AOPA Level III: Pilot and UAS Pathways

AOPA Level III:  Pilot and UAS Pathways #CT702

Level:  College Prep

Grades:  11, 12

Credit 1

Prerequisites:  AOPA Level II and instructor recommendation.

This half-year advanced course will prepare students to take either of two Federal Aviation Administration tests: the Private Pilot Knowledge Test or the Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test. This course will include topics: pre-flight procedures, airspace, radio communications, aviation phraseology, regulations, airport operations, aviation safety, weather, cockpit management, and emergency procedures. The Flight Planning portion of this course students will learn pilot and aircraft qualifications, cross-country flight planning, weight and balance, performance and limitations, human factors, chart use, night operations, navigation systems, and aeronautical decision-making. In the UAS Operations portion of this course, students will cover small unmanned aircraft performance, ethics, human factors, aeronautical decision-making and judgment, safety protocols, aviation weather sources and effects of weather (micro-meteorology) on small unmanned aircraft performance, emergency procedures, crew resource management, and preflight inspection procedures. 

Students who earn “completer” status in this program may receive up to 8 college credits at Keene State College (KSC).

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