Aviation Students Earn Their Wings

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Tue, 05/16/2023 - 13:26

Last night, on 15 May 2023, the ALC’s  first inaugural Pin On and Naming Ceremony took place.  Pin On Ceremonies celebrate the hard work the ALC's Private Pilot class students put in and allow them to share that with family and friends. Naming ceremonies allow friends in the same pilot class to build camaraderie and help each other get through hard times with humor. 

The ALC Principal Mr. Bart Peery advised the students to keep looking forward in their career pursuits, and Ms. Tammy Olsen, ALC Aviation Teacher, reminded the students to keep learning and practicing throughout their careers. The best pilots keep learning even after they have accomplished their goal flying for their preferred airline.

Shelley Heaton. Tammy Olsen.


Drones Flying in the Air

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 11:35

The sUAS (drone) class flew small drones after learning about the Part 107 regulations and how they can earn their commercial drone license. 

They worked in crews and performed preflight checklists before flying. They each had the opportunity to fly and be the visual observer. 

In the future they will fly in a series of challenges to increase their flight skills. 

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Shelley Heaton. Tammy Olsen.


Visit from USU Aviation

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Wed, 10/19/2022 - 09:44


The aviation  classes have had some amazing guests visiting their classes this past month.

On  the 30th of  September, members from the Utah State Aviation Department came to visit the Aviation

Parker Rollins, Heather Barstow, and Shalyn Drake told the students about their experiences in the Professional Pilot and Drone programs at Utah State at the Logan and Price

The students were able to ask questions about the programs, and the UAS (Drones) class were able to fly drones in the parking lot.

Also, on the 5th and 6th of  October, Lee Roberts, a Retired SkyWest pilot, came to speak to the Aviation classes about his experiences flying for many aviation companies.

Tammy Olsen, Shelley Heaton


Flying High

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Mon, 09/12/2022 - 13:59

On Wednesday, 7 September, the UAS flew their first paper airplane drones in class. 

After watching a PowerUp drone video, they built their own paper airplanes and as crews of 3 fitted, flew, and observed the drones. 

Their inaugural test flights were successful.

The student's had fun using trial and error to figure out the best way to build their airplanes, so that they could have the best flight time in the air.

 It was fun seeing them learn and seeing them try to beat the other teams.

 It was a great hands' on activity. Thank you Ms. Olsen for always engaging your student's in learning.

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Shelley Heaton. Tammy Olsen.


Guest Speaker Visits Aviation

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Fri, 09/09/2022 - 12:43

On Friday, Mr. David Newell came to speak to the ALC's Unmanned Aerial Systems class.

Mr. Newell works for Verizon and started Verizon's UAS division several years ago. 

He talked to the students about current and future UAS technology and the opportunities the students will have in the future.  

He had many exciting stories to tell and was a great resource of knowledge to those students looking for the wide range of options in the Aviation field.

 Thank you for taking time to come and speak to our students, Mr. Newell

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Shelley Heaton. Tammy Olsen


ALC Student Awarded Cadet of the Year for Utah and Rocky Mountain Region

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Wed, 05/04/2022 - 13:11

One of our ALC students was awarded with the Air Force Sergeant Association’s Cadet NCO of the year for , Utah Wing and Rocky Mountain Region.

Kayson Brinkerhoff was awarded this award at a banquet this past month.  

Kayson has been in the position of Cadet First Sergeant in my Squadron  for at least six months.  He is one of 8 in the entire US to get this award, and it is truly and honor. 

Kayson is a Junior at Spanish Fork High School,  he also attends the aviation classes here at the ALC.



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Shelley Heaton. Tammy Olsen. Photos by Kayson Brinkerhoff


Aviation And Collision Repair Classes Tour Duncan Aviation

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Thu, 04/14/2022 - 14:04

Our Aviation and Collision Repair classes toured the Duncan Aviation Corporate Aircraft Maintenance Faculty today. It is a family owned and operated business since 1950. It is a beautiful brand new facility.  They showed the students the many things they offer corporate businesses that have planes. They can fuel, paint, build cabinets, any form of complete airplane retrofits that someone may want, they also service and bring any inspection items up to date.


Army Stem Bus Virtual Realty Experience For ALC Students

Submitted by amy.ewell on Wed, 03/02/2022 - 11:16

Army SGT Haddle visited the Private Pilot class to talk about aviation opportunities in the Army Reserve and Active Duty Army, as well as his own Private Pilot experience. He recently finished his Private Pilot training in Provo and explained how his checkride went. The students asked questions and received valuable, current information on the process.

Tammy Olsen


Submitted by shelley.heaton on Wed, 02/09/2022 - 08:30

The ALC's Aviation classes had the opportunity to hear presentations and ask questions from 2Lt Derrick Dye from Hill Air Force Base. 

2Lt Dye is a recent graduate of the US Air Force Academy and is the current USAFA liaison for Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Washington.  He was able to tell the students about the educational opportunities at USAFA and how students can apply if they are interested in attending college there.  He also told the students about his recent experiences beginning to fly in the Air Force. 

Shelley Heaton. Tammy Olsen


Students take to the Air with Paper

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Wed, 02/09/2022 - 07:50

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) class has been learning the FAA regulations to fly UAS.  At the end of the course, the students will be able to take their FAA Remote Pilot License Test.

This past week the students from the Aviation class took a break from the book work to learn about the forces that allow aircraft to fly and experiment with paper airplane drones. 

The students designed their own paper airplanes and then fitted them with PowerUp 3.0 drones. 

It was fun to see the students quickly realize what designs help airplanes to fly and what doesn't work.  

What a fun activity for these students.

 Thank you Tammy Olsen for giving our ALC students such a fun, hands-on experience.


Shelley Heaton