AVG 252 - Instrument Ground School

Course Description

This course provides the aeronautical knowledge required for the instrument rating and prepare the student to take the FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane written examination. Topics include: flight instruments, radio navigation, departure, enroute and arrival procedures, VOR, NDB, ILS, and GPS approaches, IFR emergencies, aviation weather, and IFR cross-country flight planning. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

AVF 111 and AVG 101 both with a 2.0 or higher; or equivalent rating.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency on the FAA Instrument Airplane Knowledge test.
  • Demonstrate instrument pilot operations.
  • Determine the best options to deal with aviation related situations.
Human Dimension:
  • Recognize themselves as pilots and decision makers.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Develop an increased appreciation of the importance for pilots to possess a solid foundation of aviation knowledge.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Recognize the importance of self-learning to continually develop themselves as safe and current pilots.