2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AVT 247 - Flight Service Specialist

Description: Advanced skill sets needed for employment as a FlightService Specialist. Proficiencies include providing information to pilots such as weather, hazardous phenomena, and NOTAMS ("Notice to Airmen"). Additional skills comprise situational awareness of weather, processing flight plans, initiating search and rescue, communications techniques, and handling emergency situations.

Prerequisites: GEO 212  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. En route and terminal weather and hazardous phenomena 
  2. Aeronautical information pertinent to route of flight 
  3. NOTAMS and delays 
  4. Judgement 
  5. Situational awareness of weather via alphanumerical and graphical displays
  6. In-flight communications techniques 
  7. Handling emergency situations and pilot requests for assistance 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Generate weather, hazardous phenomena, and aeronautical briefings for pilots. (1-3) 
  2. Describe NOTAM applicability and delays. (3) 
  3. Employ sound judgment under simulated emergencies. (4,5,7) 
  4. Predict weather impacts on flights. (3) 
  5. Recommend procedures during search and rescue and emergency scenarios. (5,7) 
  6. Choose in-flight communications techniques. (6)