Course Content and Outcome Guide for AVS 236 Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
AVS 236
Course Title:
Airplane MEI Flight
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Explores how to present, explain, demonstrate and assess flight-related skills and knowledge related to all levels of airplane multi-engine training, while flying from the Instructor€™s seat. Provides training required to prepare for the initial FAA Certified Flight Instructor knowledge and practical tests, and the FAA Fundamentals of Instructing knowledge test. Flight training fees apply and cover a specific amount of training; additional funding may be required. Prerequisites: AVS 225. Corequisites: AVS 207.

Intended Outcomes for the course

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

  1. Fly required maneuvers in multi-engine airplanes to FAA Practical Test Standards from the right (instructor) seat. 
  2. Qualify to take the FAA Certified Flight Instructor practical test in a multi-engine airplane, and qualify to take the FAA Certified Flight Instructor and Fundamentals of Instructing knowledge tests.
  3. Provide safe, high-quality flight instruction to students seeking FAA Pilot Certificates in multi-engine airplanes.

Course Activities and Design

This course will consist of the scenarios and lessons contained in the CFI syllabus necessary to qualify for the Flight Instructor Multi-Engine practical test.

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. Learner-centered grading will be used by the student€™s individual Flight Instructor on each lesson. The student will also be assessed by a senior Flight Instructor at the end of the course. The instructor will immediately grade the end-of-course 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 the FAA Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards, and required under 14CFR 141, FAA Approved Training Course.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The following areas will be presented in training scenarios that represent real-life commercial and instrument flying situations:

I. Fundamentals of instructing

II. Technical knowledge subject areas

A. Aeromedical factors
B. Visual scanning and collision avoidance
C. Use of distractions during flight training
D. Principles of flight
E. Elevators, ailerons, and rudder
F. Trim devices
G. Wing flaps
H. Airplane weight and balance
I. Navigation and flight planning
J. Night operations
K. High-altitude operations

III. Preflight preparation
IV. Preflight lesson on a maneuver to be performed in flight
V. Preflight procedures
VI. Airport operations
VII. Takeoffs, landings and go-arounds
VIII. Fundamentals of flight
IX. Slow flight, stalls and spins
X. Basic instrument maneuvers
XI. Performance maneuvers
XII. Ground reference maneuvers
XIII. Emergency operations
XIV. Postflight procedures