|Air Traffic Control Laboratory
- Students will manage simultaneous calls from aircraft, including proper establishment of communication priorities
- Students will distinguish ATC handoff procedures, including coordination between TRACON and control towers.
|Air Traffic Control Team Skills
- Students will combine techniques for effective teams in the accomplishment of ATC tasks involving interpersonal coordination, including aircraft handoffs and in-flight emergencies.
- Students will demonstrate mastery of the aeronautical decision making process within a team environment that impacts attitudes and values of team members in teamwork scenarios.
- Students will Identify the events, persons, equipment, facilities, and legislation which led to the development of the air transportation industry
- Students will analyze the economic and marketing process within a typical airline
- Distinguish economic, cultural, and political factors impacting the air transportation industry
- Identify the events, persons, equipment, facilities, and legislation which led to development of air transportation industry
- Evaluate the administrative processes of agencies regulating air transportation industry
- Identify the components of a commercial organization which administers and operates a typical airline
- Analyze economic and marketing process within a typical airline
- Identify organizations controlling the regulatory processes in international aviation
- Analyze aviation career opportunities in regard to personal strengths and weaknesses, minimum job requirements, and job outlook
|Aircraft and Engines
- Students will be able to differentiate between fixed pitch and variable pitch propeller systems
- Differentiate aircraft engine problems from malfunctions involving other aircraft subsystems, including relating decisions for successful troubleshooting of operational engine problems.
- Students will be able to identify the Four Stroke Engine Cycle and the components of the aircraft engine
- Identify engine components and their function on a four-stroke aircraft engine.
- Diagram basic aircraft subsystems, including hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems (to include identification of system components and their function).
- Interpret aircraft schematic diagrams and illustrated parts breakdowns.
- Analyze operation of jet engine fuel systems, fuel storage, and fuel transfer.
|Aircraft Dispatcher Operations
- Students will be able to analyze weather forecasts to determine departure minimums and possible alternates, routing, and destination alternate(s).
- 78% of the students scored 70% or better on the assessment
|Aircraft Recognition and Performance
- Students will be able to identify aircraft by their category and weight class for separation purposes.
- Student will be able to recognize aircraft visually and identify the aircraft's manufacturer, aircraft designator, aircraft name, and FAA identification number.
|Aviation Safety and Human Factors
- Students will be able to identify the common chain of events that lead to aircraft accidents
- Students will be able to identify the aeronautical decision making process
- Describe the various human factors that relate to and/or lead to an aviation accident.
- Explain the common illusions that a pilot might experience during flight.
- Analyze aviation accident case studies and identify key factors leading to the accidents.
- Combine techniques for Crew Resource Management into principles of applied cockpit and air traffic control efficiency and safety.
- 87% of students scored 88% or higher on this assessment
- Identify strategies recommended to reduce hazardous personal attitudes leading to pilot error and aviation accidents.
- Determine effect of earth's uneven heat distribution on atmospheric pressure and weather.
- Students will be able to distinguish the various types of air masses and fronts that affect the weather of the United States.
- Students will be able to decipher Federal Aviation Administration hourly airport weather observations (METAR) and terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAF).
- Identify layers of earth's atmosphere and determine height and at least one characteristic of each layer.
- Relate differences in true altitude, actual altitude, indicated altitude, and pressure altitude.
- Appraise cause and effect of evaporation, saturation, condensation, and precipitation on atmosphere's water cycle.
- Encode and decode hourly surface weather observations; and decode pilot reports, terminal forecasts, area forecasts, winds aloft forecasts, and meteorological advisories.
- Correlate and summarize the aviation weather conditions and forecast for a specific location on a particular day using U.S. Low-Level Significant Weather Prognostic Chart, High-Level Significant Weather Prognostic Chart, and the Radar Summary Chart.
|Commercial Pilot Ground School
- Students will be able to compute weight and balance calculations that include 'weight shift' and 'weight change' problems
- Students completing the course will be able to compute takeoff and landing data.
- Explain the principles of flight and aerodynamics as they relate to high-performance aircraft.
- Calculate aircraft performance data necessary for takeoff and landing, and cross-country flight.
- Appraise takeoff decisions based on computed aircraft weight and balance, including center of gravity and the aircraft's safe operating limitations.
- Diagram the basic fuel system of a single-engine aircraft and relate the function of individual components to the overall system.
- Describe the objective, procedures, and common errors of the Commercial Pilot flight maneuvers.
|Enroute Air Traffic Control
- Students will compose microphone phraseology pertinent to radar and non-radar ATC instructions
- Students will distinguish the differences and the relationship between radar positions within Air Route Traffic Control Center, including radar handoff procedures.
|Federal Aviation Regulations
- Students will be able to identify FAA eligibility requirements and aeronautical experience requirements for each FAA pilot certificate and rating.
- Students will be able to identify, classify, and describe FAA airspace by the operational differences and equipment requirements.
- Identify the terms and vocabulary associated with aviation terminology and federal aviation regulations.
- Classify airspace by operational differences and equipment requirements.
- Analyze requirements for Visual Flight Rules operations, including weather minimums in a variety of airspace scenarios.
- Identify the FAA eligibility requirements, aeronautical knowledge requirements and aeronautical experience requirements for each FAA pilot certificate and rating.
- Examine the variety of planning requirements for cross-country flights including an analysis of FAR Part 1 regulations.
|Flight Instructor Ground School
- Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of instructional methods as outlined by the FAA
- Students will create lesson plans for basic and advanced flight lessons
- Construct flight lesson plans, provide background regarding required training items, and demonstrate lesson plans to peers.
- Combine factors necessary for successful completion of newly introduced flight maneuvers and demonstrate how these factors will be utilized in flight lessons.
- Differentiate errors made by student pilots in basic flight maneuvers, including correction of those errors by demonstration and further practice.
- Analyze basic flight maneuvers for common coordination errors made by student pilots.
- Distinguish flight test preparation requirements, including documents required.
|Flight Simulator Laboratory
- Students will demonstrate basic skill in instrument cross-check (scan), instrument interpretation, and aircraft control.
- Students will demonstrate basic skills in intercepting and tracking VOR radials and airways.
|Instrument Ground School
- Students will be able to plan IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) cross country flights.
- Explain the minimum flight instruments required for instrument flight
- Analyze aircraft instruments to assure that each instrument is functioning properly
- Examine departure situations, including analysis of aircraft equipment requirements for IFR flights.
- Calculate and complete an instrument flight planning log using aircraft performance data, instrument routing, weather data, and flight computer
- Diagram an instrument holding pattern and compute an appropriate holding pattern entry
- Eighty-five percent (85%) will score 85% or higher when diagraming holding patterns and holding pattern entries using a variety of radio navigation systems.
|Multi-Engine Turbine Aircraft Operations
- Students will be able to differentiate characteristics of high speed flight that require special action by pilots previously trained in lower performance aircraft.
- Students will be able to diagram aircraft subsystems (including hydraulic systems and emergency equipment), to include identification of primary components and their function
- Diagram aircraft subsystems (including hydraulic systems and emergency equipment), to include identification of primary components and their function.
- Combine performance data for a multi-engine turbine aircraft to determine operational safety relative to takeoff and landing distance criteria and operational air speeds.
- Analyze subsystem malfunctions (simulated) that might occur during emergency conditions and provide resolution scenarios that are applicable to the safe completion of the flight.
- Identify characteristics of high speed flight that require special action by pilots previously trained in lower performance aircraft.
- Relate performance characteristics to observed cockpit indications, including the detection of parameters outside of normal expected performance.
- Students will be able to complete aircraft flight planning logs utilizing the various procedures and techniques for long range navigation.
- Students completing the course will be able to identify, utilize, and integrate advanced radio navigation systems into their local and cross country flight planning procedures.
- Define the terms and vocabulary associated with aeronautical charting, aerial navigation, and electronic navigation.
- Evaluate flight scenarios and select appropriate courses of action in relation to navigation systems and methods.
- Explain the principles of radio navigation.
- Compare and contrast terrestrial radio navigation systems with satellite-based navigation systems.
- Calculate solutions to aircraft performance charts and dead-reckoning navigation problems using a manual flight computer.
|Primary Pilot Ground School
- Students will be able to compute safe limits of aircraft weight and balance on light aircraft.
- Students will demonstrate their understanding of the various procedures and techniques utilized in cross-country flight navigation
- All AERO 23 students will demonstrate college level math skills.
- Identify terms and vocabulary associated with piloting and air traffic control.
- Calculate and complete a flight planning log using aircraft performance data, aeronautical charts, navigation plotter, and manual flight computer.
- Analyze the fundamentals of airplane and helicopter aerodynamics and flight characteristics.
- Recognize symbols and decode data from aeronautical charts.
- Interpret radio navigation instruments and determine the aircraft line of position.
- Use and read six basic flight instruments.
|Terminal Air Traffic Control
- Students will compose microphone phraseology pertinent to radar and non-radar ATC instructions.
- Students will distinguish the differences and the relationship between radar positions within a TOWER and an TRACON, including radar handoff procedures.
|Terminal Radar Approach Control Laboratory
- Students will be able to interpret, manipulate, and update en route radar data blocks
- Students will be able to read and interpret flight progress strips and use the data to control and separate aircraft in accordance with FAA Order 7110.65 standards
|Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advanced
- Plan an unmanned aircraft mission and demonstrate safe launch of an unmanned aircraft in simulated or actual conditions
- Analyze go versus no-go launch decision making scenarios using decision making factors such as weather, software and hardware status, global positioning system (GPS) status and reliability, radio frequency interference, and other sources of information that affect the ability to operate safely.
- Demonstrate dynamic re-planning of an unmanned aircraft flight in simulated or actual conditions.
- Evaluate and summarize a federal aviation administration or national transportation safety board unmanned aircraft accident report.
- Evaluate Federal Aviation Administration crew resource management techniques and aeronautical decision-making practices, and apply the safety principles to unmanned aircraft operations.
- Categorize capabilities and limitations of original manufacturer software for unmanned aircraft, and compare those capabilities and differences against after-market software for unmanned aircraft.
- Identify operational differences in fixed wing versus multi-rotor unmanned aircraft operations.
- Summarize the roles of the remote pilot in command versus other required crewmembers.
- Analyze a case study of operating within restricted airspace taking into account the regulations for procedures for city, county, state, or federal stakeholders or agencies.
- Plan geospatial mapping mission using a fixed wing or multi-rotor unmanned aircraft and demonstrate the capture of data in simulated or actual conditions.
|Unmanned Aircraft Systems Basic
- Identify safe practices in unmanned aircraft battery maintenance and storage techniques.
- Analyze the legal aspects of an unmanned aircraft operation using local, state, and federal regulations
- Decode Federal Aviation Administration aviation weather forecasts and observations utilized in unmanned
- Demonstrate flight techniques for capture of data using a variety of sensor and payload types.
- Identify the aviation regulations and operating practices issued by the Federal Aviation Administration
concerning unmanned aircraft operations.
|Work Experience in Air Traffic Control
- Employers of Air Traffic Control Work Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average.
- Employers of Air Traffic Control Work Experience Students will rate the work habits of their students as above average.