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AVT 1110 Private Pilot Ground School

Prepares students with the knowledge necessary to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot knowledge exam. Topics include pilot training, aircraft systems, aerodynamic principles, safety of flight, air traffic control procedures, weather theory, weather hazards and conditions, federal aviation regulations, aircraft performance, weight and balance principles and navigation procedures.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Course Outcomes
  • Describe basic weather theory, identify sources of weather information, analyze weather factors, hazards and conditions.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of aircraft systems, including airplanes, power plant and related systems and flight instruments.
  • Recognize the aerodynamic principles associated with an aircraft in the flight environment.
  • Describe safety of flight, air traffic control procedures and sources of flight information.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of navigation procedures, including pilotage and dead reckoning and use of navigational aids in cross country flight planning.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Aviation Technology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Other Off Campus Location
MacAir Aviation
Faculty: McKeever
Term: Summer 2023
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Restrictions: Department Permission Required
Note: A Term
Open Seats: 16
Meets: MW from 8:00AM to 10:40AM
Section: A01
Open Seats: 16
Meets: MW from
8:00AM to 10:40AM
Section: A01