2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Flight, BS


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The major is designed for students whose desire is to be a professional commercial airline pilot, unmanned aerial systems operator, military pilot, or missionary pilot. Students complete a common core and can choose to concentrate in one or more of four concentrations: Commercial, Military, Missionary, and Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Traditional Major Program Requirements (61-90 units)


Concentration Courses (12-41 units)


Students must complete all requirements in one or more of the following concentrations: Commercial; Military; Missionary; Unmanned Aerial Systems

Commercial (20-25 units)


Military (12 units)


Missionary (37-41 units)


Christian Studies Minor Requirements

The missionary concentration requires students to declare and complete all requirements for the Christian Studies Minor . Students may choose to declare and complete a Christian Studies major instead of a Christian Studies Minor.

Unmanned Aerial Systems (17 units)


Additional Course Fees


California Baptist University course lab fees are designed to ensure a student has funds available at the beginning of the semester to train within the syllabus of that flight course. CBU tuition does not include flight course costs and fees. Flight lab fees are based on FAA approved syllabus for each course and cover ground, simulator, and flight training. Flight course lab fees are due to CBU Student Accounts prior to a student beginning any flight lab and are unique to each flight course.

To receive clearance to participate in a flight lab, students must meet all financial clearance requirements and complete full payment with verified funds to cover their flight lab fee.  Once cleared to fly, the lab fee amount billed to the student’s student account will be credited to the student’s flight fee account. Students are responsible for accessing and tracking their flight fee accounts through the TALON/ETA system incorporated on the flight line. If for any reason a student’s flight fee account falls below the required minimum balance, the University may place a hold on the student’s academic progress, until the flight account is restored to good standing.

Students will have the entire semester to complete the flight lab in which they are enrolled. In order to pass a flight lab, students must meet each flight lab’s student learning outcomes. Inability to achieve the outcomes will result in a failing grade. If the student learning outcomes for the flight lab are not achieved by the end of semester due to reasons beyond the student’s control (weather, aircraft maintenance, etc.), a Satisfactory Progress (SP) will be issued, allowing the student to continue the flight lab in the subsequent semester. Any unused funds remaining on a student’s flight account can be used in the subsequent semester.

If a student with an SP does not meet the student learning outcomes for the flight lab in which they are enrolled within the subsequent three semesters, the student will receive a failing grade for the lab. The student, in consultation with the Department of Aviation Sciences (Department), may have the option to enroll in the lab again, incurring an additional lab fee.

If a student is found unable to meet the standards in flight (sickness/fear/low situational awareness/physically unable/not meeting standards), the flight line will make reasonable efforts to facilitate that student’s training in order that the student can demonstrate the requisite proficiency to pass the lab. The Department will conduct a three-level review (Chief of Program/Director of Flight Operations/Chair of Department).  If, in the Department’s professional assessment, the student cannot meet the standards, the student will be withdrawn from the course and refunded the flight lab fee balance from the flight account in TALON/ETA.

If a student does not achieve proficiency requirements within the flight hour parameters defined in the syllabus for any given flight lab, upon Department approval, the student may deposit additional funds to their TALON/ETA account to continue to train to demonstrate proficiency.  Students will be required to submit an “Additional Flight Hours” request form with payment (VA will not cover additional hours) to the Student Accounts Office to add additional funds to their flight account.  Once the form is processed and payment is confirmed, the Department of Aviation will be notified of the student’s clearance to fly via email from the Student Accounts Office. Should a student fail a flight lab, change degree programs, withdraw from the University, or graduate from the program, any credit from unused “Additional Flight Hours” will be refunded to the student.

Course Activities Hours Hourly Rate Total Cost Course Cost
FLT 117 - Private Flight I   Ground Hours 19.5 $55.00 $1,072.50 $7,737.00
  Dual AATD Hours 4.9 155.00 759.50  
  Dual Archer Hours 21 270.00 5,670.00  
  ETA Talon     100.00  
  Foreflight ProPlus     135.00  
FLT 118 - Private Flight II   Ground Hours 26.5 $55.00 $1,457.50 $11,870.00
  Dual Archer Hours 26 270.00 7,020.00  
  Solo Archer Hours 10.5 215.00 2,257.50  
  Dual AATD Hours 3.9 155.00 604.50  
  ETA Talon     100.00  
  Solo Archer Hours (checkride) 2 215.00 430.00  
FLT 214 - Instrument Flight I   Ground Hours 16 $55.00 $880.00 $3,600.00
  Dual AATD Hours 14.3 155.00 2,216.50  
  ETA Talon     100.00  
  ForeFlight ProPlus     135.00  
  Jeppesen 141 IFR     169.00  
  Jeppesen charts in ForeFlight     99.00  
FLT 216 - Instrument Flight II   Ground Hours 28 $55.00 $1,540.00 $9,288.00
  Dual Archer Hours 23 270.00 6,210.00  
  Dual AATD Hours 6.5 155.00 1,007.50  
  ETA Talon     100.00  
  Solo Archer Hours (checkride) 2 215.00 430.00  
FLT 312 - Commercial Flight I   Ground Hours 10 $55.00 $550.00 $19,571.00
  Dual AATD Hours 1.3 155.00 201.50  
  Dual Arrow Hours 10 295.00 2,950.00  
  Dual Archer Hours 9.5 270.00 2,565.00  
  Solo Archer Hours 60 215.00 12,900.00  
  ETA Talon     100.00  
  Jeppesen 141 Comm     169.00  
  ForeFlight ProPlus     135.00  
FLT 313 - Commercial Flight II   Ground Hours 30 $55.00 $1,650.00 $13,951.00
  Dual Arrow Hours 37 295.00 10,915.00  
  Dual AATD Hours 5.2 155.00 806.00  
  ETA Talon     100.00  
  Solo Arrow Hours (checkride) 2 240.00 480.00  
FLT 314 - Commercial Multi Engine Flight   Ground Hours 11.9 $55.00 $654.50 $9,489.00
  Dual Seminole Hours 18.5 415.00 7,677.50  
  Solo Seminole Hours (checkride) 2 360.00 720.00  
  Dual AATD Hours 1.3 155.00 201.50  
  ForeFlight ProPlus     135.00  
  ETA Talon     100.00  
FLT 318 - Certified Flight Instructor Lab   Ground Hours 43 $55.00 $2,365.00 $8,455.00
  Dual Archer Hours 15.5 270.00 4,185.00  
  Dual AATD Hours 8 155.00 1,240.00  
  Solo Archer Hours (checkride) 2 215.00 430.00  
  ForeFlight ProPlus     135.00  
  ETA Talon     100.00  
FLT 319 - Certified Flight Instrument Instructor Lab   Ground Hours 17.1 $55.00 $940.50 $6,576.00
  Dual Archer Hours 10.2 270.00 2,754.00  
  Dual AATD Hours 14.3 155.00 2,216.50  
  Solo Archer Hours (checkride) 2 215.00 430.00  
  ForeFlight ProPlus     135.00  
  ETA Talon     100.00  
FLT 419 - Multi-Engine Instructor Pilot Lab   Ground Hours 16 $55.00 $880.00 $8,060.00
  Dual Seminole Hours  15 415.00 6,225.00  
  Solo Seminole Hours (checkride) 2 360.00 720.00  
  ForeFlight ProPlus     135.00  
  ETA Talon     100.00  

Ground time includes orals and pre/post flight briefings
Archer Hourly Rate: $215
Arrow Hourly Rate: $240
Seminole Hourly Rate: $360
FRASCA AATD Hourly Rate: $100
CFI Hourly Rate: $55

Effective Fall 2023.

Additional Cost of Attendance Components

Additional Cost of Attendance per Semester Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living with Parent
Housing $3,815 $6,881 $2,690
Food - campus meal plan $2,000 n/a n/a
Food - outside meals $1,940 $3,236 n/a
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $469 $469 $469
Transportation $554 $882 $806
Miscellaneous personal expenses $1,211 $1,814 $1,512

 

Additional Cost of Attendance for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Combined Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living with Parent
Housing $7,630 $13,762 $5,380
Food - campus meal plan $4,000 n/a n/a
Food - outside meals $3,880 $6,472 n/a
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $938 $938 $938
Transportation $1,108 $1,764 $1,612
Miscellaneous personal expenses $2,422 $3,628 $3,024

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