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Flight Science (AERF)
Department of Flight Science

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. 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 should be completed prior to beginning this course. Lab 4. Prerequisite: AERF 1113, or consent of department.

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. 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.

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 10 hours of primary airplane flight time and 4 hours flight simulator time. Emphasis is placed on basic airmanship. The student must demonstrate single engine proficiency to the level of their pilot certificate to successfully complete this course. Lab 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. 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 24 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) time including 12 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 18 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 involving multi-engine aircraft performance, complex aircraft systems, advanced weather, and regulations pertaining to commercial flight operations. 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 3211   Upset Recovery Training
This flight course is designed to give certified pilots the experience and knowledge to immediately recognize aircraft upset situations and the skills to safely and precisely recover from such occurrences. This course will include flight recoveries from nose-high, nose-low, and inverted attitudes; spin entries and recoveries; and basic aerobatic maneuvers. Includes approximately 10 hours of flight time. Lab 1. Prerequisites: AERF 1201 or AERF 2311 and a tail wheel endorsement for majors. Students taking this course as an elective require Department Chair approval.

AERF 3412   Instrument Flight
Flight training in preparation for the instrument rating in single engine land aircraft. Approximately 35 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) 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 40 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) time (20 multi-engine, 10 single engine and 10 FTD). 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. Approximately 40 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) time (20 heavy, high performance single and 10 multi-engine, 10 FTD). 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 4201   High Performance Flight
Provides flight and ground training to add the high performance endorsement. Includes approximately 3 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 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 3 hours of single engine airplane and 5 hours of Flight Training Device 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 20 hours of flight 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.

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 3 hours of flight time and 5 hours of time in a Flight Training Device (FTD) . Lab 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI) in Single Engine Land airplane.

AERF 4612   Flight Instructor Initial Flight - Missions
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 25 hours of flight time. This course is for students who took AERF 3522 and differs from AERF 4602 by including additional multi-engine time to meet PIC minimum requirements. Lab 3. Prerequisites: AERF 3103, AERF 4603, a Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate with Instrument Rating, and the recommendation of senior flight department staff..

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.