CCOG for AVS 115 Summer 2024

Course Number:
AVS 115
Course Title:
Helicopter Private Pilot Flight
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Course Description

Covers the operation of helicopters. Explores fundamentals of flight, emergency procedures, air traffic control, and operational procedures. Provides the flight instruction required to qualify to take the FAA Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter practical test. Flight training fees apply and cover a specific amount of training. Prerequisites: Placement into MTH 65 and WR 121. Prerequisites/concurrent: AVS 120 and AVS 120H. Corequisites: AVS 108A.

Addendum to Course Description

A specific number of hours of training are required to meet the outcomes for this course, and will be provided by PCC Flight Instructors using PCC's Part 61 AVS-115 Helicopter Private Pilot Training Course Outline (TCO). The Outcomes will be assessed by written, oral and practical (flight) tests.

Intended Outcomes for the course

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

  1. Qualify to take the FAA Helicopter Private Pilot practical test.
  2. Take responsibility as pilot-in-command to competently perform pre-flight duties and all other procedures necessary for the safe conduct of a flight as a Private Pilot.
  3. Draw from a broad base of experience gained from training scenarios to exercise safe judgment in all flight-related decisions.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods will include written, oral, and practical testing. Evaluation levels will meet or exceed those defined by the FAA Private Pilot Rotorcraft Helicopter Practical Test Standards.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations required the following for the Private Pilot certificate, which is covered by the PCC Private Pilot TCO:

Flight Proficiency Areas of Operation:

(i) Preflight preparation;

(ii) Preflight procedures;

(iii) Airport and heliport operations;

(iv) Hovering maneuvers;

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

(vi) Performance maneuvers;

(vii) Navigation;

(viii) Emergency operations;

(ix) Night operations, and

(x) Postflight procedures.