AVS-1100F Instrument Rating Ground School – Fixed Wing

Quick Facts

Price
$950

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
6

Course is Part of this Program
None

Course Length
15 weeks

Course Dates & Locations
Online - January 7, 2019

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Overview

This comprehensive instructor-facilitated online course prepares the student to become an instrument-rated airplane pilot. It examines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, instrument pilot operations in the National Airspace System, air traffic control procedures, aerodynamics, navigation, flight instruments, weather and weather charts, cross-country planning and procedures, flight illusions, in-flight emergencies, aeronautical decision making, and crew resource management. Successful graduates gain the requisite ground-school knowledge and skills to pass the FAA Instrument Pilot- Airplane Knowledge Test and to pursue flight instruction to become a safe and competent FAA-certified instrument pilot.

Who Should Attend

  • Students interested in becoming an instrument-rated airplane pilot

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding aviation by:

  • Locating and identifying the training requirements, applicability, and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) that are required to safely operate an aircraft under instrument flight conditions
  • Describing the vestibular, visual, and spatial illusions that can be commonly experienced in the instrument flight environment
  • Defining the basic aerodynamic principles of an airplane in normal flight and explain the aerodynamic changes that occur from ice accumulation on the wings, propeller, tailplane, and power plant
  • Explaining common gyroscopic and pitot-static instrument errors
  • Interpreting aviation meteorological charts
  • Describing the proper techniques and common errors associated with each phase of instrument flight, including climb, en-route, descent, and unusual attitude profiles
  • Modern navigation systems, including VOR, DME, RNAV, NDB, and GPS, and errors associated with each type
  • Thoroughly explaining the structures of the National Airspace System and Air Traffic Control system in the U.S.
  • Recalling the procedural requirements for proper pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight planning, including the proper implementation of publications, clearances, and departure, en-route, holding, and approach procedures
  • Demonstrating the proper usage of FAA/NACO charts, including symbology, altitudes, and other required information pertinent to the instrument flight environment
  • Originating proper departure, en-route, and instrument flight approach procedures, including alternate airport contingencies, according to all applicable FAA Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
  • Defining the different types of in-flight emergencies and their respective corrective actions
  • Comparing and contrasting Crew Resource Management (CRM) techniques and Aeronautical Decision Making processes (ADM) to safely operate in the instrument flight environment

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
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.