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

AER 171 Flight-Commercial Pilot

Lecture: 0 Lab: 6 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides the hands-on training needed to qualify for a Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot certificate. Topics include flight instruction in advanced precision maneuvers, maximum performance take-off and landings, emergency procedures, operation of complex aircraft, aircraft performance, and range and fuel planning. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the areas of the flight test practical exam for the commercial pilot certificate. Attainment of the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate is required for course completion, which means that the student is responsible for obtaining all flight training at an offsite facility and will incur associated costs.

Pre-requisite(s): AER 151 . 
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. Demonstrate preflight preparation and procedures.
  2. Employ procedures concerning airport operations.
  3. Perform takeoffs, landings, and go-arounds.
  4. Execute performance maneuvers.
  5. Perform eights on pylons ground reference maneuver.
  6. Employ navigation procedures.
  7. Conduct slow flight and stalls.
  8. Simulate emergency procedures.
  9. Explain procedures for high altitude operations.
  10. Demonstrate postflight procedures.