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Aviation

Professional Pilot

Bachelor of Science

The Professional Pilot major prepares graduates for entry level careers and leadership roles in the aviation community. Students select one of two technical specializations leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Pilot. The Aviation curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as a thorough education and training in a technical discipline. All Aviation courses are by permission. Special program rules and procedures as stated in the CWU Department of Aviation/Midstate Aviation, Inc Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) apply to the Flight Officer and Commercial Pilot.

The Flight Officer Specialization and Commercial Pilot Specialization share the core group of courses:

Required CoursesCredits
AVP 101, Private Pilot Flight Laboratory I

1

AVP 102, Private Pilot Flight Laboratory II
1
AVP 103, Private Pilot Flight Laboratory III
1
AVP 141, Principles of Flight I
4
AVP 142, Principles of Flight II
4
AVP 201, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I
1
AVP 202, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II
1
AVP 203, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab III
1
AVP 211, Meteorology for Pilots
4
AVP 221, Aircraft Systems I
3
AVP 241, Instrument Flight I

4

AVP 242, Instrument Flight II
3
AVP 304, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab I
1
AVP 305, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II
1
AVP 306, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab III
1
AVP 312, Aviation Weather Services
3
AVP 319, Applied Aerodynamics for Pilots
3
AVP 322, Aircraft Systems II
3
AVP 323, Advanced Navigation
3
AVP 337, Aviation Physiology and Survival
4
AVP 340, Human Factors in Flight
2
AVP 352, Multiengine Principles
2
AVP 354, Commercial Pilot
4
AVM 330, Aviation Law
3
AVM 350, Aviation Career Planning and Professionalism
3
AVM 417, Aviation Safety Management
4
AVM 418, Threat and Error Management in Aviation
3
  
Core Total:
70

Flight Officer Specialization

Flight Officer Flyer

Completion of this specialization assists the student to prepare for professional pilot positions. The following certificates and ratings are required for graduation: Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, Certified Flight Instructor, and Multiengine Rating. Flight training fees are paid by the student and will be in addition to normal university tuition and fees. Students enrolled in the Flight Officer specialization are eligible to complete advanced multiengine simulator training and may qualify for approved airline internships, and after graduation, the Direct Hire program with Horizon Airlines. To graduate with this specialization, students must complete the Commercial Pilot Certificate*, Multiengine Rating and Certified Flight Instructor Certificate at Central Washington University's approved flight training operator at Bowers Field in Ellensburg, Washington. Once a student has enrolled at Central Washington University, all subsequent flight training must be conducted by Central Washington University's approved flight training operator at Bowers Field in Ellensburg. Washington, and shall be done in a manner approved by the FAA under FAR Part 141.
*except as provided in approved articulation agreements

Required CoursesCredits
Professional Pilot Core Requirements
70
AVM 333, Air Transportation
4
AVP 301, Certified Flight Instructor Laboratory
1
AVP 348, Air Carrier Operations
4
AVP 401, Multiengine Flight Laboratory
1
AVP 410, Crew Resource Management
3
AVP 422, Aircraft Systems III - Turboprop
3
AVP 444, Multiengine FTD, Baron G58
2
AVP 445, Multiengine FTD, King Air 200
2
AVP 448, Fundamentals of Flight Instruction
5
AVP 469, Turbojet Operations
4
AVP 489, Turbojet FTD, CRJ-200
3
Department approved electives; any AVM or AVP course not used in required courses

4

Total Credits
110

 

Commercial Pilot Specialization

Completion of this specialization assists the student to prepare for commercial aviation employment opportunities. The following certificates and ratings are required for graduation: Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating, and Commercial Pilot Certificate. Flight training fees are paid by the student and will be in addition to normal university tuition and fees. To graduate with this specialization, students must complete the Commercial Pilot Certificate* at Central Washington University's approved flight training operator at Bowers Field in Ellensburg, Washington. Once a student has enrolled at Central Washington University, all subsequent flight training must be conducted by Central Washington University's approved flight training operator at Bowers Field in Ellensburg, Washington, and shall be done in a manner approved by the FAA under FAR Part 141. *A minor is also required for this specialization.
*except as provided in approved articulation agreements

Required CoursesCredits
Professional Pilot Core Requirements
70
AVP 332, Aviation History
3
AVP 375, Mountain and Canyon Flying
3
Department approved AVM or AVP Electives
10
Department approved electives
4
Total Credits
90

Avitation Courses

AVP 101. Private Pilot Flight Laboratory I (1). Corequisite, AVP 141. Basic flight maneuvers, solo flight in local area, and introduction of maximum performance takeoff and landing.

AVP 102. Private Pilot Flight Laboratory II (1). Prerequisite, AVP 101, corequisite, AVP 142. Plan and conduct cross-country flights and perform short-field and soft-field takeoffs and landings.

AVP 103. Private Pilot Flight Laboratory III (1). Prerequisite, AVP 102. Perform private pilot operations at a standard to obtain the private pilot certificate.

AVP 141. Principles of Flight I (4). Corequisite, AVP 221. Basic knowledge of airplanes and their systems, aerodynamics, flight safety, airports, aeronautical charts, airspace, radio communications, air traffic control services, and aviation regulations. Formerly FLT 151/FLT 151.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVP 142. Principles of Flight II (4). Prerequisite, AVP 141. Corequisite, AVP 211. Basic knowledge of airplane performance and loading, preflight planning including weather analysis, visual and radio (VOR/ADF) navigation, flight physiology, and aeronautical decision making. Preflight planning for cross-country flights. Formerly FLT 152/152.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVP 201. Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I (1). Prerequisite, Private Pilot Certificate. Altitude control by instrument reference only, use of full and partial panel and radio navigation.

AVP 202. Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II (1). Prerequisite, AVP 201. IFR Approaches and holding patterns.

AVP 203. Instrument Pilot Flight Lab III (1). Prerequisite, AVP 202. Perform all IFR maneuvers and procedures to FAA instrument rating practical test standards.

AVP 211. Meteorology for Pilots (4). Corequisite, AVP 142. Meterological processes and weather hazards peculiar to the flight environment. Formerly FLT 210. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVP 221. Aircraft Systems I (3). Corequisite, AVP 141. Light training aircraft engines, propellers and engine systems, flight controls, fuel systems, instrumentation, tires, wheels and brakes. Formerly FLT 220 and 220.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVP 241. Instrument Flight I (4). Prerequisite, Private Pilot Certificate. Operation and use of flight instruments and instrument navigation, function of air traffic control, and use of instrument flight charts. Formerly FLT 252/252.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVP 242. Instrument Flight II (3). Prerequisite, AVP 241. Corequisite, AVP 312. Procedures for IFR departure, en route, and arrival operations, preparation for FAA written examination. Formerly FLT 252/252.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVM/AVP 296. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of instructor. May be repeated.

AVM/AVP 298. Special Topics (1-5).

AVP 301. Certified Flight Instructor Flight Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, Commercial Pilot Certificate, AVP 448. Analyze and perform maneuvers from the right seat. Demonstrate proficiency and instructional knowledge to FAA practical test standards.

AVP 304. Commercial Pilot Flight Lab I (1). Prerequisite, AVP 203. Plan and conduct VFR cross-country flights using pilotage, dead reckoning, and radio navigation. Night flight operations. Formerly FLT 204. Student may not receive credit for both.

AVP 305. Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II (1). Prerequisite, AVP 304. Operation of complex aircraft and basic knowledge of advanced commercial maneuvers. Formerly FLT 205. Student may not receive credit for both.

AVP 306. Commercial Pilot Flight Lab III (1). Prerequisite, AVP 305. Perform flight maneuvers and procedures to FAA commercial pilot practical test standards. Formerly FLT 206. Student may not receive credit for both.

AVP 312. Aviation Weather Services (3). Corequisite, AVP 242. Comprehensive analysis of weather services to flight crew, including interpretation of applicable alpha-numeric and graphic weather reports and forecasts. Formerly FLT 311. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVP 319. Applied Aerodynamics for Pilots (2). Prerequisite, AVP 242. Theories of flight and flight factors including airfoil shape, drag, velocity, lift and thrust, stability and control.

AVP 322. Aircraft Systems II (3). Prerequisite, AVP 221 and Instrument Rating. Corequisite, AVP 354. Complex aircraft systems. Formerly FLT 320. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVP 323. Advanced Navigation (3). Prerequisite, AVP 354. Advanced navigation systems, their functions, operation, and applications. Formerly FLT 321. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVM 330. Aviation Law (3). Prerequisite, Instrument Rating or junior standing. Basic understanding of aviation law, the legal system, the principles of law and how they may be applied to aspects of air transportation.

AVP 331. National Airspace System (3). The national air traffic control system, control procedures, the integration of centers, approach communications, navigation procedures, radar operations and facilities.

AVP 332. History of Aviation (3). Prerequisite, ENG 101. A brief overview of the major developments in the history of powered flight. Formerly FLT 132. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVM 333. Air Transportation (4). Prerequisite, ENG 101. The air transportation system including facilities, regulations, problems encountered in commercial air transportation, airline operations, economic and social considerations.

AVM 334. Airport Management (3). Airport operations and management, including analysis of the role of the airport manager in planning, finance and administration; public relations, social, political and environmental considerations; operational requirements and facilities maintenance.

AVM 335. Aviation Management (3). Management of aviation activities, manpower, facilities, regulations and flight operations.

AVP 337. Aviation Physiology and Survival (4). Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate. Physiological aspects of flight crew performance, including affects of high altitude, accelerations, disorientation and fatigue. Normally requires altitude chamber flight. Basic introduction to wilderness survival.

AVM 340. Human Factors in Flight (4). Prerequisite, Instrument Rating. Psychological aspects of flight crew performance and fundamental concepts of crew resource management.

AVP 348. Air Carrier Operations (4). Prerequisite, AVP 354. Dispatch procedures, weather analysis (real time), flight operations, and crew utilization. Formerly FLT 338. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVM 350. Aviation Career Planning and Professionalism (3). Prerequisite, Junior standing or above. Career planning as applicable to students pursuing careers in the air transportation industry.

AVP 352. Multiengine Principles (2). Prerequisite, AVP 354. Multiengine aircraft systems and operations, normal and emergency procedures and flight characteristics.

AVP 354. Commercial Pilot (4). Prerequisite, Instrument Rating. Corequisite, AVP 322. Operation of advanced systems appropriate to complex airplanes and execution of advance flight maneuvers. Preparation for FAA written examination. Formerly FLT 253 and FLT 254. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVP 375. Mountain and Canyon Flying (2). Prerequisite, Private Pilot Certificate. Synthesis of fundamental concepts and practices including navigation in mountainous terrain, aircraft performance and density altitude, canyon flying and airport operations in constricted areas, mountain and canyon meteorology, emergencies, and flight safety.

AVP 401. Multiengine Flight Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, AVP 352 and Commercial Pilot Certificate. Perform multiengine aircraft systems and operations, normal and emergency procedures to FAA practical test standards.

AVP 410. Crew Resource Management (3). Prerequisite, AVP 340. Study of human performance in complex systems with an examination of stress, anxiety, fatigue, communication, personality and judgment, and practical application of human factors and performance in modern aviation.

AVM 417. Aviation Safety Management (4). Prerequisite, Commercial Pilot Certificate Course Stage IV. Fundamentals of aviation safety management, including evaluation of specific hazards peculiar to the flight environment. Formerly FLT 317. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVM 418. Threat and Error Management in Aviation (3). Prerequisite, AVP 340. Principles of Threat and Error Management (TEM) in aviation operations.

AVP 422. Aircraft Systems III - Turboprop Systems (3). Prerequisites, AVP 322 and AVP 354. Turbine engines and turboprop aircraft systems.

AVP 423. Aircraft Systems IV - Turbojet Systems (4). Prerequisite, AVP 422. Introduction and familiarization of transport category aircraft systems.

AVP 424. Dash 8 Aircraft Systems and Operations (4). Prerequisite, AVP 422 and AVP 444. Dash 8 turboprop aircraft systems.

AVM 434. Airport Operations (3). Prerequisites, AVM 333 and AVM 334.

AVM 438. Airport Planning and Design (4). Methodologies necessary to the planning and design of airports. Prerequisite, AVM 434.

AVP 444. Multiengine FTD, G-58 (2). Prerequisites, AVP 352 and Commercial Pilot Certificate Course Stage V complete. Introduction to and familiarization of electronic flight instrument systems, use of flight director and autopilot. Beginning crew coordination.

AVP 445. Multiengine FTD, King Air 200 (2). Prerequisites, AVP 422, AVP 444, and Multi-engine Rating. Operation of turbine powered aircraft, CRM, and FMS.

AVP 448. Fundamentals of Flight Instruction (5). Prerequisite, Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Certificate Course Stage V. Instructional knowledge to teach required subject matter to include recognition, analysis and correction of common student errors. Formerly FLT 357/357.1. Students may not receive credit for both.

AVP 458. Advanced Flight Instruction, Instrument (3). Prerequisite, AVP 448. Corequisite, Certified Flight Instructor Certificate Course Stage I. Methodology used in teaching instrument flight and acquisition of the Instrument Ground Instructor certificate (IGI).

AVP 469. Turbojet Operations (4). Prerequisites, AVP 423. Introduction and familiarization of transport category aircraft operations including; CRM, flows and checklist procedures, aircraft limitations, normal and emergency operational procedures.

AVP 475. Specialty Flight Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, FAA Pilot Certificate or equivalent and permission. Instruction in the listed specialties. Flight hours will vary with specialty. A minimum of 12 flying hours normally required for credit except as approved by flight technology. Hang gliders are specifically omitted. May be repeated. Single Engine Seaplane Multiengine Seaplane Helicopters Mountain Flying Aerobatics Other by advisement and permission

AVP 489. Turbojet FTD, CRJ-200 (3). Prerequisites: AVP 423, AVP 445, AVP 469, and permission. Introduction and familiarization of turbojet-powered aircraft operations in a simulated flight environment including CRM, EFIS, EICAS, Flight Director (FD), and automation philosophy/operation.

AVM/AVP 490. Cooperative Education (1-12). An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. Prior approval required. May be repeated. Grade will be S or U.

AVM/AVP 496. Individual Study (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of instructor. May be repeated.

AVM/AVP 498. Special Topics (1-5).

AVM/AVP 499. Seminar(1-5). May be repeated.