LTC to Offer Ground School Private Pilot Course




Lakeshore Technical College is offering a Ground School Private Pilot continuing education course beginning in March.

Classes will be held at LTC's Cleveland campus Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. beginning March 5 through May 7 with no class on March 26.

The nine week course will include one Saturday session at the Manitowoc Airport learning about various types of aircraft and their systems along with airport operations and one session touring the Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control facility and airport control tower at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay.

Participants will be introduced to topics – including regulations, aerodynamics, systems, navigation and weather – required by the FAA for the private pilot written test.

Participants will earn 0.9 continuing education credit for completing the course. The instructor is Curt Drumm, president of Lakeshore Aviation, Manitowoc.

The class number is 25246. The class fee is $109.21 with an additional cost of approximately $200 for a private pilot kit, which includes a textbook, a test preparation book and software, maps, a plotter and a calculator.

The pilot kit can be purchased prior to March 5 at Lakeshore Aviation, located at Manitowoc County Airport. Contact Lakeshore Aviation at 920-682-0043.

To register, call LTC at 888-468-6582, ext. 1366, or go to and click on “Find a class.”

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.