Course Detail: AVS-1200F - Commercial Pilot Ground School - Fixed Wing [AVS 1200F]
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Commercial Pilot Ground School is a comprehensive instructor-facilitated online course that prepares students to become commercial-rated airplane pilots. Course content explores commercial operations in the National Airspace System (NAS), Federal Aviation Administration (FARs) regulations , aerodynamics, aircraft systems, performance, weight, and balance; VFR cross-country planning and navigation. Students examine weather theory, charts, and services, human factors, decision-making, and safe flying practices. Successful graduates gain the requisite ground-school knowledge to pass the FAA Instrument Pilot- Airplane Knowledge Test and to pursue flight instruction to become safe and competent FAA-certified commercial-airplane pilots.
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in becoming an instrument-rated airplane pilot
After completing this course, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of aviation by:
- Locating, explaining, and applying applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) as they relate to commercial pilot privileges, limitations, and flight operations, and the accident reporting requirements of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
- Explaining and applying basic aerodynamics and the principles of flight.
- Explaining basic meteorology and recognizing critical weather situations; recognizing wind shear phenomenon and avoidance methods and techniques; using aeronautical weather reports and forecasts.
- Explaining the safe and efficient operation of aircraft.
- Correctly performing weight and balance computations and aircraft performance calculations using performance charts; explaining the significance and effects of exceeding aircraft performance limitations.
- Demonstrating the correct use of aeronautical charts and a magnetic compass for pilotage and dead reckoning; correct use of air navigation facilities.
- Explaining and applying Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM) and judgment.
- Explaining the principles and functions of aircraft systems.
- Explaining the maneuvers, procedures, and emergency operations appropriate to the aircraft.
- Explaining night and high-altitude operations.
- Explaining procedures for operating within the National Airspace System (NAS).
This is an online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with weekly modules and assignments, but no scheduled meeting times. Students should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week working through the course. Coursework is web-based with no additional software required, although a reliable internet connection is recommended. All courses open 48 business hours in advance of each start date, and must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.