Aviation (ARO) at Southwest Virginia Community College


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ARO 121 - Private Pilot Ground School
Presents the fundamental principles of flight including theory of flight, aircraft standards and specifications, basic aircraft construction, weight and balance, navigation, meteorology, principles of radio communication and application of aerophysics. Prepares students for the FAA examination for private pilot rating.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ARO 122 - Instrument Pilot Ground School
Covers principles applicable to instrument aviation requirements. Includes study of aerodynamics pertaining to instrument flight, flight instruments and airways. Prepares students for the FAA examination for instrument pilot rating.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ARO 123 - Commercial Pilot Ground School
Presents advanced theory of flight covering navigation, meteorology, radio communication, aerophysics and performance. Studies federal aviation regulations. Prepares students for the FAA Examination for the commercial pilot rating.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARO 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARO 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARO 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ARO 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits