2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog

PRLS 195 - Introduction to Hot Air Ballooning

Credits: 2 (NR)
Includes history, FAA regulations, equipment, weather, instruments, flight planning, balloon operations, and medical factors. Laboratory includes skill development as a crewmember and pilot, using an AX-8 hot air balloon. FAA student pilot certificates will be offered to all students. Although this is an introductory course, those completing it with a grade of B or better will be eligible to sit for the FAA written examination for lighter-than-air, free balloon, a requirement for the private pilot certificate.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 2
Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 0