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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Perth
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Perth
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Perth
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Perth
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Perth
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Perth

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. Online Test 0%
2. 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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 13.85% 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: Students
Feedback
There needs to be more communication to the students as to when a student needs to obtain the ARN, ASIC, Grade 1 Medical and ELP
Recommendation
A checklist was included on the Moodle site and students informed that they had to work through the checklist now.
Action Taken
This was implemented and resulted in a better outcome.
Source: Flight Providers
Feedback
Lack of knowledge of briefings
Recommendation
The midterm assessment was continued in the offering to encourage students to learn the flight theory before presenting to the flight schools.
Action Taken
This process was implemented.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
Student engagement among online students is very low
Recommendation
Try to develop strategies to increase student engagement and communication among online students.
Action Taken
This was addressed.
Source: Head of Course
Feedback
Systems need to be introduced to encourage more timely reporting of student outcomes by the flight providers.
Recommendation
That an Operations Manager is employed and a system put in place to manage the student reporting from the flight providers.
Action Taken
This is still an ongoing problem due to lack of understanding for the need of an Operations Manager. However, a student progress tracking report process has been introduced and the outcome of this process has to be monitored over the next terms.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
The best aspects of this unit was the integration of the practical component with the theory.
Recommendation
Will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator observation and Student Feedback
Feedback
Selection of student representatives for advice and support to students.
Recommendation
Student representatives have been selected and a feedback process during the flight practical has also been incorporated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Great lecturer. It was very helpful how he set clear expectations and communicated with me when I asked questions.
Recommendation
Normal practise.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
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.
Recommendation
This will be evaluated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: UC observation
Feedback
Low student feedback.
Recommendation
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.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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1 - Online Test
2 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
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