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AVT 2278 Instrument Flight Instructor Flight Lab - Rotorcraft Helicopter

Prepares students with aeronautical knowledge, skill and experience necessary to meet the requirements for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Pilot certificate with rotorcraft - helicopter class rating. The course is conducted under 14 CFR Part 141. Topics include the fundamentals of instruction as it pertains to the instrument pilot certificate, instrument flight maneuvers, instrument scanning techniques, instrument fundamentals, attitude control by instrument reference, cross country instrument flight, and instrument approach procedures. Course Performance Standards require 15 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. Two lab hours per week.

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

Prereqs: AVT 1110 AND AVT 1170 AND AVT 2250 AND AVT 2258 


  • Demonstrate and apply the use of instrument flight procedures during departure, enroute, and arrival operations, maintaining specific flight attitudes. Identify common errors, teach students how to cope with instrument failure.
  • Demonstrate, evaluate, and apply the fundamentals of instruction in instrument scanning techniques, and recognize common errors.
  • Obtain the instructional knowledge required to teach and use the operation of flight and gyroscopic instruments, basic attitude instrument flying, common instrument failure indications, partial panel procedures, instrument navigation, charts and chart procedures.

Credit Hours: 1

Lab Hours: 2