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The Training Pipeline is only a model schedule. Students may continue on to he next certificate after receiveing approval from the flight office.

What to Expect

Training Pipeline

Freshman Year
Private Pilot Technology

The course is designed to provide flight students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary for certification as a Private Pilot in accordance with Part 141, Appendix B of the Federal Aviation Regulations.  The course will consist of a 45 hours of classroom based ground school instruction in areas of air traffic control, airspace systems, aircraft systems, emergency procedures, FAA regulations, aerodynamics, and flight theory.  This is taken concurrently with the Private Pilot Flight Lab.  Students are expected to take the PPL Knowledge Test immediately upon completion of the Academic portion of this course.
 
The corresponding Private Pilot Flight Lab will require a minimum of thirty five hours of logged dual instruction and solo flight time.  On average students will require between 45 and 55 flight hours to complete this flight lab.  Student pilots will receive the Flight Instructors sign-off to take the PPL Practical Test only after achieving competency in all of the required practical flight areas as specified in CFR Par 141, Appendix B.

Freshman - Sophomore Year
Instrument Technology

This course is designed to provide successful Instrument Pilot candidates the knowledge and skills in the following areas: understanding of flight instruments, principles of attitude flying, instrument navigation, emergency procedures, and new ATC services and clearances.  This is necessary for certification as an Instrument rated pilot in accordance with the minimum requirements set forth in Part 141, Appendix C of the Federal Aviation Regulations.  This course consists of 45 hours of academic, classroom based Instrument ground school instruction and is taken concurrently with the corresponding flight lab.  Students are expected to take the Instrument Knowledge Test immediately upon completion of the Academic portion of this course.

The corresponding Instrument Pilot Flight Lab will require a minimum of thirty five hours of logged dual instruction flight time.  On average students will require between 45 to 55 flight hours of dual flight instruction with a qualified flight instructor to complete this flight lab.  Student pilots will receive the Flight Instructors sign-off to take the Instrument Pilot - Airplane Practical Flight Test only after achieving competency in all of the required practical flight areas as specified in CFR Par 141, Appendix C. 

Sophomore – Junior Year
Commercial Pilot Technology

The course is designed to provide flight students with the advanced skills and knowledge necessary for certification as a Commercial Pilot in accordance with Part 141, Appendix D of the Federal Aviation Regulations.  The course will consist of a 45 hours of classroom based ground school instruction in areas of crew resource management, high altitude training, rapid decompression training, glass cockpit, advanced aircraft systems- turbine, emergency procedures, and FAA regulations.  This is taken concurrently with the Commercial Pilot Flight Lab.  Students are expected to take the Commercial Knowledge Test immediately upon completion of the Academic portion of this course.
 
The corresponding Commercial Pilot Flight Lab will require a minimum of one hundred twenty hours of logged flight time.  On average students will require between 45 and 55 flight hours to complete this flight lab.  Student pilots will receive the Flight Instructors sign-off to take the Commercial Practical Test only after achieving competency in all of the required practical flight areas as specified in CFR Par 141, Appendix C.

Junior – Senior Year
Multi Engine Technology
Certified Flight Instructor Technology

The Multi Engine program is designed for students to progress to high performance / complex aircraft.  The student will learn the different flight characteristics and systems of twin engine airplanes.  The student will enhance flying skills, cockpit management, flight awareness, and emergency procedures while flying aircraft at faster speeds.   Students will receive the Flight Instructors sign-off to take the Multi Engine Practical Test only after achieving competency in all of the required practical flight areas.

The Certified Flight Instructor course allows students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to teach other students in various areas of flight.  The student will gain an understanding of the Fundamentals of Instructing and be able to apply the knowledge to instructing of students.  This course will certify the student for an opportunity in becoming a flight instructor.

     
 
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