2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Aviation

AVTY 100  4 Credits
Private Pilot Ground School
Study of aircraft and engine operation and limitations, aircraft flight instruments, navigation, navigation computers, national weather information and dissemination service. Federal aviation regulations, flight information publications, radio communications and navigation. Preparation for FAA private pilot-airplane written exam. Also available via Independent Learning. (4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 101  2 Credits
Private Pilot Flight Training
Flight instruction is arranged by student through approved pilot school or independent flight instructor. Training will meet federal aviation regulations. Course completion requires awarding of private pilot certificate. (Prerequisite: Department approval required.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 102  3 Credits
Commercial Ground Instruction
Advanced study of aircraft performance, airplane systems (including complex single engine, multi-engine and turboprop aircraft), navigation, regulations and meteorology. Employment considerations for commercial pilots surveyed. Preparation for the FAA commercial pilot-airplane written exam. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 103  2 Credits
Commercial Flight Training
Flight instruction is arranged by student through approved pilot school or independent flight instructor. Training will meet federal aviation regulations. Course completion requires awarding of commercial pilot certificate. (Prerequisites: Private Pilot certificate, AVTY 102 or concurrent enrollment, or passing score on FAA Commercial Pilot written exam, department approval required. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 105  1 Credit
Seaplane Flight Training
Flight instruction is arranged by student through approved pilot school or independent flight instructor. Training will meet federal aviation regulations. Course completion requires awarding of single-engine sea rating. (Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate or higher, department approval required.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 107  1 Credit
Multi-Engine Flight Training
Flight instruction is arranged by student through approved pilot school or independent flight instructor. Training will meet federal aviation regulations. Course completion requires awarding of multi-engine rating. (Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate or higher, department approval required.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 108  1 Credit
Introduction to Skis
Pilot instruction with a certified flight instructor or flight school in techniques of ski-plane operation and cold weather maintenance. The student is responsible for making arrangements for an appropriate aircraft, instructor and financing. (Prerequisite: Private pilot certificate.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 109  1 Credit
Glider Flight Training
Flight instruction is arranged by student through approved pilot school or independent flight instructor. Training will meet federal aviation regulations. Course completion requires awarding of glider and private or commercial pilot certificate with a glider category rating. (Prerequisite: Department approval.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 111  3 Credits
Fundamentals of Aviation
Basic concepts associated with the aircraft and its environment. Aircraft and its components, including basic systems, Federal Aviation Administration regulations, airports and airspace utilization, aeronautical charts, navigation, weather theory, medical and emergency factors. (3 + 0) Offered Fall

AVTY 116  3 Credits
Aviation History
Aviation from its early days to the present. People, places and machines contributing to the development of Alaskan aviation. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 121  2 Credits
Introduction to Aviation Safety
An introduction to aviation safety designed to develop a positive attitude toward safety, refresh aeronautical knowledge and improve aeronautical skills. (Prerequisites: Pilot's Certificate or enrollment in Aviation program. Proof required first day of class.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 155  1-3 Credits
Preventive Maintenance
Mechanics of the airplane, its powerplant and systems to enable the student to evaluate malfunctions and make maintenance decisions. Designed for the pilot-owner. (Prerequisite: Pilot's Certificate or enrollment in Aviation program. Proof required first day of class.) (1-3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 200  4 Credits
Instrument Ground School
Instrument flight operations in detail, altitude instrument flying, air traffic control and navigation facilities, pilot responsibilities. IFR enroute charts, instrument approach procedures. Federal Aviation Regulations, flight planning, human factors and meteorology. Includes optional visits to FAA, RAPCO and ARTCC facilities. (Prerequisites: Pilot's Certificate or enrollment in Aviation program. Proof required first day of class.) (3 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 201  2 Credits
Instrument Pilot Training
Flight instruction is arranged by student through approved pilot school or independent flight instructor. Cost of flight instruction varies with location of instruction. Training will be in accordance with current Federal Aviation Regulations. Course completion requires awarding of Instrument Rating. (Prerequisites: Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate, or AVTY 200 or concurrent enrollment, or passing score on FAA Private or Commercial Pilot written exam, or permission of instructor. Department approval required.) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 202  3 Credits
Flight Instructor Ground School
Preparation for the FAA certified flight instructor or advanced ground instructor written exam. (Prerequisite: Commercial pilot certificate or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 203  2 Credits
Flight Instructor Flight Training
Flight instruction is arranged by student through approved pilot school or independent flight instructor. Training meets federal aviation regulations. Course completion requires awarding of certified flight instructor certificate. (Prerequisites: Commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating, AVTY 202 or concurrent enrollment, or passing score on FAA flight instructor written exams; department approval.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 205  3 Credits
Instrument Instructor Flying
Preparation for certification as an instrument flight instructor. (Prerequisites: Commercial flight instructor certificate and department approval.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 206  4 Credits
ATP Ground Instruction
Preparation for the FAA airline transport pilot written exam. (Prerequisite: Compliance with FAR 61.151 and 61.155 or department permission.) (4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 207  2 Credits
ATP Flying
Qualification for single engine or multi-engine FAA airline transport pilot certificate. (Prerequisites: Commercial pilot certificate, 1500 hours of flight time as pilot or equivalent as described in FAR 61.155; AVTY 206 or passing score on FAA airline transport pilot written exam; current FAA first class medical certificate.) (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 220  3 Credits
Basic Flight Physiology
Understanding the physiology of flight and using this knowledge to explain why certain phenomena occurs to the mind and body during flight. (Prerequisites: Pilot's Certificate or enrollment in Aviation program. Proof required first day of class.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 226  4 Credits
Flight Engineer Ground School
A comprehensive examination of the major systems of one of the following aircraft: turbojet (B-727, DC-8, B-707); turboprop (L-382, L-188); or reciprocating (DC-6). Preparation for the FAA flight engineer written exam. (Prerequisites: FAA commercial pilot license and instrument rating, or equivalent, and department approval.) (4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 231  3 Credits
Arctic Survival
(Cross-listed with EMS 257)
Use of principles, procedures, techniques and equipment to survive extreme arctic conditions and to assist in safe recovery. Lab required. Materials fee: $50. (3 + arranged) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 232  3 Credits
Aviation Astronomy and Navigation
Air navigation and astronomy, including charts, equipment, star and constellation identification, and calculations. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 233  1 Credit
Loran C and GPS Navigation
The theory of Loran "C" and GPS and considerations regarding their use. System features are compared and the advantages and disadvantages of each are explored. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 235  3 Credits
Elements of Weather
Weather as it affects aircraft operators with an emphasis on interior Alaska. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 239  4 Credits
Aircraft Dispatcher
Coordinating functions involving the aircraft and other departments of an airline business. Those wanting to be eligible for aircraft dispatcher certificate must be 23 years of age. (4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 305  3 Credits
Legal Aspects of Aviation
Impact of law and insurance on the aviation industry for pilots, air workers and other aviation professionals; emphasis on commercial operations and the air transport service; history of the FAA; aircraft ownership; aviation insurance; FAA enforcement procedures; negligence; product liability. (Prerequisites: Pilot's Certificate or enrollment in Aviation program. Proof required first day of class.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 402  3 Credits
Aircraft Management
Securing, dispatching and monitoring aircraft operations. Safety, security, community relations, cost-effective scheduling and personnel management for mission scheduling. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 405  3 Credits
Advanced Aircraft Operations
Techniques and requirements associated with the operation of turbine powered aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, helicopters and STOL aircraft for pilots and air workers; safety; systems; aerodynamics; operating characteristics. (Prerequisites: AVTY 100, 111, or 301 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

AVTY 410  2 Credits
Techniques of Bush Flying
Flight training emphasizing emergency procedures in remote locations, off-airport operations, critical flight attitudes, low level flight, terrain flying, special maneuvers and unique soft and short field takeoffs and landings. (Prerequisites: AVTY 231, 235, 301, commercial rating and 20 hours taildragger time.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


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