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Academic Program Manuals 2023-2024 
Academic Program Manuals 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Professional Pilot Program Policies & Procedures

Non-Discrimination Statement

To view the full Non-Discrimination Statement, please visit the College Catalog & Student Handbook or the college website.

Disability Services/Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations for special services should contact the IHCC Disability Services office for assistance. Services are available to students who need classroom accommodations, interpreters and/or specialized equipment.

Students who are requesting accommodations must document their disability by providing a written statement signed by a school counselor, physician, psychologist or other health care professional. Statements must include: (a) a description of the disability, (b) a statement of how the disability prohibits one or more major life activities and is a barrier to the student’s full participation in the program, and (c) a description of the specific accommodations to be provided. (Requested accommodations must be related to the individual’s specific disability.)

All requests for accommodations should be made prior to enrollment.

Students should make their requests for accommodations to the Disability Services office at the time they are applying for admission and, preferably, no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of each academic term. All student requests are dealt with in a confidential manner. Students should contact Disability Services by calling (641) 683-5749 (Ottumwa) or (641) 856-2143, ext. 2214 (Centerville) or by email at [email protected].


Indian Hills Community College is a public post-secondary institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, and (800)621-7440.

Indian Hills Community College is also accredited by the State of Iowa, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, (515)281-8260.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following list of program learning outcomes describes the knowledge and skills the student should be able to demonstrate upon completion of the program.

Private Pilot Certificate Concentration

  • 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.

Commercial Pilot Concentration

  • 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.

Flight Education Concentration

  • 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.

Preparing for the Aviation Professional Pilot Program

To be accepted into the Indian Hills Community College Aviation Professional Pilot program, you will need to complete the below tasks:

  1. Complete Pre-Admission Interview with program Chief Flight Instructor or Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. To schedule your interview, please contact Chief Flight Instructor Brian Hammack at [email protected] or (641) 683-4270. 
  2. Obtain an FAA Medical Certificate or maintain BasicMed compliance. Please contact us if you need assistance with this.
  3. Provide proof of U.S. Citizenship (U.S. Passport (if applicable), original birth certificate, and government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license). In a case of non-citizenship, you must meet the validation requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Please let us know if this will be necessary. 

After completion of the interview process, and once the required documents have been received, you will be accepted into the Indian Hills Community College Aviation Professional Pilot program located at our North Campus.  Once accepted, you will receive communication on how to complete the mandatory New Student Online Orientation.

Program Philosophy

The Aviation Professional Pilot program provides students with relevant training by utilizing industry standard aircraft, avionics, and ground training so that graduates are well-equipped to transition seamlessly into the workforce.


Through your IHCC Aviation Professional Pilot Program, you will experience an environment of professionalism. Proper conduct and safety awareness are emphasized. Attendance for on-campus meetings and online courses, as well as individual flight lessons, is expected and required. 

Our Student Pilot Handbook and Flight Training Safety Procedures and Policies documents contain guidelines, safety regulations, operational procedures, and other vital information needed to be successful in this program. You will need to read and become familiar with this information before starting your first IHCC course.


All flights in the Aviation Professional Pilot program will start and stop at the Ottumwa Regional Airport. Our airport is non-towered so you will not be held back by long air traffic control delays found at large city airports, yet you are close to larger towered airports in Des Moines or Cedar Rapids for advanced airport operations training. Our dispatch facilities are located at the IHCC North Campus directly next to the airport. The North Campus is also equipped with a cafeteria, computer labs, and our Redbird Advanced Aviation Training Device.

Ground courses are generally completed online. Course content is presented through an internet-based Learning Management System. All our program courses utilize online test proctoring with a webcam-based test proctoring software allowing you to complete exams anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. Some general education requirements may be completed in-class or online, depending on student preference. Online courses require that you complete assignments within the designated timeframe described in the Course Schedule. Courses generally have assignments that are due on a weekly basis.

Most in-class general education courses are taught on the Main Campus in Ottumwa, while the majority of our student’s time will be spent at the North Campus.


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Approval

The IHCC Aviation Professional Pilot program operates under the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14, Part 141. Commonly referred to simply as “Part 141”, pilot schools in this category are held to specific requirements during the training process. Every flight and ground lesson that is completed in this program follows a Training Course Outline that is developed by IHCC and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. Aircraft, flight instructors, facilities, and nearly every other aspect of the flight training process are approved, monitored, and periodically tested by the FAA in Part 141 training.

Flight Course Fees

Most of the cost for this program is from course fees established for each flight course. The course fees are used to pay for aircraft fuel, maintenance, and general expenses as well as the hourly rate for flight instruction. Financial obligations must be met before beginning flight lessons. Course fees are based on estimated flight time that an average student would take to complete a given stage of training. Students that require additional flight time to gain proficiency may incur additional costs for extra flight time.

IHCC reserves the right to change flight fees during the program if deemed necessary. Additionally, some of your flight training expense is paid directly to testing facilities and Designated Pilot Examiners. IHCC does not control these rates so testing fees may vary during your training. Students are encouraged to discuss financial planning options with our IHCC Financial Aid department.

Ground and Flight Training Curriculum

The IHCC Aviation Professional Pilot program is a fully structured, 7-term (21 month) Associate of Applied Science degree program. All ground and flight courses must follow a specific order with many prerequisite and corequisite course requirements to ensure that student training is conducted in the most efficient way possible. However, delays are an unfortunate reality for flight training for many reasons. Keeping safety as our highest priority, weather delays are one of the most common occurrences that will cut into student progress over time. For this reason, it is very common for students to take longer than the 21 month “ideal” time frame advertised.

The best thing that a student can do to minimize delays is to ensure that they are up-to-date with all ground course work or testing and make themselves as available as much as possible for flight scheduling.

Our program flies 6 – 7 days per week year-round and flights are conducted approximately every two hours throughout the day. We attempt to accommodate flight scheduling requests within reason (working around jobs, appointments, other classes, etc.), however requesting time off the flight schedule will have a direct effect on student progress and timely completion of the program. Becoming a professional pilot means acquiring new knowledge and specialized skills. Individual aptitude varies for individuals starting the program and the length of time and flight hours to complete the flight training also varies greatly for students. Successful completion of this program requires mastery of certain skills. Therefore, we cannot guarantee success in this program.


Attendance and Punctuality


Attendance and punctuality are necessary, required, and expected. Online students are required to complete assignments according to the Course Schedule posted for each course. Flight students are required to comply with the IHCC Aviation Professional Pilot program No Show Policy listed below:

No Show Policy

In order to prevent disruptions or delays in flight training, all students are expected to be present in the Aviation Pilot Dispatch Room at, or prior to, their scheduled lesson time. Failure to comply may result in a $50 No Show Fee for ground lessons/local flights or a $75 fee for cross-country flights.

If the weather forecast or any other circumstance at your scheduled lesson time will not allow a flight to be conducted, the student may contact their scheduled instructor (or any instructor on duty in the case of a solo flight) to verify if they need to arrive at the scheduled time. A student may be allowed to skip a scheduled lesson if this is coordinated via two-way communication with an instructor prior to the scheduled time. If an instructor does not confirm, you will still be expected to attend.

Excessive cancellations for non-weather reasons may be subject to verification appropriate to the reason for cancellation. Failure to produce verification may result in No Show Fees or other disciplinary action.

Two or more No Shows occurring in one term may result in the student being enrolled in a Plan of Action to correct this behavior. Failure to comply with the Plan of Action may result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, dismissal from the program.

Academic Probation

Minimum satisfactory scholastic achievement is represented by a 2.00 grade point average each term of enrollment.   Students who fall below this level will be placed on academic probation for the following term.  Students who fail to achieve a 2.00 GPA during their probationary term may then be dismissed from their current program or from the college.  Students not dismissed must have permission from their department chair and from the registrar to re-enroll for the next term.  Very poor work in any term, however, may result in dismissal at the close of that term.

NOTE:  To graduate, a student must achieve a 2.00 cumulative grade point average in addition to complying with all other academic requirements.

Any conduct that is unprofessional and compromising to safety is also grounds for immediate dismissal from the program before the end of the term. The Flight Evaluation Review Board will make the final decision in these situations.

Flight Evaluation Review Board

The Flight Evaluation Review Board consists of the Aviation Professional Pilot Faculty and Aviation Programs Chair and any other members of the IHCC administration that may participate.  The purpose the Flight Evaluation Review Board is to ensure safety by making decisions about appropriate action to take in cases where students have not made sufficient progress and / or who are threat to the safety of the program.

Student Progress

Since flight instruction involves a higher level of cost than most other professional training and requires a high degree of student commitment, it is important not only to the student but also Indian Hills Community College to ensure that progress is maintained throughout the length of a program. While IHCC acknowledges that flight time overages beyond FAA prescribed minimums for ratings is common; should student progress fall behind the general timeline for training agreed upon by the student and IHCC, a Plan-of-Action meeting will take place between the student and IHCC instructors. New goals for completion of training will be agreed upon to bring the student back up to speed, with progress being monitored by the instructor and Chief Flight Instructor. Student progress is dealt with on an individual basis between the student, instructor, and Chief Flight Instructor.

Indian Hills Community College operates with the idea that student progress is best measured through consistent evaluation. As a student moves through each stage of their training, progress is assessed through the completion of ground and flight training requirements. At the end of each stage the student is required to pass a written examination related to ground training covered up to their current stage, coupled with a flight maneuvers stage check, also current with the level of flight training received. The number of stage checks required for each rating varies, and can be referenced within the ground/flight training syllabus. Students who fail to pass stage checks will be required to obtain additional ground or flight training to become competent to meet the required course completion standards.

If a student already on a Plan of Action continues to perform below IHCC’s or the FAA’s standards, an additional meeting will be scheduled between the student, Instructor(s), and Chief Flight Instructor to determine a resolution. If a revised Plan of Action to get the student directed back on track cannot be accomplished, it could result in dismissal from the program before the end of the term.

Safety Meetings

Periodically the Chief Flight Instructor or Assistant Chief Flight Instructor may call a safety meeting for all pilot training staff and flight students. Safety information will be presented and discussed so that students and staff maintain safety and professionalism in the program. Also, any announcements or changes in operational procedures will be discussed. Attendance is required for all flight students. Students that miss the briefing will not be allowed to fly until they have been briefed on the content they missed.

Positive Identification and Documentation Requirements

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that all students be positively identified before conducting any flight training. For United States citizens this process is relatively simple. Prior to acceptance into the program we will need to see an original, unexpired:

  • Passport (if you hold a valid U.S. Passport)
  • Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Pilot Medical

Non-citizens looking to begin flight training will be required to complete additional TSA screening processes prior to beginning flight training. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please notify us as soon as possible. This process can take several months, so it is best to start early.

Aviation/Transportation Programs Center

For the safety and convenience of all occupants, the following rules will apply to the use of college facilities:

  • No smoking or use of tobacco products on any IHCC campus.
  • No beverages at or near lab equipment and no food in the classroom.
  • Building security procedures will be followed
  • Emergency procedures regarding fire evacuation and tornadoes must be noted.


Pilot students with an automobile are required to purchase a parking permit sticker and display it on their vehicle in order to park on the Main or North Campus.

Office Equipment Use

The North Campus reception office duplicating and copying equipment may be used to reproduce student materials only with instructor permission.

Student Communication

It is not the department’s or the college’s responsibility to take personal messages or telephone calls. All attempts for emergency messages will be forwarded as soon as possible to the individual. Office phones may be used, with permission, for emergencies, school business, and employer contacts. If a call for a student is received, the personnel of the department office will search for the student only if the call concerns job placement or an emergency. Students will be briefed on options for instructor contact (email, phone, messaging, etc.).

Personal Appearance

Students are asked to maintain a personal appearance that reflects professionalism. During the lab portions of the program, including flying, students should wear clothing as directed by the course instructor that ensures personal safety. Students wearing offensive or disruptive clothing will be asked to change.

Operation of Electronic Devices

The course instructor reserves the right to ask students to turn off cell phones or set the ring feature to silent if their use interferes in any way with the learning environment or affects ground or flight safety. There are legitimate uses for cell phones and other devices in the aircraft. The instructor will determine what is considered a legitimate use. Students on dual flights may be permitted to take photo/video of certain flight maneuvers if deemed appropriate by the instructor. Students on solo flights are not permitted to take photo/video during flights without instructor authorization. Inflight photo/video may not be posted on social media without instructor authorization. Electronic devices provided to students for inflight use are to be used only for the intended training purpose. Students may not change settings or attempt to bypass any security or location services on these devices.

First Aid Kits and AED

First Aid kits are located throughout the building. All accidents regardless of severity must be reported to the instructor immediately.  The instructor will determine whether further medical treatment is required. An Automatic External defibrillator (AED) is located near the reception center of the building.  Check the general IHCC Student Handbook available online for more information about emergency and communication procedures.

Computer Usage

Computers are available for student use at the Main and North Campuses. Students are not allowed to use administrative computers. On computers dedicated to student use, students shall not make any attempt to invade any computer security system including rebooting, tampering with software configurations in any way, bypassing the menu system, making changes in the control panel, or changing other computer settings. Students are not allowed to copy or modify programs. Students will comply with the IHCC student use policy for communication and information systems as published in the general student handbook that is available online.

Flight Dispatch Policies & Procedures


All flights, dual and solo, will originate from the Aviation Professional Pilot Dispatch Room. Upon completion of the flight, an invoice will be completed indicating charges along with beginning and ending balances.

Carriage of Passengers/Property

Any student dispatched for a solo flight may not carry another passenger on the flight. If approved by the Chief or Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, on dual flights only, another flight student may be carried for the purpose of observation. Solo students will not be allowed to pick up or drop off items at any airport other than the Ottumwa Regional Airport (KOTM).

Illegal Use

Students are forbidden to use aircraft for any illegal purposes.

Flight Purpose                                                                  

Students are not allowed to do any flying other than the content of a lesson during any flight dispatched by IHCC instructors.  Any flight not properly dispatched by an IHCC instructor is not sanctioned by IHCC and cannot be used as flight time in a flight course.

Carriage of Forbidden Items

Pilots are forbidden from carrying hazardous materials such as fireworks, ammunition, fuel, or flammable liquids. Also, students are not allowed to carry weapons. The only items that can be carried on a flight are those items necessary for the flight. Check with a flight instructor on the carriage of any questionable items.

Formation and Low Flying

Any formation flying, regardless of the distance between aircraft, is forbidden.  All pilots will adhere to minimum altitude requirements as stated in the Federal Aviation Regulations and will avoid being a nuisance to people on the ground.

Spins and Acrobatic Maneuvers                                                            

Students are not permitted to perform intentional spins on solo flights. Spin training is permitted on dual flights with the approval of the Chief or Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. Acrobatic maneuvers not required for flight training are forbidden on all flights.

Flight Training Safety Procedures and Policies

The following pages contain the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Flight Training Safety Procedures and Policies that specifically apply to students enrolled in an Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) FAA approved Part 141 Flight Training Course. This handbook supplements these procedures.

The following items are special operating procedures, limitations, and policies applicable to all students using airplanes and/or facilities in the Aviation Professional Pilot Program.  You must familiarize yourself with these items prior to commencing flight training.


  • No flight training shall be conducted unless a flight instructor is on duty.
  • All flights (Dual and Solo) shall have the approval of an IHCC Flight Instructor before the flight is commenced.
  • Flight lessons should be flown in sequence in accordance with the approved Training Course Outline (TCO) as practicality allows. To provide a degree of flexibility for adapting to individual student needs and the training environment, the flight lessons may be completed out of order so long as the deviation does not disturb the course continuity or objective. Lessons may be completed out of order within the same stage but not between stages.
  • It is the responsibility of the flight instructor to maintain the official flight training records.
  • All students and instructors shall comply with all IHCC policies as well as all applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) to the best of their ability.
  • Regardless of the weather conditions, students are expected to be at the IHCC Aviation Professional Pilot Dispatch Room at, or prior to, any scheduled lesson times unless two-way communication with an instructor has been established and the student has confirmed that they do not need to appear. No Show Fees and disciplinary action may result when a student fails to appear for a scheduled lesson. See the Student Pilot Handbook for a detailed description of the IHCC Aviation Professional Pilot Program No Show Policy.

Weather Limitations

All flights are subject to the instructor’s discretion depending on lesson content, weather conditions, student capabilities, etc.


Flight Training Weather Minimums

  • Pattern Work
    • Dual - 1,500’ Ceiling - 4 Miles Visibility
    • Solo - 2,000’ Ceiling - 6 Miles Visibility
  • Local Flights
    • Dual - 2,300’ Ceiling - 6 Miles Visibility
    • Solo - 3,000’ Ceiling - 8 Miles Visibility
  • Cross Country Flights
    • Primary (Private)
      • Dual - 5,000’ Ceiling - 8 Miles Visibility
      • Solo - 6,000’ Ceiling - 8 Miles Visibility
    • Advanced (Commercial)
      • Dual - 4,000’ Ceiling - 6 Miles Visibility
      • Solo - 5,000’ Ceiling - 8 Miles Visibility
  • Night
    • Cross Country
      • Dual - 5,000’ Ceiling - 8 Miles Visibility
      • Solo - 5,000’ Ceiling - 10 Miles Visibility
    • Local
      • Dual - 3,000’ Ceiling - 6 Miles Visibility
      • Solo - 4,000’ Ceiling - 8 Miles Visibility

Forecast must be for stable conditions or improvement
Subject to instructor’s discretion – depending on lesson content

Instrument Weather Guidelines

  • Instrument Cross Country Flights
    • 900’ Ceiling - 3 Miles Visibility

NO icing forecasted or reported
At departure and destination airports, forecast must be for stable or improving condition

Wind Guidelines

No flights when wind exceeds demonstrated crosswind component for the aircraft.

  • Primary Pilots
    • Solo - 15 kts
    • Dual - 25 kts
  • Advanced Students
    • Solo - 20 kts
    • Dual - 25 kts
  • Temperature Guidelines
    • Minimum: 10°F
    • Maximum: At instructor’s discretion

All flights are subject to the instructor’s discretion depending on lesson content, weather conditions and student’s capabilities.

Starting and Taxiing Airplanes

  • The following rules apply to starting an airplane:
    • Before each flight the student and/or instructor will make a thorough preflight inspection of the aircraft.
    • Always use the appropriate checklist provided in each aircraft.
    • Students will never be permitted to attempt a hand prop start on any aircraft. If the aircraft will not start, contact an IHCC Flight Instructor or maintenance personnel.
    • Never start an aircraft engine within 50 feet of an open hangar door.
    • Never start an aircraft engine within 20 feet of another person.
    • No people will enter or exit aircraft while an engine is running.
    • No aircraft shall be left unattended while the engine is running.
  • The following rules apply to taxiing an airplane:
    • Do not taxi faster than an estimated jog.
    • Use the minimum power needed to taxi to avoid prolonged use of brakes for maintaining speed.
    • On windy or gusty days, use appropriate control surface deflection to help maintain control during taxi operations. The instructor will demonstrate this process.
    • If you converge on other airplanes, people, cars, etc. while taxiing and are in doubt about who has the right of way, stop and give way.
    • Taxi only on designated taxiways or taxi areas.
    • Check for traffic and make a radio call with your intentions before taxiing onto or across any runway surface

Fire Precautions and Procedures

  • Smoking is prohibited in airplanes and in/on all IHCC and airport buildings/property.
  • Care should be taken to avoid over priming in cold weather. The instructor will demonstrate how this process should be done.
  • Aircraft will be refueled by employees at the airport. During fueling the student/instructor will not be in the aircraft and will remain at a safe distance. The student will not partake in fueling operations unless they are overseen by an IHCC instructor.
  • In case of fire during engine start, the appropriate emergency checklist should be followed. This process will be demonstrated by the flight instructor.

Re-dispatch after unscheduled solo landings

  • If a solo flight terminates in an unscheduled landing for any reason the following steps will be completed prior to departing:.
    • Secure the airplane as necessary.
    • Contact a flight instructor on duty. Contact instructions are provided to students during orientation. The IHCC Aviation Professional Pilot Dispatch Room phone can be reached at (641) 683-1010.
    • Do not leave your location until you have been cleared to do so from a flight instructor on duty.

Aircraft Discrepancies

  • Defects noted before, during, or after a flight must be reported immediately. Inside of each aircraft clipboard is a discrepancy sheet. This sheet should be used to describe the discrepancies found and the status of any past discrepancies will also be noted. Discrepancies against an airplane will be reported to a flight instructor on duty or maintenance personnel in person or by phone immediately so that prompt corrective action can be taken. No student will attempt to fly an airplane with a reported discrepancy that would result in an aircraft being unairworthy.
  • After the discrepancy is reported the following will occur. Discrepancies that do or could affect airworthiness will be repaired and returned to service by maintenance personnel. If the reported discrepancy is non-essential or cosmetic in nature it may be deactivated/placarded as inoperative or removed by appropriate maintenance personnel and repaired/replaced later in accordance with FAR Part 91.213.

Securing Airplanes 

  • Never taxi an airplane into a hangar.
  • Park aircraft only in designated parking areas, or as directed by ground personnel.
  • Before leaving the aircraft, ensure all applicable check lists have been completed.
  • Close and latch the aircraft window/door.
  • Aircraft left on the ramp should be chocked.

Minimum Flight Altitudes

  • Minimum altitudes specified in FAR Part 91 shall be complied with on all flights.
  • Stall practice should be performed at appropriate altitudes so that recovery is accomplished no lower than 1,500’ Above Ground Level (AGL).
  • Simulated engine failures and emergency landings will be completed only with an IHCC Flight Instructor on board and will terminate any descent no lower than 500’ AGL unless continuously in a position from which to make a normal landing at an airport.

Fuel Requirements

  • No local training flight shall be commenced with the fuel tank less than half full.
  • No cross-country flight shall be commenced with the fuel tanks less than full.
  • No Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight shall be conducted unless there is enough fuel to fly to the first point of intended landing and then to fly after that for at least 30 minutes during daytime hours or 45 minutes during nighttime hours at normal cruise speed.
  • No Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight shall be conducted unless there is enough fuel to fly to the first point of intended landing, and then to fly from that airport to an alternate airport (if applicable), and fly after that for 45 minutes at normal cruise speed.

Collision Avoidance and Wake Turbulence

  • It is the pilot’s responsibility to see and avoid other aircraft on the ground and in the air.
  • No aircraft shall be operated on the ground or in the air in a manner that could cause a collision hazard.
  • Perform clearing turns before commencing any training maneuver. The flight instructor will demonstrate this process.
  • Care will be taken to avoid wake turbulence when operating near other aircraft. The hazards of wake turbulence and avoidance techniques will be explained by the flight instructor.

Cross-Country Procedures

  • A weather briefing shall be obtained, and a flight plan filed, for all cross-country flights.
  • No cross-country flights may begin without approval from a flight instructor on duty.
  • Additional costs such as ramp fees may be the responsibility of the student.

Solo Practice Areas

  • All local training flight shall be conducted in the designated practice areas as shown on the wall chart in the IHCC Aviation Professional Pilot Dispatch Room and in the diagram in the student’s Training Course Outline unless otherwise approved by a flight instructor on duty.


In the event of a maintenance problem, unscheduled landing, or any emergency/accident/incident, a flight instructor on duty should be notified as soon as possible through contact instructions explained during orientation by calling the IHCC Aviation Professional Pilot Dispatch Room at (641) 683-1010. Any required accident reporting will be completed as soon as possible.


  • Program Policy Agreement