Commercial Flight III – AVIA 327

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/06/2022

Course Description

This course is the third 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).

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

Rationale

This course, in conjunction with AVIA 325 and 326, will prepare the student to complete the FAR Part 141 Commercial Pilot Syllabus and pass the FAR Part 141 Commercial Pilot Practical Exam (checkride). The practical flight training consists of scheduled weekly flight lessons with an LUSOA approved FAA Certified Flight Instructor. Flight lessons are scheduled as simulator or airplane lessons, including a before-flight briefing and an after-flight debriefing.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of VFR Flight.
  2. Demonstrate all VFR maneuvers to PTS Standards.
  3. Pass Phase 8 Proficiency Ground and Flight Check.
  4. Pass FAA Commercial Pilot Checkride.

Course Assignment

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 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. (MLO: A, B, C)

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. (MLO: B, C)

In order to pass this class, the student must complete their Commercial training at an approved Flight Training Affiliate (FTA).Once complete, the student must submit BOTH of the following: Part 141 Graduation Certificate, Either a copy of the FAA Commercial Certificate (front and back), or Temporary FAA Commercial Certificate if applicable. (MLO: A, B, C, D)