Relevant Course Work
PRIVATE PILOT LECTURE
A study of the subject areas and information needed to operate as a private pilot in the aviation environment. The FAA private pilot written exam will be offered to those who qualify.
INSTRUMENT FLIGHT LECTURE
A study of the operation of flight instruments and radio navigation aids, federal aviation regulations pertinent to instrument flight, meteorology, instrument charts, instrument flight planning, and air traffic control procedures. Preparation for the FAA Instrument Rating written examination.
This course is designed to develop a higher degree of coordination and judgment through additional experience in more advanced flight maneuvers and cross-country flying under part 141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
CIRRUS SR 20 – GTS – SR 22 GROUND SCHOOL
This course prepares the pilot to familiarize with more advanced cockpit environment and multi crew management.
COMMERCIAL FLIGHT LECTURE
The course is designed to review the principles of flight, aircraft systems, pertinent federal aviation regulations, and airman publications and service in order to prepare the student for the FAA Commercial Pilot written examination.
G1000 GLASS COCKPIT FAMILIZATION
Cirrus Standardization course
AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FOR FLIGHT CREW
An in-depth study of aircraft components and operation with an emphasis on transport category aircraft. Systems covered include fuel, environmental, fluid-power, flight control, fire protection, ice-control, warning, and auxiliary power. Practical projects utilize small ad transport-category aircraft.
CREW RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
This course explores the fundamental concepts affecting decision-making, communications, leadership styles, and crew coordination in the cockpit. Topics include stress management, situational awareness, and conflict resolution. Case study presentations and team-building will be emphasized.
HUMAN FACTORS FOR FLIGHT CREW
This course explores the fundamental concepts of single pilot and multi-crew human factors issues. The first part of the course focuses on the physiological factors that affect single pilot aeronautical decision-making. The second part examines human error, threat and error management, and domains of crew resources management. The third segment utilizes team-building exercises, case study presentations, and a formal assignment to emphasis course learning outcomes.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
An introduction to the technical procedures involved in the development and operation of the air traffic control system. Instrument procedures and design will be covered. Weather theory as pertaining to ATC will be discussed, along with observation and dissemination systems used by the FAA and NWS.
CONTROL TOWER OPERATOR
This course includes a review of air traffic control procedures, federal aviation regulations, and aviation weather observation and reporting. It is designed to prepare students to pass the FAA Control Tower Operators Examination.
ADVANCED AVIATION METEOROLOGY
This course is designed for students who are preparing for careers as professional pilots or
dispatchers and require an advanced knowledge of the impact of weather on aviation operations.
AEROSPACE VEHICLE PROPULSION & TRACKING
This course is an introduction to propulsion systems used in aerospace vehicles. The student will learn terminology, component parts, and operational theory of propulsion systems. Course topics covered are reciprocating and turbine engine operation theory as well as rocket propulsion systems. Including electrical, fuel, fire, ignition and lubrication. Operational and regulatory fuel requirements are discussed. Emerging technologies and environmental practices will be explored.
AIRCRAFT GAS TURBINE ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
This course covers the design, construction, operation, and overhaul practices of aircraft
reciprocating and small gas-turbine engines. Airworthiness evaluation,fault-isolation techniques, and standard service and maintenance practices are emphasized. Dimensional and visual inspection and testing of engines following overhaul are stressed, as well.
ADVANCE AVIATION FUELS
This course focuses on aviation fuels, including engine operation with fuel, combustion principles, chemistry, exhaust emissions, and fuel testing procedures. Additionally, the topics of greenhouse gases, global warming, oil reserves, fuel costs, and other factors driving the development of alternative aviation fuels will be covered. Current research in these areas will be discussed and testing procedures will be studied. Students will research new fuels in development, and will analyze the sustainability and potential for success promised by the new technologies in comparison with existing fuels.
This course is a study of the history and development of contemporary airport facilities. Areas of study will include FAA airport design requirements, master plans, and airport operations. Field trips may be required.
AIRPORT MANAGER CERTIFICATION
This course prepares students for the certified manager exam offered by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). This certificate is the first step toward industry accreditation as an airport manager and director.
A study of the fundamental legal and aviation law principles as they apply to the various participants in the aviation industry. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary aviation law issues such as pilot, flight instructor, and mechanic liability; product liability; and aviation insurance.