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AS 221, Instrument Pilot Operations

ACADEMIC TRAINING SYLLABUS


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach Campus

Spring 2013, AS 221 Section 06 & 07


Prerequisite: AS 221 (Instrument Pilot Operations)
Class Times: Section 06 T-Th 1415-1530 Building 22 Room 208
Section 07 T-Th 1545-1700 Building COA Room 130

Instructor: Professor Carolina Anderson


Office: COA Rm 238
Phone: 386-226-7071
E-Mail: lenzc@erau.edu
Office Hours: M-F 1000-1100, T-TH 1000-1100, 1300-1400 & by appointment
Required Textbooks and Equipment
Instrument Commercial Manual, Jeppesen (current edition).
Airmans Information Manual, FAA (current edition).
Federal Aviation Regulations, FAA (current edition).
Airport Facilities Directory, NOAA (current edition).
\ (Gleim).
FAA
IFR ENROUTE LOW ALTITUDE charts U.S. L-23/24 and L-25/26
OptionalJeppesen Chart Subscription, (current Florida coverage).
Aviation Weather Services, NOAA, AC 00-45C (current edition).

ICM
AIM
FAR
AFD

AWS

Course Description
This course develops aeronautical knowledge required for addition of an Instrument Airplane rating to a
Private Pilot certificate. Topics include instrument flying regulations, safety, operations, navigation
systems, chart use, weather, flight planning, decision-making, and crew resource management.
Prerequisites AS 121.

Course Goals
This course provides the aeronautical knowledge to continue the development of a professional pilot
through practical application of basic aerodynamics, aircraft performance, regulations, and flight
planning in a single-pilot, IFR environment. This course also continues to build the understanding of
those essential elements of crew resource management, such as crew communication, crew coordination,
and teamwork required by the aviation industry.

Performance Objectives

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During this course the student will, to the satisfaction of the instructor, demonstrate competency in the
following areas:
1. Describe the function and operating principles of flight instrument systems used in various types of
general aviation training aircraft.
2. Explain and give examples of proper techniques for controlling an aircraft by reference of flight
instruments.
3. Describe the function and operation of IFR navigation and approach systems, including VOR, NDB,
ILS, and GPS.
4. Explain and give examples of proper radio communication and ATC reports required for IFR flying.
5. Exhibit knowledge of low altitude IFR en route and instrument approach procedure charts.
6. Exhibit knowledge of the IFR departure, en route and arrival procedures.
7. Demonstrate IFR cross-country flight planning, properly applying regulations, charts, weather
reports forecasts, aircraft performance data, and navigation aids.
8. Exhibit knowledge of applicable Federal Aviation Regulations for IFR flight operations, appropriate
information in the Aeronautical Information Manual, and other aviation publications as they apply
to single-pilot instrument flying.
9. Procure and interpret aviation weather reports and forecasts from various sources, both on the
ground and in flight and describe how to recognize and avoid critical weather situations.
10. Explain techniques for ensuring safe and efficient operation of aircraft under instrument flight rules
and conditions and describe how to utilize all available resources including; crew resource
management, communication and coordination techniques, in a safe and effective manner that
demonstrate good aeronautical decision making and judgment so as to minimize hazards, recognize
and mitigate errors.

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Course Grading
Final course grades will be determined by evaluation of student performance on a practice FAA
Knowledge Test, any number of quizzes, and three exams. In-class assignments, homework, group
work, and an optional final exam may be included in the Other percentage at the instructors
discretion. Maximum percentages for graded items are listed below.
FAA Practice Test* 10%
Other
10%
Quizzes
05%
Exam 1
25%
Exam 2
25%
Exam 3
25%
Other = homework, team assignments, etc.

A = 90% through 100%


B = 80% through 89%
C = 70% through 79%
D = 60% through 69%
F = 00% through 59%

The sum of all percentages will be compared to the table above in order to determine the overall course
letter grade. There will be no opportunity for extra credit. Grades will not be changed unless it can be
shown that calculation errors were made. Students wishing to discuss their course progress or grades are
encouraged to set up an appointment with the instructor.
*Note: The practice FAA Knowledge Test is a one-time opportunity, it must be proctored, and it requires
a minimum of 80% in order to qualify for a signoff. Students that have already passed their actual FAA
Knowledge Test, and provide written proof (certificate or results) before the final lesson of the course
may use their actual FAA Knowledge Test grade as their practice FAA Knowledge Test grade, thereby
eliminating the need to take the practice test. They may still take the practice FAA Knowledge Test with
the rest of the class if they want a chance to improve their grade.
In order to count this ground training per CFR Part 142, the student must be awarded a grade of C or
higher in this course. If the student earns a D, F, AU, or W they will have to repeat the
academic course for credit towards their ERAU Flight (FA) course.
To be awarded a grade of C or higher all students, whether flying at ERAU or not, must have the
following.

An overall course grade of 70% or higher.


No more than 3 absences from scheduled classes.
All absences made up no later than Exam 3 and turned in, as listed in the syllabus, by
comprehensive special assignment or approved CBT.

Students taking ERAU flight courses must attain a grade of "C" or higher in this course. If a grade of
"C" or higher is not attained, the flight course that has this course as a co requisite must be suspended
until this course is satisfactorily passed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Course Policies
The FAA requires 100% attendance for this course. Therefore, attendance must be taken at the start of
every class period. Students that do not attend class, regardless of the reason, will be marked absent.
Students arriving late for class (AFTER ATTENDANCE HAS BEEN TAKEN) will be marked absent.
There are no excused or unexcused absences and up to three absences are permitted, so long as each is
properly made up. Students marked absent for 4 scheduled classes will receive a maximum final course
3

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grade of D. Students marked absent for 5 or more scheduled classes will receive a final course grade
of F. ALL ABSENCES MADE UP NO LATER THAN EXAM 3 AND TURNED IN, AS LISTED
IN THE SYLLABUS, BY COMPREHENSIVE SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT OR APPROVED CBT.
FAILURE TO MAKE UP ALL ABSENCES WILL RESULT IN A FINAL COURSE GRADE OF
F.
Missed exams must be made up no later than the end of the last regularly scheduled class period as listed
in the syllabus.
Make-up exam grades will be recorded at 20 points less than the achieved value, unless the instructor
decides to grant a special waiver.
Quizzes missed due to absence may not be made up, resulting in a grade of zero for those quizzes,
unless the instructor grants a special waiver.
Electronics Cell phones, music players, computers, and any other unnecessary electronic devices must
be turned off and placed out of sight. If you are observed using any of these items you will be asked to
leave and counted as unexcused absence for the class.
Sleeping If you are observed sleeping in class you will be asked to leave and counted as absence for
the class. If you are tired, stand up and move to the back of the classroom until you can remain seated
without falling asleep.
Food and Drink Food should never be brought into the classroom. Drink must be limited to anything
in a screw-top container.
Teamwork While quizzes and in-class projects are sometimes completed by teams in a cooperative
format, all exams are individual effort, requiring strict personal integrity.
Students that receive a failing grade on an exam or quiz will not be given the opportunity to repeat it.
The achieved grade will be calculated into the overall course grade. To meet the FAA 70% requirement
for a passed course, only the overall course grade is relevant. Intermediate exams may be scored less
than 70% as long as the overall course grade is 70% or above.
Logbook signoffs to take the FAA Computer-Based Pilot Knowledge Test will be provided only if all
absences have been made up (maximum of 3), the course grade is at least 70%, and a proctored practice
FAA (or instructor developed) Computer-Based Pilot Knowledge Test has been passed with a grade of at
least 80%. The logbook signoff will be valid till (12/13/2015). Once the logbook signoff is obtained,
students must complete the FAA test with a minimum grade of 70%. Failure of the FAA test requires
further training and a logbook signoff by the students flight instructor. Students do not have to gain a
logbook signoff or pass the FAA Computer-Based Pilot Knowledge Test to pass this course with a "C" or
higher. However, not following the above may delay flight training and incur additional costs in seeking
the logbook signoff elsewhere.
Suspicion of plagiarism or cheating on any exam or quiz will be rewarded with a 20-point deduction
from the exam/quiz grade. Confirmation of plagiarism or cheating on any exam or quiz will be
rewarded with a grade of zero on the associated exam/quiz, and the incident will be reported to the Dean
of Students for further action as outlined in the current catalog under Academic Integrity/Conduct.

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AS 221-06 & 07 Course Schedule


Lesso
n

Date

Topic

References and Assignments

Aug 25

Course Introduction

2
3

Aug 27
Sept 1

Aircraft Flight Instruments - A


Aircraft Flight Instruments - B

Sept 3

Attitude Instrument Flying

Sept 8

Sept 10

IFR Navigation and Approach


Systems - A
IFR Navigation and Approach
Systems - B

Sept 15

ATC System and Procedures

8
9
10

Sept 17
Sept 22
Sept 24

Section 01 Review
SECTION 01 EXAM
Departure Charts and
Procedures

11

Sept 29

Enroute Charts and Procedures

12

Oct 1

Holding Procedures

13

Oct 6

Arrival and Approach Charts and


Procedures

*Denotes worksheet posted on Canvas

Welcome to Instrument Navigation! JICM


/IFH, how to complete Gleim & AOPA
Assignments, Syllabus review
Read JICM 2A/ IFH 5

Read JICM 2A/IFH 5


Flight Instrument Quiz 1
Due Gleim Study Unit 1 Airplane
Instruments (40)
Read JICM 2B/IFH 6 (sections I and II) and 7
Due Gleim Study Unit 2 Attitude Instrument
Flying and Aerodynamics (40)
Due Attitude Instrument Worksheet*
Read JICM 2C/IFH 9
Due AOPA #1 GPS for IFR Operations
Read JICM 2B&C/IFH 9
NAV Instrument Quiz 2
Due Gleim Study Unit 3 Navigation Systems
(40)
Due VOR/ADF Worksheet *
Read JICM 3 A&B&C/IFH 2
Due Gleim Study Unit 5 Airports, Air Traffic
Control, and Airspace (40)
All Section 01 Topics
All Section 01 Topics
Read JICM 4A&B/IFH 10
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class
Bring Jepp/FAA charts to class
Due AOPA #2 IFR Insights: Charts
Due Departure Charts and Procedures
Worksheet *
Read JICM 5A&B and 7 A & B/IFH 10
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class
Bring Jepp/FAA charts to class
Due Low Enroute Charts Worksheet*
Read JICM 5C/IFH 10
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class
Bring Jepp/FAA charts to class
Due Holding Worksheet*
Read JICM 6 A&B and 7A&B/ IFH 10
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class
Bring Jepp/FAA charts to class

Holding Quiz 3
14

Oct 8

VOR and NDB Charts and


Procedures

15

Oct 13

GPS and ILS Charts and


Procedures

Due Arrivals and Departures Worksheet*


Read JICM 8A/IFH 9
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class
Bring Jepp/FAA charts to class
Due AOPA #3 IFR Chart Challenge: VOR
Approach
Read JICM 8B&C/IFH 9
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class

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Bring Jepp/FAA charts to class


Due VOR Worksheet *
Due ILS Worksheet *
FAR/AIM
Due AOPA #4 IFR Chart Challenge: ILS
Approach
Due AOPA #5 IFR Chart Challenge: RNAV
Approach
Due AOPA #6 IFR Insights: Regulations

16

Oct 20

Code of Federal Regulations

17

Oct 22

Section 02 Review

18

Oct 27

SECTION 02 EXAM

19

Oct 29

IFR Flight Planning Introduction

20

Nov 3

IFR Flight Planning Practice

21

Nov 5

22

Nov 10

Aeronautical Information Manual


(AIM)
Weather Reports and Forecasts

23

Nov 12

Critical Weather Situations

24

Nov 17

Safe and Efficient Operations

25

Nov 19

ADM, Judgment, and CRM

26

Nov 24

Section 03 Review

27

Dec 1

SECTION 03 EXAM

28

Dec 3

FAA Practice TEST (Course


Summary)

All Section 02 Topics


Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class
Bring Jepp/FAA charts to class
Due Gleim Study Unit 6 Holding and
Instrument Approaches (40)
All Section 02 Topics
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class for test!
Read JICM 10C/IFH 10
Due Gleim Study Unit 10 IFR Enroute (40)
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class
Read JICM 10C/IFH 10
Due Gleim Study Unit 11 IFR Flights (40)
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class
FAR/AIM
Due FAR/AIM Worksheet *
Read JICM 9 A&C/IFH 10
Due Gleim Study Unit 8 Aviation Weather
(40)
Read JICM 9B/IFH 10

Weather Quiz 4

Read JICM 1B, 9E, 10 A&C/IFH 3 & 11


Due Gleim Study Unit 7 Aeromedical Factors
(23)
Due Wx Decoding Worksheet * - will count as
Quiz # 5
Read JICM 10B/IFH 3
Due AOPA #7 Do The Right Thing: Decision
Making for Pilots
All Section 03 Topics
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class
All Section 03 Topics
Must Bring Florida Low Enroute Chart to
Class for test!
Monitored practice IFR written 80% required
for FAA signof
Practice Gleim ALL Sections (60)

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