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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

AER 150 Private Pilot Flight Theory

Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers the aeronautical knowledge required to meet the Federal Aviation Administration regulations for private pilot certification. Topics include the principles of flight, the flight environment, basic aircraft systems and performance, basic meteorology and weather data interpretation, and FAA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the competencies required for the FAA written examination for a private pilot certificate.

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 critical weather situations by interpreting aeronautical weather reports.
  3. Explain flight safety principles including wake turbulence avoidance.
  4. Predict aircraft performance based on aerodynamic principles, including stall awareness and recovery techniques.
  5. Investigate the principles behind sound aeronautical decision-making.