Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AVIT 290 - Airplane Pilot Qualification

  • Prerequisite: Pilot must have a FAA commercial pilot's certificate, Rotorcraft Category, Helicopter Class ratings with an Instrument rating, and current FAA medical clearance
  • Recommended Prep: 250 hours flight time

This course is designed for helicopter pilots. A pilot applicant must hold the level of pilot certificate for the additional aircraft category and class rating desired. The Part 141 course provides qualified rotorcraft pilots instruction to add a FAA Commercial Airplane Multi-engine Land Category and class rating with an Instrument Airplane rating to their existing commercial certificate. An optional FAA Commercial Airplane Single Engine additional class certificate may be immediately added under Part 61 after completion of AVIT 290. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons with the college’s flight provider, complete the appropriate academic lessons, and pass the FAA commercial airplane multi engine knowledge and practical examinations to satisfactorily complete the course.

5 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AVIT 290, the student will be able to:

This course objective is to provide the rotorcraft commercial pilot with the necessary aeronautical knowledge, experience and flight proficiency skills that meet or exceed the minimum performance standards to safely operate an airplane as a commercial pilot with a single engine or multi-engine land class rating as required in the current Commercial Pilot Practical Test Standards. Pilot's must complete the appropriate academic and flight lessons to satisfactorily complete the course.

To assist pilots in understanding and preparing to meet the course expectations the list below includes the major objectives. These standards are measured through classroom discussions, briefings, block examinations, final examinations, spontaneous examinations, or other assignments deemed appropriate by the instructors to evaluate the necessary aeronautical knowledge. Each flight lesson has specified objectives, content requirements and completion standards. Upon completion of the course , pilots will be able to:

  • Safely operate an airplane as a commercial pilot with an airplane single-engine land rating
  • Safely operate a multi-engine airplane as a commercial pilot in VFR and IFR conditions
  • Satisfactorily pass the FAA Commercial Pilot -Airplane knowledge test
  • Obtain the Commercial Pilot Certificate, Multi-engine airplane land rating as outlined in the appropriate FAA Practical Test Standards and Federal Aviation Regulations

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