Kansas City, MO (January 7, 2019) - WildBlue is extremely honored to sponsor a classroom-based private-pilot ground school at Kansas City's Wheeler Downtown Airport. The Saturday morning classes are from 8 am to 12 noon and begin February 8, 2020. Atlantic Aviation at is graciously donating the space. Graduates will be prepared to take the FAA Private Pilot knowledge exam -- a prerequisite for earning a private pilot's license.
Tuition for high-school and college students is just $199 plus materials, which average approximately $90. For all others, the cost is just $299 plus materials. These prices are anywhere from 40% to 70% cheaper than offered by many local community colleges and flight schools. WildBlue is covering the difference between the tuition and the total cost of the course. In the unlikely event there is any profit, 100% of excess funds will be donated.
"My 15 year-old daughter and my wife both want to take an in-person ground school," said Chris Kirk, owner of Blue, "but when I called around or inquired via web sites, no one returned my calls or emails. Once I was able to finally reach someone they told me their fee was $600 in one case or $45/hour in another. Now, I don't begrudge the schools for needing to make money, but when we're trying to get more people interested in GA, these fees are a huge roadblock. What kid can afford six hundred bucks? That's why I decided to sponsor an affordable, high-quality ground school. If this is successful, we'll definitely look at doing it again."
Go to www.flywildblue.com/ground-school to register. Registration closes February 1, 2020 and spaces are limited.
Chris Kirk is available for interview at 816.479.2723.
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