Private Ground I – AVIA 210

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 08/24/2021

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.

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

Rationale

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.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

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

The student must submit a 2–3 minute video introduction. Specific elements described in the provided prompt must be included. This will be a graded assignment. The student must reply to at least 2 classmates’ introductions. Each reply must contain at least 100 words.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt. 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. (CLO: B, D, E, F, G)

During this course, the student will have two essay questions to answer. Each essay requires thorough analysis and a coherent, well-developed answer. Current APA formatting must be used for this submission. A title page is not required. Each essay must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Each essay should be at least 500 words.

King Schools Course Assignments (8)

The 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.

                Example:

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

Each week upload the Cessna course “Phase Progress Report” into the Canvas assignment page.  (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

Inflight Emergency Presentation Project Assignment

Students are to use what they have learned and prepare a Narrated PowerPoint presentation about an aircraft/flight emergency situation. This could be an emergency that really happened or a made-up scenario. Students must define the emergency and the appropriate inflight actions needed, as well as any post flight action required (if any).

The visual presentation must include at least 8 slide minimum with a 15-minute maximum recorded Narrated PowerPoint presentation. (CLO: A, B, C, D, F, G)

Quizzes (2)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Modules: Weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20 multiple-choice questions, 2 essay questions, and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)