Aeronautics Minor

Designed for any major interested in learning the fundamentals of the Aeronautical and Aviation Sciences. 

Program Requirements

Core

A study of how aviation fits into our modern world, relation to business, and contribution to the economy. Study of aviation as a visible alternative in transportation.

Prerequisites: none

A study of basic aeronautical knowledge including principals of flight, aerodynamics, aviation regulations, weather, visual and instrument navigation, and emergencies. The course meets, but is not limited to 14 CFR 61.105. Satisfactory completion of this course may result in an endorsement for the FAA Private Pilot written exam.

Prerequisites: none

The understanding and implementation of safe operating procedures. Assists the student in arriving at proper decisions related to periods of stress when operating as pilot in command. Various FAA regulations and standard and safe operating procedures are also discussed.

Prerequisites: AVIA 150

Electives

A plan of study must be completed and approved by the Aviation Department.

Restricted Electives - Choose 9 Credit(s).

Provides beginning flight student with the in-flight requirements needed to obtain the FAA Private Pilot's Certificate.

Prerequisites: none

AVIA 153, Private Pilot Flight Lab II, continues the flight lab progression in the MSU aviation program to the second stage of the Private Pilot flight lab. The course reviews and expands the classroom knowledge received in the Private Pilot Ground Course as well as the skills developed in AVIA 151. The training flights continue the building block approach to training with student pilots gradually obtaining the skills to fly safely and pass an FAA administered practical examination.

Prerequisites: none

A study of the aeronautical knowledge including aviation regulations, weather, instrument navigation, and instrument emergencies. The course meets, but is not limited to, FAR part 61.65 (b, 1-4). Satisfactory completion of this course may result in an endorsement for the FAA Instrument Pilot written exam.

Prerequisites: AVIA 150, or equivalent

Prepares advanced flight students with the in-flight requirements needed to obtain the FAA Instrument Pilot rating.

Prerequisites: none

AVIA 243, Instrument Pilot Flight Lab II, continues the flight lab progression in the MSU aviation program to the second stage of the Instrument Pilot flight lab. The FAA requires each pilot to obtain their Instrument Pilot flight certificate to fly in instrument weather conditions. The course reviews and expands the classroom knowledge received in the Instrument Pilot Ground Course as well as the skills developed in AVIA 241. The training flights continue the building block approach to training with student pilots gradually obtaining the skills to fly in all instrument conditions and to pass an FAA administered practical examination.

Prerequisites: none

A study of advanced aeronautical knowledge, including aerodynamics, aviation regulations, weather, visual and instrument navigation, and emergencies. The course meets, but is not limited to 14 CFR 61.125(b). Satisfactory completion of this course may result in an endorsement for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam.

Prerequisites: AVIA 153, AVIA 240

Prepares advanced flight students with the in-flight requirements needed to obtain the FAA Commercial Pilot's Certificate.

Prerequisites: none

AVIA 253, Commercial Pilot Flight Lab II, continues the flight lab progression in the MSU aviation program. The FAA requires each pilot to obtain their Commercial Pilot flight certificate to be compensated for work as a pilot. This stage two course of the Commercial Pilot flight lab reviews and expands where required the classroom knowledge received in the Commercial Pilot Ground Course. The training flights use a building block approach to training with student pilots gradually obtaining the skills to fly the more difficult manuvers and to pass an FAA administered practical examination.

Prerequisites: none

Designed to cover the complex area of operation techniques and problems confronting the airlines today. Entails a study of marketing research, passenger trends, feasibility route studies, etc.

Prerequisites: none

Principles of Avionics is an expanded course on the theory and Applications of Aviation Electronics for future pilots and students of aviation and aeronautics. The course highlights modern synthetic displays, navigation, automatic flight control, FMS, and other essential aircraft equipment.

Prerequisites: none

Course provides students with an overview of airport management. Studies include the day-to-day operations of air carrier and general aviation airports as well as planning, design, construction, finance and public relations associated with airport management. Students are exposed to many career opportunities in this area. The course includes a case study of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area airport system and several site visits.

Prerequisites: none

To instruct the student relative to legal implications of aircraft ownership, leases, rentals, and overall aircraft operation. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of liability and negligence from the operator and pilot standpoints.

Prerequisites: none

This course will take an in-depth look at several legal topics that touch the aviation industry. The course will use the case study method to look at several aviation-related cases, including commercial airline accidents, pilot certificate actions, airline security violation cases, international aviation law, and several other current legal matters that involve the airline industry.

Prerequisites: AVIA 432

Introduces advanced professional flight students to FAR Part 121 style standardized flight training in a regional jet. Course will include aircraft systems, procedures training, and techniques used in high performance turbine aircraft. Emphasis on standard operating procedures (SOP), crew resource management (CRM), and line oriented flight training (LOFT).

Prerequisites: AVIA 340

To provide the student with the basic knowledge of ATC as a career and the fundamentals necessary for FAA certification.

Prerequisites: AVIA 240

Introduces the workings of the complex system of air control in the US and abroad. Covers such subjects as radio communications, airspace classification, radar control, and operation as well as aircraft separation. Looks at present and future air traffic control systems.

Prerequisites: AVIA 240, GEOG 217

A study of various techniques designed to enhance management and leadership methods. Emphasizes decision-making and judgment skills as well as methods to improve effective communication and skills to develop a productive work environment for flight crew and other airline personnel.

Prerequisites: Select 1 course: AVIA 150 or AVIA 240