Multi-Engine Theory and Advanced Aircraft Systems – AVIA 430

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

Course Description

This course provides for an understanding of the principles and practice of operating a multi-engine aircraft. Normal and abnormal procedures are included along with a discussion of the Federal Aviation Regulations, unique weather and environmental circumstances, aircraft systems and the specific aerodynamics associated with multi-engine aircraft.


AVIA 315 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225


The multi-engine ground school course is designed to give students the necessary knowledge to meet the requirements of a multi-engine certificate. The ground course materials will provide the basis for multi-engine flight training.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Accurately apply safety concepts.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals of multi-engine flight.
  3. Explain the principles of single-engine flight and dangers associated with it.
  4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of weight and balance.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

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 recommened. Specific elements stated within the discussion board 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.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

The student must complete various Discussion Board forums in this course. Each student will post an initial thread of 400-500 words of the assigned module week for each Discussion Board. 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.

ACE Report Cards (7)

Students must complete King School Video(s) Quiz on the assigned module/week. Once the quizzes are complete, students must upload a PDF of their progress. Keep in mind this is a completion grade. Students must complete each/all assigned video and associated quiz in order to received full points. This is an all or nothing assignment.

Reading and Study Summaries and KWL Chart Submissions (7)

The purpose of this assignment is to summarize material learned within the Reading & Study folder of each module/week. To assist in organizing the student’s thoughts, a KWL chart has been provided as a note-taking Template.

In addition to completing the KWL chart, the student must also provide a summary of what he or she learned during each module/week. At the bottom of the KWL chart, a summary box is provided for the student to summarize all concepts learned within the module/week. The summary must be in paragraph form with a minimum of 250 words.

Once the KWL chart is completed, the student must upload the summary each week to the provided submission link. The student must also answer specific questions regarding the KWL chart he or she has completed in the Reading & Study Summary quiz.

Flight Scenario Video (5)

The purpose of this assignment is to prepare a visual and audio presentation regarding various flight scenarios to include applicable references from this Multi-Engine Ground Course. The visual presentation must include a 5-minute minimum recorded Narrated PowerPoint presentation thoroughly covering all outcomes posed in the affiliated checklist. Within the presentation, you must include and cite from appropriate aviation resources. A minimum of 3 sources is required.

An outcome checklist is provided for each given flight scenario. Be sure to view the Demonstrations of Desired Outcome Checklist located below each Scenario before you begin each Flight Scenario Video assignment.

Module Outcomes Reflective Essay

The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on what has been accomplished within this course and apply it to student's future aviation endeavors. Be sure to read the instructions as well as the rubric to gain a thorough understanding of what objectives must be accomplished.