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Private Pilot Certificate (PP)
Requirements List for 2013-2014
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AERF 1111   Primary Flight 1 (Private Pilot Flight 1)
This course is the first half of the private pilot flight training and includes the flight training up through the first solo flight and is conducted in tail-wheel aircraft. Approximately 25 hours of flight time plus some simulator time. Student MUST have a Pilot Medical Certificate/Student Pilot Certificate, obtained through an Aviation Medical Examiner, prior to registering for the course. Students taking this course must have two four (4) hour blocks of time available each week, Monday through Friday, in which flights may be scheduled. The Private Pilot written exam must be completed prior to beginning this course. Lab 4. Prerequisite: AERF 1113, or consent of department. Corequisite: AERF1112 LeTourneau Flight Ops
 
AERF 1112   LeTourneau Flight Operations
This course expands on the private pilot knowledge base with application specific to operating LeTourneau University aircraft. Topics covered include aircraft performance, weight and balance, preflight preparation, cross-country planning and forms, radio and DR navigation, aircraft systems, LeTourneau Operations and Policies. This course is also required of all students who hold a pilot certificate prior to enrolling at LeTourneau. Class 2. Prerequisites: AERF 1113 and current FAA Private Pilot Written Exam results.. Corequisites: AERF 1111 Primary Flight I or AERF 1201 for transfer students.
 
AERF 1113   Flight Science I (Private Ground School)
A study of the basics in flight including aerodynamics, aircraft systems, weight and 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.
 
AERF 1121   Primary Flight 2 (Private Pilot Flight 2)
This course is the last half of the flight training in preparation for taking the FAA Private Pilot Practical Exam. It is conducted in the tail-wheel aircraft. Approximately 30 hours of flight time plus some simulator time. Students taking this course must have two four (4) hour blocks of time available each week, Monday through Friday, in which flights may be scheduled. The FAA Medical and Student Pilot Certificate required in AERF 1111 must still be valid. A valid Private Pilot Written exam must be on file prior to registering for this course. Lab 4. Prerequisite: AERF 1111. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERO 2203 Meteorology for Pilots.
 
Total Hours: 7