Flight Technology

Mr. Kyle Putman, Chairperson 

256.737.3040

kyle.putman@wallacstate.edu

Associate in Applied Science (6 semesters)

Short-Term Certificates (1-2 semesters)

At a Glance

Most students in this program become airline pilots, copilots, flight instructors, and flight engineers who transport passengers and cargo. However, one out of five pilots become a commercial pilot involved in tasks such as dusting crops, spreading seed for reforestation, testing aircraft, flying passengers and cargo to areas not served by regular airlines, directing firefighting efforts, tracking criminals, monitoring traffic, border patrol, off-shore oil transportation, and rescuing and evacuating injured persons.

Program Description and Expectations

The Flight Technology Program consists of flight and ground instruction, which will qualify students for various careers in the aviation industry. Students will have the opportunity to acquire FAA certification for the Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot Certificates. Advanced certificates and ratings may also be acquired.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Interested students should contact the Flight Technology Program for appropriate forms and instructions.

If you have the personal ambition and drive to become a professional pilot, our aviation technology program can provide challenging and innovative curricula, and course work integrated with a quality flight-training program to prepare you for a career in professional aviation.

The Wallace State Flight Technology Program is fully accredited by the FAA and is approved by the Alabama State Department of Education for flight instruction under the U.S. Veteran’s Administration Program.

Persons who qualify for admission to Flight Technology Programs may be eligible for advanced standing credit for their aviation training and experience. The number of flight technology credits granted will be determined by an evaluation of professional credentials and qualifications including Federal Aviation Administration Certificates. The number of credits granted can be limited based on state board policies. No more than 25% of total program semester hours will be granted. (See PLA Credit)

Admission

Admission to the College is required but does not guarantee admission to the Flight Technology Program. The flight program has additional admissions requirements that must be met. 

The Flight Technology Program admits spring and fall semesters. Enrollment and course registration must be approved by flight and is limited dependent on space and instructor availability. 

Attendance

The Federal Aviation Administration regulates class attendance for the flight program. Therefore, attendance is much more restrictive than some programs offered by Wallace State. No absences are permitted in the FAA approved ground schools. All missed coursework must be complete to meet FAA requirements for course completion.

Program Entry Requirements: Associate in Applied Science Degree 

  1. Must possess a 3rd class (or higher) medical obtained from a designated FAA medical examiner, students using VA benefits must possess a second class medical. 
  2. Must possess a student pilot certificate obtained through your local FAA or a Certified Flight Instructor.
  3. Must present an original birth certificate or current passport. 
  4. Must present a current driver’s license or Government Issued Photo ID.
  5. Must meet all the general admission requirements of the college and be in good standing with the college.
  6. Must be eligible to enroll in ENG 101 according to COMPASS, ACT, or SAT scores or have completed ENG 101 with a grade of “C” or better. Students placing remedial coursework are not eligible for program entry. 
  7. Must be eligible to enroll in MTH 100 according to COMPASS, ACT, or SAT scores or have completed MTH 100 with a grade “C” or better. Students placing into remedial coursework are not eligible for program entry. 
  8. Comply with the Essential Functions as required by program and FAA Regulations Part 141. Documentation of inability to comply must be submitted for review by the WSCC Americans with Disabilities Coordinator.
  9. Schedule an appointment with program advisor and provide required documents.

Short-Term Certificate Entry Requirements

  1. Must possess a 3rd class (or higher) medical- obtained from a designated FAA medical examiner. 
  2. Must possess a student plot certificate obtained through your local FAA or a Certified Flight Instructor.
  3. Must present an original birth certificate or current passport.
  4. Must present a current driver’s license or Government Issued Photo ID.
  5. Schedule an appointment with program advisor and provide required documents.

NOTE: The VA will not pay benefits for short-term certificates in this program.

Program Progression

To remain in the program students must adhere to the following progression standards:

  1. Students must maintain a Wallace State Cumulative GPA of 2.0. Failure to maintain this average will result in dismissal from the Flight Program.
  2. If a student withdraws or receives a grade of D or lower in any FLT course the student cannot progress in the FLT sequence until the course is repeated and completed successfully.
  3. To be eligible for graduation the student must have completed all required courses and final stage checks successfully.

Program Dismissal

In addition to the program progression requirements, students may be dismissed from the Flight Technology Program for the following reasons:

  1. A total of two (2) unsuccessful attempts in two separate semesters (D, F, or W) in the same FLT course.
  2. Failure to receive a grade of C or better in the second attempt in any FLT course
  3. Failure to maintain a Wallace State Cumulative GPA of 2.0 
  4. Failure to comply with Program policies, safety rules, and procedures.

Readmission to Program

  1. Students who withdraw or are dismissed must apply for readmission through department staff. No preferential consideration is given to prior students for readmission. Students will be readmitted one time ONLY.
  2. Students dismissed from the FLT program for disciplinary reasons or unsafe conduct will not be considered for readmission to the Flight Technology Program.

Program Expectations

  1. Students enrolled in the FLT Program can expect reading and homework assignments prior to every lesson or class.
  2. Students must be able to commit to at least 3 training activities per week. There are significant lab fees for each flight lab.

Program Standards

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum. The Flight Technology Program and/or the FAA or TSA may identify additional essential functions. The flight program reserves the right to amend the essential functions as deemed necessary.

Essential Functions

As a WSCC flight student, you will be expected to do the following:

Thinking Skills: Apply aviation concepts and technology to safely pilot an airplane

  1. Read, understand, and follow WSCC, State, and FAA Regulations
  2. Recognize the design and operation of aircraft components, instruments, and systems
  3. Evaluate information and conditions to do flight planning, maneuvering, and safety risk management
  4. Apply principles of flight, weather, aerodynamics, and navigation to complete flight lessons
  5. Evaluate flight situations and make decisions quickly with sound judgment
  6. Process multi-sensory input and multi-task simultaneously to maintain positive aircraft control
  7. Keep up with sequence and pace of instructions

Sensory Observation Skills: Make independent observations and assessments to maintain positive control and safely pilot an airplane:

  1. Do pre-flight inspection of the engine, propeller, and electrical, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, ignition, lubrication, and flight control systems
  2. Process visual, auditory, and tactile input simultaneously
  3. Monitor for other air traffic through continuous visual scanning and radio calls
  4. Monitor instrument panel
  5. Detect and respond to auditory signals from air traffic control
  6. Chart flight plan with maps
  7. Possess quick sensory response time

Motor Skills: Possess sufficient physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity to operate an airplane

  1. Independently execute all required flight maneuvers including climbs, descents, stalls, turns, takeoffs and landings
  2. Perform manual inspections of the airframe, engine, fuel tanks and oil reservoir requiring the ability to climb while maintaining balance and dexterity
  3. Respond to engine indications and instruments by making manual adjustments
  4. Sit for prolonged periods
  5. Possess quick physical response time
  6. Activate brake pedals for aircraft steering and braking
  7. Maintain balance and stability

Communication Skills: Read, write, and understand English as required by FAA standards

  1. Use English to obtain necessary information from aural and written sources
  2. Express information clearly in English both verbally and in writing
  3. Understand and correctly respond to radio and air traffic communication
  4. Communicate clearly by radio with air traffic control
  5. Communicate clearly by radio with other pilots in the air

Behavioral Skills: Behave appropriately and safely in a high-risk learning environment

  1. Work independently with minimal or no supervision
  2. Follow through with individual responsibilities
  3. Exercise good judgment
  4. Follow safety procedures
  5. Comply with drug-free requirements and testing
  6. Stay calm in stressful situations

Environmental Tolerance: Work in a flight training environment

Work for prolonged periods amidst:

  1. Changes in altitudes
  2. Changes in temperature
  3. Changes in air pressure  
  4. Extreme noise
  5. Electrical equipment  
  6. Gas and Fumes
  7. Moving objects and vehicles
  8. Slippery or uneven surfaces
  9. Variations of lighting

Please keep in mind that you will have to fulfill additional requirements to be eligible for certification exams or Licensure in the field. For specific information on medical standards required for obtaining licenses and ratings through WSCC, go to http://www.faa.gov/pilots/medical.

Additional Requirements

The Flight Technology program requires specific essential mental and physical functions, which must be possessed to be a successful pilot. In general, all Wallace State flight programs require:

  1. Visual Accuracy: 20/40 in each eye with or without correction
  2. Color Vision: Colors necessary for safe performance of airman duties
  3. Hearing Acuity: Conversational voice at 6 feet with both ears, or audiometry
  4. Manual Dexterity: in fingering and grasping activities and the ability to perform repetitive fine motor actions
  5. Gross Motor: ability to reach, stoop, kneel, stand, walk, and sit.

Disability Accommodations

We have developed our technical standards in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The College may not make inquiry regarding a prospective student’s disability status prior to admission to the institution. However, students may choose, at any time during their association with the College, to disclose a documented disability. Students should be aware that certain disabilities and/ or their mitigating therapies might delay or preclude their participation in some of the College’s programs of study due to regulatory limitations of the Federal Aviation Administration. Students are encouraged to discuss these concerns with an Aviation Medical Examiner or directly with the FAA in Oklahoma City, OK by phoning (405) 954-4821. For specific information on medical standards required for obtaining license and ratings within the degree program go to: http://www.cami.jccbi.gov/aam-300.

Wallace State Community College will provide reasonable accommodations but is not required to substantially alter the requirements or nature of the program or provide accommodations that inflict an undue burden on the College. In order to be admitted one must be able to perform all of the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations. If an individual’s health changes during the program of learning, so that the essential functions cannot be met with or without reasonable accommodations, the student will be withdrawn from the flight technology program.

Requests for reasonable accommodations should be directed to:

Lisa Smith, Director of Special Populations
Wallace State Community College
P.O. Box 2000, Hanceville, AL 35077
256.352.8052

Student Owned Aircraft - FAR 61 Only

Students in Flight Technology may fly aircraft that they own providing that the aircraft have the required FAA paperwork and inspections, and proof of liability. An insurance binder showing the policy expiration date must be provided and kept on file at Wallace State Community College Flight Department at all times while the student is receiving flight training in his/her aircraft. Additionally, the aircraft’s maintenance logbooks and records will be verified for the required FAA inspections and paperwork before any flights are conducted. Student owned aircraft must be equipped with a complete set of dual controls. Students enrolled under FAR 141 must fly WSCC FAA approved aircraft only.

Additional Fees

Fees for the flight laboratories in Flight Technology are in addition to the regular college tuition fees. The special flight fees will vary in accordance with type of aircraft, and operational costs. 

Miscellaneous student expenses, such as FAA computer based Airmen Knowledge Test fees, FAA medical exam fees and FAA flight examiner fees are not included in the flight course fees. Students may take ground courses without taking flight courses. There is no additional charge for aviation ground courses above regular college tuition fees.

Once a student enrolls at Wallace State, he/she must accomplish all subsequent flying through Wallace State in order for credit to be granted toward completion of the Flight Technology curriculum. In degree programs requiring flight training, at least 25% of semester hours in the major field (FLT) must be taken at Wallace State Community College and must include at least two complete flight courses selected from the following: Private Pilot Certification course, Instrument Rating course, Commercial Certification course, and/or CFI Rating course.

STUDENTS MUST MEET WITH A FLIGHT TECHNOLOGY REPRESENTATIVE PRIOR TO ENROLLING FOR ANY FLT COURSE.

All Flight Training students will have to meet applicable Transportation Security Administration Rules and Guidelines for Flight Training.

  1. United States citizens should be prepared to provide proof of citizenship which includes at a minimum, an original birth certificate and photo I.D.
  2. Flight training for all other candidates—foreign pilots, foreign student pilots, and other non-US citizens (e.g. green card holders) must meet additional requirements.

Career Path

Overall, the employment of aircraft pilots is projected to increase through 2020 as demand for air travel grows along with the population and the economy. In the short run, however, employment of pilots is generally sensitive to cyclical swings in the economy. Earnings of aircraft pilots and flight engineers vary greatly depending whether they work as airline or commercial pilots. The median annual wage for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers was $152,770 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned approximately $65,000, and the top 10 percent earned more than $195,500. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics) 

TEBI AND CEU – (Flight training, Ground Training, Ground School, Recurrent Training, Flight reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, and Aircraft Check-outs) 

All Flight Training students will have to meet applicable Transportation Security Administration Rules and Guidelines for Flight Training. United States citizens should be prepared to provide proof of citizenship which includes at a minimum, an original birth certificate and photo I.D.

Flight Training for all other candidates—foreign pilots, foreign student pilots, and other non-US citizens (e.g. green card holders) must meet additional requirements through the TSA.

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

FLT 111 : Private Ground School

This course provides a study of aviation subjects required to prepare the student for safe and competent operations as a Private Pilot. Topics include aircraft aerodynamics and principles of flight, systems, performance, regulations, weather, airspace, publications, visual flight rules (VFR) navigation, aeromedical factors, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the knowledge learned to aircraft operations and be able to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Knowledge Test. CORE

Credits

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

FLT 112 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 1 (pvt)

This course is a laboratory to impart the aeronautical skill and experience required for certification as a Private Pilot. Included is pre-flight and post-flight training to enhance the introduction, practice, and mastery of flight maneuvers and procedures associated with the training requirements for the Private Pilot Certificate. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation (FAA) practical test standards for satisfactory completion of Lessons 1 through 11 of the approved Private Pilot Airplane Syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: < 200 lbs. Cessna 152 $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

The requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61.83

FLT 121 : Commercial Ground School

This course provides a study of aviation subjects required to prepare the student for safe and competent operations as a Commercial Pilot. Topics include aircraft aerodynamics and principles of flight, systems, performance, regulations, weather, airspace, publications, Visual Flight Rules (VFR) navigation, aeromedical factors, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to apply knowledge learned to aircraft operations and to be able to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Knowledge Test. CORE.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Private Pilot Certificate as required by program

FLT 122 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 2 (pvt)

This laboratory is designed to increase knowledge and experience required for certification as a Private Pilot. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through successful accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 12 through 17 of the FAA approved Private Pilot Airplane syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: < 200 lbs. Cessna 152 $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 124 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 3 (pvt)

This laboratory is designed to increase knowledge and experience required for certification as a Private Pilot. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through successful accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 18 through 23 of the FAA approved Private Pilot Airplane syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: < 200 lbs. Cessna 152 $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 126 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 4 (pvt)

This laboratory is designed to increase knowledge and experience required for certification as a Private Pilot. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through successful accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 24 through 34 of the FAA approved Private Pilot Airplane syllabus. Students must earn the FAA Private Pilot certificate for satisfactory completion of this course. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: < 200 lbs. Cessna 152 $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 132 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 5 (inst)

This laboratory will introduce the student to the precise aircraft attitude control by instrument reference, both full and partial panel. This laboratory will be complete when the student can demonstrate all IFR maneuvers and procedures at the proficiency level of an instrument rated pilot, as outlined in the current FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards for lessons 1 through 7 of the FAA approved Instrument/Commercial Airplane syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: < 200 lbs. Cessna 152 $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 133 : Meteorology

This course covers the characteristics of air masses and fronts, elements of weather forecasting, the procurement and use of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts, and the recognition of critical weather situations. Included are the causes of weather, sources for weather data, types and interpretation of weather reports and forecasts, and procedures for evaluating weather. Upon completion, students will be able to obtain available weather data and make meaningful evaluations of the best course of action based on that information. As needed.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

FLT 134 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 6 (Inst)

This laboratory will introduce the student to the precise aircraft attitude control by instrument reference, both full and partial panel. Holding patterns and instrument approaches will be taught during this lab. This laboratory will be complete when the student can demonstrate all IFR maneuvers and procedures at the proficiency level of an instrument rated pilot, as outlined in the current FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards for lessons 8 through 16 of the FAA approved Instrument/Commercial Airplane syllabus. Aircraft fee Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 132; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 136 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 7 (inst)

This laboratory will introduce the student to the precise aircraft attitude control by instrument reference, both full and partial panel. Holding patterns, instrument approaches and IFR cross-country procedures will also be taught during this lab. This laboratory will be complete when the student can demonstrate all IFR maneuvers and procedures at the proficiency level of an instrument rated pilot, as outlined in the current FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards for lessons 17 through 23 of the FAA approved Instrument/Commercial Airplane syllabus. CORE. Aircraft fee Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 134; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 138 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 8 (inst)

This laboratory will introduce the student to the precise aircraft attitude control by instrument reference, both full and partial panel. Holding patterns, instrument approaches and IFR cross-country procedures will also be taught during this lab. This laboratory will be complete when the student can demonstrate all IFR maneuvers and procedures at the proficiency level of an instrument rated pilot, as outlined in the current FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards for lessons 24 through 29 of the FAA approved Instrument/Commercial Airplane syllabus. Students must earn the FAA Instrument Rating Airplane for satisfactory completion of this course. Aircraft fee Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 136; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 200 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 1 (pvt)

This course is a laboratory to impart the aeronautical skill and experience required for certification as a Private Pilot. In this stage the primary maneuvers will be introduced, practiced and reviewed. The student will practice airport and helicopter operations, different types of takeoff and landings, and emergency procedures. During this stage, the student must complete the pre-solo written exam, and the knowledge, skill and habit patterns needed for solo flight. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for satisfactory completion of lessons 1 through 12 of the FAA approved Private Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAA) Part 61.83

FLT 210 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 2 (pvt)

This course allows the student to expand the skills learned in the previous FLT 200. Introduction of maximum performance takeoffs and climbs, steep approaches, running/roll landings, and slope operations prepare the student for conducting flights at a variety of airports and heliports. Through discussion sessions, the student will gain insight into emergency situations including retreating blade stall, dynamic rollover, ground resonance, low G conditions, and low r.p.m. and blade stall. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for satisfactory completion of lessons 13 through 21 of the FAA approved Private Pilot Helicopter syllabus. CORE. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 200; Requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAA) Part 61.83

FLT 211 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 3 (pvt)

During this course, the student will learn to conduct cross-country flights using pilotage, dead reckoning, and radio navigation. In addition, the student will learn how to conduct night operations safely. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for satisfactory completion of lessons 22 through 25 of the FAA approved Private Pilot Helicopter syllabus. This stage is complete when the student can accurately plan and conduct cross-country and night flights. CORE. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 210; Requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAA) Part 61.83

FLT 212 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 4 (PVT)

This course is designed to increase knowledge and experience required for certification as a Private Helicopter Pilot through completion of Private Pilot Certification requirements. This stage provides the necessary information, knowledge, and skills so the student may safely conduct solo cross-country operations. The student also will be introduced to night operations, including a night cross-country flight. Upon completion, students will have achieved certification as a private pilot and will demonstrate through successful accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 26 through 29 of the FAA approved Private Pilot Helicopter syllabus. Students must earn the FAA Private Pilot Helicopter Certificate for satisfactory completion of this course. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 213 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 5 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to increase knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures required for Private Pilot certification with emphasis placed on student performance of these maneuvers to commercial pilot proficiency students. The student will also be introduced to several additional maneuvers required for commercial pilot certification, including 180 degree auto-rotations, confined area operations, and pinnacle/platform operations. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed FAA practical test standards for lessons 1 through 10 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 212; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 214 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 6 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to increase knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures. This stage allows the student to expand the skills learned in the previous stage and increase proficiency in cross-country and night flight operations. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 11 through 21 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 213; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 215 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 7 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of Commercial Pilot certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 24 through 30 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 214; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 216 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 8 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of Commercial Pilot certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 31 through 37 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 215; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 217 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 9 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of Commercial Pilot certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 38 through 39 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 216; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 218 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 10 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of Commercial Pilot certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 40 through 41 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 217; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 219 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 11 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of Commercial Pilot certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 42 through 45 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 218; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 220 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 12 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of Commercial Pilot certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 46 through 50 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 219; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 221 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 13 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of Commercial Pilot certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 51 through 56 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 220; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 222 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 14 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of Commercial Pilot certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 57 through 60 of the FAA approved Commercial Pilot Helicopter syllabus. The student must earn the FAA Commercial Pilot Helicopter Certificate for satisfactory completion of this course. R-22/269C- $370.00 per hour, 269C (I) - $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 221; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 232 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 15 (Instrument)

This laboratory will introduce the student to the precise aircraft attitude control by instrument reference, both full and partial panel. This laboratory will be complete when the student can demonstrate all IFR maneuvers and procedures at the proficiency FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards for lessons 1 through 8 of the FAA approved Instrument Helicopter Rating syllabus. Aircraft fee, 269 (I) $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 234 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 16 (Instrument)

This laboratory will introduce the student to the precise aircraft attitude control by instrument reference, both full and partial panel. Holding patterns and instrument approaches will be taught during this lab. This laboratory will be complete when the student can demonstrate all IFR maneuvers and procedures at the proficiency level of an instrument rated pilot, as outlined in the current FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards for lessons 9 through 13 of the FAA approved Instrument Helicopter Rating syllabus. Aircraft fee, 269 (I) $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 232; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 236 : Professional Pilot Helicopter Lab 17 (Instrument)

This laboratory will introduce the student to the precise aircraft attitude control by instrument reference, both full and partial panel. Holding patterns, instrument approaches and IFR cross-country procedures will also be taught during this lab. This laboratory will be complete when the student can demonstrate all IFR maneuvers and procedures at the proficiency level of an instrument rated pilot, as outlined in the current FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards for lessons 14 through 21 of the FAA approved Instrument Helicopter Rating syllabus. Aircraft fee, 269 (I) $420.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 234; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 240 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 9 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to increase knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Pilot by broadening the student’s knowledge of VFR cross-country and night operations and providing the skills necessary to operate safely in the night environment and during extended cross-country flights. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate the complete and accurate planning of VFR cross-country flights and safe conduct of these flights using pilotage, dead reckoning, and navigation systems. In addition, the student must demonstrate safe night flight operations. Students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed FAA practical test standards for lessons 30 through 37 of the approved commercial syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: Cessna 152 < 200 lbs. $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 138; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 241 : Instrument Ground

This course provides a study of aviation subjects required to prepare the student for safe and competent operations as an Instrument Pilot. Topics include aircraft instrument systems, the use of instruments as the primary reference for flight operations, instrument cross-country flights, and instrument approach procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the knowledge learned to instrument aircraft operation and to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test. CORE

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Private Pilot Certificate as required by program

FLT 242 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 10 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to increase knowledge and experiences required for certification as a Commercial Pilot by broadening the student’s knowledge of VFR cross-country and night operations and providing the skills necessary to operate safely in the night environment and during extended cross-country flights. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate the complete and accurate planning of VFR cross-country flights and safe conduct of these flights using pilotage, dead reckoning, and navigation systems. In addition, the student must demonstrate safe night flight operations. Students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed FAA practical test standards for lessons 38 through 44 of the approved instrument/commercial airplane syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: Cessna 152 < 200 lbs. $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 240 Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 244 : Instrument Flight Instructor Ground

This course provides a study of aviation subjects required to prepare the student with the technical knowledge required to become an Instrument Flight Instructor. Topics include weather, regulations, aircraft instrument systems, the use of instruments as the primary reference for flight operations, instrument cross-country flight, and instrument approach charts and procedures. Upon completion, students should have sufficient knowledge to teach this subject and to complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Instrument Flight Instructor Knowledge Test.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

FLT 252 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 11 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Pilot through review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of complex aircraft certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 45 through 53 of the FAA approved Instrument/Commercial Airplane syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: < 200 lbs. Cessna 152 $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour, Complex Aircraft, Comanche - $205.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 242; Private Pilot Certificate

Corequisites

The requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61.123

FLT 254 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 12 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Pilot through review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of complex aircraft certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 54 through 67 of the FAA approved Instrument/Commercial Airplane syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: < 200 lbs. Cessna 152 $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour, Complex Aircraft, Comanche - $205.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 252; Private Pilot Certificate

Corequisites

The requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61.123

FLT 256 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 13 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Pilot through review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of complex aircraft certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 68 through 77 of the FAA approved Instrument/Commercial Airplane syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: Cessna 152 < 200 lbs. $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour, Complex Aircraft (Comanche) - $205.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 254; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 258 : Professional Pilot Airplane Lab 14 (cmml)

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for certification as a Commercial Pilot through review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and completion of complex aircraft certification requirements. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for lessons 78 through 87 of the FAA approved Instrument/Commercial Airplane syllabus. Aircraft fee based on pilot weight: Cessna 152 < 200 lbs. $99.00 per hour, >200 lbs. Cessna 172 $140.00 per hour, Complex Aircraft Comanche - $205.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 256; Private Pilot Certificate

FLT 261 : Fundamentals of Instruction Ground

This course provides an introduction to basic concepts of psychology and the educational psychology pertinent to flying and the flight instructor/flight student relationship. Included are the learning process, elements of effective teaching, student evaluation and testing, course development, lesson planning, and classroom instructing techniques. Upon completion, students will have knowledge of the instructor/student interface and be able to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fundamentals of Instruction Knowledge Test.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FAR 61.183

FLT 262 : Instructor Methods of Oral Presentation

This course prepares the student for the oral examination portion of the flight instructor practical examination as required for initial flight instructor certification. Included are various techniques for oral instruction as well as a review to ensure a sound knowledge of flight operations. Upon completion, students will be able to conduct oral instruction to the standards required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FAR 61.183

FLT 264 : Flight Instructor Ground

This course provides a study of aviation subjects required to prepare the student for the technical knowledge required to become an Airplane or Helicopter Flight Instructor. Topics include the airspace system, weather, regulations, radio navigation systems, aircraft performance, aircraft instruments and instrument flying, instrument charts, Air Traffic Control (ATC) procedures and communications and instrument decision-making. Upon completion, students should have sufficient knowledge to teach this subject in the classroom and the aircraft and to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Instructor Airplane or Helicopter Knowledge Test.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FAR 61.183

FLT 271 : Conventional Gear Laboratory

This course is a laboratory to impart the aeronautical skill and experience required for a tailwheel airplane endorsement as required by Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61.31(i). Included are pre-flight and post-flight training to enhance the introduction, practice and mastery of flight maneuvers, and procedures associated with the operation of tailwheel airplanes. Upon completion, students will demonstrate competence in normal and crosswind takeoffs and landings, wheel landings, and go-around procedures in a tailwheel airplane sufficient to earn the tailwheel airplane endorsement. As needed.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Commercial Pilot Airplane Certificate, Private Pilot Airplane Certificate, or ATP Airplane Certificate with permission of the Chief Flight Instructor

FLT 272 : Multi-Engine Certification Course

This course provides a study of aviation subjects required to prepare the student for Multi-Engine certification and provides a laboratory to impart the aeronautical skill and experience required for award of the Multi-Engine rating. Included are preflight and postflight training to enhance the introduction, practice and mastery of flight maneuvers, and procedures associated with the operation of Multi-Engine airplanes. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical test standards for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, Multi-Engine Airplane. Aircraft fee Travel Air $470.00 per hour. As needed

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Commercial Pilot Certificate or ATP Airplane Single Engine-Land

FLT 281 : Flight Instructor, Initial Issuance

This laboratory is designed to complete the knowledge and experience required for initial certification as a Flight Instructor through review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and practice teaching of required maneuvers. Included are a review of all required private and commercial flight maneuvers and procedures correlated with instructional procedures, regulations, aerodynamics, and practice flight and ground instruction. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed FAA practical test standards for initial issuance of an initial FAA Flight Instructor Certificate. Checkout in all aircraft: C-152- $99.00 per hour – C-172 - $140.00 per hour, Comanche - $205.00 per hour, Multi-engine Travel Air $470.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 261, FLT 262, FLT 264, and FAR 61.183

FLT 282 : Flight Instructor, Additional Rating

This laboratory is designed to impart the knowledge and experience required for additional certification as a Flight Instructor through a review of previously learned maneuvers and procedures and practice teaching of required maneuvers. Included are reviews of all required flight maneuvers and procedures specified by the appropriate FAA practical test standards correlated with instructional procedures, regulations, aerodynamics, and practice flight and ground instruction. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through flight tests and successfully accumulated flight experience that they meet or exceed appropriate FAA practical test standards for issuance of an additional FAA Flight Instructor Rating. Checkout in all aircraft: C-152- $99.00 per hour – C-172 - $140.00 per hour, Comanche - $205.00 per hour, Multi-engine Travel Air $470.00 per hour

Credits

3

Prerequisites

FLT 281 and FAR 61.183

FLT 291 : Airline Transport Pilot Airplane

This course provides aviation subjects required to prepare the student for Airline Transport Pilot Certification and includes a laboratory to impart skill and experience required for award of the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, Airplane. Included are fundamentals of air navigation and use of all sources for navigating aircraft by instruments, weather conditions that affect aeronautical activities, radio communications, and basic principles of loading and weight distribution. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through FAA knowledge testing, flight tests, and flight experience that they meet or exceed FAA practical test standards for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, Airplane. As needed.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 61.151, FAR 61.153, FAR 61.159

FLT 292 : Airline Transport Pilot, Helicopter

This course provides aviation subjects required to prepare the student for Airline Transport Pilot Certification and includes a laboratory to impart skill and experience required for award of the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, Helicopter. Included are fundamentals of air navigation and use of all sources for navigating aircraft by instruments, weather conditions that affect aeronautical activities, radio communications, and basic principles of loading and weight distribution. Upon completion, students will demonstrate through FAA knowledge testing, flight tests, and flight experience that they meet or exceed FAA practical test standards for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, Helicopter. As needed.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 61.151, FAR 61.153, FAR 16.161