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Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence) will provide you with knowledge of navigational procedures applicable to light commercial aircraft operations. You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Commercial Pilot Licence Navigation Syllabus. You will study the form of the Earth including latitude and longitude, magnetic and true poles and directions. By reference to an aeronautical chart and the various chart projections, you will learn how to navigate an aeroplane. You will learn to convert between Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and local mean and standard times. You will also be able to use a navigation computer to convert between various airspeeds and ground speed and perform critical point calculations.
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 - 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.
I am the Unit Coordinator and lecturer for this subject.
During this term please contact me, if and when, you feel it is necessary for you to progress, successfully, in this unit.
1 Group Work
Flight PLanning - Individual Exercise
TASK DESCRIPTION - Individual Exercise and Assessment
See Moodle for Specific Exercise
This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of flight planning and navigation.
In order to achieve this you will need to:
· Use maps and flight computer along with computations learned throughout this course to plan a flight to given points and back to the starting position
· Integrate weather restrictions as well as environmental conditions into the flight plan
· Prepare the map with course headings to use and ground speeds. Include distance estimates between points.
Your map and flight plan must be produced in electronic format (either as (a) a single page word-processed document, (b) single page Publisher document saved in a pdf format, or (c) as a single PowerPoint slide saved in a pdf format) and should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions. Note; that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin), hence the requirement to submit the Publisher or Powerpoint documents as pdf files. You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.
Assessment Due Date
Week 9 Monday (13 May 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
Must be uploaded through Moodle and submitted individually
Return Date to Students
Week 12 Monday (3 June 2019)
Successfully plan flight according to requirements in Tutorial 9 (See Moodle for exact one) exercise. Using information from the slides you will plan the proposed flight from point A to B to C and back to point A. The map is also in Week 7 Tutorial. This exercise will give you practice in flight planning navigation using the flight computer and maps. You will be assessed on a Pass/Fail grading. The main purpose of this assessment is to assess your ability to do the tutorial. Each heading, airspeed, and minute off will result in a a percent taken off. A minimum of 50% correct on all headings, airspeed, and minutes combines. Example: Correct heading from point A to B is 357.5. If your answer is 355.5 two points are detracted. Answers will be rounded to the half degree, whole knots, and half NM.
Describe the various global navigation chart projections and their use on national flights
Convert time zones to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Local Mean Time (LMT) and Local Sidereal Time (LST)
Discuss the altimetry procedures used on national flights
Convert between various airspeeds and groundspeeds
Calculate critical points for normal and asymmetric operations.
Information Technology Competence
Cross Cultural Competence
Complete an invigilated examination
During the examination period at a CQUniversity examination centre
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
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.