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Flight Science (AERF)
Department of Flight Science
AERF 1101 Flight Science I Laboratory (Private Flight Simulations Lab)
Provides practical reinforcement of private pilot skills covered in AERF 1103, Flight Science I through the use of PC based Flight Training Devices (FTD). Approximately 30 hours of FTD time. This lab is available only to students enrolled in Flight Science I. Lab 1. Corequisite: AERF 1103
AERF 1102 Primary Flight (Private Flight)
Flight training in preparation for taking the FAA Private Pilot Practical exam. Approximately 45 - 55 hours of flight time. Students taking this course must have one three (3) hour block of time each day, Monday through Friday, in which flights may be scheduled. Student MUST have a Pilot Medical Certificate, obtained through an Aviation Medical Examiner, prior to registering for the course. The Private Pilot written exam should be completed prior to beginning this course. Lab 6. Prerequisites: AERF 1101 and AERF 1103, or consent of department.
AERF 1103 Flight Science I (Private Ground School)
A study of the basics in flight including aerodynamics, aircraft systems, weight & balance, charts, navigation, flight planning, regulations, and weather. Successful completion of the course completes requirements to take the Federal Aviation Administration private pilot written exam. Class 3. Prerequisite: Aeronautical Science major or Flight Science Department approval. Corequisite: AERF 1101
AERF 1201 Flight Policies And Standardization
This standardization course is required for flight students who hold a pilot certificate prior to enrolling in LeTourneau University. The course covers LeTourneau Flight policies and procedures including but not limited to: Flight Operations Handbook, obtaining weather, airplane familiarization, flight logs and required reporting procedures, dispatching procedures, maintenance and inoperative equipment issues, checklists and emergency procedures, flight simulation lab policies, flight facilities, and airport familiarization. This course includes approximately 18 hours of primary airplane flight time and 18 hours of tailwheel airplane flight time (flight simulator time as necessary). This course replaces AERF 2311 for transfer students. Emphasis is placed on basic airmanship. Lab 2. Prerequisites: Private Pilot or higher certificate and approval of Flight Science Department. Corequisites: AERF 2101 and AERF 2103, or already holds an Instrument Rating
AERF 2101 Flight Science II Laboratory (Instrument Flight Simulations Lab)
Provides practical reinforcement of instrument flight skills covered in Flight Science II through the use of Flight Training Devices (FTD). Approximately 30 hours of FTD time. Lab 2. Corequisite: AERF 2103
AERF 2103 Flight Science II (Instrument Ground School)
A study in advanced flight including flight instruments, avionics equipment, instrument navigation, instrument approaches and departures, and regulations pertaining to instrument flight. A person successfully completing this course may take the Federal Aviation Administration instrument written examination. Class 3. Prerequisite: Private pilot certificate. Corequisite: AERF 2101 Prerequisites or Corequisites: AERO 2203 and AERF 1103
AERF 2311 Commercial Flight I (Tailwheel Operations)
First stage of commercial flight training concentrating on tailwheel aircraft and solo cross-country experience. Emphasis is placed on basic airmanship. Approximately 25 hours of flight time including 15 hours in Tailwheel aircraft. Lab 2. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate and current FAA Medical certificate. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERF 2103
AERF 2411 Commercial Flight II - Multi-Engine Operations
Second stage of commercial flight training concentrating on multi-engine flight training. Approximately 12 hours of Flight Training Devices (FTD) and 14 hours of flight time. Lab 2. Prerequisites: AERF 2103, AERF 2311, Private pilot certificate, and current FAA Medical certificate.
AERF 3103 Flight Science III (Commercial Ground School)
A study in advanced flight including complex aircraft performance, advanced weather, complex aircraft systems, and regulations pertaining to commercial flight. A person successfully completing the course may take the Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot written examination. Class 3. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate and AERF 2103. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERO 2112
AERF 3412 Instrument Flight
Flight training in preparation for the instrument rating in single engine land aircraft. Approximately 35 hours of flight time. Lab 6. Prerequisites: AERF 2103, AERF 2101, Private pilot certificate, and current FAA Medical certificate.
AERF 3512 Commercial Flight III - Air Transport Emphasis
Third stage of commercial flight training tailored for those students who are pursuing a commercial pilot career. Concentration on commercial operation of the multi-engine aircraft and advanced navigation. Single engine and multi-engine aircraft are utilized. Approximately 32 hours of flight time (15 multi-engine and 12 single engine). Lab 6. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate with instrument rating for single engine land aircraft, current FAA first or second class medical certificate, AERF 3103 and AERF 2411.
AERF 3522 Commercial Flight III - Missions Emphasis
Third stage of commercial flight training tailored for those students who are pursuing a missionary pilot career. Concentration on missions operation of heavy, high performance single-engine aircraft with a high degree of airmanship. Only single-engine aircraft are used in this training phase. Approximately 35 hours of flight time (20 heavy high performance single and 15 tailwheel). Lab 6. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate with instrument rating for single-engine land aircraft, current FAA first or second class medical certificate, AERF 3103, and AERF 2411.
AERF 4112 Commercial Flight IV - Commercial Operations
Final stage of commercial flight training in preparation for the commercial multi-engine land certificate with instrument privileges. Concentration on commercial operation of the multi-engine and single-engine aircraft. Commercial maneuvers in both multi- and single engine aircraft are included. At the conclusion of this course the student is recommended to take the multi-engine commercial practical test and the single engine commercial practical test. Approximately 40 hours flight time in multi-engine, single engine, and flight training devices. Lab 6. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate with instrument rating for single engine land aircraft, current FAA first or second class medical certificate, and AERF 3512 or AERF 3522..
AERF 4201 High Performance Flight
Provides flight and ground training to add the high performance endorsement. Includes approximately 2 hours of flight time in a high performance aircraft. This course is not required by any degree program. Lab 1. Prerequisites: AERF 2411 and AERF 3412.
AERF 4301 Commercial Single Engine Flight
This course may be used to add a commercial single-engine rating to the commercial multi-engine certificate. It is recommended for students who do not have sufficient time or money left on account at the end of AERF 4112 to obtain the single-engine rating on their commercial certificate. Lab 2. Prerequisites: AERF 4112 and commercial multi-engine certificate with instrument rating..
AERF 4601 Flight Instructor Single Engine Flight
Provides the flight and ground training necessary to add the Single Engine Airplane to the Multi-engine Flight Instructor Certificate (MEI). Includes approximately 10 hours of single engine airplane time. Lab 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Flight Instructor Certificate for Multi-engine airplanes (MEI)
AERF 4602 Flight Instructor Initial Flight
Provides training for the in-flight skill required for the Multi-engine Flight Instructor Certificate (MEI). Additional Flight Instructor Ratings that can be added to this certificate are the Single Engine Airplane (AERF 4601) and Instrument Instructor (AERF 4611). Includes approximately 28 hours of flight and simulator time. Lab 3. Prerequisites: AERF 3103, AERF 4603, a Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate with Instrument Rating, and the recommendation of senior flight department staff.
AERF 4603 Flight Instructor Theory
A study in the fundamentals of instructing, flight maneuvers, advanced instrument flight, and Federal Aviation Regulations pertaining to flight instructor. A person successfully completing the course may take written examinations required for the flight instructor - airplane and equipment, and for the ground instructor - basic, advanced, and instrument. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERF 3512 or AERF 3522 (Fall)
AERF 4611 Flight Instructor Instrument Flight
Provides the flight and ground training necessary to add the Instrument Flight Instructor Rating to a Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI). Includes approximately 5 hours of flight time and 15 hours of time in a flight simulator. Lab 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI) in Single Engine Land airplane
AERF 4901-4994 Special Topics
A course to be utilized for seminars and special lectures and flight training which are not offered on a regular basis. This course may be utilized for the classroom, flight training, or lab credit. Lab credit will be issued for projects requiring a high level of practical application. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 1-4. Lab 1-4. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.