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6233
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Main Campus - Melbourne
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Minor Code: 6233 Degree Awarded: None
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Curriculum (18 credit hours)

College of Aeronautics students may complete the unmanned aerial systems minor by completing nine (9) credits in addition to their bachelor's degree program requirements.

  • AVM 1000 Introduction to Aviation
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides students with foundational knowledge of aviation. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeronautical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.

  • AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides basic aeronautics instruction for all students. Prepares flight students for the FAA private pilot written examination. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeromedical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.

  • AVS 4202 Unmanned Aerial Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the applications and technologies of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Includes the challenges of UAS integration into controlled airspace, crew qualifications and training, and safety.

    Prerequisite:

    AVT 2001 or AVT 2201 

  • AVS 4203 Unmanned Aerial Systems 2
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides a study of major subsystems common to most unmanned aerial systems. Includes introductory UAS flight training using commercially available quad-copters and payload-capable hexa-copters. Covers major subsystems common to most UAS, and concludes with a student-planned, -executed and -analyzed UAS mission.

    Prerequisite:

    AVS 4202 

  • AVT 2001 Aeronautics 3
    Credit Hours: 3

    Prepares flight students for the FAA instrument rating written examination. Includes flight instruments, attitude instrument flying, navigation systems, regulations, air traffic control, airspace, aviation weather, flight planning, and departure, en route, and approach charts and procedures.

    Prerequisite:

    AVT 1002 

  • AVT 2201 National Airspace System
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies intensively the National Airspace System including its political, geographical and operational structures. Covers ATC responsibilities, airfield operations and special-use airspace management.

    Prerequisite:

    AVM 1000 or AVT 1001 

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