CCOG for AVS 135 Spring 2024

Course Number:
AVS 135
Course Title:
Airplane: Instrument Flight
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Course Description

Covers training in instrument flight operations. Includes basic attitude instrument skills, radio navigation, departure and approach procedures, and instrument cross-country planning and flying. Provides required flight and pre/post flight ground instruction in preparation for the FAA Instrument Rating – Airplane knowledge and practical tests. Flight training fees apply and cover a specific amount of training. Prerequisites: AVS 125. Prerequisites/concurrent: AVS 130. Corequisites: AVS 107B.

Addendum to Course Description

This course utilizes the Hillsboro Aero Academy FAA 141-approved Instrument Commercial Training Course Outline (TCO), and covers flight instruction in stages 1, 2 and 4.

A specific number of hours of training are required to meet the outcomes for this course, and will be provided by PCC's contracted flight training provider under PCC supervision.  Outcomes will be assessed by written, oral and practical (flight) tests. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Qualify to take the FAA practical test for the airplane instrument rating.
  • Take responsibility as pilot-in-command to competently conduct the planning, preflight action, weather analysis, and other procedures necessary to safely conduct flights under instrument flight rules.
  • Exercise the flying skills necessary to conduct safe flights solely by reference to instruments.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods will include written, oral, and practical testing. Evaluation levels will meet or exceed those defined by the FAA Instrument Rating Airman Certification Standards. Completion standards for each lesson can be found in the TCO, which will be provided to the student, and should lead towards reaching the desired course outcomes. 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Flight Training

(1) Preflight preparation;

(2) Preflight procedures;

(3) Air traffic control clearances and procedures;

(4) Flight by reference to instruments;

(5) Navigation systems;

(6) Instrument approach procedures;

(7) Emergency operations; and

(8) Postflight procedures.