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Sinclair College

AVT 2265 Commercial Pilot Flight Lab - Rotorcraft Helicopter

Prepares students with the aeronautical knowledge, skills and experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot Certificate with a rotorcraft helicopter Class Rating. The course is conducted under 14 CFR Part 141. Topics include familiarization with Commercial flight maneuvers, simulated emergency procedures, maximum performance takeoff and landing procedures and extended cross-country flight operations. Course Performance Standards require 115 hours of flight time and 100% completion of the course 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. Nine 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 the skills necessary to fly advanced maneuvers, maintain specific flight attitudes and ground tracks associated with an aircraft in the flight environment.
  • Demonstrate correct use of complex helicopter systems, including power settings, emergency procedures and advanced helicopter performance.
  • Demonstrate the accurate planning of both day and night extended cross country flights in the complex helicopter and safely conduct extended cross country flights using pilotage, dead reckoning and navigation systems.

Credit Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 9