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For AVAT 11002, Basic Aeronautical Knowledge,do not purchase the text book "Remote Pilot License RePL Study Guide" by Tait and Harris.
For AVAT 11002, Basic Aeronautical Knowledge, please purchase the text book : "Flight Theory Centre, Basic Aeronautical Knowledge" by David Robson
This unit will provide you with basic aeronautical knowledge of small general aviation aircraft. You will calculate basic take-off and landing performance and weight and balance information. Other factors that affect flying, such as local weather, will be examined. You will develop knowledge of aerodynamics and aircraft power plants and systems. In this unit you will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Syllabus applicable to the Recreational Pilot Licence. This will allow you to sit the Recreational Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) Examination which is a prerequisite for attempting the flight test for the Recreational Pilot Licence.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 3 - 2019
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
University’s Grades and Results Policy
for more details of interim results and final grades.
Assessment 2: Written assignment regarding the loading, weight and balance of an aircraft, and take-off and landing performance. Must be returned on-line at a date to be advised (no later than 11.59pm)
Written assignment Due: Week 12 Friday (14 Feb 2020) 12:00 am AEST
Exam WeekBegin Date:
17 Feb 2020
Events and Submissions/Topic
1 Online Quiz(zes)
Each Quiz is sat online on a day to be advised following the relevant lecture. On that day the Quiz portal is open between 6.00am and 9.00pm
You have 20 minutes to complete the quiz from the time you open it
Quiz 3 - Chapter 4 - Aircraft General Knowledge: Structure, Propulsion, Fuel systems
Quiz 4 - Chapter 4 - Aircraft General Knowledge- Electrical & Hydraulic Systems and Instruments
Quiz 5 - Chapter 5 - Air Law and Procedures of Flight
Quiz 6 - Chapter 6 - Aerodynamics-Basics: Theories and Practice of flight
Quiz 7 - Chapter 6 - Aerodynamics-Performance
Quiz 8 - Chapter 8 - Human Factors
Quiz 9 - Chapter 7 & 9 - Meteorology
Quiz 10 - Chapter 10 - Loading
Number of Quizzes
Frequency of Quizzes
Assessment Due Date
Quiz to be completed on-line on the date stipulated. The quiz will be open from 6.00am -9.00pm but once you start the quiz you have only 20 minutes to complete it
Return Date to Students
At the end of each quiz you will automatically be given your mark out of 10.
The assessment will comprise 10 weekly quizzes. Each quiz will consist of 10 questions and each question is worth 1 mark. The total mark from all 10 quizzes is 100, and is worth 20% of the final grade.
To start the quiz, go to the AVAT 11002 Moodle site and click on the relevant quiz (they are numbered 1-10). Each question is multi-choice and you're required to click on the best option.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Communicate basic aviation terminology
Explain the basic aerodynamic principles of flight
Calculate basic take-off and landing performance information
Calculate basic weight and balance information
Examine local weather information
2 Written Assessment
This is a written assignment worth 20% of grade, and tests your knowledge on loading an aircraft in terms of weight and balance, and also analyses your ability to use take-off and landing performance charts. More specifically, this will test your understanding of Moments, how to use loading system Bravo, how to calculate weight shifting, and how to use Take-off and Landing performance charts for Piper and Cessna aircraft.There are a total of 5 questions each worth 4% of grade.
Assessment Due Date
Week 12 Friday (14 Feb 2020) 12:00 am AEST
To be completed and submitted on the Friday following the lecture/tutorial from week 12. Late submissions will not acquire any mark
Return Date to Students
Exam Week Friday (21 Feb 2020)
This is a written assignment worth 20% of grade, in which there are a total of 5 questions each worth 4% of grade.All calculations must be shown as to how you arrived at your answers.
Describe the basics of aircraft power plants and systems
Examine local weather information
Describe local flight rules and procedures.
Complete an invigilated examination
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
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Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure.
This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid,
the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.
What is a breach of academic integrity?
A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct.
The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.
Why is academic integrity important?
A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University.
It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere.
Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.
Where can I get assistance?
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