Course Content and Outcome Guide for AVS 125 Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
AVS 125
Course Title:
Airplane: Private Pilot Flight
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Special Fee:

Course Description

Covers operation of single-engine airplanes as it applies to FAA certified Private Pilot operations. Explores fundamentals of flight, air traffic control, operational procedures and aeronautical decision making. Provides the required ground and flight instruction and experience in preparation for FAA knowledge and practical tests. Flight training fees cover a specific amount of training; additional fees may be require. Prerequisites: Placement into MTH 65 and WR 121 or higher. Prerequisites/concurrent: AVS-127. Corequisites: AVS 107.

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

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • Qualify to take the FAA Private Pilot Airplane knowledge and practical tests; 
  • Take responsibility as Pilot In Command to competently perform preflight duties and all other procedures necessary for the safe conduct of a flight as an airplane Private Pilot;
  • Draw from a broad base of experience gained from training scenarios to exercise safe judgment  in all flight related decisions.

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:

  1. Preflight preparation;
  2. Preflight procedures;
  3. Airport and seaplane base operations;
  4. Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds;
  5. Performance maneuvers;
  6. Ground reference maneuvers;
  7. Navigation;
  8. Slow flight and stalls;
  9. Basic instrument maneuvers;
  10. Emergency operations;
  11. Night operations, and
  12. Post flight procedures.