Multi-Engine Theory and Advanced Aircraft Systems – AVIA 430

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

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.

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


The multi-engine ground school course is designed to give the student 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.

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 the Course Overview.

Discussion: Class Introductions

The student must submit a 2–3 minute video introduction. The student may use a multi-media platform of choice to record his or her video. However, Kaltura is recommended. Specific elements stated within the discussion must be included. This will be a graded assignment. The student 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.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, 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 each. These are intended to be scholarly dialogues and for each thread, the student must support his or her assertions with a minimum of 2 proper scholarly citations in current APA format with sources listed as References at the end of the post. (CLO: A, B, C, D)

Flight Scenario Presentation Assignments (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, the student 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. The student must be sure to view the Demonstrations of Desired Outcome Checklist located below each Scenario before beginning each Flight Scenario Presentation assignment. (CLO: A, B, C, D)

Reflective Essay Assignment

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. The reflection must be 500–750 words, align with current APA formatting, and include a minimum of 3 sources (e.g., theory, research, scripture, etc.). The student must be sure to read the instructions as well as the rubric to gain a thorough understanding of what objectives must be accomplished. (CLO: A, B, C, D)

Learn Summary Quizzes (7)

The student must answer specific questions regarding the KWL chart he or she has completed for each Module: Week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 5 true/false, essay, and file-upload questions, and have no time limit. (CLO: A, B, C, D)