|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
- Student will be able to recognize aircraft visually and identify the aircraft's manufacturer, aircraft designator, aircraft name, and FAA identification number.
- Students will be able to identify aircraft by their category and weight class for separation purposes.
|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.
- Identify strategies recommended to reduce hazardous personal attitudes leading to pilot error and aviation 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
- 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.
- Students will be able to diagram holding patterns and holding pattern entries using a variety of radio navigation systems.
- 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
|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 completing the course will be able to identify, utilize, and integrate advanced radio navigation systems into their local and cross country flight planning procedures.
- Students will be able to complete aircraft flight planning logs utilizing the various procedures and techniques for long range navigation.
- Define the terms and vocabulary associated with aeronautical charting, aerial navigation, and electronic navigation.
- Calculate solutions to aircraft performance charts and dead-reckoning navigation problems using a manual flight computer.
- 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.
|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
|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.