Private Ground I – AVIA 210

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is the first of two courses that develop the student’s aeronautical knowledge required for certification as a Private Pilot with an Airplane Single Engine Land rating. The course covers basic aviation terms and concepts, basic aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and FAA publications.




The purpose of this course is to prepare the student to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written exam, to expose the student to opportunities in aviation, and to encourage Christian students to pursue careers in aviation-related areas so that they can be a Christian influence in the aviation industry.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Calculate aircraft weight and balance by applying knowledge of mathematics and physics.
  2. Apply aviation terms and concepts in written and/or oral communication.
  3. Understand basic aerodynamics.
  4. Understand aircraft and aircraft system design.
  5. Apply information from FAA publications to determine pilot certification and currency requirements.
  6. Apply information from FAA publications to determine aircraft airworthiness requirements.
  7. Prepare for the FAA Private Pilot knowledge exam.

Course Assignment

Cessna/King Course Web-Based assignments (8)

Student will complete weekly assignments within the Cessna/King Schools web-based course.

At the end of each section/module within the Cessna/King Schools web-based course, there are questions (multiple choice, fill in the blank, or short answer). These questions will all be based on the content that was presented to you within the section/module. Your score for this weekly assignment will be based on the percentage of questions that were answered correctly on your first attempt.


80% correct first attempt x 30 points available = 24 points for quiz.

Each week upload the Cessna course “Phase Progress Report” into the Blackboard assignment window.  

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related course requirement checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums and Replies (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge, and integrate at least 1 biblical principle. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Essay Questions (2)

The student will respond to data provided in the format of essay questions. Each response must be at least 150 words.

Presentation – Emergencies

Students are to use what they learned within Phase 3 Lesson 4 of the Cessna/King Schools web-based course and prepare a powerpoint presentation on any emergency situation. This could be an emergency that really happened or a made up scenario. The objective is for this to be a learning experience for the viewer of the powerpoint. This powerpoint will be narrated by the student or a clearly written explainations in each slide. The project should be at least 4 slides including the following: Define the emergency and the appropriate in flight actions needed, as well as any post flight action required (if any). The slides should contain personal ideas on how to handle the particular emergency. This assignment will be submitted to Blackboard.

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20 multiple-choice and/or true/false questions, 2 essay questions, and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.