Commercial Flight I – AVIA 325

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 01/26/2022

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.

Rationale

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 the Course Overview.

Discussion: Class Introductions

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.

FTA Handbook Acknowledgment Quiz

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. (MLO: A)

Discussions

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 reflection discussion or a video submission for the mini scenario Discussions. 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. (MLO: A, B, C, D)

Flight Course Logs

As the student progresses through Flight Training Course Outline 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 semester. To help the student stay fully aware of their own progress and to keep the professor informed, the student will digitally submit a Flight Course Log by 11:59 p.m. (ET) at the end of the assigned Module: Week, regardless of how many training units were complete during the previous week. Each area of the Flight Course Log Form must be completed fully and accurately. 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. (MLO: A, B)

Flight Scenario Presentation

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. (MLO: A, B, C, D)

 

Flight Attendance Activity

As the student progresses through their Flight Training Course 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 course. To help the student stay fully aware of their own progress and to keep the professor informed, the student will upload a PDF copy of their Flight Course Progress via a provided documentation obtained from the students local FTA at the midterm and final week of the course. This document must verify the number of activities completed within the weeks of the course. It is suggested to upload your invoice provided by your FTA. Your invoice should have all training activities you have participated in. This assignment is graded based on the number of activities completed. Be sure to view the grading rubric for this assignment. (MLO: A)

Flight Course Progress

As the student progresses through Commercial Pilot Training Course Outline at their Flight Training Affiliate, it is very important that the student stays on pace to complete the course requirements (33% TCO) 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 a PDF copy of their Flight Course Progress, obtained from their local FTA, verifying the percent of TCO completed within the course. Students must complete 33% of their TCO. This is an all or nothing grade. Students who reach the 33% TCO will earn full points. Those students who do not reach the 33% TCO will earn a zero or ask for an extension. Students should ensure that they reach out to the Professor before the end of the course should they feel they will not reach the required 33% TCO completion. (MLO: A)