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Course Syllabus

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  • 1. Control & Performance Method
  • 2. Primary & Supporting Method
  • 3. Instrument Flying Scan
  • 4. Turns & Turn Rates
  • 5. Climbs & Descents
  • 6. Crew Resource Management
  • 7. Autopilot
  • 8. Hydroplaning
  • 1. VOR 101
  • 2. Using VOR
  • 3. Distance Measuring Equipment
  • 4. Ensuring VOR or DME is working
  • 5. Knowing Where you are Regarding a VOR
  • 6. Global Positioning System 101
  • 7. WAAS vs. Non-WAAS
  • 8. HSI 101
  • 9. Finding Intersections with VOR-LOC-DME
  • 1. Flight Planning 101
  • 1. NOTAMS
  • 2. FSS
  • 3. ATIS
  • 1. Pitot Static – Errors & Failures
  • 2. Airspeed Indicator
  • 3. Vertical Speed Indicator
  • 4. Altimeter
  • 5. How to Read an Altimeter
  • 6. Altimeter Errors
  • 7. Setting Altimeter
  • 8. Types of Altitudes
  • 9. Flight Level Altimeter Settings
  • 1. Gyro Instruments & Vacuum System
  • 2. Attitude Indicator
  • 3. Heading Indicator
  • 4. Turn Coordinator
  • 5. Magnetic Compass & Turning Errors
  • 6. Glass Cockpits
  • 1. Approach Lighting
  • 2. Descending Below DH/MDA
  • 3. 2 Bar & 3 Bar VASI
  • 4. PAPI Lighting System
  • 1. Causes of Weather
  • 2. Stability of an Air Masses
  • 3. Temperature Inversions, Dewpoint & Fog
  • 4. Types of Clouds
  • 5. Weather Fronts
  • 6. Thunderstorms, Wind Shear & Microbursts
  • 7. Icing / Reporting Icing
  • 8. Frost, Freezing Rain and Wet Snow
  • 9. Turbulence & Mountain Waves
  • 1. Standard Pressure & Temperature
  • 2. Convection & Circulation
  • 3. Occluded Fronts
  • 4. Jet Stream
  • 1. Weather Radar
  • 2. Weather Depiction Charts
  • 3. METAR
  • 4. TAFs
  • 5. Airmets & Sigmets
  • 6. PIREPS
  • 7. High & Low Level Prog Charts
  • 8. Aviation Graphics Forecasts
  • 9. Convective Outlook Charts
  • 10. Surface Analysis Charts
  • 11. Winds & Temperature Aloft
  • 1. Airspace Speed Limits
  • 2. Class A-D
  • 3. Class E & G
  • 4. Special Use Airspace
  • 5. Terminal Radar Programs
  • 6. Special VFR
  • 7. En Route IFR Chart Airspace
  • 1. Alternate Airport Weather
  • 2. Non-Standard Alternate Minimums
  • 1. Cruise Clearance
  • 2. Direct Routing & Reporting Points
  • 3. VFR On Top
  • 4. ARTCC Remote Sites & Frequencies / FIR’s
  • 5. FSS Frequencies on IFR Chart
  • 6. Calculating Rate of Descent
  • 7. Unusual Attitude Recovery
  • 1. Airport information on Enroute Chart
  • 2. Minimum Enroute Altitude (MEA) & Maximum Authorized Altitude (MAA)
  • 3. Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude (MOCA)
  • 4. Minimum Crossing Altitude (MCA)
  • 5. Off Route Obstruction Clearance Altitude (OROCA)
  • 6. Airways
  • 7. Maintaining Airway Centerline
  • 8. RNAV Fix & Waypoint Markings
  • 9. NDB Markings
  • 10. DME Mileage & Total Mileage
  • 11. VOR (Altitudes, Communication, Navigation & Usable Distances)
  • 12. VOR (Airway Point, Changeover Point, Center Frequencies & MRA)
  • 1. DP Frequencies / Profile
  • 2. Non-Standard Takeoff/Alternate Minimums
  • 3. ODP & SID Departure Procedures
  • 4. Climb Via SIDS
  • 5. Climb Rates & Gradients
  • 6. Diverse & VOCA Departure
  • 7. STAR Arrival Procedures
  • 8. Approach Chart Format Part 1
  • 9. Approach Chart Format Part 2
  • 10. IAF, IF, FAF
  • 11. Aircraft Approach Categories
  • 12. Runway Visual Range (RVR) & Precision Runway Monitor (PRM)
  • 13. Approach Plate Briefing Part 1 – VOR
  • 14. Approach Plate Briefing Part 2 – ILS
  • 15. Approach Plate Briefing Part 3 – GPS
  • 1. Contact & Visual Approaches
  • 2. Expected Descent Rate
  • 3. IFR in to uncontrolled airport
  • 4. Initial Approach fixes & No Procedure Turn
  • 5. DME Arcs & Errors
  • 6. LDA & SDF Approaches
  • 7. Radar vectors to Parallel Runway Approaches
  • 8. Wake Turbulence
  • 1. VOR Approach & Stepdown Fixes
  • 2. LOC Approach & LOC Back Course Approaches
  • 3. GPS Approach
  • 4. ASR Approaches & No-Gyro Vectors
  • 5. MAP Without Glideslope
  • 1. Instrument Landing System
  • 2. Precision Missed Approach Point with Glideslope
  • 1. Circling Approaches
  • 1. Missed Approach Prior to MAP
  • 2. Non-Precision Missed Approach
  • 1. Standard & Non-Standard Holds
  • 2. Holding at DME Fix
  • 3. Holding Pattern
  • 4. Holding Pattern Entries & Speeds
  • 1. ATC Clearances & Instructions
  • 2. Additional ATC Clearances
  • 3. Collision Avoidance & CFIT
  • 4. IFR Compulsory Reports
  • 5. IFR Communication Failures
  • ATC Clearances & Instructions
  • 6. Traffic Callout by Position of Clock
  • 7. Tower Talk IFR
  • 1. Weight & Balance
  • 2. Weight & Balance Calculations
  • 1. Aircraft Stuff
  • 2. Pilot Rules
  • 3. In Flight Rules
  • 4. NTSB Part 830
  • 5. Aeronautical Decision Making

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“We believe that learning from multiple instructors provides the best chance for you to become the greatest pilot you can be. When you sign up with AV8Prep.com, you get a team of instructors with different specialties leading you through each module.”
We believe that learning from multiple instructors provides the best chance for you to become the greatest pilot you can be. When you sign up with AV8Prep.com, you get a team of instructors with different specialties leading you through each module.

Marc

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Sikorsky Blackhawk

Favorite Flight Destination:
Sedona, Arizona (KSEZ)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Twelve O’Clock High

Victoria

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Piper Seminole

Favorite Flight Destination:
Camarillo, California (KCMA)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Sully

Bob

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Favorite Flight Destination:
Tallahassee, Florida (KTLH)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Airplane!

Jackie

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Piper Archer

Favorite Flight Destination:
Nassau, Bahamas (MYNN)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Snakes on a Plane

Drew

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
American Legend MOAC

Favorite Flight Destination:
Cedar Key, Florida (KCDK)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Aviator

Marc

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Sikorsky Blackhawk

Favorite Flight Destination:
Sedona, Arizona (KSEZ)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Twelve O’Clock High

Victoria

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Piper Seminole

Favorite Flight Destination:
Camarillo, California (KCMA)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Sully

Bob

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Favorite Flight Destination:
Tallahassee, Florida (KTLH)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Airplane!

Jackie

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
Piper Archer

Favorite Flight Destination:
Nassau, Bahamas (MYNN)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Snakes on a Plane

Drew

Instructor

Favorite Aircraft to Fly:
American Legend MOAC

Favorite Flight Destination:
Cedar Key, Florida (KCDK)

Favorite Aviation Movie:
Aviator

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AV8Live Modules

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  • Ground & Pre-Flight Operations
  • Air Operations
  • Aviation Weather
  • Aviation Weather Part 2
  • Interpreting Weather
  • Airspace
  • ATC Communications & Clearances
  • Drone Pilot FAR’s
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Power Plant
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Aircraft Systems Part 2
  • Pitot Static System
  • Gyro Instruments, Vacuum System & Glass Cockpits
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Flight Planning
  • Flight Planning Part 2
  • Weight & Balance
  • Airport Ground Operations
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Weather Part 2
  • Interpreting Weather
  • Airspace
  • In Flight
  • ATC Communications & Clearances
  • Private Pilot FAR’s
  • Instrument Flying & Aerodynamics
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning
  • Flight Planning Part 2
  • Pitot Static System
  • Gyro Instruments, Vacuum System & Glass Cockpits
  • Approach Lighting
  • Weather
  • Weather Part 2
  • Interpreting Weather
  • Airspace
  • Alternate Airports
  • IFR En Route
  • IFR En Route Part 2
  • Approach Plates, SIDS & STARS
  • Initial Approach
  • Non-Precision Instrument Approaches
  • Precision Instrument Approaches
  • Circling Approaches
  • Missed Approach
  • Holding
  • ATC Communications & Clearances
  • Weight & Balance
  • Instrument Pilot FAR’s
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Power Plant
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Aircraft System Part 2
  • Pitot Static System
  • Gyro Instruments, Vacuum System & Glass Cockpits
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Flight Planning Part 1
  • Flight Planning Part 2
  • Weight & Balance
  • Airport Ground Operations
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Weather Part 2
  • Interpreting Weather
  • Airspace
  • In Flight Part 1
  • In Flight Part 2
  • ATC Communications
  • Commercial Pilot FAR’s
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Power Plant
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Aircraft System Part 2
  • Pitot Static System
  • Gyro Instruments, Vacuum System & Glass Cockpits
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Flight Planning Part 1
  • Flight Planning Part 2
  • Weight & Balance
  • Airport Ground Operations
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Weather Part 2
  • Interpreting Weather
  • Airspace
  • In Flight Part 1
  • In Flight Part 2
  • ATC Communications
  • How to Teach Manuevers
  • CFI FAR’s
  • Instructor Responsibilities
  • Flight Instruction Techniques
  • The Learning Process
  • Student Evaluation
  • Course Development
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Scenario Based Training
  • Risk Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Assessments