2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AVIA 110 - Aerodynamics and Performance

2 CR
Theory of flight, aircraft structure and control, propulsion, performance, and weight and balance. Restricted to majors in Aviation Flight Science, Aviation Management and Operations, or Aviation Maintenance Technology.

Requisites: (1) Take AVIA 100  with at least a grade of C (OR) (2) Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe basic fluid dynamics and the relationship between velocity and pressures.
  2. Describe the forces acting on an airframe and their effect on control surfaces and stability.
  3. Compute flight data using basic performance charts.
  4. Explain the principles of aircraft weighty and balance.
  5. Explain the basic principles of aircraft propulsion systems and performance.
  6. Describe basic aerodynamic structures.
  7. Summarize how sources of aircraft drag, type of power plant and performance requirements combine to produce fuel reductions and savings.