CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT11003 Basic Aeronautical Practice
Basic Aeronautical Practice
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General Information

Overview

In Basic Aeronautical Practice you will receive basic flight training in the training area and circuit area prior to your first solo flight. This unit will provide you with up to 13 hours of basic aeronautical experience in a small general aviation aeroplane. You will learn how to control an aircraft and maintain it at a constant altitude, heading and speed. You will learn how to change altitude, make turns and manoeuvre the aircraft. You will learn how to recognise the symptoms of entry and how to recover from a stall. This should enable you to fly as pilot in command of an aircraft in the circuit area of the training aerodrome. You will be required to attend a flight training provider approved by the Head of Course in order to complete this unit.

Details

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

Co-requisite: AVAT11002 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge

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

Online

Attendance Requirements

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Test
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Students

Feedback

There needs to be more communication to the students as to when a student needs to obtain the ARN, ASIC, Grade 1 Medical and ELP

Recommendation

A checklist was included on the Moodle site and students informed that they had to work through the checklist now.

Feedback from Flight Providers

Feedback

Lack of knowledge of briefings

Recommendation

The midterm assessment was continued in the offering to encourage students to learn the flight theory before presenting to the flight schools.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator

Feedback

Student engagement among online students is very low

Recommendation

Try to develop strategies to increase student engagement and communication among online students.

Feedback from Head of Course

Feedback

Systems need to be introduced to encourage more timely reporting of student outcomes by the flight providers.

Recommendation

That an Operations Manager is employed and a system put in place to manage the student reporting from the flight providers.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain how to fly an aeroplane in all manoeuvres involved in a circuit and approach to a runway
  2. Control an aircraft translationally and rotationally in flight
  3. Fly an aircraft at a constant altitude, heading and airspeed
  4. Manoeuvre an aircraft to nominated altitude at constant airspeed and heading
  5. Perform various turns on to a particular heading
  6. Recognise the symptoms and recover from a stall
  7. Fly a circuit and approach to a runway under various conditions
  8. Communicate appropriately with aeronautical staff.

N/A.  No external accreditation

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Test - 0%
2 - Practical Assessment - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Test - 0%
2 - Practical Assessment - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge December 2018 (2018)

Authors: David Robson
Aviation Theory
ISBN:
Binding: Hardcover

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Arno Mueckenhausen Unit Coordinator
a.mueckenhausen@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Nov 2019

Module/Topic

Introduction to Basic Aeronautical Knowledge

Effects of Controls Flight Lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

All lectures will be available through Moodle

Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Nov 2019

Module/Topic

Straight and Level and Climbing and Descending Flight Lectures

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

All lectures will be available through Moodle

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Nov 2019

Module/Topic

Medium Level Turns, Climbing and Descending Turns Flight Lectures

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

All lectures will be available through Moodle

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

Stalling and Circuits Flight Lectures

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

All lectures will be available through Moodle

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

Flight School Visits

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Undertaken at the flight school

Week 5 Begin Date: 16 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

Flight School Visits

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Undertaken at the flight school

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Dec 2019

Module/Topic

Effects of Controls and Straight and Level Flight Practical

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

This will be a 2 hour test on the flight briefings and lecturers. A pass in this test is required before beginning flight practicals.

Flight practicals undertaken at flight school.

Week 7 Begin Date: 06 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

Climbing and Descending and Medium Level Turns Flight Practical

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 13 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

Climbing and Descending and Medium Level Turns Flight Practical

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 20 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

Circuits Flight Practical

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 27 Jan 2020

Module/Topic

Circuits and Flapless Circuits Flight Practical

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 03 Feb 2020

Module/Topic

Circuits and Glide Approaches Flight Practical

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 10 Feb 2020

Module/Topic

Engine Failures After Take-off and Solo Circuit Flight Practical

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Feb 2020

Module/Topic

Flight Practical Examination

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

This will be a 2 hour test on the flight briefings and lecturers. The test needs to be passed with > 70% and must be taken before the beginning of the flight practicals.


Assessment Due Date

Return Date to Students

Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
70%

Assessment Criteria

This will be a series of  short answer and multiple choice questions. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Test will be done online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain how to fly an aeroplane in all manoeuvres involved in a circuit and approach to a runway


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Flight Test.

Task Description

In order to pass the Practical Flight Test a student will need to perform all flight maneouvres at first solo standard.


Assessment Due Date

Return Date to Students

Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

In order to pass the Practical Flight Test a student will need to perform all flight maneouvres to first solo standard.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Control an aircraft translationally and rotationally in flight
  • Fly an aircraft at a constant altitude, heading and airspeed
  • Manoeuvre an aircraft to nominated altitude at constant airspeed and heading
  • Perform various turns on to a particular heading
  • Recognise the symptoms and recover from a stall
  • Fly a circuit and approach to a runway under various conditions
  • Communicate appropriately with aeronautical staff.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Team Work

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the 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?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?