Aeronautics (AERO)

AERO 100  Primary Pilot Ground School

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 72   

Formerly AERO 23. Aerodynamics, aircraft performance, Federal Aviation Regulations, aviation weather factors, and cross-country navigation procedures; provides introductory material on radio navigation, aeromedical factors, and radio communications procedures. Meets the preparation requirements for the FAA Private Pilot knowledge examination and FAA Air Traffic Control Basics.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623339AERO:100MW8:30am - 10:35amL. Rogus28B-107
Fall 201623340AERO:100TR8:30am - 10:35amL. Rogus28B-107
Fall 201623341AERO:100T6:00pm - 10:15pmD. Todd28B-103
Fall 201623342AERO:100R6:00pm - 10:15pmG. Isaacs28B-107

AERO 102  Aviation Weather

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly AERO 26. Weather elements, atmosphere, weather mechanics, weather disturbances, weather analysis and forecasts. Evaluation of aviation weather reports and forecasts.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623345AERO:102R11:30am - 2:40pmS. Shackelford28B-103
Fall 201623346AERO:102W6:30pm - 9:40pmS. Shackelford28B-103

AERO 104  Federal Aviation Regulations

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   

Formerly AERO 29. Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), pertaining to pilot certification, aircraft maintenance, general operating rules; air traffic control practices and procedures; reporting of aircraft accidents.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623348AERO:104W11:30am - 1:35pmL. Rogus28B-107
Fall 201623349AERO:104T3:00pm - 5:05pmD. Todd28B-103

AERO 150  Commercial Pilot Ground School

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: AERO 23 or AERO 100

Formerly AERO 25. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Pilot certification requirements, including aerodynamics, commercial pilot maneuvers, complex aircraft operations, multi-engine aircraft operations, aircraft weight and balance, aircraft performance charts, and radio navigation using advanced instrumentation. Prepares students for completion of the FAA Commercial Pilot Computerized Knowledge Examination.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623358AERO:150TR8:00am - 9:25amR. Rogus28B-103

AERO 152  Air Transportation

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Formerly TRAN 17. Survey course of the air transportation industry. Topics include an introduction to air transportation, structure and economics of the airlines, general aviation operations, and aviation career planning.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623352AERO:152M6:30pm - 9:40pmM. Tracey28B-103
Fall 201624112AERO:152MW6:55am - 8:20amM. Tracey28B-103

AERO 200  Aviation Safety and Human Factors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: AERO 23 or AERO 100

Formerly AERO 27. Evaluation and analysis of factors leading to aircraft accidents as it relates to the environment of the pilot and air traffic controller.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623347AERO:200T6:30pm - 9:40pmJ. Fleming28B-107

AERO 202  Aircraft and Engines

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: AERO 100 or AERO 23

Formerly AERO 28. Aircraft design, subsystems, repair and maintenance. Principles of internal combustion engines, fuel system, engine construction and design, lubrication and cooling methods, ignition system, basic troubleshooting. Turbine engine basic design and operational characteristics.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623353AERO:202R11:30am - 2:40pmR. Calverley28B-107

AERO 206L  Flight Simulator Laboratory

0.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 27
Advisory: AERO 25 or AERO 150

Formerly AERO 41. Flight simulator training in the iGATE Computer-based Aviation Training (PC-ATD) simulator in preparation for the instrument rating. Full and partial panel airwork, holding patterns, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) and Automatic Directional Finder (ADF) orientation, and instrument approach procedures.

AERO 250  Navigation

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: AERO 23 or AERO 100

Formerly AERO 24. Dead reckoning navigation procedures. Aeronautical computers and their application in cross-country flying. Use of radio navigation aids, flight planning, flight directors, global positioning system, and electronic flight instrumentation systems.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623343AERO:250MW8:30am - 9:55amR. Rogus28B-103
Fall 201623344AERO:250TR9:45am - 11:10amR. Rogus28B-103

AERO 252  Instrument Ground School

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: (AERO 23 or AERO 100) and (AERO 26 or AERO 102)

Formerly AERO 30. Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), Air Traffic Control communications and procedures, air navigation radio aids, instrument landing systems, flight instruments, aircraft performance, aeronautical publications, instrument approach procedures, IFR cross-country navigation, and instrument weather. Meets the preparation requirements for the FAA Instrument Pilot computerized knowledge exam.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623350AERO:252MW10:15am - 11:40amR. Rogus28B-103

AERO 254  Aircraft Dispatcher Operations

4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: AERO 100, AERO 102, AERO 104, AERO 150, AERO 152, AERO 200, AERO 202, AERO 250, and AERO 252

Elements and techniques of aircraft dispatch operations. Includes aircraft dispatcher briefings to a simulated flight crew. This course prepares students to enter employment as a certified aircraft dispatcher in the airline industry, air-medical industry, corporate aircraft operators, and aviation weather service companies. Successful completion of this course enables students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written, oral, and practical tests for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate. Students who pass the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge Test will qualify to take the FAA Oral and Practical Examination for the FAA aircraft dispatcher certificate.

AERO 256  Flight Instructor Ground School

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: (AERO 25 or AERO 150) and (AERO 30 or AERO 252)

Formerly AERO 58. Basic teaching principles, and application of those principles in teaching student pilots. Analysis of flight maneuvers and instruments. Prepares students for FAA knowledge tests for Flight Instructors.

AERO 258  Multi-Engine Turbine Aircraft Operations

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: (AERO 23 or AERO 100) and (AERO 30 or AERO 252)

Formerly AERO 45A. Design features and operational characteristics of a multi-engine turbine aircraft utilized in regional airline operations and corporate aviation, with emphasis on aircraft and engine systems. Off-campus trips maybe required.

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