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

AET 220 Flight Management

Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
This course introduces students to the theoretical concepts and maintenance of autopilots, integrated flight control systems, and flight management systems. Topics include interaction with area navigation systems, including, land-based area navigation (VOR/DME R-NAV), GPS, and interfacing with autopilot. Upon completion, students should be able to create a flight plan and GPS approaches to determine the proficiency of an avionics system.

Pre-requisite(s):  AET 110 AET 210  and AET 216 .
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. Create a flight plan on the GNS 430W and G900 simulators including frequencies, waypoints, and GPS approaches to determine proficiency on the operation of an integrated avionics system.
  2. Develop a flight plan on the actual GNS 430W avionics package to determine if the operation, configuration and wiring is correct.
  3. Operate, identify, troubleshoot and explain all the components associated with the modern autopilot on an aircraft or mock-up using current maintenance manuals outlining operational check guidelines.