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

AVT 108 - Pre-Aviation Groundschool

Description: Fundamentals of aerodynamics, aircraft operation and performance, weather, and preflight planning.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:

  1. Applicable Federal Aviation Regulations of this chapter that relate to private pilot privileges, limitations, and flight operations
  2. Accident reporting requirements of the National Transportation Safety Board
  3. Use of the applicable portions of the "Aeronautical Information Manual" and FAA advisory circulars
  4. Use of aeronautical charts for VFR navigation using pilotage, dead reckoning, and navigation systems
  5. Radio communication procedures
  6. Recognition of critical weather situations, and the procurement and use of aeronautical weather reports and forecasts
  7. Safe and efficient operation of aircraft including collision avoidance, and recognition and avoidance of wake turbulence
  8. Effects of density altitude on takeoff and climb performance
  9. Weight and balance computations
  10. Principles of aerodynamics, powerplants, and aircraft systems
  11. Stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery techniques
  12. Aeronautical decision making and judgment
  13. Preflight action

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing the requirements of 14CFR Part 61.105(b). (1-13)

Required Assessment: