Aviation Flight Courses (AFT)

AFT 2200
Unmanned Aerial Systems Overview (3)
  The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the Spectrum of UAS design, operations, and employment considerations. The student will study the developmental history of UAS systems. UAS operations within the National Airspace System and existing and proposed Federal Aviation Administration regulations will be extensively covered. Students will understand the basic physics of atmospheric flight. Prerequisite: Approval of Chief Flight Officer
   
AFT 2202
Principles of UAS Design (3)
  An in-depth look at military and civilian UAS designs. The Northrop-Grumman Global Hawk, General Atomics Predator, micro-UAVs and U.S. Army small reconnaissance vehicles will be featured.
   
AFT 2204
Principles of UAS Sensors & Sensing Systems (3)
  Course will cover the design considerations, packaging, and employment of various sensors and systems for UAS. Electro-optical, Forward Looking Infrared, low light, electronic sensing, and other remote sensors will be featured. Systems Integration Factors in Platform Selection is included.
   
AFT 2206
Human Factors in UAS Operations & Accidents (3)
  The physical, emotional, and environmental aspects of military and civilian UAS operations will be analyzed. The impact of human error including workload, fatigue, poor situational awareness, inadequate training, lack of crew coordination and poor ergonomic design on increasing UAS accident rates will be discussed. The effects of the unique remote piloting environment on mental workload will be considered.
   
AFT 2208
Legal & Ethical Considerations for UAS Operations (3)
  Discuss FAA guidelines and ethical issues, including international laws of war. Case studies on drone strikes, police surveillance, and other relevant topics.
   
AFT 2210
Real World Applications (3)
  Using UAS technology in the real world, such as law enforcement, national security, public affairs, natural resources, forest fire detection, remote sensing, aerial surveillance, oil-gas exploration, transportation, conservation, and scientific research. Case studies in actual applications.
   
AFT 2212
UAS Piloting Familiarization (3)
  This will be a laboratory split between construction and actual UAS piloting. The student will learn basic flight and mission planning techniques. Prerequisites: AFT 2202, AFT 2210.
   
AFT L214
R22 Helicopter Private Pilot 1 Lab (2)
  This course covers aviation fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students pursuing a Private Pilot Certificate. Ground topics covered include helicopter components and systems, instruments, basic aerodynamics, principles of helicopter flight, airport and heliport operations, performance and limitations, airspace, Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation weather, navigational assistants, communication, and flight planning. The course develops basic aeronautical skills necessary for the student’s first solo flight and taking the FAA Private Pilot Helicopter Knowledge Test. Topics covered include gaining proficiency in all procedures and maneuvers necessary for solo flight, off airport operations, night traffic patterns, hazardous flight conditions, and emergency procedures. This course will consist of 35 flight hours and 35 flight instructor hours for the ground, flight, and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: Permission of the Chief Flight Officer
   
AFT L215
R44 Helicopter Private Pilot I Lab (2)
  This course covers aviation fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students pursuing a Private Pilot Certificate. Ground topics covered include helicopter components and systems, instruments, basic aerodynamics, principles of helicopter flight, airport and heliport operations, performance and limitations, airspace, Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation weather, navigational assistants, communication, and flight planning. The course develops basic aeronautical skills necessary for the student’s first solo flight and taking the FAA Private Pilot Helicopter Knowledge Test. Topics covered include gaining proficiency in all procedures and maneuvers necessary for solo flight, off airport operations, night traffic patterns, hazardous flight conditions, and emergency procedures. This course will consist of 35 flight hours and 35 flight instructor hours for the ground, flight, and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: Permission of the Chief Flight Officer
   
AFT L216
R22 Helicopter Private Pilot II Lab (2)
  This course covers aviation fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students pursuing a Helicopter Private Pilot Certificate. Ground topics covered include review and understanding of all aircraft systems and flight requirements necessary to attain a Private Pilot Certificate to include flight planning and night operations. The flight portion of this course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take and pass the FAA Private Pilot Practical Test with a FAA designated pilot examiner. In addition, students will also train in night and cross-country flight operations. This course will consist of 25 flight hours and 25 flight instructor hours for ground, flight, and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: AFT L214, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L217
R44 Helicopter Private Pilot II Lab (2)
  This course covers aviation fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students pursuing a Helicopter Private Pilot Certificate. Ground topics covered include review and understanding of all aircraft systems and flight requirements necessary to attain a Private Pilot Certificate to include flight planning and night operations. The flight portion of this course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take and pass the FAA Private Pilot Practical Test with a FAA designated pilot examiner. In addition, students will also train in night and cross-country flight operations. This course will consist of 25 flight hours and 25 flight instructor hours for ground, flight, and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: AFT L215 permission of Chief Flight Office.
   
AFT L218
R22 Helicopter Commercial Pilot I Lab (3)
  This course covers aviation fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students engaging in the Commercial Pilot Certificate. Topics covered include a more in-depth study and understanding of aerodynamics of the aircraft, helicopter components and instruments, principles of flying, flight planning, weather, navigation charts communication systems, FAA regulations, and taking the FAA Commercial Pilot Helicopter Knowledge Test. The flight course will further develop private pilot level skills and introduce fundamentals commercial flight skills and knowledge necessary to safely operate a helicopter in VFR environments, day and night cross country flights, solo flights and as Pilot in Command. Topics covered include flight planning, off-airport operations, basic commercial maneuvers, instrument flight and aeronautical decision making. This course will consist of 57.5 flight hours and 17.5 flight instructor hours for ground, flight instruction and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate-Rotorcraft-Helicopter, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L219
R44 Helicopter Commercial Pilot I Lab (3)
 

This course covers aviation fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students engaging in the Commercial Pilot Certificate. Topics covered include a more in-depth study and understanding of aerodynamics of the aircraft, helicopter components and instruments, principles of flying, flight planning, weather, navigation charts communication systems, FAA regulations, and taking the FAA Commercial Pilot Helicopter Knowledge Test. The flight course will further develop private pilot level skills and introduce fundamentals commercial flight skills and knowledge necessary to safely operate a helicopter in VFR environments, day and night cross country flights, solo flights and as Pilot in Command. Topics covered include flight planning, off-airport operations, basic commercial maneuvers, instrument flight and aeronautical decision making. This course will consist of 57.5 flight hours and 17.5 flight instructor hours for ground, flight instruction and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate-Rotorcraft-Helicopter, permission of Chief Flight Officer.

   
AFT L220
R22 Helicopter Commercial Pilot II Lab (3)
  This course covers the study of commercial flight fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students pursuing a Helicopter Commercial Pilot Certificate. Ground topics covered include a review of prior Commercial Pilot Lab 1 material plus review CFRs related to commercial pilot operations, Publications, Certificates, Documents and Maintenance, Aeromedical factors, Aeronautical Decision Making and Judgment, Advanced Flight Maneuvers, and Emergency procedure. The flight skills, knowledge and proficiency to undertake the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Test with a FAA designated pilot examiner. Emphasis will be given to training in advanced helicopter commercial maneuvers and night flight mastery. This course will consist of 57.5 flight hours and 17.5 flight instructor hours for ground instruction, flight, and pre/post flight briefing. Prerequisites: AFTL218, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L221
R44 Helicopter Commercial Pilot II Lab (3)
  This course covers the study of commercial flight fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students pursuing a Helicopter Commercial Pilot Certificate. Ground topics covered include a review of prior Commercial Pilot Lab 1 material plus review CFRs related to commercial pilot operations, Publications, Certificates, Documents and Maintenance, Aeromedical factors, Aeronautical Decision Making and Judgment, Advanced Flight Maneuvers, and Emergency procedure. The flight skills, knowledge and proficiency to undertake the FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Test with a FAA designated pilot examiner. Emphasis will be given to training in advanced helicopter commercial maneuvers and night flight mastery. This course will consist of 57.5 flight hours and 17.5 flight instructor hours for ground instruction, flight, and pre/post flight briefing. Prerequisites: AFT L219, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L222
R22 Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Pilot Lab (3)
  This course covers the study of flight instruction fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students pursuing a Certified Flight Instructor certificate. Ground topics covered include fundamentals of instruction, the learning process, the teaching process, student evaluation and testing, course development, lesson planning and classroom training techniques. The flight portion of this course will develop the aeronautical skill and experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Certified Flight Instructor certificate with a rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating. Students will learn how to manipulate the helicopter for the instructor’s seat while reviewing all required flight maneuvers and emergency maneuvers in order to instruct a student. The student will be required to pass the FAA Flight Instructor Helicopter Knowledge Test, The FAA Fundamentals of Instructing Knowledge Test as well as a FAA Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter Practical Test with a FAA designated pilot examiner. This course will consist of 25 flight hours and 40 flight instructor hours for ground, flight, and pre/post flight briefing. Prerequisites: Commercial Pilots Certificate- Rotorcraft Helicopter, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L223
R44 Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Pilot Lab (3)
  This course covers the study of flight instruction fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students pursuing a Certified Flight Instructor certificate. Ground topics covered include fundamentals of instruction, the learning process, the teaching process, student evaluation and testing, course development, lesson planning and classroom training techniques. The flight portion of this course will develop the aeronautical skill and experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Certified Flight Instructor certificate with a rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating. Students will learn how to manipulate the helicopter for the instructor’s seat while reviewing all required flight maneuvers and emergency maneuvers in order to instruct a student. The student will be required to pass the FAA Flight Instructor Helicopter Knowledge Test, The FAA Fundamentals of Instructing Knowledge Test as well as a FAA Flight Instructor Rotorcraft Helicopter Practical Test with a FAA designated pilot examiner. This course will consist of 25 flight hours and 40 flight instructor hours for ground, flight, and pre/post flight briefing. Prerequisites: Commercial Pilots Certificate- Rotorcraft Helicopter, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L225
R44 Helicopter Instrument Pilot Lab (2)
  This course covers the study of instrument flight fundamentals as required by Federal Aviation Regulations for students pursuing an Instrument rating. Ground topics covered include principles of basic attitude instrument flight and the function of navigational aids/receiving equipment in the IFR environment. This includes holding procedures, Federal Aviation Regulations, ATC communication, and IFR approach procedures. As well as emergency flight procedures and meteorology affects the IFR flight. This flight portion of the course will develop requisites aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take the FAA Instrument Written Exam and successfully complete the instrument pilot helicopter flight exam with a FAA designated pilot examiner. Flight topics covered include basic attitude flying, emergency procedures, IFR navigational procedures, IFR approaches, holding, IRL and VOR systems, and cross country flight via instrument navigation. This course will consist of 35 flight hours and 30 flight instructor hours for ground, flight, and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate-Rotorcraft Helicopter, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L231
R44 Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) Pilot Lab (3)
  In this course the student will gain the knowledge, skill, and aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Helicopter Rating. Ground topics covered include review of the Fundamentals o
Instruction, principles of attitude instrument flying, ATC procedures, meteorology, and IFR navigational charts. The applicant will obtain the instructional knowledge required to teach these subjects including the recognition, analysis, and correction of common student errors. During the flight training, appropriate maneuvers and procedures will be practiced using visual and instrument references, use proper CRM techniques, exhibit positive exchange of control procedures, and display around ADM skills. The student will obtain the instructional knowledge required to teach these subjects including the recognition, analysis, and correction of common student errors. The student will complete the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Helicopter Knowledge as well as complete the FAA Instructor Instrument Rating Helicopter Practical Test with a FAA designated pilot instructor. This course will consist of 15 flight hours and 16 flight instructor hours for ground, flight, and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: Commercial Instrument Pilots Certificate-Rotorcraft Helicopter, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L236
R44 Helicopter Night Vision Goggle Flight Lab (2)
  The Night Vision Goggle (NVG) course will prepare the student to safely operate a helicopter at night utilizing Night Vision Goggles. This course will consist of 6 flight hours and 8 instructor hours for flight, pre/post briefings and ground lessons. Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate- Rotorcraft Helicopter, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L238
R44 Helicopter External Load Flight Lab (2)
  The external load course will prepare the student to safely operate a helicopter with a jettisonable external load. This course will consist of 15 flight hours and 10 instructor hours for flight, load pre/post briefings and ground lessons. Prerequisites: Private Pilot Certificate- Rotorcraft Helicopter, permission of Chief Flight Officer.
   
AFT L250
Airplane Private Pilot Lab I (2)
  This course covers aviation fundamentals as required by FAA regulations Part 61 for students pursuing a Private Pilot Airplane Certificate. Ground topics covered include components and systems, instruments, basic aerodynamics, principles of flight, airport operations, performance and limitations, airspace, Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation weather, navigational assistants, communication, and flight planning. The flight portion of the course develops basic aeronautical skills necessary for the student’s first solo flight and completion of the FAA Private Pilot Airplane written exam. Topics covered include gaining proficiency in all procedures and maneuvers necessary for solo flight, night traffic patterns, hazardous flight conditions, and emergency procedures. This course will consist of 27.5 flight hours and 35 flight instructor hours for ground, flight, pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: permission of department chair and instructor.
   
AFT L252
Airplane Private Pilot Lab II (2)
  This course covers aviation fundamentals as required by FAA regulations Part 61 for students pursuing a Private Pilot Airplane Certificate. Ground topics, covered include review and understanding of all aircraft systems and funding requirements necessary to obtain a Private Pilots Certificate to include flight planning and night operations. The flight portion of this course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, knowledge and proficiency to the standards necessary to take the FAA Private Pilot Flight check with FAA designated pilot examiner. In addition, students will also train in night and cross-country flight operations. This course will consist of 27.5 flight hours and 25 flight instructor hours for ground, flight, pre/post flight briefings, 2 additional hours for FAA Private Pilot Practical Test. Prerequisites: Private Pilot I Lab permission of chair and instructor.
   
AFT L254
Airplane Instrument Pilot Lab (2)
  This course covers the study of instrument flight fundamentals as required by FAA regulations Part 61 for students pursuing an Instrument rating. Ground Topics covered include being introduced to Principles of basic attitude instrument flight and the function of navigational aids/receiving equipment in the IFR environment. This includes holding procedures, Federal Aviation Regulations, ATC 27.5 flight hours and 57.5 flight instructor hours for ground, flight, and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisites: permission of department chair and instructor.
   
AFT L256
Airplane Commercial Pilot Lab I (3)
  This course covers aviation fundamentals as required by FAA regulations Part 61 for students engaging in a Commercial Pilot Certificate. Topics covered include a more in-depth study and understanding of aerodynamics of the aircraft, components and instruments, principles of flying, flight planning, weather, navigation charts, communication systems, and FAA regulations. The flight portion of this course will further develop private pilot level skills and introduce fundamental commercial flight skills and knowledge necessary to safely operate an airplane in VFR environments, day and night cross country flights, solo flights and as pilot in command. Topics covered include flight planning, basic commercial maneuvers, instrument flight and aeronautical decision making. During this course students will take the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam. This course will consist of 91 flight hours and 17.5 flight instructor hours for ground, flight instruction, and pre/post flight briefings. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate- Airplane, permission of choir and instructor.
   
AFT L258
Airplane Commercial Pilot Lab II (3)
  The course covers the study of commercial flight fundamentals as required by FAA regulations Part 61 for students pursuing a Commercial Pilot Certificate. Ground topic covered include a review of prior Commercial Pilot Lab 1 material plus review CFRs related to commercial pilot operation, Publication, Certificates, Aeronautical Decision Making and Judgment, Advance Flight Maneuvers, High Altitude Operations and Emergency procedures. The flight portion of this course will develop essential flight skills, knowledge and proficiency to pass the FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane flight exam with a FAA designated pilot examiner. Emphasis will be given to training in advanced commercial maneuvers and night flight mastery. This course will consist of 60 flight hours and 17.5 flight instructor hours for ground, flight instruction, pre/post flight briefings, and 2 additional hours for FAA Commercial Pilot Practical Test. Prerequisites: Airplane Commercial Pilot 1 Lab, permission of chair and instructor.
   
AFT L260
Airplane-Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Pilot Lab (2)
  This course covers the aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements by FAA Regulations Part 61 for a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane rating. Ground Topics covered include Fundamentals of Instruction, principles of attitude instrument flying, ATC procedures, meteorology, and IFR navigational charts. The applicant will obtain the instructional knowledge required to teach these subjects including the recognition, analysis, and correction of common student errors. During the flight training, appropriate maneuvers and procedures will be practiced using visual and instrument references, use of proper CRM techniques, exhibit positive exchange of control procedures, and display sound ADM skills. This course will require the student to pass the FAA CFI written exam and FAA flight check ride with a designated pilot examiner. This course will consist of 25 flight hours of which 3 hours is involved with aircraft spin training and 40 instructor hours for ground, flight instruction, pre/post flight briefings, and 2 additional hours for FAA CFI Pilot Practical Test. Prerequisites: Commercial Instrument Pilot Certificate- Airplane, permission of chair and instructor.
   
AFT L262
Airplane-Certified Flight Instructor (CFII) Pilot Lab (2)
  This course covers the aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements by FFA Regulations Part 61 for a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Certificate. Ground topics covered include review of the Fundamentals of Instruction, principles of attitude instrument flying, ATC procedures, meteorology, and IFR navigational charts. The applicant will obtain the instructional knowledge required to teach these subjects including the recognition, analysis, and correction of common student errors. During the flight training, appropriate maneuvers and procedures will be practiced using visual and instrument references, use of proper CRM techniques, exhibit positive exchange of control procedures, and display sound ADM skills. The student will obtain the instructional knowledge required to teach these subjects including recognition, analysis, and correction of common student errors. The student will be required to take the CFII written exam and complete the FAA CFII Airplane flight check with a FAA designated pilot examiner. This course will consist of 15 flight hours and 15 instructor hours for ground, flight, pre/post flight briefings, and 2 additional hours for FAA CFII Pilot Practical Test. Prerequisites: Commercial Instrument Pilot Certificate- Airplane, permission of chair and instructor.
   
AFT 2270
Multi-Engine Airplane (2)
  This course covers the aeronautical experience necessary to meet the requirements by FAA Regulations Part 61 for a commercial Multi-Engine rating for those pilots who already possess a Commercial Single-Engine Airplane. This course will require a Multi-Engine Flight check with a FAA designated flight examiner. This course will consist of 15 flight hours and 15 flight instructor
hours for ground, flight, pre/post flight briefings, and 2 additional hours for FAA Multi-Engine Practical Test. Prerequisites: Commercial Single-Engine Certificate- Airplane, permission of chair and instructor.
   
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