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AVAT11003 - Basic Aeronautical Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite: AVAT11002 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge

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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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 0%

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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 10.81% response rate.

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.

Source: Student feedback
Undertaking the practical flights, content for the briefings was delivered in great detail and easy to understand.
Continue with current practices.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback
More schools closer to rural areas as traveling can cost a lot of money.
No intention to include regional flight schools.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback
More detail on the connection with the flight school, more information on what happens after 13 hours or first solo before students achieve this goal.
Details will be include on the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Control an aircraft translationally and rotationally in flight
  2. Fly an aircraft at a constant altitude, heading and airspeed
  3. Manoeuvre an aircraft to nominated altitude at constant airspeed and heading
  4. Perform various turns on to a particular heading
  5. Recognise the symptoms and recover from a stall
  6. Fly a circuit and approach to a runway under various conditions
  7. Communicate appropriately with aeronautical staff.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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1 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Practical Assessment