Course Descriptions: AVIA

Avia101 Introduction to Aviation 3 hours

Private pilot ground school. Prepares the student in the required subject areas for the FAA Private Pilot knowledge test. Satisfactory completion of Avia 101 fulfills the regulatory requirements for Hesston College’s 14 CFR Part 141 Private Pilot Course ground-based knowledge requirement; completion of FAA Private Pilot knowledge test required.

Avia103/104 Private Pilot I/II 2 + 2 hours

Introduces and requires proficiency in all flight maneuvers required for the Private Pilot practical test, to include solo, cross-country and night phases of training. Includes a minimum of 35 hours of flight training in accordance with Hesston College School of Aviation’s FAA-approved curriculum. Satisfactory completion of AVIA 103/104 fulfills the regulatory requirements for Hesston College’s 14 CFR Part 141 Private Pilot Course; issuance of an FAA Private Pilot Certificate – Airplane Single Engine Land required. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AVIA 101.

Avia106 Airspace and Air Traffic Control 1 hour

Studies the U.S. National Airspace System, including standard and special use airspace, navigational aids and air traffic communication. In addition, this course studies basic air traffic procedures and regulations including control tower/non-control tower operations and radar/non-radar separation. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AVIA 101, AVIA 103/104.

Avia107 Private Pilot Transition 2 hours

Acclimates the FAA Private Pilot certified student with Hesston College School of Aviation’s training programs, training aircraft, and operating procedures through substantive ground and flight training. Solidifies requisite knowledge and competencies essential to continued success in the aviation program. Required course for all incoming Hesston College aviation students who have obtained their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL), from a training location that is not directly associated with the Hesston College School of Aviation’s Newton City-County Airport campus. Prerequisite: FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land.

Avia121 Meteorology 3 hours

Studies the principles of weather including atmosphere, air masses, moisture and stability. Also studies weather charts and forecasts, especially as regards their use in aviation. Designed for the entry-level aviation learner, but also appropriate for any student wishing to learn weather basics.

Avia130 Introduction to Professional Aviation 1 hour

Introduces aviation students to the various facets of their chosen profession and will provide invaluable knowledge and industry exposure that is foundational to their success; professionalism, critical thinking, research, time management and knowledge acquisition are primary areas of focus.

Avia161 Aviation Regulations 2 hours

Introduces the student to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), and focuses on the understanding, and application of 14 CFR Parts 1, 61, 91, 141, NTSB Part 830 and various other 14 CFR Parts. Includes a discussion of the history of aviation regulations, the rulemaking process, letters of interpretation and enforcement. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AVIA 101, AVIA 103/104.

Avia205 Aircraft Systems 3 hours

Introduces basic aircraft systems, to include the following: structure, reciprocating engines, avionics and navigation, flight instruments, flight controls, propellers, landing gear, electrical, fuel, environmental, high altitude, stall and icing protection. Also includes a discussion of required aircraft documents and manuals. Prerequisite: FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and an FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane.

Avia206 Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance 2 hours

Introduces aerodynamics for propeller-driven airplanes, including the four forces of flight - lift, weight, thrust and drag - along with stability and control of those forces. Also studies basic aircraft performance including altitudes, speeds, weight-and-balance, aircraft performance data and performance limitations such as stalls and the operating envelope. Prerequisite: FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and an FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane.

Avia215 Air Traffic Basics 3 hours

Studies the principles of operation, air traffic rules, procedures, separation criteria and methods in the control tower, terminal and enroute environments of air traffic control. Also discusses the role of Flight Service. Prerequisites: AVIA 101, AVIA 106 and AVIA 222.

Avia220/221 Instrument Flight I/II 1 + 2 hours

Teaches students the essential skills required for flight by reference to instruments, including radio-based and satellite-based navigation, instrument approach procedures, holding patterns and IFR cross-country operations. Includes a minimum of 35 hours of flight training in accordance with Hesston College’s FAA-approved curriculum for the FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane. Satisfactory completion of Avia 220/221 fulfills the regulatory requirements for Hesston College’s 14 CFR 141 Instrument Rating - Airplane course; issuance of an FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane required. Prerequisites: FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land AND previous or concurrent enrollment: AVIA 222.

Avia222 Instrument Rating Principles 3 hours

Instrument Rating Ground School. Prepares the student for the FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane Knowledge test. Satisfactory completion of AVIA 222 fulfills the regulatory requirements for Hesston College’s 14 CFR Part 141 Instrument Rating - Airplane Course ground-based knowledge requirement; completion of FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane knowledge test required. Prerequisite: FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land.

Avia229 Commercial Pilot Principles 3 hours

Commercial Pilot Ground School. Prepares the student for the FAA Commercial Pilot - Airplane Knowledge test. Satisfactory completion of AVIA 229 fulfills the regulatory requirements for Hesston College’s 14 CFR Part 141 Commercial Pilot Course ground-based knowledge requirement; completion of FAA Commercial Pilot - Airplane knowledge test required. Prerequisite: FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and an FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane.

Avia230/231 Commercial Flight I/II 3 + 2 hours

Introduces and requires proficiency in all flight maneuvers required for the Commercial Pilot practical test, to include solo, cross-country, Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) operations and night phases of training. Includes a minimum of 120 hours of flight training in accordance with Hesston College Aviation’s FAA-approved curriculum. Satisfactory completion of AVIA 230/231 fulfills the regulatory requirements for Hesston College’s 14 CFR Part 141 Commercial Pilot Course; issuance of an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land required. Prerequisites: FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and an FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane AND previous or concurrent enrollment: AVIA 229.

Avia254 Human Factors 2 hours

Introduces the student to the study of human factors within the aviation industry. Human Factors models, decision-making processes, situational awareness, crew resource management, fatigue, workload management, human performance and human/machine interaction concepts are discussed with application to the professional aviation environment. Prerequisites: for aviation majors - FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and an FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane; for ATC major - FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and AVIA 222.

Avia281 Aviation Safety 3 hours

Studies safety systems in the aviation industry with a focus on proactive safety management. Includes a review of the NTSB investigation process and the Aviation Safety Reporting System, including a review of cases in their respective databases with a focus on identification and mitigation of risk. An Integration Source Course. Prerequisites: for aviation majors - FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and an FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane; for ATC major - FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and AVIA 222. Meets integration requirement.

Avia305 Advanced Aircraft Systems 3 hours

Studies advanced aircraft systems including turbine-powered engines, advanced cockpit instrumentation, auto-, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, pneumatic, environmental and various protection systems. Also addresses handling, service and maintenance from a pilot’s perspective. Prerequisite: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land.

Avia316 Advanced Aircraft Performance 3 hours

Studies performance of high performance aircraft, including turboprop and jet aircraft. Includes study of the operating aerodynamic envelope of such aircraft, the use of operating and performance data and transonic and supersonic flight. Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single & Multiengine Land and AVIA 305.

Avia321 Aviation Weather 3 hours

Studies the use of aviation weather products and services and other weather products, including text, graphics, models and soundings, to aid the pilot in preflight planning and decision-making. Includes a review of weather concepts and hazards, a discussion of ground-, satellite- and flight-based weather observation equipment, and aircraft performance considerations as it relates to weather. Prerequisite: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land.

Avia325 Mountain Flying 1 hour

Provides advanced training associated with the complexities of flying in the mountains. This training includes an extended cross-country flight into the Rocky Mountains. The student will become familiar with high altitude airports, high altitude operations and limited survival techniques. Prerequisite: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land.

Avia331 Multiengine Ground School 1 hour

Provides training in multiengine aerodynamics, performance and limitations during both single and multiengine operations, and the operation of aircraft-specific systems, in preparation for the FAA Airplane Multiengine Land (AMEL) add-on class rating at the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate level. Prerequisite: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land.

Avia332 Airplane Multiengine Land 1 hour

Provides training in the specific aeronautical ground and flight areas applicable to the FAA Airplane Multiengine Land (AMEL) add-on class rating at the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate level. Issuance of FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate – Airplane Multiengine Land required. Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and previous or concurrent enrollment: AVIA 331.

Avia336 Flight Instructor Ground School 4 hours

Prepares the holder of an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate to become an FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Students will receive training in the specific aeronautical knowledge areas applicable to becoming a CFI, and will prepare each student to satisfactorily complete the FAA Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI), Certified Flight Instructor Airplane (FIA), Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument and the FAA Ground Instructor knowledge tests. Satisfactory completion of the FAA FOI, FIA, FII tests required, AGI and IGI knowledge tests optional. Prerequisite: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land.

Avia340 Flight Instructor Airplane 2 hours

Students will gain invaluable experience in both learning and practicing to be an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. Instructional events will thoroughly prepare the student for the requisite technical subject areas and flight maneuvers demonstration in preparation for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane Single Engine practical test. Issuance of the FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane Single Engine certified required. Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and previous or concurrent enrollment: AVIA 336.

Avia341 Flight Instructor Airplane - Instrument 1 hour

Provides substantive instruction in the teaching and demonstration of all technical subject knowledge areas and in-flight areas of operation in preparation for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument Airplane certificate. Issuance of the FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument Airplane certificate required. Prerequisite: FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane Single Engine, or concurrent enrollment: AVIA 336/340.

Avia406 National Airspace System 3 hours

Introduces advanced aircraft navigational considerations when operating within domestic and international airspace. Course of study will also introduce advanced navigation procedures and equipment for IFR operations in both the terminal and enroute segments of flight. Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and Multiengine Land and AVIA 316.

Avia432 Multiengine Experience 1 to 3 hours

Provides experience flying multiengine aircraft in the air traffic system. Each credit equals 15 hours of flight time, ground briefing with an instructor, preflight planning and preparation and post flight evaluation. Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine and Multiengine Land. Repeatable up to 3 credits total.

Avia451 Crew Resource Management 4 hours

Participants will be introduced to both the theoretical and empirical components of crew resource management in single pilot and multi-crew environments. Crew resource management case studies, practical application exercises and experiential learning opportunities will cumulatively develop, and further solidify the participant’s understanding and integration of essential crew communication and coordination, workload management and distribution and human/machine interaction. Participants will also focus on the operational integration of crew resource management techniques during Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT) scenario-based events in an advanced turbine aircraft/simulator.

Avia455 Air Carrier Operations 3 hours

Introduces Air Carrier and Commercial Operations, conducted pursuant to the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 135, Air Carrier pilot training and qualification criteria, flight locating requirements and FAA-authorized Operations Specifications (OpSpecs). In addition, 14 CFR Part 91 Subpart K Fractional Ownership, 14 CFR Part 117 Flight Time and Duty Limitations and Rest Requirements and 14 CFR Part 119 Certification of Air Carriers and Commercial Operators will be introduced. Prerequisite: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single and Multiengine Land.

Avia461 Aviation Law 3 hours

Studies the aviation regulatory system including rulemaking, legislation, enforcement, case-law and administration. Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single and Multiengine Land and AVIA 161.

Avia470 Flight Instructor - Multiengine 1 hour

Provides experience in learning and teaching the Airplane Multiengine technical subject areas and the applicable areas of operation in preparation for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane Multiengine certificate. Issuance of the FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane Multiengine certificate required. Prerequisites: FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane Single Engine and Instrument Airplane. Concurrent enrollment: AVIA 432 or must meet the regulatory requirements of 14 CFR Part 61.183 (j).

Avia481 Safety Management 3 hours

Introduces students to Safety Management Systems (SMS) as defined in 14 CFR Part 5, to include, operator-specific risk analysis, risk mitigation and risk assurance strategies, best practices and an overview of FAA-sponsored voluntary reporting systems associated with an SMS. Prerequisites: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and Multiengine Land and AVIA 281.

Avia485 Professional Internship 1 to 6 hours

Gain experience in the aviation industry by working in an area related to flight science. The student will arrange the experience, write learning outcomes and objectives and determine an evaluation mechanism. The instructor can assist with arrangements and must approve the experience. Prerequisite: FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Airplane Single Engine Land and Multiengine Land; additional FAA Certificates and/or Ratings may be required by the Air Operator. The number of credits authorized per semester to be determined by the director of Aviation. Total combined internship hours for the Bachelor of Science - Aviation Professional Pilot degree program, AVIA 485 and AVIA 490 inclusive, shall not exceed 12 credit hours.

Avia490 Flight Instructor Internship 1 to 6 hours

Provide supervised instruction to Hesston College private, instrument and commercial flight students in a 14 CFR 141 environment. May include advanced course instruction if qualified. Requires weekly check-ins with supervisor and instructional flight observations. Prerequisite: FAA Certified Flight Instructor - Airplane Single Engine and Instrument - Airplane. The number of credits authorized per semester to be determined by the director of Aviation. Total combined internship hours for the Bachelor of Science - Aviation Professional Pilot degree program, AVIA 485 and AVIA 490 inclusive, shall not exceed 12 credit hours.