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Course Content and Outcome Guide for AVS 215

Course Number:
AVS 215
Course Title:
Helicopter: Commercial Flight B
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
80
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Continues the Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter training activities and includes cross-country flight operations and a review of previous items learned during the introduction to Commercial Pilot training. Increases knowledge about efficiently planning and executing cross-country flights as well as off airport operations required for commercial pilots. Includes training for the instrument rating. The AVS 211, 212, 213, 214 sequence is an equivalent alternative to this course. Flight training fees apply and cover a specific amount of training; please see the course Curriculum and Outcome Guide for detailed information. Coreq: AVS 207. Prerequisites: AVS 153 or AVS 155.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is designed to complete the second stage of the Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter flight training and to meet the
requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a Commercial Pilot Certificate and an Instrument Rating.
Lecture / discussion / demonstration sessions and lab practice supported by written and multi-media materials will present to the student the knowledge and skills necessary to perform oral and practical tests which are required to obtain a Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter certificate.
Lecture / discussion / demonstration sessions and lab practice supported by written and multi-media materials will present to the student the knowledge and skills necessary to perform oral and practical tests
which are required to obtain a Rotorcraft Helicopter Instrument rating.
This course will be taught following or concurrently with AVS 150 and AVS 130.
Knowledge areas that are taught in AVS 150 will be reviewed and revised if necessary to meet the completion requirements. A minimum of 59.6 hrs of flight training lab time is required for completion of the course along with the minimum performance standards listed below.
All knowledge areas that are taught in AVS 130 have to be reviewed and revised by an appropriately rated instructor to meet the
requirements of 14 CFR Part 61.65 for the FAA written and practical test.
A minimum of 40.0 hrs of actual or simulated instrument time will be included in the minimum of 59.6 hrs of flight training lab time required for completion of the course along with the minimum performance standards listed below. A maximum of 20.0 hrs out of 40.0 hrs of actual or simulated instrument time could be flown in a flight-training device with an authorized instructor. A
maximum of 5.0 hrs out of 20.0 hrs of actual or simulated instrument time in the aircraft could be flown in a airplane with an authorized instructor.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Schedule and take a Commercial Helicopter FAA practical test.
2. Obtain a Commercial Helicopter certificate.
3. Schedule and take a Helicopter Instrument practical test.
4. Obtain an Instrument rating.
5. Exercise good judgment and make safe decisions as a Commercial Pilot in both VFR and IFR operations.

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. The instructor will immediately grade each stage check, and if necessary, have students complete a review and retake of the exam, until a minimum score of 70% is achieved. Evaluation levels will target those defined by FAA-S-8081-HD (or subsequent edition) Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards, and required under 14CFR 141, FAA Approved Training Course.
For the embedded Instrument Rotorcraft Helicopter Rating, the instructor will review the knowledge areas covered in AVS-130 with focus on helicopter specific regulations and procedures. Evaluation methods will include written, oral, and practical testing. The instructor will immediately grade each Instrument Proficiency check, and if necessary, have students complete a review and retake of the exam, until a minimum score of 70% is achieved. Evaluation levels will target those defined by FAA-S-8081-4C (or subsequent edition) Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The remaining pages of this Course Content and Outcome Guide present the Competencies, skills, concepts and themes that 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 D 4 (d) (3) (I-x) which requires:
For the Commercial Pilot Certificate with Rotorcraft Helicopter Rating
Preflight preparation;
Preflight procedures;
Airport and heliport operations;
Hovering maneuvers;
Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds;
Performance maneuvers;
Navigation;
Emergency operations;
Special operations; and
Postflight procedures
For the Rotorcraft Helicopter Instrument Rating
Preflight preparation;
Preflight procedures;
Air traffic control and clearances and procedures
Flight by reference to instruments
Navigation systems
Instrument approach procedures
Emergency operations
Postflight procedures