AV 104 : Introduction to Aircraft Systems

Transcript title

Intro to Aircraft Systems



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


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Introduces the student to the training aircraft that are used in general aviation, and will look in detail at those aircraft used in this program. Aircraft in current use for training by industry will be studied and emphasis placed on basic aircraft systems operations, including emergencies. Applicable Federal Aviation Regulations, including the use of Minimum Equipment Lists, will be studied.

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the principles of operation and in-depth knowledge of the basic aircraft system.
2. Describe the principles of operation of a reciprocating engine and list the different types used in aviation.

Content outline

Aircraft Engine Types and Construction
Reciprocating Engine Theory of Operation
Engine Lubrication and Cooling
Propellers and Governors
Fuels and Fueling Systems
Power Management
Supercharging and Turbo Charging
Pressurization and High Altitude Operations
Electrical Principles
Electrical Components
Aircraft Electrical Systems
Hydraulic Systems and Landing Gear
Pneumatic and Deicing Systems
Aircraft Structures and Flight Controls
Weight Balance Inspections and Pilot Maintenance
Aircraft Instrument Systems

Required materials

Requires textbook and/or online learning materials.

Grading methods

This course is assessed through participation, homework, presentation, midterm exam, and a final exam.

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