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2021-2022 Catalog 
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AVIA 211 - Aerodynamics for Pilots

Credits: 5
The practical application of aerodynamic forces, the atmosphere, stability, wing design, conservation laws, V-speeds, and takeoff and landing performance, are considered, both conceptually and mathematically.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Broaden the pilot’s knowledge of flight aerodynamics.
  2. Explain and apply, the fundamentals of subsonic and transonic airflow, as they apply to airplane flight.
  3. Explain the physical description of lift.
  4. Explain all the aerodynamics forces affecting flight.
  5. Illustrate how atmospheric variables affect lift.
  6. Describe stability and how it affects flight performance.

Program Outcomes

  1. Prepare for an entry-level position as a fixed-wing Commercial Pilot.
  2. Employ understanding of the integral parts of the global aviation industry through practical application of comprehensive aeronautical principles.
  3. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of aviation professionals through proficiency in the skills and technology used in the aviation industry.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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