AVIA220: Private Flight I

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This course is the first of two sequential flight training courses that include the requisite aircraft and simulator training and experience required for the FAA Private Pilot practical test. The residential course requires 26.8 hours of flight training. This course requires in-person flight training for all programs, including the B.S. in Aeronautics, B.S. in Aviation, B.S. in Aviation Technology, and B.S. in Unmanned Aircraft Operations. For online flight training hour requirements reference the notes below.
 
Note: This course requires in-person flight training for all programs, including the B.S. in Aeronautics, B.S. in Aviation, B.S. in Aviation Technology, and B.S. in Unmanned Aircraft Operations. For course fees, please click: https://www.liberty.edu/aeronautics/flight-course-lab-fees/. For VA approved flight hours by location, click: https://www.liberty.edu/vaflighthours
 
Please note: AVIA 216 and AVIA 220 must be taken concurrently.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The purpose of this first of two sequential courses is for the student to partially fulfill the federally regulated training requirements necessary to complete the FAA Private Pilot practical test. 

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussion: Class Introductions

The student must submit a 2–3 minute video introduction. The student may use a multi-media platform of choice to record his/her video. However, Kaltura is recommended. Specific elements stated within the discussion prompt must be included. The student must also reply to at least 2 classmates’ introductions. Each reply must contain at least 150 words, including a question or a relevant follow-up response to guide the discussion.

Discussions (5)

The student must complete various Discussions in this course. Each student will post an initial thread of 400-500 words for each Discussion in the assigned Module: Week. In addition, the student must then post 2 replies of 250 words. These are intended to be scholarly dialogues and for each thread, the student must support his/her assertions with proper scholarly support in current APA format with sources listed as References at the end of the post. (CLO: A, B, C, D)

The purpose of this assignment is to prepare a visual and audio briefing/presentation regarding a provided flight scenario to include applicable references from this course. The visual briefing/presentation must include a 4-6 minute recorded narrated PowerPoint presentation thoroughly covering all necessary key elements. Within the presentation, you must include and cite from appropriate aviation resources. A minimum of 2 sources, in current APA format, is required. (CLO: A, D)

Percent of TCO: Midterm and Final Assignments (2)

As the student progresses through his/her Flight Training Syllabus at his/her Flight Training Affiliate, it is very important that the student stays on pace to complete the identified “Percent of TCO” requirement located within the instructions at the midway point in the course as well as before the end of course. To help the student stay fully aware of his/her own progress and to keep the professor informed, the student will upload the “Percent of TCO Form” verifying “percent of TCO” progress at the midterm and final week of the course. This form will provide crucial information exchanged between all stakeholders (professor, student, and flight instructor/FTA).

Personal Reflection Assignment

The student will write a 2-3 page paper (not including title and references) reflecting on his/her flight training experience. This experience includes both the academic work completed as well as the percent of TCO completed during flight training at the FTA.

Flight Course Log Quizzes (2)

As the student progresses through the Flight Training Syllabus at his/her Flight Training Affiliate, it is very important that the student stays on pace to complete the course requirements before the end of the term. To help the student stay fully aware of his/her own progress and to keep the professor informed, the student will submit a Flight Course Log Quiz. This is the student’s opportunity to keep a journal of his/her flight training experience and it will serve as a means for the professor to understand how things are going in flight training.

The FTA Student Handbook provides essential information and requirements for the successful completion of the student’s flight training program. This quiz will ask the student to acknowledge that he/she has read the FTA Student Handbook provided in the SOA Flight Student Community, as well as any and all information provided to the student within the Liberty University ATLAS website. (CLO: A)

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