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Kansas State University

Aviation

Marlon Johnston, Department Head

Professors Barnard and Gross; Associate Professors King, Shappee, and Splichal; Assistant Professors Armstrong, Brockway, Nunes, and Smith; Instructors Beckman, Hiechel, Irvin, and Sojka.

785-826-2679
www.salina.k-state.edu/aviation

Airframe and powerplant certificate (APC)

68 hours required for completion

This two-year airframe and powerplant program prepares students for evaluation by the Federal Aviation Administration to earn the mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Upon passing the FAA written, oral, and practical exams, graduates will be certified to practice as aviation maintenance technicians. Airframe and powerplant mechanics inspect, repair, modify, and maintain aircraft for manufacturers, commercial airlines, businesses, corporations, and general aviation operators.

Freshman

Fall semester

AVM 111Basic Aircraft Electricity4
AVM 121Aircraft Drawings1
AVM 131Aircraft Standards4
AVM 141Aircraft Science3
AVM 151Aviation Maintenance Fundamentals3
15
 

Spring semester

AVM 112Aircraft Welding2
AVM 132Aircraft Fluid Power3
AVM 142Airframe Systems4
AVM 152Airframe Structures and Repair5
AVM 162Airframe Electrical Systems4
18
 
Sophomore

Fall semester

AVM 231Aircraft Finish and Fabrication3
AVM 241Navigational Aids and Communication Systems3
AVM 261Aircraft Inspection and Assembly5
AVM 321Powerplant Fundamentals4
AVM 351Powerplant Ignition and Electrical Systems3
18
 

Spring semester

AVM 312Aircraft Propellers2
AVM 322Powerplant Operation and Troubleshooting3
AVM 332Gas Turbine Powerplant5
AVM 342Powerplant Induction and Fuel Systems4
AVM 352Powerplant Overhaul3
17
 

Aviation maintenance (AVM)

Associate of applied science 83 hours required for graduation

The applied science degree in aviation maintenance is a degree that can be earned in two years. The degree goes beyond the airframe and powerplant certificate program to include general education courses required by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Freshman

Fall semester

AVM 111Basic Aircraft Electricity4
AVM 121Aircraft Drawings1
AVM 131Aircraft Standards
AVM 141Aircraft Science3
AVM 151Aviation Fundamentals3
MATH 100College Algebra3
18
 

Spring semester

AVM 112Aircraft Welding2
AVM 132Aircraft Fluid Power3
AVM 142Airframe Systems4
AVM 152Airframe Structures and Repair5
AVM 162Airframe Electrical Systems4
18
 

Summer session

ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
UGE humanities/social science elective3
UGE natural science elective3
9
 
Sophomore

Fall semester

AVM 231Aircraft Finish and Fabrication3
AVM 241Navigational Aids and Communication Systems3
AVM 261Aircraft Inspection and Assembly5
AVM 321Powerplant Fundamentals4
AVM 351Powerplant Ignition and Electrical Systems
18
 

Spring semester

AVM 312Aircraft Propellers2
AVM 322Powerplant Operations and Troubleshooting3
AVM 332Gas Turbine Powerplant5
AVM 342Powerplant Induction and Fuel Systems4
AVM 352Powerplant Overhaul3
17
 

Summer session

SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
3
 

Aeronautical technology— aviation maintenance (AVMB)

Bachelor of science 128 hours required for graduation

Students may continue their studies in aviation maintenance beyond the associate degree to obtain a bachelor of science in aeronautical technology. The bachelor of science degree is designed for the maintenance technician with supervisory or management goals such as shop foreman, lead technician, director of maintenance and other leadership positions.

The additional courses will give the student background for leadership roles in the aviation industry. Courses enhance people skills and communications, both verbal and written. Additional math and computer skills will be developed.

There are multiple opportunities for advanced education and training through aviation electives and advanced maintenance courses addressing the nondestructive testing of aviation parts and aircraft, and the use of advanced composites in the larger transport category, corporate, and military aircraft. This degree provides the best preparation for the maintenance technician looking for employment in these fields.

Freshman

Fall semester

AVM 111Basic Aircraft Electricity4
AVM 121Aircraft Drawings1
AVM 131Aircraft Standards4
AVM 141Aircraft Science3
AVM 151Aviation Fundamentals3
15
 

Spring semester

AVM 112Aircraft Welding2
AVM 132Aircraft Fluid Power3
AVM 142Airframe Systems4
AVM 152Airframe Structures and Repair5
AVM 162Airframe Electrical Systems4
18
 
Sophomore

Fall semester

AVM 231Aircraft Finish and Fabrication3
AVM 241Navigational Aids and Communication Systems3
AVM 261Aircraft Inspection and Assembly5
AVM 321Powerplant Fundamentals4
AVM 351Powerplant Ignition and Electrical Systems3
18
 

Spring semester

AVM 312Aircraft Propellers2
AVM 322Powerplant Operations and Troubleshooting3
AVM 332Gas Turbine Powerplant5
AVM 342Powerplant Induction and Fuel Systems4
AVM 352Powerplant Overhaul3
17
 
Junior

Fall semester

ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
MATH 100College Algebra3
SPCH 106Public Speaking3
UGE natural science elective3
Aviation elective3
15
 

Spring semester

CMST 104Database Management2
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
MATH 151Applied Plane Trigonometry2
MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra3
UGE humanities, business or social science elective3
Aviation elective**3
16
 
Senior

Fall semester

AVM 400Composites4
PHYS 113General Physics I4
ENGL 302Technical Writing3
BUS 315Supervisory Management3
SPCH 311Business and Professional Speaking3
17
 

Spring semester

AVM 405Non-Destructive Testing3
UGE humanities, business, or social science elective3
Aviation elective**3
UGE humanities or social science elective3
12
 
**Marked electives must be upper-division courses, 300 and above.
 

Professional pilot (PPIL)

Associate of technology 65 hours required for graduation

The Jeppesen-Sanderson integrated flight training program is utilized to obtain private, commercial, instrument, and multi-engine ratings.

The two-year associate degree emphasizes business courses as a complement to the English, math, and science requirements. Professional pilot graduates may fly as charter, business, corporate, or airline pilots.

The flight training program is FAR141 approved. The approval allows students to meet the commercial instrument minimum-flight-hour requirement in 190 hours instead of 250 hours.

Flight training is conducted in Cessna 172s, Beechcraft Bonanzas, Beechcraft Barons, and a Beechcraft C-90 King Air. Both standard and full graphics simulators are used for additional training benefit.

The lab times reflected in the pilot courses are minimum times. Significant time commitment is necessary for labs and flight training. This program requires additional costs above the standard tuition, books, and supplies. Students must possess a current medical certificate issued by an aviation medical examiner prior to starting flight training.

Freshman

Fall semester

PPIL 111Private Pilot4
PPIL 113Private Pilot Flight Lab1
MATH 100College Algebra3
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
PPIL 100Introduction to Aviation3
14
 

Spring semester

PPIL 112Professional Instrument Pilot3
PPIL 114Professional Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I1
PPIL 342Aviation Meteorology4
MATH 150Plane Trigonometry3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
Computer elective3
17
 
Sophomore

Fall semester

PPIL 212Professional Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II2
PPIL 211Professional Commercial Pilot3
PPIL 213Professional Commercial Pilot Flight Lab2
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
PHYS 113General Physics I4
17
 

Spring semester

PPIL 262Multi-Engine Ground School1
PPIL 263Multi-Engine Flight Lab1
ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics3
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
BUS 315Supervisory Management3
ENGL 302Technical Writing3
Humanities/social science elective3
17
 

Aeronautical technology— professional pilot (PPILB)

Bachelor of science 124 hours required for graduation

Students may pursue studies in professional pilot beyond the associate degree level and obtain the bachelor of science degree in aeronautical technology.

The Jeppesen-Sanderson integrated flight training program is utilized to obtain private, instrument, commercial, certified flight instructor, and multi-engine ratings.

The student will receive the instrument flight instructor certificate in addition to advanced classes rooted in aviation applications. A multi-engine certificate opportunity and turbine-engine transition course are also available in this option with training available in the Beechcraft C-90 King Air.

The flight training program is FAR141 approved. The approval allows students to meet the commercial instrument minimum-flight-hour requirement in 190 hours instead of 250 hours.

Flight training is conducted in Cessna 172s, Beechcraft Bonanzas, Beechcraft Barons, and a Beechcraft C-90 King Air. Both standard and full graphics simulators are used for additional training benefit.

The lab times reflected in the pilot courses are minimum times. Significant time commitment is necessary for labs and flight training. This program requires additional costs above the standard tuition, books, and supplies. Students must possess a current medical certificate issued by an aviation medical examiner prior to starting flight training.

Freshman

Fall semester

PPIL 111Private Pilot4
PPIL 113Private Pilot Flight Lab1
PPIL 100Introduction to Aviation3
MATH 100College Algebra3
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
14
 

Spring semester

PPIL 112Professional Instrument Pilot3
PPIL 114Professional Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I1
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
PPIL 342Aviation Meteorology4
MATH 150Plane Trigonometry3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
17
 
Sophomore

Fall semester

PPIL 212Professional Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II2
MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
PHYS 113General Physics I4
PPIL 211Professional Commercial Pilot3
15
 

Spring semester

ENGL 302Technical Writing3
PPIL 213Professional Commercial Pilot Flight Lab2
PPIL 415Human Factors in Aviation3
PPIL 386Aerodynamics3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
Computer elective3
17
 
Junior

Fall semester

PPIL 312CFI Ground School6
PPIL 425Advanced Aircraft Systems3
CMST 104Database Management2
Humanities/social science elective3
14
 

Spring semester

Aviation elective3
PPIL 262Multi-Engine Ground School1
PPIL 263Multi-Engine Flight Lab1
PPIL 314CFI Flight Lab2
ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics3
BUS 315Supervisory Management3
Humanities/social science elective3
16
 
Senior

Fall semester

PPIL 482CFI Instrument Ground School1
PPIL 483CFI Instrument Flight Lab1
PPIL 450Aviation Safety Management3
MKTG 400Marketing3
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
Aviation elective**3
Business/management elective3
17
 

Spring semester

PPIL 440Air Carrier Operations3
PPIL 445Aviation Law3
Aviation elective2
Aviation elective3
Natural science elective3
14
 
**Marked electives must be upper-division courses, 300 and above.
 

Aviation maintenance courses

AVM 111. Basic Aircraft Electricity. (4) I. A basic concept of DC/AC circuits, with basic laws relating to the following: measuring voltage, current, resistance, continuity and leakage; relationship of voltage, current and resistance in electrical circuits; reading and interpretation of electrical circuit diagrams; electrical devices and inspection and servicing of batteries. Three hours lec. and three hours lab a week.

AVM 112. Aircraft Welding. (2) II. Theory and skill development in aircraft welding processes. Exercises in gas welding processes as applied to ferrous and nonferrous materials. Oxygen/acetylene, inert gas, and resistance welding processes are to be studied. One hour rec. and three hours lab a week.

AVM 121. Aircraft Drawings. (1) I. The course is designed to teach the student how to recognize and identify each kind of line as it appears in aircraft drawings and to interpret the meaning of the lines as they relate to surfaces and details in drawings. Three hours lab a week.

AVM 131. Aircraft Standards. (4) I. A survey of the organization of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Civil Aeronautics Board. Emphasis will be placed on the regulations, standards, and specifications of each of these organizations. Also included is an introduction to air transport maintenance procedures. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week.

AVM 132. Aircraft Fluid Power. (3) II. A study of basic fluid mechanics as it applies to practical applications in aircraft systems. Compressible and incompressible fluid systems will be studied. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 141.

AVM 141. Aircraft Science. (3) I. This is a study of applied mathematics and basic physics. Section one: mathematics will provide the learner with the tools needed to perform the calculations normally confronted by the aviation maintenance technician. Section two: the study of basic science will enable the student to better understand the operation of aircraft and the many complex systems needed to sustain safe flight. Three hours rec. a week.

AVM 142. Airframe Systems. (4) II. A study of the airframe systems and components to include: pressurization, heating and cooling, and structural device. Two hours rec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 141.

AVM 151. Aviation Maintenance Fundamentals. (3) I. This course is designed to permit the student to learn and practice those skills and techniques essential to the career development of the aviation maintenance technician. The subjects included are: shop safety, aircraft general familiarization, fluid lines and fittings, hand tools and measuring devices, aircraft hardware, cleaning and corrosion control, aircraft metals, inspection fundamentals, ground operation and servicing, and support equipment. One hour rec. and six hours lab a week.

AVM 152. Airframe Structures and Repair. (5) II. A study of materials commonly used in airframe structures and the associated study of making structural repairs according to recommended procedures. Skills in sheet metal are stressed. Three hours rec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 141.

AVM 162. Airframe Electrical Systems. (4) II. An advanced study of DC/AC circuits law relating to circuit analysis and a detailed study of measuring instruments. Advanced study of relays, switches, alternators, and other devices encountered in circuit analysis, troubleshooting, and repair. Two hours rec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 111.

AVM 231. Aircraft Finish and Fabrication. (3) I. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the wood and fabric coverings and procedures used on aircraft, and methods used in preparation for and application of paint finishes to aircraft surfaces. One hour rec. and six hours lab a week.

AVM 241. Navigational Aids and Communication Systems. (3) I. A survey study of the aids to navigation and communications used in light and intermediate class aircraft. Operation and installation of the various types of equipment will be stressed. Two hour rec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 111.

AVM 261. Aircraft Inspection and Assembly. (5) I. A study of assembly and manufacturing procedures and inspection of aircraft components. This course also covers in detail annual and 100-hour inspections. Three hours rec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 121, 131, 141.

AVM 290. Problems in Aviation. (Var.) I, II, S. Advanced study in a specific area chosen by the instructor. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

AVM 312. Aircraft Propellers. (2) II. A study of the use, maintenance, and inspection of propellers and their related control systems. One hour rec. and three hours lab a week.

AVM 321. Powerplant Fundamentals. (4) I. A study of the principles of operation, design features, and operating characteristics of reciprocating aircraft engines. Includes overhaul inspection procedures on current horizontal opposed and radial engines. Three hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 131, 141.

AVM 322. Powerplant Operation and Troubleshooting. (3) II. Experience in installation, operation, and removal of aircraft engines. Engine analysis and diagnosis of malfunctions, including methods of remedy, are performed on airworthy engines. One hour rec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 321.

AVM 332. Gas Turbine Powerplant. (5) II. Advanced study of the fundamentals of gas turbine powerplants including operation, studies of supporting systems and inspection methods are fundamental to this course. Two hours rec. and nine hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 321.

AVM 342. Powerplant Induction and Fuel Systems. (4) II. A study of aircraft induction and fuel metering systems including fuels, carburetors, fuel injection systems, superchargers, and other induction system components used to ensure a dependable and accurate fuel supply at any flight configuration and attitude. Two hours rec. and six hours lab a week. Conc.: AVM 321.

AVM 351. Powerplant Ignition and Electrical Systems. (3) I. A study of battery, magneto high and low tension ignition systems, including turbine igniters for today's aircraft. Also a study of powerplant starting and charging systems and related components. Emphasis will be placed on troubleshooting, repair, and timing of aircraft ignition systems. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 111.

AVM 352. Powerplant Overhaul. (3) II. Practical experience in overhauling reciprocating engines. Engines are assembled and operationally checked in lab. One hour lec. and six hours lab a week. Pr.: AVM 321.

AVM 400. Composites. (4) II. This course will introduce composite materials in use in aircraft production; the course will be mainly concerned with the repair of these materials and the repair procedures. The course will start with the development of composites, a description of each type, the different qualities of each type and hands-on projects for repairs, and the techniques involved with the repairs, such as vacuum bagging and hot bonding. Pr.: AVM 152 and 231; or MET 231.

AVM 405. Non-Destructive Testing. (3) I. Introduction to nondestructive testing and inspection methods in use in the aviation industry. The course will cover the following types of inspection methods: visual, x-ray (radiographic) magnetic particle, ultrasonic, dye penetrant. Pr.: AVM 112 and 261; or MET 231 and 245.

AVM 485. Helicopter Maintenance. (7) S. An advanced study of the major components of rotary-winged aircraft to include airframe, rotor, transmission and engine components of turbine and reciprocating engine helicopters. Also includes a detailed study and validation of all Federal Aviation Administration required documentation related to maintenance, historical records, and inspection of components. Three hours lecture and 12 hours lab per week. Pr.: AVM 111 and AVM140 or consent of instructor.

Aviation maintenance review courses

AVMR 220. Aviation Maintenance Review/General. (4) The general review course is designed for those individuals who have met the Federal Aviation Administration's eligibility requirements under FAR 65.77. The review conforms to the three levels of training set forth by the FAA. Three hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: Departmental consent. This course may be offered in two parts as: AVMR221 Aviation Maintenance Review/General I and AVMR222 Aviation Maintenance Review/General II.

AVMR 230. Aviation Maintenance Review/Airframe. (4) The airframe review course is designed for those individuals who have met the Federal Aviation Administration's eligibility requirements under FAR 65.77. The review conforms to the three levels of training set forth by the FAA. Pr.: Departmental consent. This course may be offered in two parts as: AVMR231 Aviation Maintenance Review/Airframe I and AVMR232 Aviation Maintenance Review/Airframe II.

AVMR 250. Aviation Maintenance Review/Powerplant. (4) The powerplant review course is designed for those individuals who have met the Federal Aviation Administration's eligibility requirements under FAR 65.77. The review conforms to the three levels of training set forth by the FAA. Pr.: Departmental consent. This course may be offered in two parts as: AVMR251 Aviation Maintenance Review/Powerplant I and AVMR252 Aviation Maintenance Review/Powerplant II.

Professional pilot courses

PPIL 100. Introduction to Aviation. (3) I, II, This course will examine the history of aviation and a look at the future. Throughout the course we will discuss the attributes of an aviation professional, careers, career planning, and pilot certification. Students will consider historical events and their relationship to current aviation aspects. The interdependency and synergy in the development of military aircraft, the space program, as well as the growth of commercial and general aviation will be discussed. Students will use the Internet for various research projects concerning the past, present, and future of aviation.

PPIL 111. Private Pilot. (4) I, II. The subject areas necessary for completion and passing of the FAA Private Pilot Written Knowledge Test are presented. Four hours rec. a week.

PPIL 112. Professional Instrument Pilot. (3) I, II. A study of the procedures, regulations, and techniques required to safely fly in instrument meteorological conditions within our national airspace system. The course will prepare the student to pass the FAA Instrument Airplane Written Knowledge Test. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: PPIL 111.

PPIL 113. Private Pilot Flight Lab I. (1) I, II, S. An introduction of the fundamentals of flight. Solo flights to include all flight operations and maneuvers necessary for meeting the aeronautical experience for the FAA Private Pilot Certificate. Three hours lab a week. Conc.: PPIL 111.

PPIL 114. Professional Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I. (1) I, II, S. Instructional flight training necessary to maneuver the aircraft safely in actual or simulated instrument meteorological conditions within the national airspace system. Three hours lab a week. Pr.: PPIL 111, 113. Conc.: PPIL 112.

PPIL 196. VFR Pilot Proficiency Lab. (1) I, II, S. Instruction and flight training necessary to safely operate an aircraft to meet the Federal Aviation Regulations. This course provides the student the opportunity to review and demonstrate proficiency to satisfactorily meet the FAA regulations for the current ratings held.

PPIL 197. IFR Pilot Proficiency Lab. (1) I, II, S. Instruction, simulator, and flight training necessary to safely operate an aircraft, to meet and maintain the Federal Aviation Regulations currency requirement of Instrument Competency, and maintain instrument currency and proficiency.

PPIL 211. Professional Commercial Pilot. (3) I, II. The subject areas necessary for passing the FAA Commercial Pilot Knowledge Test. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: PPIL 112, 114.

PPIL 212. Professional Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II. (2) I, II, S. Instructional cross country flight training necessary to maneuver the aircraft safely in actual or simulated instrument meteorological conditions within the national airspace system. Six hours lab a week. Pr.: PPIL 112, 114.

PPIL 213. Professional Commercial Pilot Flight Lab. (2) I, II, S. An introduction to complex airplane operations and a review of those operations required of a commercial pilot. The completion of this course readies the student to take the commercial FAA practical test. Six hours lab a week. Pr.: PPIL 212. Conc.: PPIL 211.

PPIL 214. Extended Cross Country. (1) A characteristic of aviation is that aircraft can cover a large geographic area. Aircraft operations in other geographic areas may differ greatly from a student's training base. The experience of long-range navigation can be a great learning experience as well as a confidence booster. Selection of a destination that allows the student to increase their knowledge of aviation also aids in producing a more well-rounded, responsible professional. Pr.: PPIL 113.

PPIL 215. Mountain Flying. (1) A characteristic of aviation is that aircraft can cover a large geographic area. Aircraft operations in mountainous areas may differ greatly from a student's training. The experience of reduced aircraft performance caused by high-density altitudes can be a great training into operations with aircraft exhibiting marginal performance. Learning of weather patterns, hypoxia, and survival allows the student to increase their knowledge of aviation and also aids in producing a more well-rounded, responsible professional. Pr.: PPIL 113.

PPIL 216. Altitude Chamber. (1) I, II. This course offers a 1-day aviation physiology course for civil aviation pilots through the CAMI's Aeromedical Education Division in Oklahoma City, OK. In addition to the basic academic contents, this course offers practical demonstrations of rapid decompression and hypoxia in a hypobaric chamber, as well as a practical demonstration of spatial disorientation. Upon completion of the course students will receive a certificate noting that they have completed the FAA's Physiological Training course. The FFA requires a current Aviation Medical Certificate.

PPIL 221. Preventive Maintenance. (2) This course will give the student hands-on experience with the maintenance tasks allowed under FAR 43 entitled preventive maintenance. One hour lec. and two hours lab a week.

PPIL 230. Private Pilot Glider Transition. (1) Instruction and flight training in the design, performance, operating characteristics, and flight proficiency for the safe operation of glider aircraft that will lead to an Private Pilot Glider certificate. This course provides students the opportunity to enhance and develop their skills in this segment of aviation. Pr.: PPIL 113.

PPIL 231. Commercial Pilot Glider Transition. (1) Instruction and flight training in the design, performance, operating characteristics, and flight proficiency for the safe operation of glider aircraft that will lead to a commercial pilot glider certificate. This course provides students the opportunity to enhance and develop their skills in this segment of aviation. Pr.: PPIL 213 and PPIL 230.

PPIL 240. Introduction to Air Traffic Control. (3) An introductory air traffic control (ATC) course that focuses on Terminal, Enroute, and FSS ATC procedures. The course examines the role of an air traffic controller at the various operational positions throughout the ATC system. The course gives an overview of the current U.S. National Airspace System as it relates to ATC procedures. In addition, the course looks at the use of future technologies and how they enhance the ATC system. Off-campus trips contribute to experiential learning. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: PPIL 111.

PPIL 250. Safety and Security of Airport Ground Operations. (3) This course discusses general aviation airport ground operations, particularly from the mechanic, pilot, and ramp worker perspective. Focus will be on increasing awareness of airport operations. Attention will be given to improving airport safety by creating an enhanced awareness of rules, policies, procedures, and potential hazards that affect all individuals working in and around the airport ground operations environment. Some topics included are: aircraft marshalling procedures, airfield security issues, ground vehicle operations, and security and accident/incident response reporting. Pr.: PPIL 100 or AVM 151.

PPIL 262. Multi-Engine Ground School. (1) I, II, S. Ground instruction covering multi-engine aircraft to develop the aeronautical knowledge to meet the ground school requirements for a multi-engine land class rating. Pr.: PPIL 211.

PPIL 263. Multi-Engine Flight Lab. (1) I, II, S. Flight instruction and experience in a multi-engine aircraft to develop the aeronautical skills to meet the requirements to add a multi-engine land class rating to the student's existing pilot certificate. Three hours lab a week. Pr.: PPIL 262 or conc.

PPIL 290. Multi-Engine Crew Coordination. (1-4) Instruction, simulator and flight training necessary to operate a multi-engine aircraft as a member of a crew. Enhances multi-engine, instrument and cross country skills. Pr.: PPIL 211, 263.

PPIL 295. Tailwheel Transition. (1) Instruction and flight training in the design, performance, operating characteristics, and flight proficiency for the safe operation of conventional-geared (tailwheel) aircraft that will lead to an endorsement allowing the student to act as pilot-in-command. This course provides students the opportunity to enhance and develop their skills in this segment of aviation. Pr.: PPIL 113.

PPIL 310. Aircraft Certification. (3) A presentation of Federal Aviation Regulations pertinent to aircraft certification, maintenance and associated documents, publication records, and weight and balance computations.

PPIL 312. Certified Flight Instructor Ground School. (6) I, II. Instruction techniques, practices, and procedures necessary to provide skill in organizing and presenting lessons. This course will prepare the student for the FAA Certified Instructor Knowledge Test. Six hours rec. a week. Pr.: PPIL 211.

PPIL 314. Certified Flight Instructor Flight Lab. (2) I, II, S. The needed flight skills and proper display of teaching ability will be emphasized. The demonstration of flight maneuvers with recognition of common errors in students performing the demonstrated maneuvers is stressed. Six hours lab a week. Pr.: PPIL 213. Conc.: PPIL 312.

PPIL 342. Aviation Meteorology. (4) I, II. Basic aviation-related meteorology concepts through the study of atmospheric elements and how they generally affect the weather: Introduction to the subject, water in the atmosphere, variables which cause local weather changes, specific aviation-associated hazards, understanding meteorological reports and forecasts, meteorological techniques used in predicting weather patterns. Same as PHYS 342.

PPIL 379. Turbine Transition. (3) I, II. To provide required knowledge to meet FAA requirements to operate as second-in-command in KSU transportation aircraft. Covers systems performance and emergency procedures for turbine aircraft. In conjunction with simulator training, students will be qualified to operate as co-pilots on university transportation trips. Pr.: PPIL 213.

PPIL 385. Airline Transport Pilot Rating. (2) By appt. Provides the student with the aeronautical knowledge necessary to prepare for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot Knowledge Test. The demonstration of flight maneuvers, with recognition of proper control of emergencies in compliance of the Airline Transport Pilot Practical Test Standards will be stressed. One hour lec. and three hours lab a week.

PPIL 386. Aerodynamics. (3) II. This course covers incompressible flow theory and wing theory as well as calculations of stall speed, drag, and basic performance criteria. This course also examines configuration changes, high and low speed conditions, and special flight operations. Stability and control, weight and balance, and operational data are also examined. Aerodynamic performance of aircraft powered by reciprocating, turboprop, and jet turbine engines are considered. The student will be introduced to aircraft design and high-speed aerodynamics. Pr.: PPIL 111 or AVM141.

PPIL 389. Problems in Aviation. (1-18) I, II, S. To provide the student an opportunity to apply aviation education to the improvement of skills previously learned as designated by the instructor.

PPIL 396. Introduction to Aerobatics. (1) Instruction and flight training necessary to develop an understanding and flight proficiency in basic aerobatics. This course provides the student the opportunity to develop a better understanding of aircraft and safety of flight in other than normal flight attitudes. Pr.: PPIL 113.

PPIL 400. Aviation Legislation. (3) A survey of state, federal, and international regulation of the aviation industry. Historical and current events, past and present legislation, conventions and treaties will be examined. Emphasis is on the historical and legislative aspects as they correlate to the development and control of aviation. Pr.: Junior standing.

PPIL 415. Human Factors in Aviation. (3) I, II. Explores the physical environment and physiology limitations imposed on the aviation professional. Health, fatigue, human behavior and errors, communication, teambuilding, leadership, situation awareness, crew resource management, judgment, and aeronautical decision making are studied to achieve safe and efficient operation. Pr.: PPIL 111 or PPIL 100, or Jr. standing.

PPIL 416. Crew Resource Management. (3) This course will involve using all available resources for a safe and efficient flight. The background and philosophy of Crew Resource Management (CRM) and the study of communication, behavior styles, stress management, situational awareness, leadership, and professionalism will be stressed. CRM techniques and skills learned in the classroom will be applied in the cockpit while flying scenarios in a multi-place, flight training device. Two hours lec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: PPIL 114, PPIL 415.

PPIL 417. Aviation Accident Investigation. (3) This course is designed to provide a general understanding of the methods and procedures used in aviation accident investigation. Students in this course will learn methods used to gather and analyze facts of accidents as well as determine probable cause and contributing factors. Procedures and techniques used to determine accident causes will also be analyzed. Historical accident reports from National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other organizations will be examined. Pr.: PPIL 415 and junior standing.

PPIL 425. Advanced Aircraft Systems. (3) Electrical, environmental, hydraulic, fuel, ignition, and lubrication systems, including theory of operation and calculations. Principles, systems, analysis, operation, and limitations of advanced electronic navigation, flight director, and automatic flight control systems, including Inertial Navigation Systems, GPS. Pr.: PPIL 111.

PPIL 430. Corporate and Business Aviation Management. (3) A study of the history of corporate and business aviation, the regulation of the industry, and the operation and management of corporate and business flight departments. Students will receive an overview of the social, economic, and political effects of business aviation. Aircraft selection and utilization, maintenance responsibilities, fiscal considerations, fractional ownership, and passenger and crew safety and security measures will also be studied. Pr.: Junior standing.

PPIL 435. Air Transportation. (3) This interactive course examines the development of the United States air transportation system, current issues, and the competitive strategies of past and present airline executives; examines the many attributes of starting and operating a successful airline in a competitive market; and explores the role of airport operations and the commercial and corporate aircraft that challenge the air transportation system. Pr.: Junior standing.

PPIL 440. Air Carrier Operations. (3) A study of Federal Aviation Regulations that influence air carrier and commercial operators. Students will gain an appreciation of the variety of regulatory issues involved in air carrier operations such as certification, training, and operational safety and security requirements. Students will also gather the background information necessary to correlate and apply relevant regulations to daily aviation operations. The course focuses on FAR Part 61, 91, 119, 121, and 135. Pr.: PPIL 111 or PPIL 100, and junior standing.

PPIL 445. Aviation Law. (3) II. A study of how the U.S. regulatory and legal systems work in relation to aviation activities. It is designed to help those in the aviation industry understand their rights, liabilities, and responsibilities and avoid common legal pitfalls. Emphasis will also be placed on aircraft ownership, registration, and insurance. Pr.: Junior standing.

PPIL 450. Aviation Safety Management. (3) I, II. A course designed to assist the student to develop an attitude and philosophy for accident prevention. The course includes ideal and practical, personal and organizational safety procedures and goals; safety philosophies; aircraft accident reports; human factors; principles of accident investigation; accident prevention program and accident statistics; current events; NTSB special studies. The safety program is analyzed from the theoretical and philosophic points of view. A safety program is developed with an examination of safety concepts, the human elements of accidents, managing a safety office in an organization, and current events. Pr.: Junior standing.

PPIL 451. System Safety. (3) This course is designed to provide an understanding of the system safety discipline. Students will learn how the system safety process is used in accident prevention and examine its role in management. Students will also examine various aircraft systems for overall safety of operation. Pr.: PPIL 450.

PPIL 455. Current Trends and Issues in Aviation. (3) This course explores current trends and issues in the aviation industry. Emphasis will be placed on discussing current issues that are impacting the world aviation marketplace. Students will address these issues and trends from the standpoint of application to their career, relevance to the economic viability of the industry, and the impact such trends place on aircraft operators and manufacturers. Pr.: Senior standing.

PPIL 482. Certified Instrument Flight Instructor Ground School. (1) I, II, S. Instrument instruction techniques, practices, and procedures necessary to provide skills in organizing and presenting lessons in instrument flying procedures. This course will prepare the student for the FAA Certified Instrument Flight Instructor Knowledge Test. One hour rec. per week. Pr.: PPIL 312.

PPIL 483. Certified Instrument Flight Instructor Lab. (1) I, II, S. Instrument instruction techniques, practices, and procedures necessary to provide skills in organizing and presenting lessons in instrument flying procedures. This course will prepare the student for the FAA Certified Instrument Flight Instructor practical test. Three hours lab a week. Pr.: PPIL 314. Pr. or coreq.: PPIL 482.

PPIL 492. Certified Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Ground School. (1) I, II. Provides the student with the aeronautical knowledge necessary to meet the requirements for the addition of an airplane, multi-engine rating to the flight instructor certificate. One hour rec. a week. Pr.: PPIL 312, 314.

PPIL 493. Certified Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Lab. (1) I, II, S. Provides the student with the aeronautical skills and experience necessary to meet the requirements for the addition of an airplane, multi-engine rating to the flight instructor certificate. Three hours lab a week. Pr.: PPIL 314. Pr. or coreq.: PPIL 492.