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. Pre-requisite: 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
 

Dual Enrollment Courses (PFT)

PFT 250
Airplane Private Pilot Lab I (2)
  This course covers Ground School training as required by FAA regulations Part 61 for students pursuing a Private Pilot Airplane Certificate. Ground School subjects covered include airplane aerodynamics, principles of flight, airplane components and systems including power plant, electrical and aircraft instrumentation systems. Flight planning, weight and balance and use of aircraft performance charts, fuel burn rates will be covered that will allow a student to plan, file and successfully present to the instructor all skills required to conduct both local and cross country flights. Aircraft limitations, airspace, Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation weather, navigational assistants and communications procedures will also be studied. This course will develop the basic aeronautical knowledge to allow the student to take and pass the FAA required Private Pilot Airplane written exam given at the end of course. 70 hours of ground instruction will be given over the term. This course is only available to Dual Enrollment Program students. Prerequisites: permission of department chair and chief flight officer.
   
PFT 252
Airplane Private Pilot Lab II (2)
  This course will include flight training that covers aviation Fundamentals as required by FAA Regulations Part 61 for students pursuing a Private Pilot Certificate. All knowledge gained from PFT 250 will be reviewed as part of the flight training. Topics covered include gaining proficiency in all procedures and maneuvers necessary for solo flight, hazardous flight conditions, local and cross country flights and emergency procedures. The flight portion of this course will develop requisite aeronautical skills, Knowledge and proficiency to the standard necessary to take the FAA Private Pilot Flight check with a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. The course will consist of 45 of Dual flight Hours and 10 hours of Solo/PIC flight hours and 35 flight instructor hours for ground, pre/post flight briefings. This course is only available to Dual Enrollment Program students. Prerequisites: permission of department chair and chief flight officer.
   
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