Avia101 Introduction to Aviation 3 hours
Private pilot ground school covering required subject areas in preparation for the Private Pilot - Airplane written exam. Meets the FAR Part 141 ground training requirement for the Private Pilot Certificate course.
Avia103/104 Private Pilot I/II 3 + 1 hours
Includes a minimum of 35 hours of flight training and simulation. Student is introduced to and gains proficiency in the maneuvers required for the Private Pilot flight test in addition to the solo, cross-country and night phases of private pilot training. Meets the FAA Part 141 flight training requirement for the Private Pilot Certificate course. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: Avia 101.
Avia106 Airspace and Air Traffic 1 hour
Studies the US National Airspace System, including standard and special use airspace, navigational aids and air traffic communication. In addition, studies basic air traffic procedures and regulations including control tower/non-control tower operations and radar/non-radar separation.
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.
Avia161 Aviation Regulations 2 hours
Studies Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), often called the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Focuses on the 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.
Avia205 Aircraft Systems 3 hours
Studies basic aircraft systems, including 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.
Avia206 Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance 2 hours
Studies 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. Focuses on propeller-driven airplanes, but an introduction is given to high speed flight and rotorcraft.
Avia215 Air Traffic Control 3 hours
Studies the principles of operation, air traffic rules, procedures, separation criteria and methods in the control tower, terminal and en route environments of air traffic control. Also discusses the role of Flight Service. Prerequisite: Avia 106 or consent of instructor.
Avia220/221 Instrument Flight I/II 1 + 2 hours
Includes a minimum of 35 hours of flight training and simulation. Teaches precise airplane attitude control by instrument reference and radio navigation. Teaches accurate instrument approach procedures, missed approaches and holding patterns. Introduces IFR cross-country procedures and increases student’s proficiency to the level required of a competent instrument pilot. Meets the FAA Part 141 flight training requirement for the Instrument Rating course. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate (may be accomplished in the same semester). Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: Avia 222.
Avia222 Instrument Rating Principles 2 hours
Prepares the learner for the FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane Knowledge Exam. Meets the FAR Part 141 ground training requirement for the Instrument Rating course. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: Avia 101 or Private Pilot Certificate.
Avia225 Mountain Flying 1 hour
Offers advanced training associated with the complexities of flying in the mountains. This training includes an extended cross-country flight into the Colorado Rockies. The student will become familiar with high altitude airports, high altitude operations and limited survival techniques. Prerequisite: Private Pilot certificate or consent of instructor.
Avia229 Commercial Pilot Principles 2 hours
Includes a minimum of 120 hours of flight training and simulation. Prepares the learner for the FAA Commercial Pilot - Airplane Knowledge Exam. Meets the FAR Part 141 ground training requirement for the Commercial Pilot Certificate course. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: Avia101 or Private Pilot Certificate.
Avia230/231 Commercial Flight I/II 3 + 2 hours
The student is introduced to and gains proficiency in maneuvers required for the commercial pilot flight test. Includes instruction and proficiency in a complex aircraft. Meets the FAR Part 141 flight training requirement for the Commercial Pilot course. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment with either 230 or 231: Avia 229.
Avia232 Multiengine 1 hour
Covers aircraft systems and piloting skills required to operate a multiengine aircraft safely. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: Avia 231 or consent of instructor.
Avia235 Flight Instructor Ground School 4 hours
Prepares the commercial pilot to become a teacher. Covers information included in the following FAA Knowledge Exams: Flight Instructor Airplane, Fundamentals of Instructing, Basic Ground Instructor and Advanced Ground Instructor. Prerequisite: Avia 229 or FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.
Avia240 Flight Instructor Airplane 2 hours
Instruction in teaching techniques, maneuver analysis and performance and other subjects required to be a competent FAA Certificated Flight Instructor. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: Avia 231 and either 235 or consent of instructor.
Avia241 Flight Instructor Airplane - Instrument 1 hour
Instruction in teaching techniques and analysis and performance of maneuvers required for the FAA Certificated Instrument Flight Instructor. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: Avia 240.
Avia254 Human Factors 2 hours
Studies human factors in the aviation industry, such as decision-making, situational awareness, crew resource management, fatigue, workload management, human performance and human/machine interaction.
Avia260 Airline Training Orientation Program (ATOP) 1 hour
Introduction to the Boeing 737/300. During this program conducted by ATOP, Inc., the student will receive: 10 hours of Systems and Flight Procedures Ground School 2 hours of Cockpit Procedures Training 1 hour of Simulator Flight Observation 1 hour of Simulator Flight “High Altitude” Operations Training and Endorsement. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate and U.S. citizenship.
Avia270 Flight Instructor - Multiengine 2 hours
Offers multiengine time building to meet pilot-in-command requirements for the FAA practical test. Prepares the learner for instructing in a multiengine airplane. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: Avia 232.
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. Avia 101 Introduction to Aviation recommended as a prerequisite, but also suitable for non-aviation learners wishing to focus on safety and risk management. An Integration Source Course.