Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AVIT 222 - Instrument Rating Course

  • Co-requisite: AVIT 222L

Instructor approval based on Private Pilot Certificate required. AVIT Majors only. This course will include study necessary to earn an Instrument Rating – Airplane. Instruction includes aeronautical subject areas including Instrument Flight Regulation (IFR) considerations, flight instruments, basic altitude instrument flying, radio navigations and flight navigation aids. The initial training will involve programming the G1000 for IFR flight planning and instrumentation. The operation, interpretation and practical use of VOR, ADF, DME, RNAV, ILS, RMI, HSI, and Flight Director Systems will be presented. Related Federal Air Regulations (FAR), procedures and publications necessary for operating IFR in the national airspace system are studied along with en route and terminal procedures, operation, interpretation and practical use of SID, STARs, and GPS. Important is acquiring the understanding, fundamental skills and confidence to safely operate an aircraft under instruments conditions, utilizing the available navigational equipment. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons with the colleges’s flight provider, complete the appropriate academic lessons, plus pass FAA Instrument Pilot-Airplane knowledge and practical examinations to satisfactorily complete the course. Repeatable one time.

5 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AVIT 222, the student will be able to:

  • Safely maintaining control the aircraft in basic attitude instrument flight while using radio navigation procedures and aids
  • Understand and demonstrate the use of navigation aids and integrated flight systems
  • Demonstrate and identify advanced instrument skills, primary and supporting method of instrument flying, control and performance method of instrument flying, and resource management. Successful completion of the FAA Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards.

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