Intro to Aircraft Systems
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
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.
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.
Aircraft Engine Types and Construction
Reciprocating Engine Theory of Operation
Engine Lubrication and Cooling
Propellers and Governors
Fuels and Fueling Systems
Supercharging and Turbo Charging
Pressurization and High Altitude Operations
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
Requires textbook and/or online learning materials.
This course is assessed through participation, homework, presentation, midterm exam, and a final exam.