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Short Course Modules:

Module 1: Early Pioneers of Aviation

Sub-topic:1.1. The Wright Brothers and the Birth of Powered Flight

Sub-topic:1.2. Louis Blériot and the Cross-Channel Flight

Sub-topic:1.3. Alberto Santos-Dumont: Contributions to Aviation

Sub-topic:1.4. Glenn Curtiss: Advancements in Aircraft Design

Module 2: The Aero Club Movement

Sub-topic:2.1. The Aero Club of America: Founding and Mission

Sub-topic:2.2. The Royal Aero Club in the United Kingdom

Sub-topic:2.3. International Aero Clubs: Promoting Aviation Globally

Sub-topic:2.4. Contributions of Early Aero Clubs to Aviation Development

Module 3: Flying Clubs During World War I

Sub-topic:3.1. Flying Clubs in Wartime: Military Training Support

Sub-topic:3.2. Role of Flying Clubs in Training Future Aces

Sub-topic:3.3. Post-War Transition: Converting Military Pilots to Civilian Aviators

Sub-topic:3.4. Legacy of World War I on Flying Clubs

Module 4: The Interwar Period and Civilian Aviation Expansion

Sub-topic:4.1. Roaring Twenties: Growth of Recreational Flying

Sub-topic:4.2. The Influence of Charles Lindbergh

Sub-topic:4.3. Female Aviators and Their Role in Flying Clubs

Sub-topic:4.4. Challenges and Achievements of the Interwar Flying Clubs

Module 5: World War II and the Post-War Aviation Boom

Sub-topic:5.1. World War II: Flying Clubs in Military Training

Sub-topic:5.2. Post-War Aviation Surge and Returning Veterans

Sub-topic:5.3. G.I. Bill and Its Impact on Civilian Flight Training

Sub-topic:5.4. Civilian Aviation Growth in the Late 1940s

Module 6: Regulatory Changes and Modernization

6.1. Regulatory Evolution in Aviation

6.2. The Role of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

6.3. Modernization of Flying Clubs: Stricter Safety and Operational Standards

6.4. The 1980s and 1990s: Resurgence in Flying Club Activities

Module 7: The 21st Century and Continuing Relevance

7.1. Flying Clubs in the Modern Era

7.2. Types of Flying Clubs and Their Diverse Activities

7.3. Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century

7.4. The Role of Flying Clubs in Promoting Aviation Safety

Module 8: Types of Flying Clubs

8.1. Equity-Based Flying Clubs: Ownership and Operations

8.2. Non-Equity Flying Clubs: Access and Benefits

8.3. Flying Clubs in Universities and Educational Institutions

8.4. Specialized Flying Clubs: Vintage Aircraft, Aerobatics, and More

Module 9: Business Aspects of a Flying Club

9.1. Membership Models and Their Impact

9.2. Financial Management: Budgeting and Accounting

9.3. Aircraft Acquisition and Financing

9.4. Insurance and Risk Management for Flying Clubs

Module 10: Airshows, Aviation Museums, and Community Engagement

10.1. Organizing and Participating in Airshows

10.2. The Significance of Aviation Museums within Flying Clubs

10.3. Building Community Through Events and Outreach

10.4. Fundraising and Sustainability of Flying Clubs