Concentration in Flight Operations

Averett University flight training is conducted under the provisions of Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 141 and 61.  All flight instructors have the appropriate FAA certificates and experience.

Students seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Management with a concentration in Flight Operations will need to choose from the following two options in order to be eligible for the FAA’s new Restricted ATP qualifications:

Option 1:  Complete 60 semester credit hours of aviation and aviation-related coursework and have a minimum of 1,000 hours total flight time.  They must also meet the requirements set forth by the FAA under Title 14 of the code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 61.160(b). OR

Option 2:  Complete 30 semester credit hours of aviation and aviation-related coursework and have a minimum of 1,250 hours total flight time.  They must also meet the requirements set forth by the FAA under Title 14 of the code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 61.160(c).

If one of these options is not chosen, then the student will not be eligible for the Restricted ATP and will have to meet the ATP requirement of 1,500 hours total flight time as set forth by the FAA under Title 14 of the code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 61.159.

Averett University is currently seeking Authority to Certify its graduates for an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Reduced Aeronautical Experience.

The student also is required to earn at least an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument rating.  A student must further complete either Option A – Flight Instructor Certificate or Option B – Multi-Engine Rating. Qualified students enrolled in this concentration will also be able to select any or all of the other flight courses as electives.

All flight courses may begin and end at any time during the academic semester and may not coincide with the beginning and ending dates of the published semester schedule.  Students who begin a flight course late in the semester should be prepared to complete that flight course during the next published semester.

Flight fees are in addition to the regular university tuition.  The flight rates and charges are based on a reasonable number of hours required to meet the minimum hours contained in the specific FAA-approved flight training syllabus.  Additional flight and ground training charges may be required for students not making satisfactory progress or due to other factors such as weather, illness, weight restriction, maintenance, selection of different training aircraft, etc.  The costs for all additional flight and ground training are in addition to the regular flight course fees.  Fees are assessed also for taking the FAA Knowledge and Practical tests.

Transfer of Flight Training

The Department of Aeronautics welcomes transfer students from other colleges and universities, and every effort is made to transfer the maximum number of credits subject to Federal Aviation Regulations and University policies.  It is the responsibility of the student to initiate a review process of transfer flight training with the Chief Flight Instructor. Advanced standing for flight training may be granted only after the student is enrolled, and after the Chief Flight Instructor completes the evaluation process, which will include a logbook review and proficiency evaluation flights.

Transfer students may receive college credit for previous flight and ground training at the discretion of the department chair.

Students enrolled in any flight courses should not expect to take any flight training for credit outside the Department of Aeronautics facilities after enrollment at Averett University. 

Medical Examinations

Students seeking admission to flight training must be examined by an FAA-designated aviation medical examiner and have an FAA medical certificate prior to the start of flight training.  The Department of Aeronautics strongly recommends that the student initially obtain an FAA Class I medical certificate to assure that the student meets the professional pilot medical standards prior to undertaking flight training.  The FAA medical examinations should be done far enough in advance of entering Averett University to assure that all potential problems or questions are resolved. 

Non-Owners Aircraft Insurance Liability Coverage

In order to assure adequate individual and family needs are met through insurance coverage, Averett University requires all flight students to acquire non-owners aircraft rental insurance after obtaining their FAA Private Pilot certificate.

Flight Operations Requirements

In addition to the general education requirements and the Aeronautics core requirements, students are required to take 15 credits of flight courses and either Option A or Option B below:

  Semester Hours
AV 108, Private Pilot Ground Specifics 2
AV 109, Private Pilot Ground School Test Prep 1
AV 112, Private Pilot Ground School 3
AV 113, Private Pilot Flight I 1
AV 114, Private Pilot Flight II 1
AV 208, Instrument Ground Specifics 2
AV 209, Instrument Ground School Test Prep 1
AV 210, Instrument Ground School 3
AV 220, Instrument Flight I 1
AV 221, Instrument Flight II 1
AV 300, Commercial Ground School 3
AV 320, Commercial Flight I 1
AV 321, Commercial Flight II 1
Total 15

 

Available Options in the Flight Operations Concentration:

Option A:

AV 441, Flight Instructor Ground School 3
AV 440, Flight Instructor Flight 1
AV 457, Flight Instructor Practicum (P/F) 2
Total  6

Option B:

AV 443, Multi-Engine Ground School 1
AV 442, Multi-Engine Flight 1
Total 2

Option C:

AV 444, Instrument Flight Instructor Ground School 2
AV 445, Instrument Flight Instructor Flight 1
AV 457, Flight Instructor Practicum (P/NP) 2
Total 5

Option D:

AV 446, Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Flight 3