Apr 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

AER 110 Air Navigation

Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers the basic elements of air navigation, fundamentals of pilotage and dead reckoning, and the use of a plotter, computer, and aerial charts. Topics include pilotage, dead reckoning, radio navigation, LORAN, Global Positioning Systems, and the use of FAA publications. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret aeronautical charts and apply navigational principles.

Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Interpret portions of the Federal Aviation Regulations and directives.
  2. Determine aircraft position using various electronic navigation systems.
  3. Predict aircraft performance and weight and balance using applicable charts and graphs.
  4. Exercise aeronautical decision making to plan a flight and appropriate alternatives.
  5. Determine takeoff and landing distances, weather data, and fuel requirements.