Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Explain the skills necessary to identify potential flight hazards to low altitude flight.
2. Describe the concepts of environmental flight as they pertain to commercial helicopter operations.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of rotary wing terrain flight techniques.
4. Explain the hazards, physiological principles and safe operational procedures for flight under low light conditions.
5. Explain the anatomy of the eye as it affects night vision during low level terrain flight.
6. Identify pre-flight planning applications specific to areas discussed.
7. Summarize the weather condition impacts on high altitude flight operations.
8. Assess decision making requirements during flight in potentially hazardous conditions.
9. Analyze and interpret requirements for operating safely in inadvertent instrument metrological conditions (IIMC).
10. Evaluate power plant and aerodynamic performance considerations pertaining to high altitude flight.
11. Give examples of terrain flight techniques in various environmental conditions.
12. Demonstrate the ability to retrieve course specific reference and research materials from the ERAU Library web databases and periodical indexes.
13. Demonstrate improvement in speaking and writing skills in this course.
14. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)