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Online · School of Aeronautics · Aeronautics

Commercial Flight II

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 01/28/2020

Course Description

This course is the second of three sequential flight training courses that include the requisite aircraft and simulator training and experience required for the FAA Commercial Pilot practical test. During this course, students will complete approximately one third of the aircraft and simulator training and experience hours required in the applicable commercial pilot training course outline (TCO).



AVIA 325 and AVIA 220 and AVIA 225 and Flight training affiliate with a score of 5


The purpose of AVIA 326 is to in part (this is the second of three consecutive courses), prepare the student to complete the written FAA Part 141 Commercial Pilot Test, complete approximately 40 flight hours of the FAA Part 141 Pilot Syllabus, and to successfully pass the FAA Commercial Pilot in-flight check ride. The practical flight training consists of scheduled weekly flight lessons with an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor. These flight lessons include in-flight training, flight simulator training, as well as pre-brief and post-brief ground training. Completion of this course requires the successful completion of at least 66% of the Commercial Pilot Training Course Outline (TCO) at the applicate LU Flight Training Affiliate.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a satisfactory level of knowledge and flight skills proficiency to progress in the commercial pilot training curriculum.
  2. Discuss topics relevant to commercial pilot flight operations.
  3. Analyze commercial pilot topics using relevant aviation resources.
  4. Describe how having a biblical worldview affects the roles of professional aviators.

Course Resources

Required Resources

The resources below can be accessed for free at

Federal Aviation Administration (2016). Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge: FAA-H-8083-25B, Oklahoma City, OK: Author.

Federal Aviation Administration. (2016). Airplane flying handbook: FAA-H-8083-3B. Newcastle, WA: Aviation Supplies Academics.

Federal Aviation Administration/Aviation Supplies and Academics (2018). 2017 FAR/AIM: Rules and procedures for aviators. Newcastle, WA: Author.

Disclaimer: The above resources provides information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Additional Materials for Learning

    1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
    2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
    3. Blackboard recommended browsers
    4. Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Class Introductions

The student will post an introduction responding to questions in the Discussion Board Forum. The thread must be at least 150 words.

Weekly Progress Reports (8)

The student will complete a weekly progress report that includes a description of the week’s flight training. This is a graded journaling assignment that enables the course professor to monitor student progress.

Course Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will cover topics relevant to commercial flying/aviation covered in the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20 multiple choice questions and have a 90 minute time limit.

Video Presentation

The student will choose from a list of provided topics and then prepare, record, and submit a 4–6-minute video presentation/briefing about that topic.

Meeting with Professor

The student will meet with the flight course professor via Skype (or other means) to discuss training progress, expectations, etc. at least one time during the term.

Complete 66% of the Flight Training Affiliate Commercial Pilot TCO

During the term, the student must complete 66% of total flight and simulator training hours required in the applicable commercial pilot training course outline.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist


Class Introduction


Weekly Progress Report (8 at 30 Pts Each)


Quizzes (4 at 50 Pts Each)


Video Presentation


Phone/FaceTime Meeting with Professor


Completion of 66% of Training Course Outline





Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

900-1010 800-899 700-799 600-699 0-599

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at


AVIA 326

Textbooks: FAA, Airplane Flying Handbook (AFH) FAA-H-8083-3B (2016).

FAA, Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (PHAK) FAA-H8083-25B






PHAK: chs. 1–2, 11, 14

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

Complete Assigned TCO Training Units

Weekly Progress Report #1






PHAK: chs. 15–16

AFH: ch. 8

Complete Assigned TCO Training Units

Weekly Progress Report #2

Complete Quiz #1





AFH: ch. 6, 9

Complete Assigned TCO Training Units

Weekly Progress Report #3

Submit Presentation Topic Choice





PHAK: Review chs. 15–16

Complete Assigned TCO Training Units

Weekly Progress Report #4

Complete Quiz #2





AFH: ch. 3, Review ch. 9

Complete Assigned TCO Training Units Complete Skype Meeting with Professor

Weekly Progress Report #5





AFH: Review ch. 3

Complete Assigned TCO Training Units

Weekly Progress Report #6

Complete Quiz #3





AFH: chs. 5, 8,12–13

Complete Assigned TCO Training Units

Weekly Progress Report #7

Submit Video Presentation/Briefing





AFH: chs. 14, 17

Complete Assigned TCO Training Units

Weekly Progress Report #8

Complete Quiz #4

Complete at least 66% of Commercial TCO







NOTE: Each course module/week (except Module/Week 1) begins on Tuesday morning at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on Monday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The final module/week ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.