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AVFT
Aviation


AVFT 121   PRIVATE PILOT - FUNDAMENTALS

AVFT 122   PRIVATE PILOT - FLIGHT

AVFT 123   PRIVATE PILOT - BASIC AIR NAVIGATION

AVFT 130   METEOROLOGY FOR AVIATION

AVFT 141   ADVANCED NAVIGATION SYSTEM

AVFT 142   INSTRUMENT FLIGHT

AVFT 143   INSTRUMENT GROUND

AVFT 150   AVIATION OPERATIONS

AVFT 171   AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FOR PILOTS

AVFT 245   COMMERCIAL: GROUND

AVFT 250   COMMERCIAL FLIGHT 1 SINGLE-ENGINE

AVFT 251   COMMERCIAL FLIGHT 2 SINGLE-ENGINE

AVFT 252   COMMERCIAL FLIGHT 1 MULTI-ENGINE

AVFT 260   AVIATION SAFETY

AVFT 261   FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR THEORY

AVFT 262   ADVANCED AIRCRAFT THEORY

AVFT 263   AVIATION REGULATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

AVFT 282   CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

AVFT 121 PRIVATE PILOT - FUNDAMENTALS
F 3 cr.
--Students must be co-enrolled in both AST-141 and AST-143 Introduction to basic flight principles. Course includes the principles of flight (basic aerodynamics), aircraft systems, performance, weight and balance, aviation physiology, federal air regulations, and flight publications.

AVFT 122 PRIVATE PILOT - FLIGHT
F 2 cr.
--Students must enroll in this course while pursuing a private pilot's certificate from an approved flight school. Course credits will be awarded upon receipt of a copy of the student's private pilot certificate.

AVFT 123 PRIVATE PILOT - BASIC AIR NAVIGATION
F 3 cr.
--Students must be co-enrolled in both AST-141 and AST-143 An introduction to air navigation procedures. Course includes basic meteorology, interpreting weather data pilotage and dead reckoning navigation, radio navigation, and cross country flight planning.

AVFT 130 METEOROLOGY FOR AVIATION
F 3 cr.
COREQUISITE: Generally students will be concurrently enrolled in AVFT 121 and AVFT 123.
--Provides a detailed introduction to the environmental factors that are critical to safe flight operations. Includes the following: thermal patterns, horizontal and vertical motion, moisture clouds, precipitation, air masses, fronts, cyclones, thunderstorms and aviation hazards. Will also include meteorological flight planning, use of weather information systems, and reports and charts used for aviation weather reporting and forecasting.

AVFT 141 ADVANCED NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: AVFT 123, or consent of instructor.
--Advanced navigation systems includes HSI, RMI, Loran, Doppler, VOR, NDB and GPS. Will include navigation theory, in-flight emergencies, electronic instrumentation, and advanced flight computing problems. Extensive use of in-class computer flight simulation will be exercised. Provides the radio navigation skills necessary for the instrument pilot.

AVFT 142 INSTRUMENT FLIGHT
S 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Private pilot's certificate.
--Students must enroll in this course while pursuing the Instrument certificate at an approved flight school. Credits will be awarded upon receipt of a copy of the student's instrument rating.

AVFT 143 INSTRUMENT GROUND
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: AVFT 122
--An introduction to flight under IFR conditions. Course includes basic instrument flying, flight instruments, IFR charts and approach plate, IFR regulations and procedures, ATC clearances and IFR flight planning. Completion of the course will prepare the student for the Instrument Knowledge Exam.

AVFT 150 AVIATION OPERATIONS
S 3 cr.
--An overview of general aviation operations, specifically the operation and management of the Fixed Base Operation (FBO). This course also covers current events and trends affecting the general aviation industry as a whole.

AVFT 171 AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FOR PILOTS
S 3 cr.
--Introduction to basic aircraft systems found on modern single and multi-engine reciprocating aircraft. Topics will include piston engines, electrical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, radios and instruments, propellers, pressurization, maintenance requirements and documentation, and trouble shooting from the cockpit. In this course you will be introduced to the systems commonly found in the training aircraft you are now flying.

AVFT 245 COMMERCIAL GROUND
F 3 cr.
Prerequisite: AVFT 143
--Commercial Flight Maneuvers, Airplane Aerodynamics, Advanced Performance, Power plants (including fuel injection and turbo-charging), Environmental Control Systems and Retractable Landing Gear Systems will be taught. Also, airports (marking and lighting) will be reviewed. Advanced Weight and Balance, and Part 61, 91, 125, and 135 and NTSB 830 Commercial Pilot Regulations will build on the private pilot regulations learned earlier. High Altitude Physiology, and High Performance and Turbine-Aircraft Flight Operations will be emphasized.

AVFT 250 COMMERCIAL FLIGHT 1 SINGLE-ENGINE
F,S 2 cr.
Prerequisite: AVFT 122 and AVFT 142.
--Students must enroll in this course while pursuing the Single engine commercial certificate at an approved flight school. Credits will be awarded upon completion of 57.5 hours of commercial flight training.

AVFT 251 COMMERCIAL FLIGHT 2 SINGLE-ENGINE
F,S 2 cr.
Prerequisite: AVFT 122 and AVFT 142.
--Students must enroll in this course while pursuing the single-engine commercial certificate at an approved flight school. Credits will be awarded upon completion of the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.

AVFT 252 COMMERCIAL FLIGHT 1 MULTI-ENGINE
F,S, 2 cr.
--Students must enroll in this course while pursuing the Multi-Engine commercial certificate at an approved flight school. Credits will be awarded upon completion of 57.5 flight hours of commercial flight training.

AVFT 253 COMMERCIAL FLIGHT 2 MULTI-ENGINE
F,S, 2 cr.
Prerequisite: AVFT 122 and AVFT 142.
--Students must enroll in this course while pursuing the Multi-engine commercial certificate at an approved flight school. Credits will be awarded upon completion of the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate.

AVFT 260 AVIATION SAFETY
F 3 cr.
--This course will concentrate primarily on the organizations and processes that govern commercial and general aviation safety in the United States. This course will also provide an overview of modern techniques used in accident investigation. Also covered are descriptions of major factors and the causation of aviation accidents.

AVFT 261 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR THEORY
F,S 4 cr.
--Students must enroll in this course while pursuing their Commercial certificate at an approved flight school. Credits will be awarded upon receipt of a copy of the student's commercial certificate.

AVFT 262 AVANCED AIRCRAFT THEORY
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument rating, or consent of instructor.
--Introduction to high performance, multi engine, aerobatic, and tailwheel aircraft; their systems, performance, weight and balance computations, flight procedures, characteristics, and emergencies. Unusual attitude recoveries, IFR and VFR.

AVFT 263 AVIATION REGULATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
S 3 cr.
--Provides a detailed study of the regulations and procedures common to the aviation industry as well as a survey of the legal environment and the standards of conduct required of professional pilots.

AVFT 282 CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
S 1 cr.
--Students must be enrolled in this course while pursuing their Certified Flight Instructor certificate. Credit for the course will be awarded upon completion of the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Practical Test.

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