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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 flight science majors. Class 1. 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. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisite: AERF 1103, AERF 1101, or consent of department.

AERF 1103   Flight Science I (Private Ground)
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, C172R familiarization, flight logs and required reporting procedures, dispatching procedures, maintenance and inoperative equipment issues, checklists and emergency procedures, flight simulation lab policies, flight facilities, Gregg County Airport familiarization, and Gregg County Airport Tower tour. Approximately 5 hours of flight time is required (flight simulator time as necessary). Class 2. Prerequisites: Private Pilot or higher certificate and approval of Flight Science Department.

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. Class 1. Lab 1. Corequisite: AERF 2103

AERF 2103   Flight Science II (Instrument Ground)
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 2401   Advanced Flight II (PMEL)
Second stage of commercial flight training concentrating on multi-engine flight training. Approximately 12 hours of Flight Training Devices (FTD) and 10 hours of flight time. Class 1. Lab 1. Prerequisites: AERF 2103, Private pilot certificate, and current FAA Medical certificate.

AERF 3103   Flight Science III (Commercial Ground)
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 3402   Advanced Flight III (Instrument Flight)
Flight training in preparation for the instrument rating in single engine land aircraft. Approximately 35 hours of flight time. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: AERF 2103, AERF 2101, Private pilot certificate, and current FAA Medical certificate.

AERF 3502   Advanced Flight IV (Commercial Flight - First Semester)
Initial flight training in preparation for the commercial multi-engine land certificate. Concentration on commercial operation of the multi-engine aircraft and advanced navigation. Single engine and multi-engine aircraft are utilized. Approximately 45 hours of flight time (18 multi-engine and 27 single engine). Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate with Instrument rating for single engine land aircraft, multi-engine rating, current FAA first or second class medical certificate, and AERF 3103.

AERF 4102   Advanced Flight V - General Aviation (Commercial Flight - Second Semester)
Completion of final 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 (20 multi-engine and 20 single engine). Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate with Instrument rating for single engine land aircraft, multi-engine rating, current FAA first or second class medical certificate, and AERF 3502.

AERF 4122   Advanced Flight V - Air Transportation (Commercial Flight - Second Semester)
Completion of final flight training in preparation for the commercial multi-engine land certificate with instrument privileges. Emphasizes advanced multi-engine flight crew training techniques to include cockpit resource management, line-oriented flight training, and the use of advanced training devices. Approximately 40 hours of flight time in single engine, multi-engine, and flight training devices. At the conclusion of this course the student is recommended to take the multi-engine commercial practical test. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate with Instrument rating for single engine land aircraft, multi-engine rating, current FAA first or second class medical certificate, AERF 3502, and AERO 3213.

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. Class 1. Lab 1. 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. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: AERF 3103, AERF 4603, a Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate, and Instrument Rating.

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 4102 (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. Class 1. Lab 1. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI) in Single Engine Land airplane