Flight Instructor Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the training of pilots or navigators, to prepare them to fly and/or navigate commercial passenger and cargo, agricultural, public service, corporate and rescue aircraft, and fixed or rotary wing aircraft. Includes instruction in principles of aircraft design and performance, aircraft flight systems and controls, flight crew operations and procedures, radio communications and navigation procedures and systems, airways safety and traffic regulations, and governmental rules and regulations pertaining to piloting aircraft. Programs may qualify individuals to administer the FAA commercial air crew examinations. Is Flight Instructor the right major for you?
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Flight Instructor Major

What Courses Do Flight Instructor Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Flight Instructor majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Aerodynamics
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physiology of Flight
  • Psychology
  • Radar Operations
  • Speech
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