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Basic Course Information Catalog 2019-2020 
Basic Course Information Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ATF2403L - Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine Flight

1 hour Lab, 1 credit

Lower-Division College Credit

Prerequisite(s): ATF 2210L and Permission of Instructor

AA Elective: No

Academic Dean’s Contact Information

LAKELAND DEAN’S OFFICE: LLC 2255              PHONE: (863) 297-1024
WINTER HAVEN DEAN’S OFFICE: WSC 101      PHONE: (863) 297-1020


Course Description:

This course provides a study of the aeronautical skills and abilities required for the additional Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine rating. The curriculum includes commercial flying regulations, safety, operations, navigation systems, chart use, weather conditions, flight planning, aeronautical decision making, and resource management. The student must complete the appropriate flight lessons and pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine Additional Rating Practical Exam to satisfactorily complete the course. Flight training fees (in addition to the cost of tuition) are required and must be paid in advance of the course start date. Flight training fees for this course are based on 15 hours of flight training, which is the minimum number of flight hours allowed by the FAA for completion of the Multi-Engine Add-On Rating Certification. Any additional training required beyond the FAA minimum is the financial responsibility of the student.

For more information on applicable flight training fees, students should consult the Aerospace website at: www.polk.edu/aerospace.

Polk State College Mission and Program Outcomes

Polk State College, a quality-driven institution serving Polk County and beyond, transforms students’ lives through the power of teaching and lifelong learning by providing access to affordable associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates, and workforce employment programs, delivered through various modalities and innovative technologies and by diverse, qualified faculty and staff. In line with this purpose, Polk State’s Associate in Science and baccalaureate degree programs develop competence in various career-related skills. This course focuses on the development of competencies related to the following program outcomes:


1. Exemplify the applications of safe and effective work practices.

2. Apply the fundamentals of flight.

3. Explain pertinent US Code of Federal Regulations Title 14, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

4. Describe and demonstrate applications of assessment of meteorology to aviation.

5. Describe and demonstrate applications of management of aircraft systems.

9. Employ analytical skills.

10. Demonstrate and evaluate aircraft operations.

Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Perform to the FAA Commercial Pilot Multiengine additional rating Practical Test Standards in all applicable areas (see attached).
2. Apply Upset Prevention and Recovery strategies in all aspects of aircraft operations.

Course Content:

Regulations applicable to student pilot
(14 CFR Part 61, Part 91, Part 135,Part 121, Part 23, NTSB, TSA)
Appropriate logbook and certificate endorsements
Safety procedures and practices
Certificates and documents
Airworthiness requirements
Weight and balance
Performance and limitations
Wake turbulence avoidance
Wind shear awareness and recovery procedures
Preflight inspection
Single-pilot resource management (SRM)
Task management
Risk management
Situational awareness
Weight and balance
Performance charts
Radio communications
Checklist usage
Crosswind taxi
Normal/crosswind takeoff and climb
Use of trim
Collision avoidance
Upset Prevention and Recovery Training
Spin awareness and recovery procedures
Emergency operations

Single-pilot resource management
Task management
Risk management
Situational awareness
Aeronautical decision-making
Controlled flight into terrain awareness
Automation management

Preflight preparation
Certificates and documents
Airworthiness requirements
Weather information
Cross-country flight planning
National airspace system
Performance and limitations
Operation of systems
Aeromedical factors
Principles of flight

Preflight procedures
Preflight inspection
Single-pilot resource management
Cockpit management
Engine starting
Runway incursion avoidance
Before takeoff check

Airport operations
Radio communications
Airport runway and taxiway signs, markings, and lighting
Traffic patterns

Takeoffs, landings, and go-around/rejected landings
Normal and crosswind takeoff and climb
Normal and crosswind approach and landing
Short-field takeoff and climb
Short-field approach and landing
Go-around/rejected landing

Performance maneuver
Steep turns

Pilotage and dead reckoning
Navigation systems and radar services
Lost procedures

Slow flight and stalls
Maneuvering during slow flight
Power-off stalls
Power-on stalls
Accelerated stalls
Spin awareness

Emergency operations
Emergency descent
Engine failure during takeoff before Vmc
Engine failure after lift-off
Approach and landing with an inoperative engine
Systems and equipment malfunctions
Emergency equipment and survival gear

High Altitude Operations
Supplemental Oxygen

Multiengine Operations
Maneuvering with one engine inoperative
Vmc Demonstration
Engine failure during flight by reference to instruments
Instrument approach with one engine inoperative by reference to instruments

Postflight procedures
After landing, parking and securing

Textbook and Other Requirements

Textbook information is provided in the course syllabus, at the campus bookstore, on the campus bookstore website (www.polk.bncollege.com), or via the “Shop Textbooks” button on the PASSPORT schedule of classes.


College-Level Communication and Computation Skills

State Rule 6A-10.030 does not apply to this course.


Student Help

The professor is available for help during posted hours and by appointment during other non-class hours. Each student is encouraged to seek assistance from the professor. To further the educational process, the Learning Resources Centers, comprised of the campus Teaching/Learning and Computing Centers (TLCCs), JDA Student Success Center, and campus libraries, are available for student use. Each resource provides qualified staff and up-to-date equipment and facilities to promote academic success. The TLCCs and JDA Student Success Center provide tutoring services, computing resources, and other instructional support. The library provides information resources, individual and group study space, research assistance, information literacy instruction, and computing resources. Each facility provides free wireless access to the Internet. The Polk State College Library, Student Success Center, and TLCC hours of operation and tutoring schedules are posted at each facility and on the College website.


Withdrawing From a Course

A student may officially withdraw from a course during any given term, provided he or she follows the appropriate policy and procedure. Following the conclusion of the Drop period, students may officially withdraw without receiving a grade from any course, provided they do so no later than the published withdrawal deadline. The published deadline reflects approximately (but no more than) 70% of the term, based upon the course’s scheduled duration. It is the student’s responsibility to submit these withdrawal forms; failure to do so may result in a grade of F in the course. Under the Forgiveness Policy, a student is allowed only three attempts in any one course: one initial enrollment and two repeats. A student is not allowed to withdraw from a third course attempt. Limited admission programs may have specific guidelines regarding course withdrawal that vary from this policy; these guidelines are listed in the specific program handbooks. If a student stops attending class, the grade earned, usually an F, is assigned and posted. Prior to withdrawing from a course, the student should consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine what impact, if any, withdrawal from the course will have on his or her financial aid status. A student cannot use course withdrawal to avoid academic dishonesty penalties. A student who has been penalized for academic dishonesty in a course is not eligible to withdraw from the course.


Repeating a Course

Under the Forgiveness Policy, a student is allowed only three attempts in any one college credit course: one initial enrollment and two repeats. Under certain circumstances, a student may petition to repeat a credit course beyond the third attempt. Limited admission programs may have specific guidelines regarding repeating courses that vary from this policy; these guidelines are listed in the specific handbooks. The student should be aware that repeating a course may result in a higher course cost. A course cannot be repeated unless the previously earned grade is a D, F, or W (the Polk State Catalog provides further details regarding this process). Prior to repeating a course, the student should consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine what impact, if any, repeating the course will have on his or her financial aid status.


Academic Dishonesty

Each student is responsible for his or her work. It is assumed that each student is honest and will abide by this standard; however, in the event that there is an indication or suspicion of cheating or plagiarism, the situation shall be dealt with in accordance with the published College policy. Copies of this policy are available in the Student Services Office. More specific information can be found in the Course Syllabus.


Information Technology Access/Use Policy

The information technology resources provided by Polk State College (this includes, but is not limited to, telephones, computers, the Polk State Local Area and Wide Area Networks, and the Internet) must be used for academic purposes only. Use of these resources is a privilege, not a right. Inappropriate use can result in revocation or suspension of this privilege.


Equal Access/Opportunity

Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. The College complies with all state and federal laws granting rights to students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission to the College. Polk State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in its programs, activities, or employment.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Valparisa Baker
Director, Equity and Diversity (Title IX Coordinator)
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Office: WAD 227
Telephone: (863) 292-3602
e-mail: vbaker@polk.edu


Equal Opportunity For Students With Disabilities

The College complies with The Americans with Disabilities Act and provides equal educational opportunity for qualified individuals. A student with a disability who requires special accommodations or auxiliary aids under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Coordinator or Director of Disability Services. Note: Limited admission programs may have performance restrictions that apply. Restrictions (where applicable) are outlined in each program’s student handbook.


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