Instrument Flight – AVIA 320

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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.


AVIA 310 (may be taken concurrently) and AVIA 225 and AVIA 220 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5


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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate multi-leg cross country flights.
  2. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of Instrument approach procedures.
  3. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of regulations pertaining to Instrument flight.
  4. Pass the End-of-Course stage check.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Class Introductions

The student must submit a brief written introduction to the professor and fellow classmates via Blackboard. Specific elements described in the assignment must be included.


The student must prepare, record, and submit a 5-to-7-minute presentation on one of the course topics chosen from a list of topics provided by the course professor.

Meeting with Professor

Each student must meet with the professor for either a Skype meeting or a meeting over the phone depending on technology available.

Weekly Progress Reports (15)

The student must submit via Blackboard a written summary of training completed during the week. This is to serve as an ongoing training journal, with biblical principles incorporated.

Certificate Submission

The student must upload a copy of his or her 141 flight training completion certificate or a copy of his or her temporary or permanent pilot certificate with instrument rating. The professor will give credit for the grade in Blackboard.

Flight Course Student Information Quiz

This quiz consists of questions that were pulled from content within the FTA Student Handbook, and the student video presentations attached in the reading and study section of Module/Week 1. This is an open-book and open-video exam that consists of 20 questions (multiple choice, true/false, and short answer). This exam is required and will provide the student with some very important information for success.

The information is from the Liberty University School of Aeronautics Flight Training Affiliate Student Handbook: and the following video presentation on flight student expectations:

Quizzes (2)

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

FAA Written Test Results

The student must upload a copy of exam results to Blackboard. The professor will enter test grade into Blackboard.