Course Content and Outcome Guide for AVS 245
- Posted by:
- Katie Leonard
- Course Number:
- AVS 245
- Course Title:
- Airplane: CFII/MEI Flight
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Course DescriptionInstruction, flight training and practice teaching that will allow the student to obtain the aeronautical skill and knowledge necessary to apply for the FAA Flight Instructor Instrument and Multi-Engine practical test. Prerequisites: AVS 235 and FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument, CFI ratings. Corequisite: AVS 240.
Addendum to Course DescriptionThe Flight Instructor Instrument/Multi-Engine ground school course is designed to teach the aeronautical knowledge areas necessary to take the Flight Instructor Instrument knowledge test and provide preparation towards the CFII/MEI practical tests. Lectures, discussions, videos, handouts, and written tests will provide the student with the information needed to accomplish this. Class participants will be expected to invest time outside of class to master the course content. Material missed by students during an allowed absence will be made available to them as selected by the instructor and the applicable FAR requirements.
Intended Outcomes for the courseUpon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
Outcome Assessment StrategiesAt the beginning of the course, the instructor will explain the methods used to evaluate and record student progress, and the criteria for assigning a course grade. Evaluation methods may include one or more of the following: Tests and quizzes, attendance, participation, class assignments, and class projects.
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 and approved by College management.
Aeronautical knowledge training will be provided in the following areas for this course as outlined in FAR 61.185 (a) (3) and FAR 141 appendix G (3) (b) (2) covering instrument pilot knowledge:
- Applicable Federal Aviation Regulations for IFR flight operations;
- Appropriate information in the "Aeronautical Information Manual";
- Air traffic control system and procedures for instrument flight operations;
- IFR navigation and approaches by use of navigation systems;
- Use of IFR en route and instrument approach procedure charts;
- Procurement and use of aviation weather reports and forecasts, and the elements of forecasting weather trends on the basis of that information and personal observation of weather conditions;
- Safe and efficient operation of aircraft under instrument flight rules and conditions;
- Recognition of critical weather situations and wind shear avoidance;
- Aeronautical decision making and judgment; and
- Crew resource management, to include crew communication and coordination.
Aeronautical knowledge training will be provided in the following areas for this course as outlined in FAR 61.185 (a) (2) and FAR 141 appendix F (3) (b) (2) (i) covering multi-engine pilot knowledge:
- Basic aerodynamics and the principles of flight;
- Safe and efficient operation of aircraft;
- Weight and balance computations;
- Use of performance charts;
- Significance and effects of exceeding aircraft performance limitations;
- Aeronautical decision making and judgment;
- Principles and functions of aircraft systems;
- Maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations appropriate to the aircraft; and
- Multi-engine operations.