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AVT 1226 Instrument Pilot Flight Lab - Rotorcraft Helicopter

Prepares students with the skill and experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Instrument Pilot certificate with a rotorcraft helicopter Class Rating. The course is conducted under 14 CFR Part 141. Topics include attitude instrument flying, instrument navigation, holding patterns, instrument approaches and instrument cross country flight including instrument flight rules enroute procedures. Course Performance Standards require 40.5 hours of flight time 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 AND AVT 1126 


  • Demonstrate precise aircraft attitude control by flight instrument reference only including full and partial panel references.
  • Demostrate accuracy and proficiency in instrument approach procedures and holding patterns including both precision and non-precision approaches.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and proficiency in instrument cross country flying including departure, enroute and arrival procedures.

Credit Hours: 1

Lab Hours: 3