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Academic Flight Lab

Night FlightThe Academic Flight Lab provides first-class ground and flight training to students that are enrolled at The Ohio State University.  

Through the College of Arts & Science's Air Transportation program and the College of Engineering's Aviation program, students can complete the Professional Pilot Specialization. This specialization allows students to earn their Private, Instrument, Commercial, and either Certified Flight Instructor Certificate, or Multi-Engine Rating, by graduation.

The following courses are offered autumn, spring and summer semesters in order to fully accommodate the flight instruction needs of our students.

AVN 2101 Private Pilot Flight Lab I

The first course in a series of two courses that culminate in the attainment of a private pilot certificate with airplane single engine land privileges. An application and orientation process is required before enrollment. Prereq: A grade of B- or above in Aviatn 2100. Not open to students with credit for Aviation 341.

AVN 2102 Private Pilot Flight Lab II

The second course in a series of two courses that culminate in the attainment of a private pilot certificate with airplane single engine land privileges. Prereq: Aviatn 2101. Not open to students with credit for Aviation 342.

AVN 2501 Commercial Cross Country Flight Lab

Commercial maneuvers, cross country flying, instrument flying, introduction to complex aircraft leading to complex endorsement.  Prereq: Aviatn 2100, 2101, and 2102, and permission of instructor.

AVN 3101 Instrument Flight Lab

Instrument flight operations, navigation, patterns, maneuvers, regulations, approach protocols, and cross country flight planning and execution.  Prereq: Aviatn 2100 and 2102. Concur: Aviatn 3100. Not open to students with credit for Aviation 441 or 442.

AVN 4101 Commercial Flight Lab

Second course toward Commercial Pilot certificate single engine land.  Prereq: Aviatn 2102 and 3101. Not open to students with credit for Aviation 444 or 445.

AVN 4301 Commercial Multi Engine Flight Lab

Aeronautical knowledge and flight training required to attain an airplane multi engine rating in addition to the Commercial Pilot certificate.  Prereq: A grade of B- or above in Aviatn 3100 and 4100, and 2501 and 3101. Not open to students with credit for Aviation 446.

AVN 5101 Flight Instructor ASE Flight Lab

Aeronautical knowledge, experience and skills necessary to meet or exceed FAR Part 61 requirements for a flight instructor certificate with airplane single engine land privileges.  Prereq: A grade of B- or above in Aviatn 5100. Not open to students with credit for Aviation 461.

AVN 5102 Flight Instructor AME Lab

Aeronautical knowledge and flight training necessary to attain an airplane multi-engine rating in addition to the Flight Instructor ASEL certificate.  Prereq: Aviatn 4301 and 5101. Not open to students with credit for Aviation 463.

AVN 5201 Flight Instructor Instrument Flight Lab

Necessary aeronautical knowledge, experience, and skills to meet or exceed FAR Part 61 requirements for instrument flight instructor certification.  Prereq: Aviatn 5101, or Flight Instructor Certificate. Not open to students with credit for Aviation 462.

For more information about the university’s for-credit flight program, visit the Center for Aviation Studies website.