Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
AVS 225
Course Title:
Airplane: Commercial Flight
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
80
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Concludes commercial pilot training activities and includes complex flight operations, multi-engine operations, advanced systems and performance maneuvers. Students will be prepared to take the Commercial Pilot single-engine land practical test and the multi-engine land additional class rating practical test upon successful completion of the course. The AVS 221, 222, 223, 224 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. Co-requisite: AVS 207. Prerequisites: AVS 143 or AVS 145.

Addendum to Course Description

Covers stages 8 through 10 of the Training Course Outline. The following hours of are required to meet the outcomes for this course, and will be provided by PCC's contracted flight training provider under PCC supervision.  Outcomes will be assessed by written, oral and practical (flight) tests. Flight training fees for this class are based on these hours. If the outcomes for this course are met in fewer hours then listed here, unused flight training fees will be returned to the student or funding provider, as appropriate.

Students Under 207 pounds*:

Type                         Rate        Hours      Fees C152                         $105/hour   15 hours   $ 1,575 Piper PA44                   $305/hour   30 hours   $ 9,150 Frasca FTD                   $104/hour   10 hours   $ 1,040 Flight instruction           $57/hour    44 hours   $ 2,508 Advanced flight instruction  $62/hour     6 hours   $   372 Ground instruction           $57/hour    20 hours   $ 1,140 Advanced ground instruction  $62/hour     5 hours   $   310 HAA Admin Fee                                          $480 Checkride/written test estimate                     $ 2,185 Total with checkride                                $18,760

The checkride/written test estimate includes funding for one FAA knowledge test ($165), two designated examiner fees ($600 each for the multi-engine commercial and single-engine commercial practical tests), two hours of aircraft rental at the PA44 solo rate for the multi-engine commercial practical test, and two hours of aircraft rental at the C152 solo rate for the single-engine commercial practical test.

Students over 207 pounds*:

Type                         Rate        Hours      Fees C172S or SP                  $158/hour   15 hours   $ 2,370 Piper PA44                   $305/hour   30 hours   $ 9,150 Frasca FTD                   $104/hour   10 hours   $ 1,040 Flight instruction           $57/hour    44 hours   $ 2,508 Advanced flight instruction  $62/hour     6 hours   $   372 Ground instruction           $57/hour    20 hours   $ 1,140 Advanced ground instruction  $62/hour     5 hours   $   310 HAA Admin Fee                                          $480 Checkride/written test estimate                     $ 2,185 Total with checkride                                $19,555

The checkride/written test estimate includes funding for one FAA knowledge test ($165), two designated examiner fees ($600 each for the multi-engine commercial and single-engine commercial practical tests), two hours of aircraft rental at the PA44 solo rate for the multi-engine commercial practical test, and two hours of aircraft rental at the C172 solo rate for the single-engine commercial practical test.

*Equipment limitations require larger aircraft for students over 207 pound in some courses.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Apply for and take the practical test for a Commercial certificate with Airplane Multi-Engine-Land rating.
2. Obtain the Commercial certificate with Airplane Single- and Multi-Engine-Land ratings.
3. Exercise good judgment and make safe decisions as a Commercial Pilot.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods will include written, oral, and practical testing. Evaluation levels will meet or exceed those defined by FAA-S-8081-12C  (or subsequent edition) Commercial Pilot Airplane Practical Test Standards, and required under 14 CFR 141,  FAA Approved Training Course.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Part 141 Appendix C requires ground training the following subject areas:

(1) Federal Aviation Regulations that apply to commercial pilot privileges, limitations, and flight operations;

(2) Accident reporting requirements of the National Transportation Safety Board;

(3) Basic aerodynamics and the principles of flight;

(4) Meteorology, to include recognition of critical weather situations, windshear recognition and avoidance, and the use of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts;

(5) Safe and efficient operation of aircraft;

(6) Weight and balance computations;

(7) Use of performance charts;

(8) Significance and effects of exceeding aircraft performance limitations;

(9) Use of aeronautical charts and a magnetic compass for pilotage and dead reckoning;

(10) Use of air navigation facilities;

(11) Aeronautical decision making and judgment;

(12) Principles and functions of aircraft systems;

(13) Maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations appropriate to the aircraft;

(14) Night and high-altitude operations;

(15) Descriptions of and procedures for operating within the National Airspace System.

Part 141 Appendix D requires flight training the following subject areas:

(1) For an airplane single-engine:

(i) Preflight preparation;

(ii) Preflight procedures;

(iii) Airport and seaplane base operations;

(iv) Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds;

(v) Performance maneuvers;

(vi) Navigation;

(vii) Slow flight and stalls;

(viii) Emergency operations;

(ix) High-altitude operations; and

(x) Postflight procedures.

(2) For an airplane multiengine:

(i) Preflight preparation;

(ii) Preflight procedures;

(iii) Airport and seaplane base operations;

(iv) Takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds;

(v) Performance maneuvers;

(vi) Navigation;

(vii) Slow flight and stalls;

(viii) Emergency operations;

(ix) Multiengine operations;

(x) High-altitude operations; and

(xi) Postflight procedures.