AVAT12010 - Commercial Pilot Licence Flight Planning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

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

Students must meet all requisites:

1. AVAT11002 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge OR (AVAT11012 Aviation Practice AND AVAT11013 Introduction to Aviation); AND

2. AVAT11005 Flight Fundamentals; AND

3. AVAT11010 Aviation Safety Fundamentals OR AVAT11007 Flight Planning, Performance, and Operation.

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 Profile
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Online
Term 3 - 2024 Profile
Cairns
Online

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 Quiz(zes) 40%
2. Examination 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 50.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 20.51% 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 Evaluation
Feedback
The knowledge was very useful in real life.
Recommendation
Continuing to ensure the content is relevant and contemporary.
Action Taken
I will continue to do what I did last year. I, however, would like the whiteboards moved so I can utilise them more in class.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Late return of assessments and the complexity of the assessments.
Recommendation
- Change assessment due dates to align better with UC availability. - Details of the assessment will be discussed in tutorials. - Ensure complexity of the assessment is consistent with the professional (CASA) standard.
Action Taken
The mid-term quiz was changed from the previous year where I would give in-depth detail to the students' quiz. This year I dedicated part of a lecture where I went through the whole mid-term quiz in class giving detailed explanations for each question if it warranted it.
Source: Unit Evaluation Recommendation
Feedback
Assessments are too complex
Recommendation
The assessment structure and the assessment problems should be reviewed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation Recommendation
Feedback
Lecture delivery needs improvement
Recommendation
The lecture delivery strategy should be reviewed to make the delivery more interesting and interactive.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation Recommendation
Feedback
Assessment feedback is not adequate
Recommendation
The marking rubric should be updated and a new method to provide individual assessment feedback should be developed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation Recommendation
Feedback
Learning resources need improvement
Recommendation
New self-learning material should be developed to better explain some of the complex topics covered in the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Interpret small commercial aircraft performance data
  2. Critically analyse appropriate route, altitude, and aerodromes using forecast meteorological conditions
  3. Calculate weight and balance and prepare a load sheet for a small commercial aircraft
  4. Prepare a small commercial aircraft Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight plan, including navigation plan and fuel plan
  5. Exercise judgement in the flight planning process for small commercial aircraft.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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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
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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