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AVAT11003 Basic Aeronautical Practice
Basic Aeronautical Practice
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General Information


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.


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 1 - 2022


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 Student Feedback


The best aspects of this unit was the integration of the practical component with the theory.


Will be continued.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator observation and Student Feedback


Selection of student representatives for advice and support to students.


Student representatives have been selected and a feedback process during the flight practical has also been incorporated.

Feedback from Student Feedback


Great lecturer. It was very helpful how he set clear expectations and communicated with me when I asked questions.


Normal practise.

Feedback from Student Feedback


It would be helpful if the unit would have a weekly quiz. It would help students to comprehend better of what was taught during the lecture.


This will be evaluated.

Feedback from UC observation


Low student feedback.


With the introduction of an additional general Aviation Moodle page students will be once more advised to fill out the student feedback forms at the end of the term. Further, students will be sent additional emails to fill out the student feedback before the end of the term.

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



Basic Aeronautical Knowledge including Human Factors (2018)

Authors: David Robson
Aviation Theory
Brisbane Brisbane , QLD , Australia
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

Both textbooks and uniforms can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop. Search on the unit code here:http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au

IT Resources

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