Aviation Academy Vision

  • To provide a solid foundation for the ever-growing aviation workforce by offering internships, job shadowing, college credit, hands-on real-world learning experiences and knowledge to students who wish to enter the aeronautical field. In addition, to provide the student with enough skills to either go straight into the workforce with minimal additional training or a solid foundation to succeed at a four-year degree program. 


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The Aviation Academy prepares advanced students for the aerospace and engineering fields through a hands-on, project based, inquiry-driven process.

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                          2019-2020 Manufacturing Students.                           


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                Aerospace Technology 1 Class flying flight simulators.


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    If you would like a tour of the campus, please email Mr. Mayers at mayersd2@gcsnc.com

    Many of our Academy students belong to the Civil Air Patrol. They are members for various reasons: some are looking to enter the military after high school and some want to be exposed to aviation and want to be a pilot. Either way, students will belong to a close-knit group being taught discipline and respect for aviation. 


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    David Mayers, Director of Aviation 


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    Updated 09/07/2021


About the Aviation Academy

  • The Andrews Aviation Academy offers three tracks: Engineering, Aviation management/Pilot, and Maintenance. 

    Students can earn credit toward their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry certifications/licenses and graduate high school with up to four semesters completed at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC). Tuition and books are free.

    The Aviation Academy is a "Cohort" program for all classes. A cohort class will move as a group to all classes such as English, Sciences, World Language as examples. These teachers are dedicated to both Academies: Aviation Academy and Health Science Academy. We will do every effort to keep the students in the cohort.  

    The Aviation Academy offers:

    • College credits earned that can transfer to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University or to most other colleges and universities, such as NC State, NC A&T or UNC, if a bachelor's degree is desired and GTCC for community college- 2-year degree.
    • Job Shadowing for workforce experience in the aviation field.
    • SolidWorks 3-D mechanical engineering class with certification test. All drafting classes will be at the Weaver Center. 
    • Everybody learns to fly. Class set of Hotseat Flight Simulators for the ultimate experience.
    • Aviation Manufacturing class that will prepare a student to enter the workforce with little additional training. School-to-work program.
    • Young Aviation Club, Civil Air Patrol, Rocketry Club, and Drone.