Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
AVS 265
Course Title:
Helicopter: CFI Flight
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides the opportunity to present, explain, demonstrate and assess flight-related skills and knowledge related to all levels of helicopter training, including Instrument, while flying from the Instructor€™s seat. Provides training required to prepare for the initial FAA Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument 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 216. Corequisites: AVS 207.

Addendum to Course Description

This course covers both stages of the CFI and CFII 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.

Type                         Rate        Hours      Fees Robinson VFR R22             $261/hour   25 hours   $ 6,525 Robinson R44                 $518/hour   5 hours    $ 2,590 Advanced flight instruction  $60/hour    30 hours   $ 1,800 Advanced ground instruction  $60/hour    42 hours   $ 2,520 HAA Admin Fee                                          $360 Checkride/written test estimate                     $ 3,288 Total with checkride                                $17,083

The checkride/written test estimate includes funding for three FAA knowledge tests ($165 each for the Fundamentals of Instruction, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument knowledge tests), two designated examiner fees ($800 for the CFI practical test and $600 for the CFII practical test), two hours of aircraft rental at the R22 solo rate for the CFI practical test, and two hours of aircraft rental at the R44 solo rate for the CFII practical test.

Intended Outcomes for the course

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

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

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods will include written, oral, and practical testing. Evaluation levels will meet or exceed those defined by FAA-S-8081-7B  (or subsequent edition) Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter Practical Test Standards, FAA-S-8081-9D (or subsequent edition) Flight Instructor Instrument Practical Test Standards, and required under 14 CFR 141,  FAA Approved Training Course.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Part 141 Appendix F and G require ground training the following subject areas:

Appendix F:

(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 that is appropriate to the aircraft category and class rating for which the course applies.

Appendix G:

(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 an instrument rating that is appropriate to the aircraft category and class rating for the course which applies. 

Part 141 Appendix F and G require flight training the following subject areas:

Appendix F:

(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 heliport operations;

(vii) Hovering maneuvers;

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

(ix) Fundamentals of flight;

(x) Performance maneuvers;

(xi) Emergency operations;

(xii) Special operations; and

(xiii) Postflight procedures. 

Appendix G:

(1) Fundamentals of instructing;

(2) Technical subject areas;

(3) Preflight preparation;

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

(5) Air traffic control clearances and procedures;

(6) Flight by reference to instruments;

(7) Navigation systems;

(8) Instrument approach procedures;

(9) Emergency operations; and

(10) Postflight procedures.