- 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.
|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.
|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.
|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
- 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.