A course feedback is conducted at the completion of each training module.  Students are asked to rate the program and instructors in several key areas, and provide feedback regarding the instruction received in each module.

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120 - Private Pilot Certification

CH: 177.9 (Flight & Ground)

Course Objective: To provide the student with the knowledge, necessary skills and aeronautical experience to meet the requirements for the private pilot certificate.

Course Content: Aircraft systemsaerodynamics, aircraft performance, meteorology, navigation, flight maneuvers, and regulations.


Airmanship Development

Ground School:  Commercial level of understanding on aircraft performance, aerodynamics, meteorology, navigation, and 14 CFR parts 61 and 91 regulations.  Introduction to high performance powerplants, propellers, landing gear systems, and procedures involved in operating high performance and complex aircraft.  Special emphasis on emergency procedures and aeronautical decision making (ADM).

Prerequesites:  Private Pilot Certificate

Corequesites:  VFR Cross-Country Experience Building (VXE), High Performance Transition (HPT), Complex Transition (RGT)


AVF 130 - VFR Cross Country Experience (VXE)

CH:  57.0 (Flight & Ground)

Course Objective: To provide the student with the additional experience to broaden the student's knowledge of VFR cross-country skills, including pilotage and dead reckoning, and to meet the cross-country requirements for both the instrument rating and commercial pilot certificate.

Course Content: Ground training and VFR cross-country flight experience without the use of radio or electronic navigation aids.

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AVF 140 - High Performance Transition (HPT)

CH:  53.0 (Flight & Ground)

Course Objective: To provide the student with the knowledge, necessary skills and aeronautical experience to meet the requirements for the high performance endorsement.

Course Content: Ground and flight instruction on high performance powerplants and propellers, normal, short and soft field operations and operations at higher gross weights.


AVF 150 - Complex Transition (RGT)

CH: 53.0 (Flight & Ground)

Course Objective: To provide the student with the knowledge, necessary skills and aeronautical experience to meet the requirements to earn the complex endorsement. 

Course Content: Ground and flight instruction on retractable landing gear systems, controllable pitch propellers, normal, short and soft field operations and operations at higher gross weights.


Flight Proficiency

Ground School:  Commercial level of knowledge in flight instruments, environmental systems, meteorology, aerodynamics, physiology, aeronautical decision making (ADM), commercial flight maneuvers, and commercial regulations in preparation for the commercial written exam.  Additional studies include the principles and operations of tailwheel aircraft.

Prerequesites: Private Pilot Certificate, Airmanship Development Ground School, VFR Cross Country Experience Building (VXE), High Performance Transition (HPT), Complex Transition (RGT).

Corequesites:  Tailwheel Transition (TWT), High Performance Proficiency (HPP), Complex Proficiency (RGP)


AVF 160 - Tailwheel Transition (TWT)

CH: 45.0 (Flight & Ground)

Course Objective: To provide the student with the knowledge, necessary skills and aeronautical experience to meet the requirements for the tailwheel endorsement. 

Course Content: Ground and flight instruction on taxi procedures, normal and crosswind operations, three point landings and wheel landings.

 


AVF 200 - High Performance Proficiency (HPP)

CH: 41.0 (Flight & Ground)

Course Objective: To introduce the student to commercial airwork maneuvers and to continue the development of managing a high performance aircraft.

Course Content: Ground and flight instruction in most of the commercial airwork maneuvers in a high performance aircraft.


AVF 210 - Complex Proficiency (RGP)

CH: 44.0 (Flight & Ground)

Course Objective: To introduce the student to commercial airwork maneuvers and to continue the development of managing a complex aircraft.

Course Content: Ground and flight instruction on most of the commercial airwork maneuvers in a complex aircraft.