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LIBERTY UNIVERSITYAVIA 410 – Flight and Ground Instructor Theory (3 Credit Hours)Spring Semester 2017MWF 0920 – 1010Professor: Andrew WaltonEmail: [email protected]Office Phone: 434-455-4920 x273Office Location: School of Aeronautics Flight Ops Building, 310 Hangar Road, 2ndFloorClass: Aviation Academic Building, 939 Airport Road, Room 1430 (1stFloor)I.Course DescriptionProvides the student with a detailed study of the responsibilities and teaching concerns of a flight instructor. The course is divided into two major sections: fundamentals of teaching and learning, including effective teaching methods, learning process, consideration of flight training syllabi, effective evaluations, and flight/ground instructor responsibilities; the second section is concerned with Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, and Flight Instructor Certificates. The course will also provide practical teaching experiences.II.RationaleThe Federal Aviation Administration’s Certified Flight and Ground Instructor Certificate is the most rigorous of all flight exams. Applicants must understand and apply the fundamentals of instructing. This course will provide up-to-date information on learning and teaching and how to relate the information to the task of conveying aeronautical knowledge and skills to students. III.Prerequisite StatementAVIA 315 – Commercial GroundIt is the student’s responsibility to make up any prerequisite deficiencies, as stated in the Liberty University Catalog, which would prevent the successful completion of this course.IV.Materials ListRequired Text/Reference Books (Printed or Electronic Text):Aviation Instructor’s Handbook (FAA-H-8083-9A)Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A)Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-8083-25A)Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards for Airplane (FAA-S-8081-6D with Changes 1, 2, and 3)FAR/AIM 2017Teaching to Change Lives by Howard Hendricks ISBN: 1588601188Recommended:FOI and/or FIA test preparation (text and/or electronic software recommended)V.Learning Outcomes•The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of learning.•The student will be able to analyze and critique a course syllabus and flight training procedures.•The student will be able to create lesson plans and teach a lesson utilizing a lesson plan.•The student will be able to satisfactorily pass the FAA Fundamental of Instruction knowledge exam.•The student will be able to satisfactorily pass the FAA Flight Instructor – Airplane knowledge exam.VI.Assignments/Requirements•Students have a reading assignment prior to each week of the Aviation Instructor Handbook lectures.•Each section of the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook has a quiz to be completed.