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AVS – Aviation Science Instructor Qualifications

Legend for FAA Certificate Abbreviations
  • AGI: Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate
  • IGI: Instrument Ground Instructor Certificate
  • CFI: Certificated Flight Instructor
  • CFII Certificated Instrument Flight Instructor
  • COMM: Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • ATP: Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
  • RW: Rotor-wing Helicopter
  • FW: Fixed-wing Airplane
Full-Time Faculty candidates must meet the following minimum requirements
  • AAS in aviation field of study or Bachelor’s or higher in non-aviation field of study AND
    • COMM and CFI or ATP (Commercial Pilot Certificate and Certified Flight Instructor or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate) OR;
    • Private Pilot certificate and 400 hours of flight experience, Advanced Ground Instructor Certificate (AGI), Instrument Ground Instructor certificate (IGI) and 5 years aviation management experience.

Revised February 2022

Individual Course Instructor Qualifications

AVS-107 Flight Lab: Level I
AVS-207 Flight Lab: Level II

  • CFII -or- AGI and IGI

AVS-110 Helicopter Private Pilot Differences

  • AGI + RW COMM or ATP, -or- CFI RW

AVS-120 Airplane: Private Pilot Ground

  • AGI + COMM or ATP

AVS-130 Instrument Pilot Ground

  • IGI

AVS-140 Airplane Commercial Ground

  • AGI + COMM or ATP FW, -or- CFI FW

AVS-210 Helicopter Commercial Ground

  • AGI + COMM or ATP RW, -or- CFI RW

AVS-230 Initial Flight Instructor Ground

  • CFI + AGI + Part 61 Initial CFI Minimums (24 months + 40 hours ground training or 100 hours ground training in an FAA 141-approved course).

AVS-240 Instrument Instructor Ground

  • CFII + AGI (prefer Part 61 minimums above)

AVS-127 Intro to Aviation

  • COMM + at least 2 years aviation industry experience

AVS-137 Applied Aerodynamics

  • CFI + AGI

AVS-157 Aircraft Systems Airframe

  • CFI + AGI, -or- COMM + Airframe Mechanic certificate

AVS-167 Aircraft Systems Powerplant

  • CFI + AGI, -or- COMM + Powerplant Mechanic certificate

AVS-177 Pilot Human Factors

  • Part 61 Initial CFI Minimums (24 months + 40 hours ground training or 100 hours ground training in an FAA 141-approved course).

AVS-217 Aviation Weather Services

  • AGI or IGI

AVS-227 Aviation Careers

  • COMM + 2 years aviation industry experience

AVS-237 Aviation Laws and Regs

  • Part 61 Initial CFI Minimums (24 months + 40 hours ground training or 100 hours ground training in an FAA 141-approved course)

AVS-267 Economics of Flight Ops

  • 2 years aviation management experience

Revisions Approved: 12/14/2018

Instructor Qualifications for AVS prior to February 2022