COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Airframe (MA)

MA-2210 Airframe Structures and Systems (1 credit)

A class of instruction in communication and navigation systems, ice and rain control, wood structures, and aircraft covering.

MA-2211 Airframe Welding (2 credits)

This course provides an overview of and practical application in aircraft welding procedures and safety principles.

MA-2212 Airframe Electrical Systems (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of and practical application in airframe electrical systems knowledge, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

MA-2213 Airframe Systems I (3 credits)

This course provides instruction in, and hands-on application of, maintenance and troubleshooting techniques as it relates to aircraft instrument systems, aircraft fuel systems, and airframe fire protection systems.

MA-2214 Airframe Structures I (5 credits)

This course covers instruction on sheet metal and composite structures.

MA-2215 Airframe Finishes (2 credits)

This course covers aircraft painting requirements, techniques, and safety practices.

MA-2216 Airframe Structures II (1 credit)

This course provides instruction and practical experience in airframe assembly practices and rigging techniques.

MA-2217 Airframe Systems II (4 credits)

This course provides instruction and troubleshooting techniques in aircraft hydraulic, pneumatic, and landing gear systems.

MA-2218 Airframe Systems III (1 credit)

This course provides students with instruction and practical learning experience in cabin atmosphere and position and warning systems.

MA-2219 Airframe Inspection (1 credit)

This overview course provides instruction and hands-on experience inspecting an entire airframe.

Flight (MF)

MF-4001 Primary Ground (4 credits)

This course provides ground training on the aeronautical knowledge areas required by the Federal Aviation Regulations for the FAA Private Pilot Airplane knowledge test. In addition, the students will be instructed in good decision making and judgment skills and pilot discipline.

MF-4002 Primary Flight (5 credits)

This course provides a combination of ground and flight training on the areas of operation required by the Federal Aviation Regulations for the FAA Private Pilot Airplane practical test. In addition, students will learn basic flight-planning skills and how to establish personal minimums, create a personal assessment checklist, and understand the value of exhibiting the PIC (Pilot In Command) mentality. Prerequisites: MF-4001 (previous or concurrent) and FAA Second-Class Medical and Student Pilot certificates.

MF-4003 Flight Orientation (2 credits)

A combination of introductory ground and flight training in primary, instrument, and cross-country flying with the possibility of solo flight. Prerequisites: FAA Third-Class Medical and Student Pilot certificate.

MF-4004 Experience Building (2 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training tailored to address a specific desire of the student to improve airmanship in the requested area. Prerequisite: Private Pilot certificate (MF-4002).

MF-4005 Cross-Country Experience Building (2 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training with a focus on VFR cross-country projects that will build the skills of dead reckoning and pilotage. Prerequisite: Private Pilot certificate (MF-4002) or concurrent with MF-4002.

MF-4006 Transitions Ground I (2 credits)

Ground training on the operation of high-performance and/or complex aircraft operations, including a review of selected primary ground-school topics. In addition, students will learn basic record keeping and organization functions of the efficient private pilot. Prerequisite: MF-4001.

MF-4007 Transitions Flight I (3 credits)

This course provides a combination of ground and flight training consisting of VFR cross-country projects and transition to high-performance and/or complex airplanes and includes a review of primary flight maneuvers. In addition, students will continue to develop cross-country flight-planning skills, establish safety habits, identify hazardous attitudes and patterns, and develop a stronger PIC mentality. Prerequisites: Private Pilot certificate (MF-4002) and MF-4006 (previous or concurrent).

MF-4008 Tailwheel Transition (2 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training in tailwheel aircraft normally resulting in a tailwheel endorsement. Prerequisite: Private Pilot certificate (MF-4002).

MF-4009 Tailwheel Experience Building (2 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training in tailwheel aircraft consisting of VFR cross-country and local projects, with an emphasis in precision airmanship. Prerequisites: Private Pilot certificate with tailwheel endorsement (MF-4008).

MF-4010 High-Performance VFR Experience Building (2 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training in a high-performance aircraft consisting of VFR cross-country and local projects, with an emphasis in precision airmanship. Prerequisites: Private Pilot certificate with high-performance endorsement (MF-4007).

MF-4011 Complex VFR Experience Building (2 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training in a complex aircraft consisting of VFR cross-country and local projects, with an emphasis in precision airmanship. Prerequisites: Private Pilot certificate with high-performance/complex endorsements (MF-4007).

MF-4012 Instrument Ground (4 credits)

This course provides ground training on the aeronautical knowledge areas required by the Federal Aviation Regulations for the FAA Instrument Airplane knowledge test. In addition, students will learn decision-making skills based on the assessment and interpretation of available data. Prerequisite: MF-4001.

MF-4013 Instrument Flight (5 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training on the areas of operation required by the Federal Aviation regulations for the FAA Instrument Airplane practical test. In addition, students will demonstrate flight-planning and decision-making skills based on the assessment and interpretation of available data in an IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) setting. Prerequisites: Private Pilot certificate (MF-4002) and MF-4012 (previous or concurrent).

MF-4014 Decision Making (2 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training in a Flight Training Device consisting of VFR/IFR cross-country and local projects, with an emphasis on decision making as it affects successful aircraft management in emergency situations. Prerequisite: Private Pilot Instrument certificate (MF-4013).

MF-4015 Advanced Instrument Experience Building (2 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training consisting of instrument cross-country and local projects accomplished in high-performance and/or complex aircraft. Prerequisites: Private Pilot Instrument certificate with high-performance and/or complex endorsements (MF-4007 and MF-4013).

MF-4016 Transitions Ground II (2 credits)

This course provides ground training on the operation of high-performance and/or complex aircraft operations, including an introduction to the aeronautical knowledge areas required for the FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane knowledge test. Further training is provided in efficient flight planning and pilot organization skills. Prerequisite: MF-4006 (previous or concurrent).

MF-4017 Transitions Flight II (2 credits)

This course provides a combination of ground and flight training consisting of VFR (Visual Flight Rules), cross-country projects, and additional time in high-performance and/or complex airplanes, including an introduction to commercial maneuvers. Further experience is gained in cross-country flight planning and the development of the PIC (Pilot In Command) mentality in a variety of training scenarios. Prerequisites: Private Pilot certificate (MF-4002) and MF-4016 (previous or concurrent).

MF-4018 Aerobatics (1 credit)

A combination of ground and flight training on basic aerobatic maneuvers, with an additional emphasis in unusual attitude recovery. Prerequisites: Private Pilot certificate with high-performance endorsement (MF-4007).

MF-4019 Commercial Ground (2 credits)

Ground training on the aeronautical knowledge areas required by the Federal Aviation Regulations for the FAA Commercial Pilot—Airplane knowledge test. Prerequisite: MF-4001.

MF-4020 Commercial Flight (2 credits)

This course provides a combination of ground and flight training on the areas of operation required by the Federal Aviation Regulations for the FAA Commercial Pilot Airplane practical test. Emphasis is placed on successful navigation within restricted margins and proficiency in high-traffic airspace. Prerequisites: Private Pilot Instrument certificate MF-4013 and MF-4019 (previous or concurrent).

MF-4021 Advanced Ground (2 credits)

This course provides ground training on flight operations in unique situations such as max gross-weight operations and mountain navigation, and reviews selected commercial ground-school topics, including stress management and situational awareness. In addition, students will learn wilderness survival concepts and basic emergency first aid. Prerequisite: MF-4019 (previous or concurrent).

MF-4022 Advanced Flight (3 credits)

This course provides a combination of ground and advanced flight training in high-performance and/or complex airplanes. It includes an extended cross-country project that provides students with many unique opportunities to master short-field operations and develop technique precision. Hands-on application of wilderness survival techniques and field troubleshooting and maintenance is also provided. Prerequisite: MF-4021 (previous or concurrent).

MF-4023 Seaplane (1 credit)

A combination of ground and flight training on the areas of operation required by the Federal Aviation Regulations to add a Single Engine Sea rating to an existing FAA Private or Commercial Pilot Single Engine Airplane certificate. Prerequisite: Private Pilot certificate (MF-4002).

MF-4024 Multiengine (2 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training on the areas of operation required by the Federal Aviation Regulations to add a Multiengine rating to an existing FAA Commercial Pilot Single Engine Airplane certificate. Prerequisite: Commercial/Instrument Pilot certificate (MF-4020).

MF-4025 Directed Study: Flight (1–6 credits)

Directed Study courses allow students to continue full-time enrollment when program advancement is not possible due to inclement weather or the unavailability of equipment and may be a) an internship position in which the student is gaining practical experience in a position related to his or her field of study or b) an elective course designed by the student in coordination with an instructor/supervisor that may be substituted for a required course. Prerequisite: determined by the course instructor/supervisor.

MF-4028 Certified Flight Instructor Ground (3 credits)

Ground training on the aeronautical knowledge areas required by the Federal Aviation Regulations for the FAA Flight Instructor Airplane and Fundamentals of Instructing knowledge tests. Prerequisite: MF-4019.

MF-4029 Certified Flight Instructor—Airplane (3 credits)

A combination of ground and flight training on the areas of operation required by the Federal Aviation Regulations for the FAA Flight Instructor Airplane practical test. Prerequisites: Commercial/Instrument Pilot certificate (MF-4020) and MF-4028 (previous or concurrent).

MF-4030 Certified Flight Instructor—Instrument Airplane (1 credit)

A combination of ground and flight training on the areas of operation required by the Federal Aviation Regulations for the FAA Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane practical test. Prerequisite: Certified Flight Instructor Airplane certificate (MF-4029 previous or concurrent).

MF-4031 Turbine Transition (1 credit)

A combination of introductory ground and flight training in a turbine aircraft consisting of cross-country and local projects, with a review of selected private and commercial maneuvers. Prerequisites: Commercial Pilot certificate with high-performance endorsement (MF-4020).

MF-4032 Turbine Experience Building (1 credit)

A combination of introductory ground and flight training in a turbine aircraft consisting of cross-country and local projects, with an emphasis in precision airmanship. Prerequisite: MF-4031.

MF-4033 Turbine Industry Exposure (1 credit)

Offers an opportunity for students to fly right seat in an industry operational turbine aircraft. Prerequisites: Commercial Pilot certificate with high performance endorsement (MF-4020).

MF-4034 Support Operations I (1 credit)

This course is a directed/self-study survey that provides students with an introduction to the FOM (Flight Operations Manual) and selected portions of the AIM (Aeronautical Information Manual). The student will also have supervised assistant dispatcher and aircraft line service responsibilities.

MF-4035 Support Operations II (1 credit)

This is a directed/self-study course that provides students with additional learning from the FOM (Flight Operations Manual) and selected portions of the AIM (Aeronautical Information Manual). The student will also have supervised assistant dispatcher and aircraft line service responsibilities.

MF-4036 Support Operations III (1 credit)

This is a directed/self-study course that provides students with additional learning from the FOM (Flight Operations Manual) and selected portions of the AIM (Aeronautical Information Manual.) The student will also have supervised assistant dispatcher and aircraft line service responsibilities.

MF-4037 Support Operations IV (1 credit)

This is a directed/self-study course that provides students with advanced learning from the FOM (Flight Operations Manual) and selected portions of the AIM (Aeronautical Information Manual). The student will also have supervised assistant dispatcher and aircraft line service responsibilities.

General (MG)

MG-1110 Introduction to Aviation Maintenance (1 credit)

This course provides hands-on application in the use of basic hand tools, precision measuring devices, power tools, equipment, shop safety, and basic aviation terminology. Students will be exposed to learning styles, personality profiles, and general aspects of mission aviation culture. In addition, the course will provide an overview of student expectations, as well as classroom, facility, and emergency response procedures.

MG-1111 General Aircraft Records and Regulations (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of aircraft maintenance records and applicable regulations through an exposure to maintenance publications, maintenance forms and records, and mechanic privileges and limitations.

MG-1112 General Aircraft Technology (5 credits)

This course provides an overview of aircraft technology through an exposure to basic electricity and aircraft drawings.

MG-1113 General Procedures I (5 credits)

This course provides instruction in ground operation, handling and safety, weight and balance, fluid lines and fittings, and cleaning and corrosion control.

MG-1114 General Procedures II (4 credits)

This course provides instruction and hands-on application in the principles of basic physics and materials and processes.

Advanced Maintenance (MM)

MM-4001 Shop Procedures (1 credit)

This course is an orientation to Moody Aviation shop procedures, record keeping, and organization, including an introduction to progressive inspections and a review of annual inspection procedures. A practical review and safety checkout on common shop power tools is also included.

MM-4002 Shop Experience I (2 credits)

This lab is designed to cover practical shop operations, with an emphasis on basic maintenance procedures as a “mechanics helper.” Topics covered will include routine inspections, material and part identification, and tool fabrication using machining and welding processes.

MM-4003 Shop Experience II (3 credits)

This lab covers practical shop operations, with an emphasis on advancing maintenance skills and bringing the student to “independent mechanic” level. Practical experience in observation, inspection, and assessment is combined with judgment and decision-making skills to develop a MIC (Mechanic In Command) mindset on routine maintenance matters as well as progressive and 100-hour inspections. Tool fabrication using machining and welding processes continues to be a secondary emphasis throughout this course.

MM-4004 Shop Experience III (3 credits)

This lab is designed to cover more advanced shop operations, with an emphasis on bringing the student to “lead mechanic” level. An emphasis will be on developing productivity and leadership in routine maintenance matters as well as progressive and 100-hour inspections. Tool fabrication using machining and welding processes continues to be a secondary emphasis of this course.

MM-4005 Maintenance Seminar I (1 credit)

This seminar covers aircraft electrical systems, including system wiring, charging-system components, starters, lighting, and troubleshooting procedures.

MM-4006 Maintenance Seminar II (1 credit)

This seminar covers aircraft and instrument systems used on high-performance aircraft, including troubleshooting and calibration procedures.

MM-4007 Maintenance Seminar III (1 credit)

This seminar covers fixed and retractable landing-gear systems.

MM-4008 Shop Experience IV (1 credit)

This lab is designed to review shop operations and provide the student with practical application of the maintenance skills they have learned. Emphasis is placed on development of leadership born out of good judgment and decision-making ability. Tool fabrication using machining and welding processes continues to be a secondary emphasis of this course.

MM-4009 Welding and Machine Shop Practices (2 credits)

Students in this lab will gain experience with common machine shop equipment, including the metal lathe, drill press, milling machine, and TIG welder, by making useful tools and jigs. Additional exposure will be provided to MIG and stick welding. Prerequisites: A and P school and MM-4001 Shop Procedures.

MM-4010 Aviation Services (2 credits)

This course provides an introduction to shop supporting services, including parts-room management, tool calibration, management of technical data, and documentation. In addition, students will learn the value of an up-to-date maintenance library and the processes necessary to keep a maintenance library updated.

MM-4011 Routine Maintenance (2 credits)

This lab provides guided experience in general inspections and repairs associated with these inspections. The course grade is determined by the compilation of the inspection grades as submitted by the job supervisors. Job supervisors will complete forms for each inspection that will define the purpose and learning objectives for the job. Weekly student debriefings will keep students abreast of personal progress. Grading will agree with the debriefings.

MM-4012 Rebuild Class (1 credit)

Classroom instruction in the principles and procedures related to the location, purchase, transportation, and rebuilding of wrecked aircraft.

MM-4013 Airframe Rebuild Shop (4 credits)

Rebuild shop will be airframe rebuild as appropriate for the semester and work available. A flowchart for planning/tracking will be developed. Progressive briefings and debriefings will evaluate student progress.

MM-4014 Aircraft Refinishing (3 credits)

Aircraft refinishing is a shop/lab project. Current practices and techniques will be used to refinish an aircraft. Regular debriefings will be conducted as the project progresses, with progress grades assigned.

MM-4015 PT6A Turbine Familiarization (1 credit)

This class covers theory of operation and routine maintenance of PT6 turbine engines. Included are several engine start-up and operation sessions.

MM-4016 Piston Engine Rebuild Shop (3 credits)

This class reviews piston engine and accessory overhaul procedures through a hands-on running-engine project. Special emphasis will be given to complete cylinder overhaul and overhaul of electrical accessories.

MM-4017 Avionics Class (2 credits)

This class covers the theory of avionics systems installation, flowcharting, and wiring interconnects. Systems operation, checkout, and basic troubleshooting prepare the equipment for return to service.

MM-4018 Avionics Installation (2 credits)

This is a lab course that includes the installation of avionics equipment in aircraft, panel modification, wiring, and paperwork. Students will be expected to keep a detailed experience record.

MM-4019 Turbine Shop (2 credits)

This lab builds on the foundation established in MM-4015, with a review of PT6 systems through shop maintenance experience at Moody Aviation or another approved cooperating facility.

MM-4020 Inspection Authorization (2 credits)

This class covers the FAA certification procedures and preparation for the Inspection Authorization (IA) rating. Note: students will NOT be expected to take the FAA examination, as they will not have met the time requirements for holding the A and P certification.

MM-4021 Maintenance Experience Building I (3 credits)

This lab is designed to allow students to gain guided experience in needed areas of aircraft maintenance. This may be general in nature or focused on a specific target area.

MM-4022 Maintenance Experience Building II (3 credits)

This lab is designed to allow students to gain additional guided experience in needed areas of aircraft maintenance. This may be general in nature or focused on a specific target area.

MM-4023 Maintenance Experience Building III (3 credits)

This lab is designed to allow students to gain additional guided experience in needed areas of aircraft maintenance. This may be general in nature or focused on a specific target area.

MM-4024 Maintenance Experience Building IV (3 credits)

This lab is designed to allow students to gain additional guided experience in needed areas of aircraft maintenance. This may be general in nature or focused on a specific target area.

MM-4025 Directed Study: Maintenance (1-6 credits)

Directed Study courses allow students to continue full-time enrollment when program advancement is not possible and may be a) an internship position in which students are gaining practical experience in a position relating to their field of study or b) an elective course designed by students in coordination with an instructor/supervisor and may be supplemented for a required course. Prerequisite: determined by the course instructor/supervisor.

MM-4026 Senior Industry Experience (4 credits)

A directed studies experience course in which students will choose a specific maintenance or manufacturing environment at another approved facility to work for a specified period of time. Students will make a written and oral presentation of the experience to the rest of the class upon completion. The director of maintenance training will keep a list of approved project options.

MM-4027 Senior Maintenance Project (4 credits)

A directed studies experience course in which students will choose a specific maintenance project at Moody Aviation to perform for a specified period of time. Students will make a written and oral presentation of the experience to the rest of the class upon completion. The director of maintenance training will keep a list of approved project options.

MM-4028 Maintenance Seminar IV (1 credit)

This seminar covers the rigging of aircraft flight controls.

MM-4029 Maintenance Seminar V (2 credits)

This seminar will include a review of the theory of operation of piston engines and explore in detail the ignition, fuel-injection, and turbocharging systems found on high-performance piston-powered aircraft. The course includes extensive troubleshooting of piston engines and their systems.

Powerplant (MT)

MT-3310 Powerplant Systems I (4 credits)

This course covers engine electrical and fire protection system maintenance techniques and troubleshooting.

MT-3311 Aircraft Reciprocating Engines (4 credits)

This course provides practical learning and application experience for reciprocating engine theory, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

MT-3312 Powerplant Systems II (1 credit)

This course provides instruction in engine lubrication and induction airflow systems.

MT-3313 Powerplant Systems III (1 credit)

This course provides practical learning and application experience for engine exhaust and reverse systems, cooling systems, and instruments.

MT-3314 Powerplant Ignition and Starting Systems (3 credits)

This course covers engine ignition and starting systems, emphasizing system operation and troubleshooting.

MT-3315 Powerplant Fuel and Fuel Metering Systems (3 credits)

This course provides practical learning and troubleshooting experience for fuel systems, as well as fuel metering systems.

MT-3316 Propellers and Governing Systems (2 credits)

This course provides instruction in the maintenance and inspection of propellers and their governing systems.

MT-3317 Aircraft Turbine Engines (4 credits)

This course provides practical learning and application experience for turbine engine operation, safety, inspection, and system interactions. It will also cover auxiliary power units and unducted fans.

MT-3318 Powerplant Inspection (1 credit)

This course provides practical learning and application experience for aircraft engine inspection techniques and standard practices.

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