Course Content and Outcome Guide for AVS 275 Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
AVS 275
Course Title:
Airplane: Professional Pilot
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Special Fee:

Course Description

Provides further post-commercial instruction and PIC flight time in single and multi-engine aircraft for those not selecting the flight instructor option. Flight training fees apply and cover a specific amount of training; please see the Course Curriculum and Outcome Guide for detailed information. Co-requisites: AVS 207 Prerequisites: AVS 225 and FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument rating.

Addendum to Course Description

The Professional Pilot course will provide students who choose the non-instructor route the flight time and experience to help them acquire a job in aviation. Advanced aircraft operation, instrument skills, and other areas covered earlier in the program will be refined. Standards in the aviation industry will be implemented through out the training. 40 hours in a single engine and 25 hours in a multi-engine aircraft will be used to accomplish this. Lecture/discussion/demonstration sessions and lab practice supported by written and multi-media materials will present students the information need to accomplish this. Class participants will be expected to invest time outside of class to master the course content.

Intended Outcomes for the course

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

  1. Understand the advanced procedures that will be expected in a professional cockpit environment.
  2. Demonstrate how to operate a single and multi-engine aircraft in a safe, professional manner.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At 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 will include written, oral, and practical testing.

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.
Areas covered during this training will be as follows:
1. Advanced single-engine aircraft operation

a. Cross country planning and flying

b. Performance planning

c. Single pilot cockpit management

d. Emergency procedures

2. Advanced multi-engine aircraft operation

a. Cross country planning and flying

b. Performance planning

c. Single pilot cockpit management

d. Crew resource management

e. Instrument skills

1. Departures

2. En-route

3. Approaches

f. Emergency procedures