AV 116 : Airplane Fundamentals

Transcript title

Airplane Fundamentals



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours



Covers the fundamentals of airplane flight, flight operations, airplane performance, navigation, airplane systems, aeronautical publications, airplane flight maneuvers, flight planning, radio procedures, meteorology, and human factors.

Learning outcomes

1. Explain fundamental concepts of airplanes and powered flight.
2. Recall basic function of airplane engines, airplane systems and flight instruments.
3. Identify the essential aeronautical and aerodynamic concepts of airplane flight.
4. Demonstrate the fundamentals of airplane performance calculations and flight planning.

Content outline

Airplane Flight Controls
Airplane Systems
Flight Manual
Weight Balance
Ground Procedures
Flight Preparation
Basic Flight Maneuvers
Airplane Emergencies Hazards
Aeronautical Decision Making

Required materials

Requires textbook and/or online learning materials.

Grading methods

This course is assessed through presentation, participation, exams, exercises, and a final exam.

Outside of

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