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Aerodynamics (Commercial Pilot Licence) will provide you with the knowledge of aerodynamics relevant for low altitude, sub-sonic flight in piston engine aircraft. You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Commercial Pilot Licence aerodynamics syllabus. You will study the aerodynamic properties of an aerofoil and how it produces lift and drag. You will also study the forces and moments acting on an aeroplane in flight and how these affect an aeroplane's stability and controllability. Normal and abnormal flight characteristics and performance will also be studied.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites: AVAT11002 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge; AVAT11003 Basic Aeronautical Practice and AVAT11005 Aviation Physics.
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 - 2021
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.
Select an aircraft accident pertaining to a light aircraft (maximum gross takeoff weight of 12,500 lb (5,670 kg) or less).
Ensure that the accident involves an element relating to aerodynamics. For example, loss of control due to stall or spin. As another example, the primary cause of an accident may be due to lack of training or pilot fatigue, which gave rise to a loss of situational awareness after which the aircraft entered a deep stall and crashed.
Critically analyse the accident. Include in your paper:
· Accident description (what, when, why, etc);
· The aerodynamics and systems factors contributing to this accident;
· The safety analysis and recommendations.
If there is limited information available about the accident, you may expression your own opinion but ensure you justify your reasoning.
Since there is an element of Team Work in this assignment, you may work within a team to discuss your methodology. However, each student is required to submit a unique paper, which is subject to the standard plagiarism policies.
Use on-line aircraft accident databases to find relevant accidents. For example:
Access to the Quizzes is via the unit Moodle site.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Apply the Coanda effect and Bernoulli's theorem to demonstrate and calculate how an aerofoil produces lift and drag
Explain the factors that affect the stall and spin characteristics of an aeroplane.
Complete an invigilated examination
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre
Minimum mark or grade
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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the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.
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The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.
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