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AVT 216 - Flight Safety

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: AVT 201 , ENG 101  
Co-requisites: AVT 211  

Students are instructed in safe flight from proper pre-flight planning through end-of-trip debriefing.  Requirements for accident/incident reports are addressed, as well as cockpit resource management. Physical, emotional and psychological effects on flight are also addressed. Sources include the Federal Aviation Regulation/Airman’s Information Manual (FAR/AIM) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident reports.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Analyze case studies on aviation accident causation, including preventative measures.
  2. Define organizational and cultural behaviors and their effect on aviation safety.
  3. Determine corrective actions for pilot training in aircraft accident prevention.
  4. Review the human body’s physical, emotional and psychological effects on flight.
  5. Analyze the internal and external stressors that affect flight.
  6. Demonstrate crew resource management techniques.
  7. Develop a sample organizational aircraft safety program.
  8. Examine air carrier safety programs.

 Listed Topics

  1. Aircraft accidents involving but not limited to weather hazards, midair collisions, Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) and pilot proficiency
  2. Physical, psychological and emotional stressors, as related to flight and the effects of flight on the human body
  3. Effects of adverse weather and mechanical abnormalties on flight 
  4. Internal and external stressors and how they adversely affect flight
  5. Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  6. Advanced decision making techniques
  7. General aviation safety operations
  8. Air carrier safety operations
Reference Materials
 Federal Aviation Regulations/Airman’s information Manual, current flight safety textbook, advisory circulars, airworthiness directives and National Transportation and Safety Board investigation reports.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/17/2020

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