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Effective Term:
Winter 2014 through Fall 2015

Course Number:
AVS 265
Course Title:
Helicopter: CFI Flight
Credit Hours:
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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.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is designed to complete the flight training requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration for a Flight Instructor rating. Lecture, discussion, demonstration sessions and lab practice supported by written and multi-media materials will present the student with the knowledge and skill necessary to complete oral and practical tests that are required to obtain a Flight Instructor rating. This is an individually scheduled, open-entry, open-exit course.

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

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail 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. Evaluation levels will meet or exceed those defined by the FAA Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards.

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.

  1. Fundamentals of instructing
  2. Technical subjects
    1. Aeromedical factors
    2. Visual scanning and collision avoidance
    3. Use of distractions during flight training
    4. Principles of flight
    5. Helicopter flight controls
    6. Helicopter weight and balance
    7. Navigation and flight planning
    8. Night operations
    9. Regulations and publications
    10. Use of minimum equipment list
    11. National airspace system
    12. Logbook entries and certificate endorsements
  3. Preflight preparation
  4. Preflight lesson on a maneuver to be performed in flight
  5. Preflight procedures
  6. Airport and heliport operations
  7. Hovering maneuvers
  8. Takeoffs, landings and go-arounds
  9. Fundamentals of flight
  10. Performance maneuvers
  11. Emergency operations
  12. Special operations
  13. Post flight procedures