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Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Rating

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Rating program in Airway Science Technology, Flight Emphasis is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to the flying of airplanes as a Certified Flight Instructor-Instrument Rated, and to prepare students to sit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written and practical examinations.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
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Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2014 Fall
Academic Plan: 
Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane Rating (CER)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
AET258Certified Flight Instructor: Instrument Airplane Ground School3
AET270Certified Flight Instructor: Instrument Airplane Flight Lab1
  • Create lesson plans related to instrument flight using the fundamentals of instruction and principles of aeronautical decision making. (AET258)
  • Gather, interpret, evaluate, and present information in logical written and oral presentations. (AET258)
  • Demonstrate, through practice instruction, the aeromedical factors related to Instrument flight. (AET258)
  • Demonstrate, through practice instruction, how to fly an aircraft by reference to instruments without visual cues. (AET270)
  • Demonstrate, through practice instruction, the proper use of instrument navigation charts to determine minimum altitudes, distances, headings, frequencies, and required equipment. (AET258)
  • Demonstrate, through practice instruction, how to properly operate an aircraft in simulated instrument conditions to federal standards. (AET258, AET270)
  • Demonstrate, through practice instruction, the fundamental operation of electronic flight instrument systems. (AET258)
  • Demonstrate, through practice instruction, how to plan Instrument Flight Rules cross-country flights using actual weather, aircraft performance, and airport data (AET258)
  • Execute an Instrument Flight Rules cross-country flight including precision and non-precision approaches while operating the aircraft to federal standards. (AET270)
  • Explain the Federal Aviation Regulations, FAA Practical Test Standards, and Aviation Information Manual as it pertains to a certified flight instructor with instrument rating. (AET258)
  • Demonstrate, through practice instruction, the use of crew resource management during instrument flight. (AET270)
  • Demonstrate, through practice instruction, the proper interpretation of weather related to safety conducting flight under instrument flight rules. (AET270)

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