CCOG for AVS 145 Summer 2024

Course Number:
AVS 145
Course Title:
Introduction to Commercial Airplane
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Course Description

Provides an opportunity to build experience planning and executing cross-country flights as a commercial pilot. Provides flight and pre/post ground instruction. Flight training fees apply and cover a specific amount of training. Prerequisites: AVS 125. Prerequisites/concurrent: AVS 140. Corequisites: AVS 107C.

Addendum to Course Description

This course covers flight stage 4, of Hillsboro Aero Academy's FAA 141-approved Instrument Commercial Training Course Outline (TCO).

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Plan and execute cross-country flights to the standards of a commercial pilot.
  • Take responsibility as pilot-in-command to approach cross-country flights with confidence and authority.
  • Exercise sound judgment and make safe decisions while maintaining contingency plans and a high level of situational awareness during cross-country flights. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods will include written, oral, and practical testing. Evaluation levels will meet or exceed those required under 14 CFR 141, FAA Approved Training Course. Completion standards for individual lessons will lead to achieving the desired course outcomes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course covers the following 

(i) Preflight preparation;

(ii) Preflight procedures;

(iii) Airport and seaplane base operations;

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

(v) Performance maneuvers;

(vi) Navigation;

(vii) Slow flight and stalls;

(viii) Emergency operations;

(ix) High-altitude operations; and

(x) Postflight procedures.