Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
AVS 236
Course Title:
Airplane MEI Flight
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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.

Addendum to Course Description

This course covers the Multi-engine Instructor Initial Training Course Outline.

A specific number of hours of training 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. Flight hours, rates, and total flight fees are located on the department web site at www.pcc.edu/fly

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.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods will include written, oral, and practical testing. Evaluation levels will meet or exceed those defined by FAA-S-8081-6D  (or subsequent edition) Flight Instructor Airplane Practical Test Standards for initial Flight Instructor, multi-engine, and required under 14 CFR 141, FAA Approved Training Course.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

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

(1) The fundamentals of instructing including€”

(i) The learning process;

(ii) Elements of effective teaching;

(iii) Student evaluation and testing;

(iv) Course development;

(v) Lesson planning; and

(vi) Classroom training techniques.

(2) The aeronautical knowledge areas in which training is required for€”

(i) A recreational, private, and commercial pilot certificate; and

(ii) An instrument rating. 

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

(i) Fundamentals of instructing;

(ii) Technical subject areas;

(iii) Preflight preparation;

(iv) Preflight lesson on a maneuver to be performed in flight;

(v) Preflight procedures;

(vi) Airport and seaplane base operations;

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

(viii) Fundamentals of flight;

(ix) Performance maneuvers;

(x) Ground reference maneuvers;

(xi) Slow flight and stalls;

(xii) Basic instrument maneuvers;

(xiii) Emergency operations;

(xiv) Multiengine operations; and

(xv) Postflight procedures.