Apr 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Catalog

AER 170 Commercial Flight Theory

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers advanced aircraft control, cross-country operations, and other topics required for the FAA commercial pilot written exam. Emphasis is placed on the principles of aircraft performance and operation, take-off performance, cruise performance, descent and landing performance, and weight and balance computations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate commercial pilot skills and competence in the materials required for the FAA written commercial pilot examination.

Pre-requisite(s): AER 150 .
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 as they relate to commercial pilot privileges and limitations.
  2. Explore power plant and aircraft systems operations as they pertain to complex aircraft.
  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 in a commercial environment.