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ACE Curriculum

ACE 2018 – 2019 Curriculum

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Based on the ASA Pilot’s handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge FAA-H-8083-25A Published 2016

 

August 2018                       

Chapter 1: Introduction to Flying

Page       Subject

1-1           Introduction

1-2          History of Flight

1-3          History of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

1-7          The Role of the FAA

1-14        Aircraft Classifications and Ultralight Vehicles

1-16        Pilot Certifications

1-18        Selecting a Flight School

1-20        The Student Pilot

1-21        Becoming a Pilot

1-21        Knowledge and Skill Tests

1-24        Role of the Designated Pilot Examiner

1-24        Chapter Summary

 

September 2018       

Chapter 2: Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)

Page       Subject

2-1           Introduction

2-1           History of ADM

2-2          Risk Management

2-3          Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Single-Pilot Resource Mgmt

2-4          Pilot Resource Management

2-4          Hazard and Risk

2-5          Hazardous Attitudes and Antidotes

2-6          Risk

2-6          Assessing Risk

2-8          Mitigating Risk

2-8          The PAVE Checklist

2-10        Human Factors

2-11        Human Behavior

2-12        The Decision-Making Process

2-21        Decision-Making in a Dynamic Environment

2-24       Situational Awareness

2-25       Automation

2-32       Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 3: Aircraft Construction

Page       Subject

3-1           Introduction

3-2          Aircraft Design, Certification and Airworthiness

3-2          Lift and Basic Aerodynamics

3-3          Major Components

3-8          Subcomponents

3-12        Instrumentation: Moving in the Future

3-13        Global Positioning System (GPS)

3-14        Summary

 

Chapter 4: Principles of Flight 

Page       Subject

4-1           Structure of the Atmosphere

4-5           Theories in the Production of Lift

4-6           Airfoil Design

4-9           A Third Dimension

4-9           Chapter Summary

 

October 2018                     

Chapter 5: Aerodynamics                               

Page       Subject

5-1           Forces Acting on the Aircraft

5-8           Wingtip Vortices

5-11        Ground Effect

5-12        Axes on an Aircraft

5-13        Moment and Moment Arm,

5-14        Aircraft Design Characteristics

5-20        Effect of Wing Planform

5-22        Aerodynamic Forces in Flight Maneuvers

5-25        Stalls

5-23        Angle of Attack Indicators

5-28        Basic Propeller Principles

5-33        Load Factors

5-40        Weight and Balance

5-44        High Speed Flight

5-51        Summary

 

November 2018                

Chapter 6: Flight Controls

Short Month Due To Thanksgiving

Page       Subject

6-2          Flight Control Systems

6-12        Autopilot

6-12        Summary               

Chapter 7: Aircraft Systems

Page       Subject

7-1          Powerplant

7-7          Induction Systems

7-8         Carburetor Systems

7-12        Superchargers and Turbocharging

7-15        Ignition System

7-16        Oil Systems

7-17        Engine cooling Systems

7-18        Exhaust Systems

7-18        Starting System, Combustion

7-20       Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)

 

December 2018   

Short Month Due To Christmas        

Chapter 7: Aircraft Systems

Page       Subject

7-20        Turbine Engines

7-25        Airframe Systems

7-25        Fuel Systems

7-29        Refueling Procedures

7-29        Heating System

7-30        Electrical Systems

7-31        Hydraulic systems

7-34        Pressurized Aircraft

7-37        Oxygen Systems

7-40        Anti-ice and Deice Systems

7-41        Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 8: Flight Instruments

8-1           Introduction

8-1           Pitot-Static Flight Instruments

8-12        Electronic Flight Display (EFD)

8-15        Gyroscopic Flight Instruments

8-22        Angle of Attack Indicators

8-23        Compass Systems

8-28        Outside Air Temperature (OAT) Gauge

8-28        Chapter Summary

 

January 2019                       

Chapter 9: Flight Manuals

Page       Subject

9-1           Introduction

9-8           Aircraft Inspections

Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL) and Operations

9-9          With Inoperative Equipment

9-10        Preventive Maintenance

9-12        Airworthiness Directives (ADs)

9-13        Aircraft Owner/Operator Responsibilities

9-13        Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 10: Weight and Balance

10-1      Introduction

10-1      Weight Control

10-2      Balance, Stability, and Center of Gravity

10-7      Determining Loaded Weight and CG

10-11     Chapter Summary

 

February 2019

Chapter 11: Aircraft Performance

Page       Subject

11-1         Introduction

11-1         Importance of Performance Data

11-2        Structure of the Atmosphere

11-2        Atmospheric Pressure

11-3        Pressure Altitude

11-5        Performance

11-18      Performance Speeds

11-19      Performance Charts

11-27      Stall Speed Performance Charts

11-28     Transport Category Aircraft Performance

11-28     Air Carrier Obstacle Clearance Requirements

11-28     Chapter Summary

 

March 2019

Chapter 12: Weather Theory

Page       Subject

12-1        Introduction

12-2        Atmosphere

12-3        A Coriolis Force

12-4        Measurement of Atmosphere Pressure

12-5        Altitude and Atmospheric Pressure

12-6        Altitude and Flight 12-6

Altitude and the Human Body

12-7        Wind and Currents

12-12     Atmospheric Stability

12-17     Air Masses

12-18     Fronts

12-25     Chapter Summary 

 

April 2019 

Chapter 13: Aviation Weather Services

Short Month Due To Field Trip

Page       Subject

13-1        Introduction

13-2        Observations

13-4        Service Outlets

13-5        Weather Briefings

13-5        Aviation Weather Reports

13-13     Weather Charts

13-16     ATC Radar Weather Displays

13-18     Electronic Flight Displays (EFD) /Multi-Function

Display (MFD) Weather

13-24     Pilot Responsibility

13-24     Chapter Summary

 

Chapter 14: Airport Operations

Page       Subject

14-1        Introduction

14-1        Airport Categories

14-3        Sources for Airport Data

14-5        Airport Markings and Signs

14-16     Airport Lighting

14-20     Wind Direction Indicators

14-20     Traffic Patterns

14-22     Radio Communications

14-24     Air Traffic Control (ATC) Services

14-26     Wake Turbulence

14-28     Collision Avoidance

14-35     Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS)

14-37     Chapter Summary

 

May 2019

Chapter 15: Airspace

Page       Subject

15-1        Introduction

15-2        Controlled Airspace

15-3        Uncontrolled Airspace

15-3        Special Use Airspace

15-4        Other Airspace Areas

15-7        Air Traffic Control and the National Airspace System

15-11       Chapter Summary  

  

Chapter 16: Navigation                                                                 

Page       Subject

16-1        Introduction

16-2        Aeronautical Charts

16-3        Latitude and Longitude (Meridians and Parallels)

16-8        Effect of Wind

16-11      Basic Calculations

16-12     Pilotage

16-13     Dead Reckoning

16-17     Flight Planning

16-18     Charting the Course

16-21     Filing a VFR Flight Plan

16-22     Ground-Based Navigation

16-34     Lost Procedures

16-34     Flight Diversion

16-35      Chapter Summary

 

June 2019                              

Chapter 17: Aeromedical Factors

Page       Subject

17-1        Introduction

17-2        Obtaining a Medical Certificate

17-3        Health and Physiological Factors Affecting Pilot Performance

17-19     Vision in Flight

17-29     Chapter Summary

Review, Graduation Ceremony 

 

Notes:

  1. Curriculum is only a suggestion. Pace should be determined by the instructor and learning curve of the class.
  2. Sparrows curriculum may be different due to age of students.
  3. Curriculum does not include Guest Speaker dates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplements

 

Appendix A

Performance Data for Cessna Model 172R and Challenger 605………………………………………A-1

Appendix B

Acronyms, Abbreviations, and NOTAM Contractions …………………………………………………..B-1

 

Appendix C

Airport Signs and Markings……………………………………………………………………………………..C-1

Glossary ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………G-1

Index ………………………………………Weather Data: Forecasting Process, Reports and Forecasts,

                  Graphic Weather, Products, Sources of Weather Information

 

 

Note:

 

  1. Curriculum is only a suggestion. Pace should be determined by the instructor and learning curve of the class.

 

  1. Sparrows curriculum may be different due to age of students.

 

  1.    Curriculum does not include guest speaker dates.
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