The Wooddale High School Optional Aviation Program will add seven new flight simulators to its classrooms, thanks to a High School Redesign Grant.
Wooddale's Optional Aviation Program is the only program of its kind in Tennessee. It was launched in 1993 with a $1 million grant from NASA. The program was created to encourage students in urban school distrcits to pursue careers in aviation, by offering unique experiences and courses unavailable in the traditional classroom. It is open to students who are enrolled in technology education and who are members of the Technology Student Association.
Students enrolled in the aviation program have the opportunity to take classes in Flight Theory, Aeronautics and other areas in the field of aviation. With the addition of the new simulators, Wooddale will have 11 modules for students to practice their skills.