Introduction to Aviation
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Contact hours total
This course introduces the student to the Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM). Designed to build an understanding of the pilot credentials required for a career in aviation and help students explore various career options. A variety of employment opportunities are investigated, including commercial, business, corporate, military and general aviation-related business. Emphasis will be given to careers in operations and flight technology. Airplane and helicopter pilot careers will be emphasized.
1. Understand career options available to commercial rated pilots.
2. Understand the structure of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
3. Develop a working knowledge of the requirements for each pilot certificate/rating.
4. Comprehend safety issues related to general aviation.
Aviation Careers Career Planning
History of Aviation and FAA
Federal Aviation Regulation Structure
FFA Pilot Requirements
Aviation Safety Accident Reporting
Requires textbook and/or online learning materials.
This course is assessed through participation, homework, midterm exams, and a final exam.