This course will provide basic instrument flight training. The course will require approximately 35 hours and will include a combination of both aircraft and simulator flight training. The student will gain an in-depth knowledge of Air Traffic Control procedures, airway navigation, and both precision and non-precision instrument approaches. This course will prepare the student for the FAA Instrument Practical Test.
The purpose of this course is to integrate the information and skills learned in the Instrument Ground course with the actual in-flight requirements of the FAA Part 141 instrument flight training syllabus. Completion of this course leads to an endorsement to take the FAA Instrument Practical Examination.
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Students must submit a 2–3 minute video introduction. Students may use a multi-media platform of choice to record your video. However, Kaltura is recommended. Specific elements stated within the discussion prompt must be included. This will be a graded assignment. Students 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.
The Flight Affiliate Handbook provides essential information to the successful completion of your flight training program and requirements. This quiz will ask you to acknowledge that you have read the FTA Handbook provided to you via the FTA Welcome Letter as well as any and all information provided to you on the Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate Program website.
The student must complete various Discussions in this course. Each student will post a thread of 400-500 words of the assigned module: week for each Discussion. 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 APA format with sources listed as References at the end of the post. (CLO: A-D)
As the student progresses through Flight Training Syllabus at their 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 their 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 their flight training experience and it will serve as a means for the professor to understand how things are going in flight training.
As the student progresses through their Flight Training Syllabus at their Flight Training Affiliate, it is very important that the student stays on pace to complete the “Percent of TCO” requirement before the end of the course. To help the student stay fully aware of their 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).
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, APA formatted, is required. (CLO: A-D)
In order to pass this class, the student must complete their Instrument Rating training at an approved Flight Training Affiliate (FTA). Once complete, the student must submit either a copy of the FAA Instrument Rating (front and back), or Temporary FAA Instrument Rating if applicable. (CLO: A-D)