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This unit will provide you with the knowledge required to plan a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight in a small commercial aircraft. You will learn how to interpret small commercial aircraft performance data. From meteorological forecasts, you will determine the appropriate route, altitude and alternate aerodromes. You will also learn how to conduct a weight and balance assessment for a flight.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites: AVAT12008 Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence); AVAT12009 Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence) and AVAT11006 Aviation Law
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 2 - 2018
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.
Assignment type: Group work followed by individual report submission online.
Word limit: 2000 words.
Due date: 14 September 2018.
Task description: The assignment will require students to research and report on aircraft operations, performance and planning issues related to a typical general aviation charter operations within Australia. You are required to apply the basic principles learnt in this unit to an aviation business application of your choice. The assignment will be in a report format which will require the student to identify basic principles to the operational elements and critically analyse the key issues and apply key principles to develop operational solutions.
Please follow report writing format and referenced using the Harvard referencing style. Also, please use Arial font with 12 size and 1.5 line spacing.
Assessment Due Date
Week 9 Friday (14 Sept 2018) 11:59 pm AEST
Return Date to Students
Week 12 Friday (5 Oct 2018)
Assessment criteria/ rubric will be provided to students during week 1 lecture.
Interpret small commercial aircraft performance data
Critically analyse appropriate route, altitude and aerodromes using forecast meteorological conditions
Calculate weight and balance and prepare a load sheet for a small commercial aircraft
Prepare a small commercial aircraft Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight plan, including navigation plan and fuel plan
Exercise judgement in the flight planning process for small commercial aircraft.
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.