Advanced Aviation Theory – AVIA 211

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

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the idea of aviation risk management. Course content includes discussions on aircraft systems, cross-country flying, elements of risk management, and automation.


AVIA 225 


The purpose of this course is to provide new students with foundational tools that will help them to identify hazards and assess risks during flight operations.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply mental tools/checklists that help identify and mitigate problems encountered during flight.
  2. Recognize how attitudes and personal minimums impact professional and ethical decision making.
  3. Explain how NTSB accident data relates to commonly encountered VFR flight scenarios.
  4. Analyze a proposed flight using a risk assessment tool.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion Board Forums (3)

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

VFR Scenario Essays (3)

The student will be given scenarios to read and analyze. A set of questions is given for each scenario that the student must answer.

Navigation Log with Risk Assessment

The student will complete a 6-page/slide presentation on a sample flight, including a complete risk assessment. A sample is provided, and this assignment can be completed in the program of the student’s choice (PowerPoint, Word, etc.). The student will complete at least 250 words of comments and analysis on Page 6 of the assignment.

Safety Surveys (2)

The student will answer sets of short answer and essay questions.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 multiple-choice and true/false questions and 2 essay questions, and have a 2-hour time limit. Each essay question must be answered in 50–75 words.

Final Exam

The Final Exam will be a cumulative exam based on the Reading & Study materials of the entire course. This exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 2-hour time limit.