CCOG for AVS 125 Spring 2024

Course Number:
AVS 125
Course Title:
Airplane: Private Pilot Flight
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Course Description

Covers operation of single-engine airplanes as it applies to FAA certified Private Pilot operations. Explores fundamentals of flight, air traffic control, operational procedures, and aeronautical decision making. Provides the required flight instruction, pre/post ground instruction and solo experience in preparation for the FAA practical test. Flight training fees cover a specific amount of training. Prerequisites: Placement into MTH 65 and WR 121. Prerequisites/concurrent: AVS 120. Corequisites: AVS 107A.

Addendum to Course Description

A specific number of hours of flight instruction, solo flight and pre/post flight ground instruction are required to meet the outcomes for this course, which will be provided by PCC Flight Instructors using Hillsboro Aero Academy facilities and equipment. 

This class covers all the hours of training in the Flight portion of the PCC Part 61 AVS-125 Airplane Private Flight Training Course Outline.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Qualify to take the FAA Private Pilot Airplane practical test.
  • Take responsibility as pilot-in-command to competently perform preflight duties and all other procedures necessary for the safe conduct of a flight as an airplane private pilot.
  • Draw from a broad base of experience gained from training scenarios to exercise safe judgment in all flight-related decisions.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be evaluated by written (or online) testing, oral testing, and procedure and maneuver demonstration. The completion standards for each lesson in the TCO ensure that successful students progress towards the outcomes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course covers all flight stages in the PCC FAA Part 61 Training Course Outline (TCO) for Airplane Private Pilot. Specific skills and subject areas Lesson and course content and completion standards are detailed in the TCO, which is issued to each student. The TCO covers, but is not limited to, the following:

Flight Proficiency in these areas of operation:

(i) Preflight preparation;

(ii) Preflight procedures;

(iii) Airport and seaplane base operations;

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

(v) Performance maneuvers;

(vi) Ground reference maneuvers;

(vii) Navigation;

(viii) Slow flight and stalls;

(ix) Basic instrument maneuvers;

(x) Emergency operations;

(xi) Night operations, except as provided in §61.110 of this part; and

(xii) Postflight procedures.