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AVAT13012 - Flight Planning, Performance and Loading (Air Transport Pilot Licence)

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Flight Planning, Performance and Loading (Air Transport Pilot Licence) will provide you with the advanced knowledge required to plan an international Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight in a heavy air transport aircraft. You will learn how to interpret large aircraft performance data. From meteorological forecasts, you will determine the appropriate route, altitude and alternate aerodromes. You will learn how to prepare a load and trim sheet for a large transport aircraft.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: AVAT12012 Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures; AVAT12010 Flight Planning, Performance and Loading (Commercial Pilot Licence); AVAT13008 Navigation (Air Transport Pilot Licence); and AVAT13009 Meteorology (Air Transport Pilot Licence).

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 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
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 Test 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. 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

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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: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
This unit was delivered for the first time at CQUniversity. The delivery method and the absorption of core concepts at ATPL level by the student were good. Positive feedback was received from the student.
Recommendation
This unit (double credit unit) is one of the most difficult units in the ATPL curriculum. Physical presence during the lectures and tutorials and discussions with the lecturer would make the learning experience a lot easier. So in the interest of the students, the physical attendance of the lectures and tutorials is strongly recommended.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student
Feedback
Encouraging feedback was received on the mode and contents of the unit.
Recommendation
Efforts will be made to improve the student's experience and increase their engagement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Interpret large aircraft performance data
  2. Analyse critically, appropriate route, altitude and aerodromes using forecast meteorological conditions
  3. Prepare a load and trim sheet for a large transport aircraft
  4. Prepare a large aircraft Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan, including navigation plan, fuel plan and load sheet
  5. Exercise judgement in the flight planning process for large transport aircraft.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Test
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
1 - Online Test