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Aviation Professional Pilot, A.A.S.



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Offered at North Campus

Students with or without pilot certification can efficiently prepare for a career as a professional pilot by completing one or more of the concentrations in this 21-month (seven-term) program.

Flight training includes advanced full-motion experience and visual flight simulation of traditional and Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA), visual and instrument flying and multi-engine flying in addition to actual flight in training aircraft.  Program non-flight courses include online ground school courses taken concurrently with the associated flight training course, online program courses that support and add a greater depth of knowledge of aeronautical knowledge, and general education electives and other electives offered face-to-face or online. Go to www.indianhills.edu/aviationpilot for more information.

To be accepted into the Aviation Professional Pilot program, students must have at least a 2.0 high school or college grade point average. Prospective students need to: (1) complete an application form, which can be obtained from the Admissions Office, the Aviation Department, a high school counselor, or online at www.indianhills.edu; (2) provide the college with a high school transcript or high school equivalency diploma certification, and transcript(s) from any other college(s) attended. In the case of a high school, also send any applicable signed high school articulation agreements; (3) submit a copy of their first- or second-class medical certificate; (4) complete a pre-admission informational conference with the Aviation Department staff (contact the Aviation Department for details); (5) provide proof of U.S. citizenship (valid U.S. passport, original birth certificate, etc.) or in the case of non-citizenship meet the validation requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Original positive identification documents described above must be presented to the Aviation Department Office before the first flight at the IHCC Aviation Center. Please contact the Aviation Department at (641) 683-5214 for further information.

Students presenting documentation of a current private pilot certificate prior to enrollment will receive credit for Private Basic Ground I (AVI 135 ), Private Basic Ground II (AVI 136 ), Primary Pilot Training I (AVI 133), Primary Pilot Training II (AVI 137).

Students should be prepared to fly five days per week in order to complete this program on schedule. Additional time or terms may be needed to complete the flight portion due to factors such as adverse weather conditions, aircraft availability, and student aptitude.  The best term to start the program without prior flight training experience in the Summer Term when the weather is most conductive to primary flight training.

Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program may transfer for further study towards a four-year baccalaureate degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Flight Education
  • Apply general aeronautical science concepts.
  • Apply human factors concepts to improve aviation safety.
  • Exhibit aviation industry professionalism.
  • Describe private and for-hire aviation industry activities.
  • Demonstrate Private Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.
  • Explain instrument flying concepts, regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate Instrument Rating Airplane Pilot Certification Competencies.
  • Demonstrate Commercial Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.
  • Analyze advanced aircraft systems and technologies.
  • Demonstrate Airplane Flight Instructor Certification Competencies.
Commercial Pilot
  • Apply general aeronautical science concepts.
  • Apply human factors concepts to improve aviation safety.
  • Exhibit aviation industry professionalism.
  • Describe private and for-hire aviation industry activities.
  • Demonstrate Private Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.
  • Explain instrument flying concepts, regulations, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate Instrument Rating Airplane Pilot Certification Competencies.
  • Demonstrate Commercial Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.
  • Analyze advanced aircraft systems and technologies.
Private Pilot Certificate
  1. Apply general aeronautical science concepts.
  2. Apply human factors concepts to improve aviation safety.
  3. Exhibit aviation industry professionalism.
  4. Describe private and for-hire aviation industry activities.
  5. Demonstrate Private Pilot Airplane Certification Competencies.

Concentrations 

Flight Education Concentration


Students are prepared for immediate employment as certified basic and instrument flight instructors in single-engine airplanes. With additional experience, graduates can qualify for future positions as professional flight training specialists for the airlines and general aviation companies or flight school managers. Students will complete the required flight and ground courses for Commercial Instrument Pilot Single-Engine Airplane certification. Students will complete ground school on flight education theory, a thorough review of commercial/instrument pilot topics, and practice teaching in flight. 

Program Total: 70 Credits

Total: 10 Credits


Term II


Total: 11 Credits


Term III


Total: 10 Credits


Term IV


Total: 10 Credits


Term V


Total: 11 Credits


Total: 10 Credits


Total: 8 Credits


Commercial Pilot Concentration


Students are prepared for entry-level employment as pilot flight crew members building time in activities such as flying parachute jumpers, conducting aerial photography, banner towing, airplane sales demonstrations, conducting airplane rides, performing basic aerial application operations and serving as copilots with small scheduled and non-scheduled air service operations. After graduation, pilots need to accumulate approximately 1,500 total hours to advance to positions such as airline or corporate pilot crew members. The curriculum includes aviation program coursework that better prepares pilots for careers in flying large commercial aircraft. Aircraft and engine systems technology, crew communication procedures, aviation business operations and aircraft maintenance requirements are stressed in this concentration.

Program Total: 70 Credits

Total: 10 Credits


Term II


Total: 11 Credits


Term III


Total: 10 Credits


Term IV


Total: 10 Credits


Term V


Total: 11 Credits


Total: 10 Credits


Total: 8 Credits


Private Pilot Certificate Concentration


This concentration combines ground and flight courses for students who have little or no flight time and wish to obtain a Private Pilot Certificate. A Private Pilot Certificate allows persons to fly passengers and to share operating expenses with passengers, but prohibits the pilot from conducting flights for compensation or hire.

The course provides ground training and flight training as required by Federal Aviation Regulations.

The ground training subjects will include the pilot training system, airplane systems, aerodynamics of flight, the flight environment, weather, aircraft performance, navigation, human factors and cross-country flying. Students will be fully prepared to take the FAA Private Pilot written knowledge test at the conclusion of the ground course.

The flight training subjects will include basic flight maneuvers, takeoffs and landings, the first solo flight, local day and night flight operations as well as day and night cross-country flights. Students will be fully prepared to take the FAA Private Pilot practical test at the conclusion of the flight training course.

Program Total: 10 Credits

Total: 5 Credits


Total: 5 Credits


Aviation Professional Pilot Program Electives


Notes:


* Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

*Optional Courses

 

Additional Notes:


Aviation Professional Pilot Flight and Ground Training Cost - Ottumwa, Iowa, Location

Aircraft Rental $113.00/Hour
Complex Aircraft $159.00/Hour
Flight Simulator/Instructor $51.00/Hour
Primary Instruction $30.00/Hour
Advanced Instruction $31.00/Hour
Pre/Post Briefing $22.00/Hour

Course

Aircraft Flight Hours

Flight Sim Hours

Flight Instruction

Briefing Hours

Course Fees

AVI 133 25   24 7.5

$3,710

AVI 137 37   24 9

$5,099

AVI 138 30   30 11

$4,562

AVI 175

25

 

24 7.5

$3,710

AVI 176

20

  14.5 3

$2,761

AVI 187 17   9.5 6

$2,338

AVI 203 25   25 10

$3,820

AVI 205 51.5   13.5 4.5

$6,337

AVI 207 27 - 10 Complex   23.5 7

$5,523.50

AVI 209 34.5   18 7

$4,610.50

AVI 230

14  

14

5.5

$2,137

AVI 231

16   16

5.5

$2,425

AVI 232

25   25 10

$3,820

AVI 280

8

 

3 1

$1,019

AVI 281

43.5   10.5 3.5

$5,318

AVI 282

27 - 10 Complex

 

23.5 7

$5,523.50

AVI 283

34.5   18 7

$4,610.50

AVI 295   6 6 3

$546

AVI 351

25.5    16.5 15

$3,723

AVI 352

15   15 15

$2,490

AVI 399   3.5 3.5 4

$672

 

Aviation Professional Pilot Flight and Ground Training Cost - San Diego, California, location

Aircraft Rental (Piper Archer) $175.00/Hour
Aircraft Rental (Piper Arrow) $185.00/Hour
Aircraft Rental Multi-Engine (Piper Seminole) $322.00/Hour
Flight Simulator $85.00/Hour
Ground Instruction $70.00/Hour
Flight Instruction $70.00/Hour

Course

Aircraft Flight Hours

Flight Sim Hours

Flight Instruction

Briefing Hours

Course Fees

AVI 236

11

10

21

13.4

$7,666

AVI 237

19

10

29

21.6

$9,125

AVI 289

25

0

15

10

$6,414

AVI 291

55

6

16

9.5

$12,090

AVI 292

30 – 16 Complex

4

24

15.5

$9,835

AVI 355

25 – 15 Complex

0

25

40

$11,573

AVI 356

15

0

15

15

$6,495

AVI 400

15

0

15

15

$9,645

AVI 410

25

0

25

25

$12,655

 

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