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AMNT 240 : General Aeronautics and Applications

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
General Aeronautics and Applications
This course is an introduction to general aeronautics. It includes the study of physical mathematics, weight and balance, government regulations regarding aircraft maintenance, common and special tools and measuring devices, fluid lines, hardware, aircraft servicing, and documentation.

This course is designed to provide introductory knowledge in the various areas of general aeronautics and applications. It provides basic information on principles, fundamentals and technical procedures in the subject matter area to prepare the student for further study in the area of aviation maintenance.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:1. Identify government regulations regarding aircraft maintenance and describe the certification requirements, obligations, privileges and limitations, and career progression of the Airframe and Powerplant mechanic.2. Describe the inspection processes for maintaining an airworthy aircraft and be able to identify inspection criteria and implement an inspection program in accordance with aircraft manufacturer and industry regulations.3. Prepare and use forms and aviation record keeping processes applicable to the aviation mechanic and be able to document and update written and digital maintenance records applicable to the aviation mechanic.4. Develop ground handling and operating procedures, proper servicing, and safety practices used on the flightline and parking areas, and understand coordinated work efforts and interaction between agencies in an aviation maintenance environment.5. Demonstrate how basic mathematics is used to solve problems in an aviation maintenance environment.6. Apply basic physics to analyze engine performance and interpret how the laws of physics relate to aircraft maintenance dynamics.7. Interpret technical drawings used in aircraft design and aircraft maintenance.8. Perform weight and balance calculations for a given aircraft to ensure safety of flight characteristics.9. Identify the basic materials used in aircraft structures. Recognize corrosion types, and be able to apply the techniques used in an aircraft corrosion preventative program.10. Distinguish Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) techniques used in aircraft maintenance.11. Classify types of aircraft fluid lines and fittings for both rigid tubing and flexible fluid lines. Categorize the different types of hardware and tools used in aircraft maintenance.12. Compare and contrast aviation and industrial safety requirements embedded in all aspects of general aeronautics and maintenance practices.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dave Delcastillo - 3/1/15
John "Keith" Wilson - 3/1/15
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/15
Dr. Ken Witcher - 3/1/15
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