Commercial Flight I – AVIA 325

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course is the first of three sequential flight training courses that include the requisite aircraft and simulator training and experience required for the FAA Commercial Pilot practical test.  During this course, students will complete approximately one third of the aircraft and simulator training and experience hours required in the applicable commercial pilot training course outline (TCO).

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


The purpose this course is to prepare the student in part (this is one of three consecutive courses), to successfully pass the FAA Part 141 Commercial Pilot checkride. This stage will be completed by retaining the web-based knowledge instruction obtained in AVIA 315, completing Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the flight scenarios, and successfully passing the three associated proficiency and progress checks.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Learn professional cross country procedures
  2. Learn professional night flight procedures
  3. Refine navigational skills
  4. Refine basic maneuver skills
  5. Build cross country flight experience
  6. Demonstrate the ability to pass the Stage 1 Proficiency and Progress checks
  7. Explore the mindset that we exist for those that are not yet Christian, and help each other move toward authentic Christian living.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentation

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Flight 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 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 you with some very important information for your success.

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

Weekly Progress Reports (8)

The student will complete a weekly progress report that includes a description of the week’s flight training. This is a graded journaling assignment that enables the course professor to monitor student progress.

Meeting with Instructor

The student will meet with the LU flight course instructor via Skype (or other means) to discuss training progress, expectations, etc. at least one time during the term.

Course Quizzes (2)

The student will complete two knowledge assisgnments pertaining to topics relevant to commercial flying/aviation.

Video Presentation

The student will choose from a list of provided topics and the prepare, record, and submit a 4 to 6-minute video presentation/briefing about that topic

Flight Course TCO

The student will complete approximately 33% of your Flight Course Training Course Outline (TCO) as determined by your Flight Training Affiliate (FTA).