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1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions


Degrees and Programs Index

Aviation

AVTY 100 (4 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Private Pilot Ground School (4+0)
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.
AVTY 101 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Private Pilot Flight Training (2+0)
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.)
AVTY 102 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Commercial Ground Instruction (3+0)
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.
AVTY 103 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Commercial Flight Training (2+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Private Pilot certificate, AVTY 102 or concurrent enrollment, or passing score on FAA Commercial Pilot written exam, department approval required.
AVTY 105 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Seaplane Flight Training (1+0)
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.)
AVTY 107 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Multi-Engine Flight Training (1+0)
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.)
AVTY 108 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Introduction to Skis (1+0)
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.)
AVTY 109 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Glider Flight Training (1+0)
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.)
AVTY 110 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Biennial Flight Review (1+0)
Review of federal aviation regulations, air traffic control procedures, communications, normal and emergency aircraft procedures, and aircraft performance. (Prerequisite: Student must have private pilot certificate.)
AVTY 111 (3 Credits) Fall
Fundamentals of Aviation (3+0)
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.
AVTY 116 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aviation History (3+0)
Aviation from its early days to the present. People, places, and machines contributing to the development of Alaskan aviation.
AVTY 117 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aviation Weather (3+0)
Weather and its effects on air transportation and air traffic control. Aviation weather reports and forecasts. Methods of weather distribution including teletype, voice lines, broadcasts, and other systems used by the U.S. Government and airway users. Materials fee: $35.00.
AVTY 119 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Flight Simulator Instruction Basic Procedures (0+3)
Individualized operation and use of the LINK GAT-I or other FAA-approved flight simulator and selected practice in basic flight maneuvers, procedures and techniques. A supplement to both private pilot ground school and actual flight training. A minimum of four hours of simulator instruction is required. Simulator time is $25.00 per hour. A total of $100.00 must be paid at fee payment. (Prerequisite: AVTY 100 or concurrent enrollment in AVTY 100 or 111.)
AVTY 121 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Introduction to Aviation Safety (2+0)
An introduction to aviation safety designed to develop a positive attitude toward safety, refresh aeronautical knowledge, and improve aeronautical skills. (Prerequisites: AVTY 101, AVTY 111, or permission or instructor.)
AVTY 155 (1 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Preventive Maintenance (1 - 3+0)
Mechanics of the airplane, its power plant and systems to enable the student to evaluate malfunctions and make maintenance decisions. Designed for the pilot-owner. Materials fee: $35.00. (Prerequisite: AVTY 100 or permission of instructor.)
AVTY 200 (4 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Instrument Ground School (3+3)
Instrument flight operations in detail, altitude instrument flying, air traffic control and navigation facilities, pilot responsibilities. IFR enroute charts, instrument approach procedures, airspace and airway route system, ATC operations and procedures. Federal Aviation Regulations, flight planning, human factors, meteorology. Includes optional visits to FAA RAPCO and ARTCC facilities. Laboratory consists of at least four hours of instrument instruction by an authorized instructor in an FAA-approved instrument ground trainer (individually scheduled by the student through the Aviation Department). Simulator time is $25.00 per hour. A total of $100.00 must be paid at fee payment. (Prerequisites: AVTY 102 or permission of the instructor.)
AVTY 201 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
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. (Prerequisite: 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.)
AVTY 202 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Flight Instructor Ground School (3+0)
Preparation for the FAA certified flight instructor or advanced ground instructor written exam. (Prerequisite: Commercial pilot certificate or permission of instructor.)
AVTY 203 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Flight Instructor Flight Training (2+0)
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.)
AVTY 205 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Instrument Instructor Flying (3+0)
Preparation for certification as an instrument flight instructor. (Prerequisites: Commercial flight instructor certificate and department approval.)
AVTY 206 (4 Credits) As Demand Warrants
ATP Ground Instruction (4+0)
Preparation for the FAA airline transport pilot written exam. (Prerequisite: Compliance with FAR 61.151 and 61.155 or department permission.)
AVTY 207 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
ATP Flying (2+0)
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.)
AVTY 208 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Flight Simulator Operation (2+3)
Advanced training in a flight simulator (individually scheduled through the Aviation Department). A minimum of four hours of simulator instruction is required. Simulator time is $25.00 per hour. A total of $100.00 must be paid at fee payment. (Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate or higher, instrument rating, certified flight instructor-instrument or instrument ground instructor certificate, or department permission.)
AVTY 210 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Simulated Flight Instruction: Advanced Procedures (0+3)
Training utilizing the LINK GAT-I or other FAA-approved flight simulator (individually scheduled through the Aviation Department). A UAF approved instructor must direct and accompany the student while the simulator is in operation. Time accumulated may be applied to requirements of advance ratings or flight as specified in Part 61 of the Federal aviation regulations. A minimum of four hours of simulator instruction is required. Simulator time is $25.00 per hour. A total of $100.00 must be paid at fee payment.
AVTY 220 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Basic Flight Physiology (3+0)
Understanding the physiology of flight and using this knowledge to explain why certain phenomena occurs to the mind and body during flight. (Prerequisites: AVTY 101, AVTY 111, or permission of instructor.)
AVTY 226 (4 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Flight Engineer Ground School (4+0)
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.)
AVTY 231 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Arctic Survival (3+Arranged)
Use of principles, procedures, techniques and equipment to survive extreme arctic conditions and to assist in safe recovery. Lab required. Materials fee: $50.00.
AVTY 232 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aviation Astronomy and Navigation (3+0)
Air navigation and astronomy, including charts, equipment, star and constellation identification, and calculations.
AVTY 233 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Loran C and GPS Navigation (1+0)
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.
AVTY 235 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Elements of Weather (3+0)
Weather as it affects aircraft operators with an emphasis on Interior Alaska.
AVTY 239 (4 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aircraft Dispatcher (4+0)
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.
AVTY 301W,O (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Air Worker Strategies (3+0)
Knowledge and skills to use general aviation aircraft as a tool for field transportation, field logistics or as a platform for instrumentation and data collection. For pilots or air workers who use aviation in natural resources management. (Prerequisite: AVTY 100 or 111.)
AVTY 302 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aerial Data Collection (2+0)
Uses of aircraft to collect resource data ocular observations through operation of remote sensing data equipment. Mission design and sampling strategies. (Prerequisite: AVTY 301.)
AVTY 302L (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Aerial Data Collection Laboratory (0+2)
Optional Lab portion of AVTY 302. (Prerequisites: AVTY 301, 302.)
AVTY 305 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Legal Aspects of Aviation (3+0)
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: AVTY 102 or permission of instructor.)
AVTY 402 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Aircraft Management (3+0)
Securing, dispatching, and monitoring aircraft operations. Safety, security, community relations, cost-effective scheduling and personnel management for mission scheduling.
AVTY 405 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Advanced Aircraft Operations (3+0)
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, 301, or 302 or permission of instructor.)
AVTY 410 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Techniques of Bush Flying (1+2)
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.)

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