Commercial Flight III – AVIA 327

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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).


AVIA 326 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5


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

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.

Student Expectations 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 the assigned Module/Week. This is an open book and open video quiz that consists of 20 questions (multiple choice, multiple answer, and true/false). This exam is required and will provide the student with some very important information for his or her success.

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.

Course Assignments (2)

The student will complete two knowledge assignments pertaining to topics relevant to commercial flying/aviation. The first assignment is Systems Assignment. The second assign is Cross-Country Assignment

Video Presentation/Briefing

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

Meeting with Professor

The student will meet with the flight course professor via phone, Skype, or FaceTime to discuss training progress, expectations, etc. at least one time during the term. The student will submit a 75 to 125 word summary essay of what was discussed.

Certificate Submission

In order to pass this class the student must complete Commercial training at a Flight Training Affiliate. Once complete, the student must submit either a copy of the graduation certificate, license/certificate (front and back), or temporary certificate if applicable.