say about this product.
Have a blessed day!