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AVT 1126 Private Pilot Flight Lab - Rotorcraft Helicopter

Prepares students to successfully obtain the aeronautical knowledge, skill and experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Certification with a rotorcraft helicopter class rating. The course is conducted under 14 CFR Part 61. Topics include familiarization with the training aircraft, flight maneuvers, takeoff and landing procedures, solo flight, night flight, cross country operations and navigation procedures. Course Performance Standards require 40 hours of flight time and 100% completion of the syllabus requirements. Additional fees including a course fee and a flight lab fee as well as other out-of-pocket expenses apply. Contact the Department for the current listing of these fees and expenses. Three lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: AVT 1110 


  • Demonstrate normal and maximum performance takeoff and landing procedures during helicopter operations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct cross country flights using pilotage, dead reckoning and navigational aids during helicopter operations.
  • Demonstrate basic flight maneuvers and the ability to maintain specific flight attitudes and ground tracks associated with a helicopter in flight.

Credit Hours: 1

Lab Hours: 3