Advanced Aircraft Systems
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Encompasses a detailed study of aircraft systems and structures and enables the student to progress into heavier, more complex single and multi-engine aircraft. Aircraft in current use by industry will be studied with an emphasis placed on operations, including emergencies. Applicable FAR and Minimum Equipment Lists, will be studied.
1. Define complex aircraft systems.
2. Describe the principles of operation of reciprocating and turbine engines.
3. Explain aircraft structures.
4. Demonstrate understanding of flight control systems, landing gear systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, and thrust augmentation.
Principles of Electricity
Lubrication and Cooling Systems
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
Landing Gear Systems
Fire Protection Systems
Aerodynamic Control and Protection Systems
Requires textbook and/or online learning materials.
This course is assessed through participation, homework, presentation, midterm exam, and a final exam.