Course Content and Outcome Guide for AVS 125
- Posted by:
- Katie Leonard-Floyd
- Course Number:
- AVS 125
- Course Title:
- Airplane: Private Pilot Flight
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Course DescriptionFamiliarizes student with operation of single engine aircraft. Fundamentals of flight, air traffic control and operational procedures are explored. Prepares student for the FAA Private Pilot Airplane practical test. Flight training fees apply and cover a specific amount of training; please see the Course Curriculum and Outcome Guide for detailed information. The AVS 121, 122, 123 sequence is an alternative equivalent to this course. Coreq: AVS 107 and AVS 120. Prerequisite: MTH 60, WR 115 and AVS 127.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is part of a program designed to meet the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for certification of private pilots airplane single-engine land. Lecture/discussion/demonstration sessions and lab practice supported by written and multi-media materials, will present to the student knowledge and skills necessary to perform oral and practical tests which are required for FAA certification of pilots. This course will be taught following or concurrently with AVS 120. Knowledge areas that are taught in AVS 120 will be review and revisited if necessary to meet the completion requirements. A minimum of 35 hours of flight training lab time is required for completion of the course along with the minimum performance standards listed below.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Apply for and take the FAA Private Pilot practical test.
2. Obtain certification as a Private Pilot, Single Engine Land.
3. Exercise safe judgment in all flight related decisions.
4. Take responsibility as Pilot In Command to competently conduct the planning, preflight action, weather analysis and other procedures necessary to safely conduct flights appropriate to a Private Pilot certificate.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods used to evaluate and record student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. Evaluation methods will include written, oral, and practical testing. Evaluation levels will meet or exceed those defined by FAA-S-8081-14S (or subsequent edition) Private Pilot, Airplane Single-Engine Land Practical Test Standard, and required under 14CFR 141, FAA Approved Training Course
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The remaining pages of this Course Content and Outcome Guide present the competencies, skills, concepts and themes which are designed to result in the outcomes listed above.
Course Content and Outcome Guides are prepared by the Aviation Science Subject Area Curriculum Committee, are approved by College management, and are based on 14 CFR 141 Appendix B (4) (d) (1), which includes:
- Preflight preparation;
- Preflight procedures;
- Airport and seaplane base operations;
- Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds;
- Performance maneuvers;
- Ground reference maneuvers;
- Slow flight and stalls;
- Basic instrument maneuvers;
- Emergency operations;
- Night operations, and
- Post flight procedures.