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

AER 280 Instructor Pilot Flight Theory

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers flight instruction and the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively as a flight instructor. Topics include fundamentals of instruction, lesson planning, instructor regulations and endorsements, and related aeronautical knowledge. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence necessary for the Federal Aviation Administration Fundamentals of Instructing Test and the appropriate instructor written examination.

Pre-requisite(s): AER 170 .
Course is typically offered in Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Emulate the general responsibilities of the flight instructor to include planning instructional activities and evaluating student performance.
  2. Examine the learning process to identify barriers to learning and proper motivational techniques.
  3. Develop teaching techniques for aerodynamics and principles of flight.
  4. Develop teaching techniques for normal and emergency operations.
  5. Develop teaching techniques for night flying operations.
  6. Develop teaching techniques for cross-country planning and flight operations.
  7. Develop teaching techniques for complex aircraft operations.
  8. Develop teaching techniques for flying ground reference maneuvers.
  9. Apply accident reporting requirements to a simulated emergency scenario.