Private Pilot Certificate

Career Pilot
Program Code: C60180C1

Private Pilot Certificate

The private pilot certificate is designed for non-career track students to earn their private pilot certification without entering the degree program. Courses taken within this certification are also stackable within the degree program.

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: AER

Courses in this program

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This course covers the basic elements of air navigation, fundamentals of pilotage and dead reckoning, and the use of a plotter, computer, and aerial charts. Topics include pilotage, dead reckoning, radio navigation, LORAN, Global Positioning Systems, and the use of FAA publications. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret aeronautical charts and apply navigational principles.

This course covers the aeronautical knowledge required to meet the Federal Aviation Administration regulations for private pilot certification. Topics include the principles of flight, the flight environment, basic aircraft systems and performance, basic meteorology and weather data interpretation, and FAA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the competencies required for the FAA written examination for a private pilot certificate.

Note, A-B Tech does not offer AER-151 Flight- Private Pilot as part of the Private Pilot Certificate pathway. To earn your private pilot certificate (license), you can complete your training at our flight school provider, WNC Aviation, at any other FAA-certified flight school, or with any FAA-certified flight instructor. Once you obtain your private pilot certificate, you will receive credit via licensure for the AER-151 course.

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This course provides an in-depth study of the state, federal, and international regulations forming the structure of aviation law. Emphasis is placed on Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 61, 91, and 135 with additional emphasis on legal issues in aviation law. Upon completion, students should be able to apply legal principles and interpret federal air regulations.

This course provides the hands-on training needed to qualify for a Federal Aviation Administration private pilot certificate. Topics include flight maneuvers (ground procedures, take-offs, climbs, level flight, turns, glides, stalls, slow flight, descents, slips, landings, emergency procedures) and cross-country planning and navigation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the competencies required for the flight test practical exam for the private pilot certificate.

This course covers the basic procedures and practices of aircraft accident prevention, accident investigation, and reporting. Topics include a comprehensive review of federal regulations pertinent to aviation safety and analyses of actual aviation accident cases and their causes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding and respect for specific personal factors such as attitude, motivation, and skill related to flight safety.

Total Credit Hours Required:
12

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

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