AVS-4703 B747-400 Ground School

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

Your registration will be handled by a secure payment system. Credit card information will not be saved.



The goal of this course is to enable initial or transitioning flight crew to explain the function of operating and indicating systems of the Boeing 747-400, in accordance with the approved training syllabus required by regulatory agencies.  

Who Should Attend

Professionals working in the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge including:

  • Experienced airline pilots
  • First officers attending ground school

Course Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of the B747-400 aircraft and competency in:

  • Locating and identifying the main features of the aircraft
  • Explaining the operation of the features and functions of the APU
  • Interpreting warning system information
  • Naming and locating communicating systems and controls
  • Relating fire and overheat indications to the operations of fire and overheat protection systems
  • Relating to the power plant with its sub-systems
  • Describing ice and rain protection systems
  • Relating electrical controls and indicators to power sources
  • Explaining the operation of indicating and recording features
  • Explaining the pneumatic air supply and related sub-systems
  • Relating the hydraulic power supply to the associated sub-systems
  • Relating electrical controls and indicators to power sources
  • Explaining the structure and operation of landing gear and brakes
  • Explaining the operation of the flight control system
  • Explaining the operation of the air conditioning and pressurization systems
  • Describing the fuel system
  • Explaining the use of the autopilot flight director system
  • Explaining the navigation and flight management systems

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This course is asynchronous and instructor facilitated. You will not be required to log in at the same time as your instructor, but you will have assignments due each week. You can log in at any time to complete course assignments.