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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Aviation


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https://www.ucmo.edu/aviation/

The Department of Aviation
TR Gaines 210
660-543-4969
ucmo.edu/aviation

Department of Aviation Statement of Policy

Only courses with a grade of C or better (including transfer courses) may be used to fulfill a major or minor requirement in any program offered by the School of Aviation.

Students pursuing flight training in their program must hold at least a Second (2nd) Class FAA Medical Certificate before any flight operations may commence.

The number of flight slots varies each semester as they are based on the number of available flight instructors - as a result, there may be delays in degree progress.

Students pursuing flight training may request immediate enrollment in subsequent flight courses at any time during a published term if the prerequisite has been satisfactorily completed.

Department of Aviation - UCM Flight Fee Schedule

Effective August 19, 2024 
UCM Flight Fee Schedule 

The following are the rates per hour for the individual aircraft operated by UCM. The rate for both flight and ground instruction is $55.00/hour and will be in addition to aircraft rental fees.

Aircraft Cost - Wet
Intro Flight (30 minutes / 1 hour) Rate includes instructor       $126.00/$252.00
PA-18-150 Super Cub $119.00
Cessna 172P Skyhawk $166.00
Cessna 172R Skyhawk (2000 Model) $187.00
Cessna 172S Skyhawk (G1000 Model) $187.00
BE-58 Beechcraft Baron $446.00

 Ground Trainers:

Redbird $28.00              
Frasca $56.00
Glider Orientation Flight (3000 ft. AGL w/instructor) varies
Schweizer 2-33 $35.00
Tow Charge (in PA-18-150 Super Cub) varies

*Note: A fuel surcharge will apply in addition to the above rates when UCM Aviation’s fuel cost rises above $4/gallon. This rate is subject to change and any questions may be directed to the Department of Aviation.

Department of Aviation - UCM Airplane Flight Course Fees

Effective August 19, 2024 
UCM Airplane Flight Fee Schedule 

The course fees below are estimates, based on the average flight/simulator/instructor hours required for course completion. Actual amounts will vary depending on individual needs as well as whether or not the conditional fuel surcharge is in effect.

Coures Prefix Course Description Estimated Cost
FLYA 1320 Private Flight A $6,712.00
FLYA 1321 Private Flight B $8,554.00
FLYA 2313 Instrument Flight A $2,967.00
FLYA 2314 Instrument Flight B $7,266.00
FLYA 3310 Commercial Flight A $4,510.00
FLYA 3311 Commercial Flight B $4,510.00
FLYA 3312 Commercial Flight C $5,071.00
FLYA 3315 Commercial Flight D - ASEL $5,129.00
FLYA 3316 Commercial Flight E - ASEL $4,852.00
FLYA 3317 Commercial Flight F - ASEL $4,721.00
FLYA 3330 Multi-Engine Add-On $10,845.00
FLYA 3360 Certified Flight Instructor $5,940.00
FLYA 3362 Certified Flight Instructor - Instrument $3,250.00
FLYA 3364 Certified Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine $5,700.00

Jeppesen Lesson Breakdown

Information on the Jeppesen syllabus hours spreadsheet with lesson breakdown can be found under Jeppesen Syllabus Flight Hours .

Department of Aviation - Flight Operations Manual

The Flight Manual  contains information for students taking courses in the School of Aviation. 

COURSES

This standardization manual is designed as a reference source for all flight training courses. Flight course information, UCM policies and procedures, and flight maneuvers are explained.

It is understood that there are acceptable variations to different maneuvers, some more so than others. UCM has developed the most effective and efficient training methods for our program. Remember this text was created for the students’ benefit and should be the primary reference for all maneuvers done at UCM.

Each maneuver will include a list of references indicating where further information about the maneuver may be obtained. UCM strongly suggests the references be used to help develop a complete understanding of each maneuver prior to attempting them in flight.

Jeppesen Flight Syllabi

All of the courses listed below follow the Jeppesen Flight Syllabus. (If you are in the UCM Commercial Syllabus please see the Chief Flight Instructor or the SOF.) These are available for purchase at the airport terminal building. If further assistance is needed, please feel free to speak with the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor; Supervisor of Flight, or one of the Check Instructors.

FLYA 1320 Private Flight A 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 1 through Unit 13. PVT 1 Oral/Flight (comes after Unit 8) is the Stage 1 Check administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will complete the Private A written test in Blackboard prior to signing up for the Stage 1 Exam. The student will complete the FAA Written Test Exam for Private Pilot prior to signing up for Private Flight B.

FLYA 1321 Private Flight B 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 14 through Unit 26. PVT 2 Oral/Flight is the Stage 2 Check. PVT Final Oral/Final Flight 26 is the End of Course Check. All Checks are administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will complete the Private Flight B written test in Blackboard prior to signing up for End of Course Check. At the completion of this course the student will have met the requirements for the Private Pilot Practical Test.

FLYA 3310 Commercial Flight A 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 30 through Unit 36. COM 1 Oral/Flight is the Eval 1 Check administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will also complete the Commercial Flight A written test in Blackboard prior to signing up for the Eval 1 Check.

FLYA 3311 Commercial Flight B 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 37 through Unit 40. COM 2 Oral/Flight is the Eval 2 Check administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will also complete the Commercial Flight B written test in Blackboard prior to signing up for the Eval 2 Check.

FLYA 2313 Instrument Flight A 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 1 through Unit 13. INST 1 Oral/Flight is the Stage 1 Check administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will also complete the Instrument Flight A written test in Blackboard prior to signing up for the Stage 1 Check.

FLYA 2314 Instrument Flight B 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 14 through Unit 29. INST 2 Oral/Flight is the Stage 2 Check. INST Final Oral/Flight is the End of Course Check. All Checks are administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will complete the Instrument B written test in Blackboard prior to signing up for the Stage 2 Check and the FAA Written Test Exam for Instrument Airplane prior to signing up for the End of Course Check. At the completion of this course the student will have met the requirements for the Instrument Rating Practical Test.

FLYA 3312 Commercial Flight C 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 41 through Unit 51. COM 3 Oral/Flight is the Stage IV Check administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will also complete the Commercial Flight C written test in Blackboard prior to signing up for the Stage IV Check.

FLYA 3315 Commercial Flight D 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 52 through Unit 67. COM V Oral/Flight is the Stage V Check administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will also complete the Commercial Flight D written test in Blackboard prior signing up for to Stage 4 Check.

FLYA 3316 Commercial Flight E 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 68 through Unit 76. COM 5 Oral/Flight (comes after Unit 45) is the Eval 3 Check administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will also complete the Commercial Flight E written test in Blackboard prior to signing up for the Eval 3 Check.

FLYA 3317 Commercial Flight F 1.0 SH Credit

The student will progress from Unit 77 through Unit 87. COM Final Oral/Flight is the End of Course Check administered by the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or Check Instructor. The student will complete the Commercial F written exam in Blackboard and the FAA Written Exam for Commercial Pilot Airplane prior to signing up for the End of Course Check. At the completion of this course the student will have met the requirements for the Commercial Pilot Practical Test

GENERAL INFORMATION

Administrative

General

  1. All operations will be conducted in accordance with current Federal Aviation Regulations and UCM policies.
  2. All phases of training will be conducted in a professional manner. Individuals not adhering to professional standards of conduct and dress will not be allowed to conduct training    and will be charged a NO SHOW.
  3. Identification of airport personnel and flight students will be worn at all times.

     a. Students will display their university I.D.

     b. University employees will display their assigned I.D.

TSA Requirements

  1. US Citizens are required to prove citizenship when receiving flight training toward a recreational pilot, sport pilot, private pilot, instrument rating or multiengine rating. Proof of citizenship includes:
    1. Valid, unexpired U.S. passport.
    2. Original birth certificate and government-issued picture ID
    3. Original certification of birth abroad with raised seal and government-issued picture ID.
    4. Original certificate of U.S. citizenship with raised seal, or a Certificate of Repatriation, and government issued picture ID.
    5. Original U.S. Naturalization Certificate with raised seal and government-issued picture ID.
  2. A logbook endorsement will be given to the student upon proof of citizenship by their flight instructor.
  3. Any non US citizen is required to receive TSA approval for flight training and must see the Chief Flight Instructor to begin the approval process.
  4. Upon receiving the endorsement, the instructor will enter a currency into ETA.

Medical Certificates

Student pilots planning to pursue a Professional Pilot degree are recommended to obtain a first (1st) class medical prior to receiving flight training. All other aviation students are required to obtain a minimum of a second (2nd) class medical prior to receiving flight training. Student pilots utilizing VA benefits for any flight training for a certificate or rating must obtain AND maintain a second class medical.

  1. One introductory flight may be received while waiting for the medical.
  2. A list of current Aviation Medical Examiners may be obtained from a flight instructor or the dispatcher.

Training

  1. Each degree seeking student shall be enrolled in a flight course in order to conduct flight training at UCM.

     a. Class enrollment on campus meets this requirement.

     b. If a student has a “U” grade from previous semesters, that must be removed before a student will be allowed to enroll or train in any other flight course.

     c. Students training under Part 141 must complete an enrollment form and turn it into the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor or a Check Instructor.

   2. To be released for a Practical Test the following must be accomplished.

a. The student must have a Practical Test Release Form from the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor or a Check Instructor before contacting an examiner for a practical test appointment. To receive this form you must present the following to a supervisor:

                 i. Evidence of course completion

                         1) Graduation Certificate. (Part 141 only)

                         2) Applicable aeronautical experience requirements met (Part 61 only)

                         3) Proper logbook endorsements from their flight instructor.

                         4) Original copy of written test results (if applicable).

                         5) Application for Airman Certificate/Rating (either on IACRA or FAA form 8710-1) completed and signed by the students’ flight instructor.

Request for Advanced Placement in Flight Courses

Each student requesting advanced placement in flight courses or requesting credit for previous flight experience will

1) Present the request to the chief flight instructor.

2) Complete an oral and flight evaluation to determine the entry point in the UCM training course for the desired rating sought.

3) 14 CFR Part 141.77 requires that a student may be given credit towards the curriculum requirements of a course for previous pilot experience and knowledge, provided the following conditions are met:

     a. If the credit is based upon a part 141-approved training course, the credit given that student for the previous pilot experience and knowledge may be 50 percent of the curriculum requirements and must be based upon a proficiency test or knowledge test, or both, conducted by the receiving pilot school;

     b. Credit for training specified in paragraph (c) (1) or paragraph (c) (2) of 141.77 may be given only if the previous provider of the training has certified in writing, or other form acceptable to the Administrator as to the kind and amount of training provided, and the result of each stage check and end-of-course test, if applicable, given to the student.

     c. If the credit is not based upon a part 141-approved training course, the credit given that student for the previous pilot experience and knowledge shall not exceed more than 25 percent of the curriculum requirements and must be based upon a proficiency test or knowledge test, or both, conducted by the receiving pilot school;

     d. The receiving school determines the amount of course credit to be transferred.

Request for Credit for Certificates or Ratings Held

1) Each student that is requesting university credit based upon the possession of an FAA certificate or rating.

     a. Must complete an Application for Evaluation of Official Certifications, Licenses, Diplomas and Work Experience for College Credit form.

     b. Complete an end of course oral and flight evaluation for the certificate or rating.

2) Exceptions for those students seeking a degree in:

     a. Professional Pilot degree programs

                 i. May not enter with any certificate higher than Private pilot with Instrument Rating.

                 ii. Students entering with an Instrument Rating will not be eligible for the restricted ATP.

                 iii. Commercial rated pilots must select another degree option.

     b. Flight Operations Management must complete one certificate or rating at UCM

Flight Training Syllabus

1) All flight training will follow the approved Syllabus.

2) All students must have a printed syllabus appropriate to the training being received.

3) The student will have the syllabus at the airport for each flight lesson in order to prepare for the training activities of that day.

4) Each lesson in the syllabus will be completed unless approval for advanced placement has been granted.

5) All written tests, evaluation rides, and stage checks will be completed for each course regardless of whether the student is training under part 141 or part 61. No stage checks will be combined.

Training Records

1) The activity of each assigned flight activity will be recorded in ETA. There should be an entry for every day that the student is scheduled to attend.

2) After the student completes the End of Course stage check, if they want to review ground or procedures in an airplane or simulator, use the Refresher request.

Flight Scheduling

Flight training schedules will consist of weekly flight training periods.

1) Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

2) Tuesday & Thursday

The exact times will be determined based upon student and flight instructor availability. The scheduling of students to their flight slot will be conducted during the fall and spring semester finals weeks. The scheduling process is:

1) The student arrives and fills out their availability time sheet.

     a. The student must have their class schedule and work schedule (if practical).

     b. The student must be enrolled in the flight class they wish to complete the semester they are signing up for.

2) The student will present the availability sheet, class schedule and work schedule to the Scheduler. General Information Table of Contents 2

3) Based on the availability sheet, instructor request, flight course the student is enrolled in, and resource availability, the Scheduler will determine which flight slot the student will be in and what instructor they will be with.

4) The scheduler will then assign the student a flight block. If a student is unable to arrive in person during the scheduling time, the student must make arrangements by phone to ensure a scheduled flight block. The Scheduler will fill out the students’ availability sheet for the student during the phone scheduling session. If no prior arrangements are made, the student will not be able to sign up for a flight slot until after the private student schedule day.

Ground Instruction

1) All ground instruction will be recorded in ETA and charged the ground instruction rate.

2) All ground instruction must take place at the airport.

3) Each flight will have a minimum 12 minute preflight and 18 minute post flight briefing.

     a. The preflight should detail the lesson objectives, review procedures and maneuvers already introduced, and introduce new material.

     b. The post flight briefing should review the maneuvers performed during the flight, review the performance of these maneuvers, record the training in the appropriate records and logbooks and assign study materials for the next lesson.

     c. Additional time may be necessary.

Flight Training Attendance

1) Upon arrival at the airport to receive any type of instruction, the student must check in with the dispatcher. If not checked in, the student’s attendance may not be recorded and a no show may be incurred.

2) Students will attend all flight classes regularly until the course requirements are completed. Absence does not relieve the student of the responsibility for meeting all course requirements.

3) Approved absences are listed in the university student handbook and include;

      a. Illness which prevents flying or ground training. (A doctor’s written excuse must be submitted)

      b. Death of an immediate family member.

      c. Weather prohibited flight training. (The student will be notified by their instructor. Otherwise plan to do ground instruction.)

      d. FAA Tests

                i. Practical tests

                ii. Written tests

      e. Approved University activities (Written excuse must be submitted.)

                i. Field trips

                ii. Campus Activities

                iii. Aviation Fraternity Activities.

f. Instructor illness. (The student will be contacted ASAP)

g. Examples of unexcused absences include, but are not limited to:

                i. Sports training times

                ii. Music/choir practice

                iii. Work

                iv. Homework

                v. Paper due or a class assignment.

4) Notification of an approved absence must be submitted to the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor or the Supervisor of Flying (SOF) at least two hours in advance.

5) If time does not allow for the two hour minimum, the student will phone the airport and discuss the situation with the Chief Flight Instructor, Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, or the Supervisor of Flying (SOF).

6) Notify the assigned flight instructor as well, but they are not authorized to excuse any absence.

7) An unexcused absence or failure to adhere to this policy will result in a NO SHOW. (Refer to NO SHOW section of this manual to see ramifications).

8) The dispatcher will record NO SHOWS and any other absences in the student’s training record.

Majors/Programs

    MajorsMinorsCertificates

    Courses

      AeronauticsAviation
      Flight Courses, Airplane

      Aircraft user charges are based on flying time and vary with the type of aircraft. Advance deposits of $500 or more for each course are required. Contact the Department of Aviation or Chief Flight Instructor for current hourly flight fee rates. Additional federal financial aid may be received by students who incur documented costs for aviation flight training.

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