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AVS167 Aircraft Systems: Powerplant

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Designed to give students the background in aircraft systems and structures, with an emphasis on powerplant components, that will enable them to progress into more advanced aircraft. Provides understanding of the safe and efficient operation of aircraft systems. Prior flight experience recommended. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide.)

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List of classes for AVS167 Aircraft Systems: Powerplant
CRNLocation & typeDays & timeDatesSeats availableMaterialsMore infoSign up
22213RC Remote
Monday and Wednesday
from 3:30 to 4:50pm

From March 29 through June 9, 2021
Textbooks for CRN 22213
Instructor: Larry E Altree
Tuition: credit Fees: $0

Course details: CRN 22213

Course materials


No textbooks required

Open educational resources (OER)

The following free or inexpensive materials are used for this course:


There is no additional technology required for this class.

Instructor comments:

 We will explore aircraft engines together this term. Don't worry if you have not had a chance to work with engines before; we assume that this is your first time learning what makes them run. On the other hand, if you do have experience with other engines, such as cars or motorcycles, this will help you relate that experience to aircraft engines and how we operate them as pilots. 

There will be material that is assigned between each class, and we will use our scheduled time on zoom to discuss it each week. It is very important that you come to each zoom meeting having done the work so that you can participate in the discussions. Guidance will be provided in the Announcements on the D2L homepage between each class so that you will know what you are supposed to accomplish AND so that you can build the time management and study skills that you will need for future classes and your career.

Web course information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.