AVFT - Aviation Flight Training

AVFT 121  Aviation Fundamentals: 5 Credits (5 Lec)

Introduction to basic flight principles. Course includes the principles of flight (basic aerodynamics), aircraft systems, performance, weight and balance, aviation physiology, federal air regulations, and flight publications.

AVFT 122  Private Pilot - Flight: 2 Credits (4 Lab)

Students must enroll in this course while pursuing a private pilot's certificate from an approved flight school. Course credits will be awarded upon receipt of a copy of the student's private pilot certificate.

AVFT 130  Meteorology for Aviation: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Provides a detailed introduction to the environmental factors that are critical to safe flight operations. Includes the following: thermal patterns, horizontal and vertical motion, moisture clouds, precipitation, air masses, fronts, cyclones, thunderstorms and aviation hazards. Will also include meteorological flight planning, use of weather information systems, and reports and charts used for aviation weather reporting and forecasting.

AVFT 141  Advanced Navigation Systems: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: AVFT 121 or consent of instructor. This course is designed to provide sufficient background and practical applications of an integrated avionics system. Upon successful completion of this course the student will have the knowledge required to apply the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics to the IFR flight environment

AVFT 142  Instrument Flight: 2 Credits (2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: AVFT 121. Students must enroll in this course while pursuing the Instrument certificate at an approved flight school. Credits will be awarded upon receipt of a copy of the student's instrument rating

AVFT 143  Instrument Ground: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: AVFT 121. An introduction to flight under IFR conditions. Course includes basic instrument flying, flight instruments, IFR navigation charts and approach plates, IFR regulations and procedures, ATC clearances and IFR flight planning. Completion of the course will prepare the student for the Instrument Knowledge Exam

AVFT 150  Aviation Operations: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

An overview of general aviation operations, specifically the operation and management of the Fixed Base Operation (FBO). This course also covers current events and trends affecting the general aviation industry as a whole.

AVFT 171  Aircraft Systems for Pilots: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Introduction to basic aircraft systems found on modern single and multi-engine reciprocating and turbine aircraft. Topics will include piston engines with a focus on turbine engines, electrical systems; hydraulic and pneumatic systems; radios and instruments; propellers; and pressurization systems. Course also includes maintenance requirements, documentation, and trouble shooting from the cockpit. This course will focus on the systems commonly found on training and commercial aircraft.

AVFT 191  UAS Fundamentals: 1 Credits (1 Lec)

This course is an introduction to UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) systems and will provide students with the basic knowledge of UAS specific systems, regulations, performance, and a range of imaging technologies. Course includes flight planning, waiver application process, situational performance analysis, and imaging techniques/methodologies. Upon completion, the student will be prepared for the FAA Remote Pilot knowledge exam.

AVFT 245  Commercial Ground: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Commercial Flight Maneuvers, Airplane Aerodynamics, Advanced Performance, Power plants (including fuel injection and turbo-charging), Environmental Control Systems and Retractable Landing Gear Systems will be taught. Also, airports (marking and lighting) will be reviewed. Advanced Weight and Balance, and Part 61, 91, 125, and 135 and NTSB 830 Commercial Pilot Regulations will build on the private pilot regulations learned earlier. High Altitude Physiology, and High Performance and Turbine-Aircraft Flight Operations will be emphasized.

AVFT 252  Commercial Flight 1: 2 Credits (4 Lab)

PREREQUISITES: AVFT 122. Students must enroll in this course while pursuing the Multi-Engine commercial certificate at an approved flight school. Credits will be awarded upon completion of 57.5 flight hours of Commercial flight training

AVFT 253  Commercial Flight 2: 2 Credits (2 Lab)

PREREQUISITES: AVFT 142 Students must enroll in this course while pursuing the Multi-engine commercial certificate at an approved flight school. Credits will be awarded upon completion of the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. Department of Workforce Programs

AVFT 260  Aviation Safety: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

This course will concentrate primarily on the organizations and processes that govern commercial and general aviation safety in the United States. This course will also provide an overview of modern techniques used in accident investigation. Also covered are descriptions of major factors and the causation of aviation accidents.

AVFT 261  Flight Instructor Theory: 4 Credits (4 Lec)

Theory of flight and ground instruction, aircraft performance, analysis of flight maneuvers, and other basic theory as needed to become a certified flight instructor.

AVFT 262  Advanced Aircraft Theory: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

(3 Lec) S Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument rating, or consent of instructor. Introduction to high performance, multi engine, aerobatic, and tailwheel aircraft; their systems, performance, weight and balance computations, flight procedures, characteristics, and emergencies. Unusual attitude recoveries, IFR and VFR.

AVFT 263  Aviation Regulations and Professional Conduct: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Provides a detailed study of the regulations and procedures common to the aviation industry as well as a survey of the legal environment and the standards of conduct required of professional pilots.