CCOG for AVS 275 Spring 2024

Course Number:
AVS 275
Course Title:
Airplane: Professional Pilot
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Provides further post-commercial instruction and pilot-in-command flight time in single- and multi-engine aircraft for those not selecting the flight instructor option. Flight training fees apply and cover a specific amount of training. Prerequisites: AVS 225. Corequisites: AVS 207D.

Addendum to Course Description

The Professional Pilot course will provide students who choose the non-instructor route the flight time and experience to help them acquire a job in aviation. Advanced aircraft operation, instrument skills, and other areas covered earlier in the program will be refined. Standards in the aviation industry will be implemented throughout the training. This course is intended to build experience, and does not lead to a certificate or rating, and is not part of an FAA 141-approved Training Course Outline. It will not be eligible for use with Veterans' educational benefits. 

Specific 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. Flight training fees for this class are based on these hours. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Explain the advanced procedures that will be expected in a professional cockpit environment.
  2. Demonstrate how to operate a single- and multi-engine aircraft in a safe, professional manner.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation methods will include written, oral, and practical ground and flight testing. 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

A series of real-life scenarios will be assigned that required cross-country, commercial-standards flights in single- and multi-engine aircraft. Areas covered will include:

1. Advanced single-engine aircraft operation

a. Cross country planning and flying

b. Performance planning

c. Single pilot cockpit management

d. Emergency procedures

2. Advanced multi-engine aircraft operation

a. Cross country planning and flying

b. Performance planning

c. Single pilot cockpit management

d. Crew resource management

e. Instrument skills

1. Departures

2. En-route

3. Approaches

f. Emergency procedures