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AERF 1111   Primary Flight 1 (Private Pilot Flight 1)
This course is the first half of the private pilot flight training and includes the flight training up through the first solo flight. Approximately 25 hours of flight time plus some simulator time. Student MUST have a Pilot Medical Certificate/Student Pilot Certificate, obtained through an Aviation Medical Examiner, prior to registering for the course. Students taking this course must have two four (4) hour blocks of time available each week, Monday through Friday, in which flights may be scheduled. The Private Pilot written exam must be completed prior to beginning this course. Lab 4. Prerequisite: AERF 1113, or consent of department.
 
AERF 1112   LeTourneau Flight Operations
This course expands on the private pilot knowledge base with application specific to operating LeTourneau University aircraft. Topics covered include aircraft performance, weight and balance, preflight preparation, cross-country planning and forms, radio and DR navigation, aircraft systems, LeTourneau Operations and Policies. This course is also required of all students who hold a pilot certificate prior to enrolling at LeTourneau. Class 2. Prerequisites: AERF 1113 and current FAA Private Pilot Written Exam results.. Corequisites: AERF 1111 Primary Flight I or AERF 1201 for transfer students.
 
AERF 1113   Flight Science I (Private Ground School)
A study of the basics in flight including aerodynamics, aircraft systems, weight and balance, charts, navigation, flight planning, regulations, and weather. Successful completion of the course completes requirements to take the Federal Aviation Administration private pilot written exam. Class 3.
 
AERF 1121   Primary Flight 2 (Private Pilot Flight 2)
This course is the last half of the flight training in preparation for taking the FAA Private Pilot Practical Exam. Approximately 30 hours of flight time plus some simulator time. Students taking this course must have two four (4) hour blocks of time available each week, Monday through Friday, in which flights may be scheduled. The FAA Medical and Student Pilot Certificate required in AERF 1111 must still be valid. A valid Private Pilot Written exam must be on file prior to registering for this course. Lab 4. Prerequisite: AERF 1111.
 
AERF 2103   Flight Science II (Instrument Ground School)
A study in advanced flight including flight instruments, avionics equipment, instrument navigation, instrument approaches and departures, and regulations pertaining to instrument flight. A person successfully completing this course may take the Federal Aviation Administration instrument written examination. Class 3. Prerequisite: Private pilot certificate. Prerequisites or Corequisites: AERO 2203 and AERF 1113.
 
AERF 2311   Commercial Flight I (Tailwheel Operations)
First stage of commercial flight training concentrating on tailwheel aircraft and solo cross-country experience. Emphasis is placed on basic airmanship. Approximately 24 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) time including 12 hours in Tailwheel aircraft. Lab 2. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate and current FAA Medical certificate. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERF 2103.
 
AERF 2411   Commercial Flight II - Multi-Engine Operations
Second stage of commercial flight training concentrating on multi-engine flight training. Approximately 12 hours of Flight Training Devices (FTD) and 18 hours of flight time. Lab 2. Prerequisites: AERF 2103, AERF 2311, Private pilot certificate, and current FAA Medical certificate.
 
AERF 3103   Flight Science III (Commercial Ground School)
A study in advanced flight involving multi-engine aircraft performance, complex aircraft systems, advanced weather, and regulations pertaining to commercial flight operations. A person successfully completing the course may take the Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot written examination. Class 3. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate and AERF 2103. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AERO 2112.
 
AERF 3412   Instrument Flight
Flight training in preparation for the instrument rating in single engine land aircraft. Approximately 35 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) Lab 6. Prerequisites: AERF 2103, AERF 2101, Private pilot certificate, and current FAA Medical certificate.
 
AERF 3512   Commercial Flight III - Air Transport Emphasis
Third stage of commercial flight training tailored for those students who are pursuing a commercial pilot career. Concentration on commercial operation of the multi-engine aircraft and advanced navigation. Single engine and multi-engine aircraft are utilized. Approximately 40 hours of flight and Flight Training Device (FTD) time (20 multi-engine, 10 single engine and 10 FTD). Lab 6. Prerequisites: Private pilot certificate with instrument rating for single engine land aircraft, current FAA first or second class medical certificate, AERF 3103 and AERF 2411.
 
AERO 2112   Aerodynamics For Pilots
An in-depth study of low and high speed aerodynamics related to piloting aircraft. Class 2. Prerequisite: AERF 1113.
 
AERO 2203   Meteorology for Pilots
A study of meteorology as it relates to pilots. Covers low and high altitude weather, weather forecasting, and in-flight weather observations and decision making. Class 3. Prerequisite: AERF 1113.
 
Total Hours: 24