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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AVP 201 - Instrument Pilot Flight Laboratory I

Altitude control by instrument reference only, use of full and partial panel, and radio navigation. Student must show proof of possession of a Private Pilot Airplane, Single Engine Land certificate in order to be enrolled. Department permission required.

Prerequisite: private pilot certification.

Credits: (1)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)


Upon completion the student will: 


Upon completion the student will: 


Demonstrate proper instrument flight preflight procedures



Perform instrument checks, radio checks, and maintenance log checks


Demonstrate proficiency in basic full panel attitude instrument flying



Perform straight-and-level , constant airspeed climbs and descents, constant rate climbs and descents, and standard-rate turns full panel while maintaining altitude +/-100 feet, heading +/- 10º, airspeed +/- 15 knots, and descent and climb rate +/- 100 feet per minute


Demonstrate recoveries from unusual attitudes utilizing full and partial panel



Perform correct recovery techniques from unusual attitudes using full and partial panel instrument reference (per the FAA’s Practical Test Standards)



Correctly compute time for standard rate turns to a heading; and approximate compass heading to compensate for dip error



Perform turns in both directions, utilizing the clock; perform turns in both directions utilizing lead/lag estimates; roll out within +/-10 degrees of desired heading.


Demonstrate power off and power on stalls and recoveries utilizing partial panel



Perform correct recovery techniques using positive control techniques with a minimum loss of altitude


Demonstrate VOR and ADF orientation and tracking



Intercept assigned courses and track both inbound and outbound to the station, utilizing proper wind correction techniques


Compute time, speed, and distance from station



Use wing tip bearing method to correctly estimate time, speed, and distance from a VOR or ADF station




Final assessment:  Student will perform flight stage check with stage check pilot; performance will be to FAA’s Practical Test Standards


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