Instrument Flight – AVIA 320

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 04/29/2022

Course Description

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.

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

Rationale

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.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

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

The student must submit a video introduction of at least 2 minutes. 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. This will be a graded assignment. 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.

The Flight Affiliate Handbook provides essential information to the successful completion of the student's flight training program and requirements. This quiz will ask the student to acknowledge that he/she has read the FTA Handbook provided to the student via the FTA Welcome Letter as well as any and all information provided to the student on the Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate Program website.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student must complete various Discussions in this course. Each student will post an initial 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 halfway through the course and before the final module 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, the student 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 Part 141 Flight Training Affiliate (FTA). Once complete, the student must submit both a Part 141 Graduation Certificate and either a copy of the FAA Instrument Rating (front and back), or Temporary FAA Instrument Rating if applicable. (CLO: A-D)